Study Tools
Browse the following for a variety of study tools.
Cloud Storage Options  

Approved for UNMC use, as noted by UNMC IT

  • Enterprise Microsoft OneDrive for Business - log in with your UNMC credentials (student.lastname@unmc.edu and password)
  • Each student gets 1 TB of storage through OneDrive. 
  • More information about free Microsoft Office software for students is available on the UNMC IT website
  • Note: Adobe Creative Cloud storage, Google Docs, Dropbox and personal OneDrive/Box accounts are not approved for UNMC use.
Creating and Managing Note-Taking  

A great way to quickly and efficiently take notes is to use a digital note-taking app, such as Microsoft OneNote, which is included in your Office365.

View this OneNote How-to and Tips e-module to learn how to use OneNote for digital note-taking:

Features for OneNote include:

  • It's free!
  • Page templates - choose a style to take your notes on
  • Import documents and paste screen shots, and add notes to these
  • Type your notes (some apps have a draw-only option)
  • Audio/video recording
  • Global search -- through all of the notebooks contained within
  • Saves data automatically

Other apps include (there are more available than what is listed here): 

App

iPad or iPad Pro

iPhone

Mac laptop

Android

Windows

Mobile Distractions - Article regarding "10 apps that block mobile distractions"

Note-taking apps

Bamboo Paper

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Notability

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ZoomNotes

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Penultimate (draw, iPad only)

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PDF annotation apps

Drawboard

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iAnnotate PDF

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PDF Export

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Image annotation app

Annotable

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Document scanner/Whiteboard capture

JotNot Pro

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Office Lens

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Scanner Pro

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General Apps  

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iOS

Android

Details

3M Littmann Learning Institute App

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Heart and lung sounds, patient scenarios and self-tests
Anki

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Flashcards
Brainscape

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Flashcards

Clerkships

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Helps apply knowledge to M3 rounds. App was created by M3 students.

Daily Rounds

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Share & learn from clinical cases

Epocrates

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Medical reference app; drugs, interactions, diseases and diagnostics

3D 4 Medical

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Anatomy visualization and quizzing

ExamMaster

 

 

This is not an App but a website. Can be accessed on any device with an internet connection. Link via McGoogan Health Sciences Library

Firecracker MD

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Test and course prep

Lexicomp and More

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Drugs, diagnostics, disease database, clinical consults, etc.

MedCalX

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Medical calculator for iOS, provides medical scales, classifications, formulas and scores.

Muscle and Bone 3D

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And Windows. Anatomy quizzing
Picmonic

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Test prep; pictures, funny characters, story and audio
Prognosis

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Quizzing - "Test your diagnostic ability with our simulated clinical cases."
Flashcard apps  
Keeping Up with Medical Literature  
Study Rooms  

In the Michael F. Sorrell Center for Education building, the smaller rooms (interaction rooms) may be Interaction Room Displayused for study if the room is not scheduled for an event. These rooms are located on the second, third and fourth floors. The display outside of each room will inform the user of the scheduled events for that day. The display will have a green light if not scheduled and a red light if currently scheduled. These rooms may not be reserved for study time, though.

There are also plenty of other spaces to settle in and study, such as the MSC 2nd floor atrium and the areas on the 3rd floor. On nice days, students can head outside and sit at one of the numerous table and chairs.

Virtual Note Taking  

You will find the tips and instructions on this Virtual Note Taking guide helpful. Linked here with the author's permission.

Kepsel, Andrea. (2016, August 21). Virtual Note Taking. MSU Libraries, Michigan State University. Retrieved from http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/enotetaking/gettingstarted