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Useful Apps

Lab Values Pro

-Lab reference values, medical abbreviations and medical prefixes/suffixes.
-Purchase from Apple's App Store.
MedCalc Pro

-More than 300 medical formulas, scores, scales and classifications.
-Purchase from Apple's App Store.


-Comprehensive clinical support tool.
-Register for an UpToDate account on a computer connected to the URMC network.
-Download the free app from your usual app store and log in with the UpToDate user name and password created during the registration process.
-UpToDate requires that you verify your affiliation with by logging in to UpToDate from a computer connected to the URMC network at least once every thirty days. The mobile app will notify you when you need to verify your affiliation. More help with More Help with UTD Account & App.


Micromedex App Icon

Micromedex is URMC's drug database. As a point-of-care resource, users can access evidence-based content quickly via desktop or mobile device. Information includes:

  • Indications and Dosing – includes efficacy, strength of evidence, and strength of recommendation ratings
  • Regulatory Status and Generic Availability – displayed in the summary document
  • Drug Toxicity – provides information on clinical effects, treatment, and range of toxicity
  • Patient Education – offers point-of-care counseling information for clinicians to use when educating patients about their medications  

Mobile App Download Directions

The IBM Micromedex Drug Ref and IBM Micromedex Drug Int. apps are available for free, through URMC's licensing agreement. They are available for download on Apple and Android devices.​ The apps require a password. Follow the instructions below.

On the Micromedex homepage page scroll to the bottom right-hand corner of the page and click on “Download Mobile Apps”.

The next page provides instructions for accessing the mobile apps. The password you need is listed in Step 4 of the webpage instructions.  These instructions accompany each of the three IBM Micromedex apps (Drug Ref, Drug Int, and IV Comp).  This password periodically changes. 

Once you have the password, use it to login into your Micromedex apps. You are now ready to begin using your Micromedex apps.

Personalized Services

As your liaison librarian, I provide many information-based services, including:

  • Expert literature searches
  • Systematic reviews
  • EndNote and RefWorks support & advice on managing references
  • Housecalls: one-on-one instruction/assistance in your office
  • Strategies for keeping current
  • Consult on where to publish
  • Information for your patients

Liaison Librarian for Surgery

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Linda Hasman
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601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

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