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Alternative to iTunes – Sharepod

Posted by medliorator on November 19, 2008

Sharepod is a free, lightweight alternative to iTunes.

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Attend Lecture from Home – Google Voice & Video Chat

Posted by medliorator on November 18, 2008

Recruit a team of classmates. Take turns attending lecture…

Earlier this week, Google added voice and video capabilities to its online version of GTalk.

  1. Install Video Chat (if you both haven’t already).
  2. Restart if needed.
  3. Login to GMail.
  4. And initiate a Voice/Video Chat, so your friend doesn’t actually have to miss the lecture. They can listen in (and also watch your reactions to the material).

Never Miss A Lecture: Google Adds Voice/Video Chat [HackCollege]

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Making the Best of Hospital Computers

Posted by medliorator on November 6, 2008

physicians in training are always on the go and have to use multiple computer workstations

You can take your favorite browser and settings with you by using a portable version of the program on a USB drive.

The portable applications listed below do not require installation

Portable Firefox browser

Physician-in-Training Tips: Take Your Favorite Portable Browser on USB Stick [Clinical Cases and Images]

Download Open Office also for those workstations that don’t have Office.  Mozilla’s Thunderbird e-mail client will grant access to your contacts.

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iPhone – Medical Applications by Modality

Posted by medliorator on November 5, 2008

“Medical School in your Pocket”

The following will be available at the App store this year, most for ~$40 each.

  • Board Review Series Flash Cards: Gross Anatomy
  • Board Review Series Flash Cards: Microbiology
  • Board Review Series Flash Cards: Pathology
  • Board Review Series Flash Cards: Pharmacology
  • Netter’s Advanced Head and Neck
  • Netter’s Anatomy
  • Netter’s Histology Flash Cards
  • Netter’s Musculoskeletal
  • Netter’s Neuroscience
  • Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations, Gastrointestinal: Lower
  • Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations, Gastrointestinal: Upper
  • ECGs Made Easy Study Cards
  • Medicine Recall
  • Pediatrics Recall
  • Pharmacology Flash Cards
  • Surgical Recall
  • USMLE Step 1 Recall: Buzzwords for the Boards

Learn more at Modality

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Medical Eponym Database for iPhone (Free)

Posted by medliorator on September 29, 2008

This eponym database from Andrew J. Yee has been made available for iPhone or iPod touch by Pascal Pfiffner. The database currently contains more than 1’600 medical eponyms and is updated from time to time. The app will be able to download updated eponyms without having to update the whole application.  Search for Eponyms (for students) on the iStore.

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Take Notes Anywhere – Evernote

Posted by medliorator on August 31, 2008

Evernote

Why You Should Be Using Evernote
A universal capture application is only as good as its ability to catch information no matter where you are and what you’re doing. With support for accessing and adding notes from your cellphone, through any web browser, or through the desktop version, the most popular note-taking application Evernote is perhaps the closest option to a true universal capture tool available next to plain old pen and paper.

Expand Your Brain with Evernote [Lifehacker]

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E-Mail Secrets – Preventing Errors with Microsoft Outlook

Posted by medliorator on August 19, 2008

Don’t let the convenience of email compromise your professional image.  For Microsoft Outlook users, the following features will help you to undo e-mail blunders and save face…

Outlook Attachment Reminder
This Outlook macro will politely remind you to attach a file if it finds the word “attach” in your email and no actual attached file.   In Outlook, select the Tools >> Macro >> Visual Basic Editor menu option.  Paste the code into the big white empty pageand click Save

Undo Sent Message
Using the “Defer” rule in outlook, setup a rule that delays message delivery for a few minutes after you click the Send button.  After implementation, sent messages sit in the Outbox for a few minutes. If you want to stop a message from going out, your best bet is to just delete it from the Outbox, but you could attempt to just fix the mistake and then resend.

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Epocrates for iPhone – Screenshots

Posted by medliorator on August 6, 2008

via EfficientMD

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Portable Medical Assistant for iPhone – iChart

Posted by medliorator on August 1, 2008

iChart

Developed specifically for your iPhone and iPod Touch platforms as a digital medical assistant to manage patient records with:

http://www.caretools.com/

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Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts

Posted by medliorator on July 13, 2008

Navigation from the toolbar

  • Select location bar: Ctrl/Cmd+L or Alt+D
  • Select search bar: Ctrl/Cmd+K
  • Back: Backspace or Alt/Cmd+Left
  • Forward: Alt/Option+Right or Shift+Backspace
  • Change search engine: Ctrl/Cmd+Down (Next)+Up (Previous)

Searching pages

  • Find as you type text: /
  • Find as you type link:
  • Regular old find: Ctrl/Cmd+F

Opening pages

  • Open link in new window: Shift+Enter
  • Open link in new tab: Ctrl/Cmd+Enter
  • Open address/search in new tab: Alt/Option+Enter

Grab bag

  • Caret browsing: F7
  • Refresh: Ctrl/Cmd+R or F5
  • Refresh (override cache): Ctrl/Cmd+F5 or Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+R
  • Switch tabs: Ctrl/Cmd+Tab
  • Select tab (1-9): Ctrl/Cmd+[1-9]
  • Compose email: Ctrl/Cmd+M

Hack Attack: Mouse-less Firefox [Lifehacker]

Correlate: 25 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts – Microsoft Word

Correlate: Become More Productive with Firefox

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