Epocrates: iPhone, Palm PDAs popular among med students

By Brian Dolan

Epocrates' fourth annual Future Physicians of America survey polled more than 1,000 medical students about their technology preferences and habits. Epocrates found that nearly 90 percent of medical students view information available through mobile or online drug and disease references, like Epocrates' own offerings, as "highly credible." Epocrates found that students are four times more likely to consult a mobile reference for a clinical question than ask their own attending physician. One of the more interesting charts from Epocrates survey breaks down the type of smartphones these medical students use:


Epocrates survey also found that nearly 60 percent of those medical studnets who did not have a smartphone planned on buying either an iPhone or an iPod Touch within the next year.

For more, check out Epocrates' press release here.

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Ralf-Gordon Jahns (pictured on the right) is the Managing Director of Research2Guidance, a leading market analyst and strategy consultancy company for the global digital health market.