Thursday, January 31, 2013

Free Epocrates Essentials Mobile App for US Medical Students

HWCOM students - Check this out!

Epocrates offers the Epocrates Essentials* ($159.99 value) mobile app, the drug, disease, and diagnostic reference tools. And it's FREE for all U.S. medical students.

You can get the app at

Below are the FAQs from Epocrates. US Medical students are eligible for a maximum of 4 free one-year Epocrates Essentials subscriptions.


We created this list of frequently asked questions to help you better understand the free Epocrates Essentials for Medical Students Program
  1. Many of our students already use the free Epocrates Rx® application. How is Epocrates Essentials better?
    Epocrates Essentials offers all the functionality of Epocrates Rx (clinical information for thousands of drug monographs), plus additional drug, disease, and diagnostic content, including:
    • Information for over 600 alternative (herbal) medicines
    • An infectious disease treatment guide
    • Diagnostic and treatment information for thousands of diseases
    • Hundreds of diagnostic and laboratory tests
  2. What mobile platforms are compatible with Epocrates Essentials?
    Epocrates Essentials is compatible with the majority of platforms students are using, including AndroidTM, iPhone/iPod® touch and BlackBerry®.
  3. How do medical students receive their free Epocrates Essentials subscriptions?
    Here’s how the program works:
    • Epocrates will promote this program to medical students through a variety of promotional channels, including social media and email marketing to medical students already in our database. We invite you to notify your students about the offer as well!
    • Promotion of the program will begin August 1st, 2012. At that time, we will launch a page on our web site that will allow medical students to download the premium application for free.
o We will send you the launch email with the link when the web page is live on August 1st so that you can share this with your medical students. We strongly recommend, at minimum, you email the free Epocrates Essentials link. Students are more likely to take advantage of this offer if they receive the announcement via email.
Once at the web site, medical students can fill in the required registration information, and download the application to their mobile device.
  1. Is this offer available to all medical students?
    Medical students currently enrolled in a participating medical school in their first, second, third or fourth years can take advantage of the offer.
    To successfully register for this program, the following criteria must be met:
    • Individuals must be a U.S. medical student attending an accredited U.S. MD/DO medical school
    • Correct occupation (medical student) and current medical school must be entered accurately
      into the online registration form
    • Individuals must have an Epocrates-compatible mobile platform (iOS, Android, or Blackberry)
    • One free Epocrates subscription is permitted per current academic year
      Only medical students can receive this discount. Applicants will be presented with the names of eligible schools in a drop down menu, with instructions to select the one in which they are currently enrolled. Epocrates will conduct verification checks throughout the course of this program to confirm
      eligibility of participants.

  2. Can residents/other healthcare students take advantage of this offer?
    This offer is strictly for medical students only. Residents and healthcare students (i.e. nursing, pharmacy, etc.) are not eligible for this offer. These users may be eligible for other discounts at an institutional rate. Please visit for more information, or contact us at or (866) 559–3053.
  3. How many times can a medical student take advantage of this offer?
    A medical student can receive a maximum of four free one-year Epocrates Essentials subscriptions. Medical students can download only one subscription per year. They cannot activate multiple subscriptions in a single year from this program. Each Epocrates license will be assigned to a single device.
  1. What if a medical student wishes to transfer their subscription to another platform (e.g., switch from Android to iOS)?
    We allow one subscription transfer within a 12 month period. If the medical student has already transferred their subscription once this year and wishes to make further changes,
    contact Epocrates support.
    If a medical student has a new device and wishes to transfer their subscription to another platform, instructions can be found here.
  2. Who do we contact for technical support?
    Medical students can contact our customer support team via email at or phone at 1–800–230–2150 Call hours: 6am-6pm PT Monday -Friday.
    Medical students can also visit our website at for frequently asked questions and other support-related info.
  3. What if a medical student already subscribes to Epocrates Essentials?
    The free Epocrates Essentials for Medical Students program will extend their subscription an additional year.
  4. What other communications will I receive from Epocrates?
    You will receive updates from us in the form of product announcements to help your students get the most out of their subscription as well as various other communications.
  5. Can medical students who do not own mobile devices access Epocrates another way?
    Epocrates also offers a free online clinical reference at We can provide both individual and site-licensed programs. Your institutional sales executive can provide partnership options. They can be reached at or 1–866–559–3053.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Off Campus Access Issues

The "Off-Campus Access" page ( is currently unstable due to the recent redesign of the FIU main university library website. The issue has been reported and we are waiting for the fix.

This should not affect your on-campus access to library resources. If you have any urgent need for an article during this ezproxy downtime, please contact the library and we will be happy to help you (

Thanks for understanding!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Database - Henry Stewart Talks: The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

We have now a new database available! This resource provides access to world class seminars, talks, and presentations by leading thinkers and authorities from around the globe.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Resources for Trial

The following resources are on trial. If you have any comments, please email them to The trial runs until the end of January.

2011 Primal Pictures Anatomy Premier

Anatomy & Physiology Online

Unbound Medicine

Additional Unbound Medicine tutorials: 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Library Advisory Committee meeting on Jan. 30.

The first 2013 Library Advisory Committee meeting will take place on January the 30th at GL 322 4-5PM. This meeting is open for all to attend and the committee members will get additional meeting invitation aside from this public notice. Thank you.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Harrison's Practice no longer available from 2013

Harrison's Practice will be no longer available from 2013 as it is being phased out by the company that it produces this database. The links will be removed shortly from our library webpage as well.