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Journal Club: Medicine app for iPhone and iPad

4.2 ( 352 ratings )
Education Medical
Developer: Peripheral Brain, LLC
6.99 USD
Current version: 1.8.1, last update: 6 months ago
First release : 24 Apr 2012
App size: 9.25 Mb

Journal Club reviews the top articles in internal medicine, and puts landmark trials at your fingertips. Written by physicians, Journal Clubs article reviews are distilled into bite-size morsels that clinicians can digest quickly. Think of it as CliffsNotes for medical research. We do the hard work reviewing the literature so that you can focus on whats most important: patient care.

A few reviews:
• “Amazing! I’ve been trying to put a list like this together for years!”
• “In a class by itself! As a med student I love having instant access to these landmark studies with navigation treatment options.”
• “It helps to make the iPhone an anti-pimping machine during rounds.”

• Simple and easy-to-use interface
• Concise PICO-structured bottom lines
• Physician-written and peer-reviewed major points
• Sort trials by name, date, specialty, and disease
• Star your favorites for quick access
• Easily share summaries with colleagues
• Instantly sync for new summaries
• Powered by Wiki Journal Club

Article summaries contain:
• Bottom line
• Major points
• Design
• Population
• Interventions
• Outcomes
• Criticisms
• Funding
• Links to PubMed and full text

Check out Wiki Journal Club ( for a complete list of articles reviewed in the app. The list grows weekly! And if youre a health care provider with an interest in becoming a contributor, please get in touch with our editorial staff at

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• Like us on
• Follow us on Twitter at @journalclubapp
• Powered by Wiki Journal Club at
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Pros and cons of Journal Club: Medicine app for iPhone and iPad

Journal Club: Medicine app good for

Continuously updated, very useful on the wards and for studying. Beautiful design! I absolutely recommend it!
This app is incredibly useful. Im a pharmacy student and have always wanted something that could condense all major landmark trials into one place. Highly recommended!
This is a great application that keeps track of the best journal articles that have impacted medical care and decision-making over the years. The information is summarized in a succinct fashion and I love the additional comments as well as the links to the original article or abstract.
I use this all the time in practice. Very easy read and useful.
An amazing IM intern showed me Journal Club on a a research heavy Stroke Service. Its role on my phone is different than UpToDates function because of its depth in landmark studies. I recommend it for med students encountering research heavy rotations and those with a genuine interest in navigating landmark studies.
This app is just amazing as a resident on floor for quickly looking up famous trials and their results. A must have!

Some bad moments

Looks like someone had something in mind, but at the time of closing, discovered that he can make money
Small amount of journal articles and lack of updates is this apps biggest downfall. (Last updated October 2015) I would pay up to 1.99 for its current journal content.
Decent start. Many papers missing. Incomplete cross-referencing. Would benefit from larger database
I was very disappointed to see that the current version of this app lacks an anesthesiology section, despite it being shown in the screenshots in the App Store. I paid for this app with that notion in mind, being an Anesthesiology resident... after inquiring, I was told that the anesthesia articles were now captured under the critical care section, but that doesnt really seem to be the case... love the idea for this app but disappointed that my specialty isnt really covered as it was billed to be...
The only thing I find lacking: the breadth and scope isnt quite where Id like it to be. Ive wondered "why are we using X instead of Y for Z?" with some cases and found nothing in the app even though there ended up being a "landmark" paper. I understand that the entries take time to make and thats probably why; itd be perfect with just a bit more content. Buy this app. You wont regret it.
Recently made the mistake of purchasing this app as it appeared promising, advertising articles covering every medical specialty. After paying, I quickly realized that many specialities including my own had nearly no articles. Inexcusable. Expect more transparency and honesty from fellow physicians. Feeling ripped off and duped. Dont buy this app unless youre a budding cardiologist.