Robbins Pathology Flash Cards Medical App Review (iOS, $34.99)


Languages: English

Seller: Elsevier Inc.

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
8 Ratings
All Versions:
8 Ratings


The Robbins Pathology Flash Cards App provides a convenient and portable study tool for medical students studying for USMLE Step 2 and for healthcare students in any field. Based on the bestselling Robbins and Cotran Pathology Flash Cards, this app allows you to take your Robbins Flash Cards anywhere with you on your iPhone , iPod Touch, or iPad. The organization follows that of the Robbins text, with Sections on General Pathology and Systemic Pathology. Each “card” begins with a clinical vignette including a high quality gross, photomicroscopic, or radiologic image, followed by a number of questions concerning that case. Flip the card to reveal the answers.

Features include:

High Yield pathology information for the USMLE Step 2
700 clinical cases
Cases organized by topic and organ system
Real-life clinical vignettes
High quality images with each case – tap once to enlarge to full screen
Bookmark individual cards to save for later or create your own study lists
Search functionality to find specific terms

Contents include:


1 Cellular Adaptations, Cell Injury, and Cell Death

2 Acute and Chronic Inflammation

3 Tissue Repair: Cellular Growth, Fibrosis, and Wound Healing

4 Hemodynamic Disorders, Thrombosis, and Shock

5 Genetic Disorders

6 Diseases of Immunity

7 Neoplasia

8 Infectious Diseases

9 Environmental and Nutritional Pathology

10 Diseases of Infancy and Childhood


11 Blood Vessels

12 The Heart

13 Red Blood Cells and Bleeding Disorders

14 Diseases of White Blood Cells, Lymph Nodes, Spleen, and Thymus

15 The Lung

16 Head and Neck

17 The Gastrointestinal Tract

18 The Liver and Biliary Tract

19 The Pancreas

20 The Kidney

21 The Lower Urinary Tract and the Male Genital Tract

22 The Female Genital Tract

23 The Breast

24 The Endocrine System

25 The Skin

26 Bones, Joints, and Soft Tissue Tumors

27 Peripheral Nerve and Skeletal Muscle

28 The Central Nervous System

29 The Eye

Customer Reviews

  • Review

    by PathRes

    I'm a first year path resident. Pros: Good organization. Good questions. Nice study aide for downtimes. Cons: Needs more questions, especially ones that are not case-based. Resolution of pics needs to be GREATLY improved.

  • App has some good features, but not worth price tag

    by Mace1370

    I am a second year medical student and purchased this app to review along with the text we use for pathology. This application is so-so (definitely not worth the $35 price tag). Each chapter has about 15 to 30 cards, which feels very underwhelming. The cards are also more like practice questions than actual flashcards of definitions/etc (which would have been a welcome inclusion). The images can be zoomed ina little, but many are too low resolution to see what the question is really getting at. There are also several bugs. When you select a chapter you are present with the first card. There are left and right arrows at the bottom of the screen that let you navigate between cards. If you bookmark a card you can revist that specific card from the main menu. At the bottom of the main menu is a "Bookmarks" option. Touching this takes you to a list of bookmarks. Clicking a bookmark will take you to that specific card, but you can't navigate (the left and right arrows are grayed out). This means that using bookmarks are useful for saving your spot. If go to the main menu and click on a chapter again you begin at the first card. Also, if you bookmark a card, visit the bookmark, unselect the bookmark icon (in the upper right, it looks like an open book), and then click the "back to bookmarks button" in the upper left the application will crash. Overall positives: The questions are well written and illustrate good clinical points. Overall negatives: The cards are more like practice questions than flashcards, there are several bugs, expensive price tag, the images are low rez, and there are several bugs.

  • Not worth the cost

    by Die-Wand

    You get very little for what you pay. I wish I could return my purchase; not worth it.

  • definitely a first release - doesn't add much value beyond the paper cards

    by ipod news junkie

    Blurry/low-resolution images look terrible on Retina display. Cards display multiple questions and answers at a time - if you're ready to check one answer, it's hard to avoid seeing the answers to the other questions. Navigation & interaction are very basic - there's no way to shuffle card order or draw from multiple chapters at once. I like the bookmarking feature, and text search might be helpful to others (I haven't found it particularly useful myself). Some content may be more appropriate for USMLE Step 2 than Step 1.

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