Medscape Medical App Review (iOS, Free)

  • Category: Medical
  • Publisher: WebMD
  • Updated: Jul, 16 2009
  • Version: 4.4
  • Size: 7.7 MB

Languages: English

Seller: WebMD Health Corporation

• Updated design, now optimized for iOS 7
• Faster access to drug formulary information (available from the Reference screen)
• Other stability improvements

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
204 Ratings
All Versions:
20478 Ratings


Medscape from WebMD ( is the leading medical resource most used by physicians, medical students, nurses and other healthcare professionals for clinical information.

The Medscape app is the highest rated, fastest growing free mobile app for healthcare professionals with over 4 million registered users.

Our free app is available for iPhone® and iPad®.

All features are available for free. (Log in required only for the first time using the app. New users can register for a free account.)

Most popular features available in our app:

- Medical News:
Read the latest news available across 30+ specialties, covering FDA announcements, thought leader perspectives, conference news, important journal articles, plus physician business news and tips.

- Drug Information and Tools:
Look up adult and pediatric drug dosing information in seconds, check drug interactions, access medical calculators, and get health plan formulary information to support you with patient care.

- Disease & Condition Information:
Prep for patients by reviewing clinical presentation, workup, and treatment information for 4,400+ diseases and conditions. Authored and reviewed by expert physicians.

- Medical Calculators
Access 129 medical calculators covering formulas, scales, and classifications directly through the calculator feature. Plus, 600+ drugs in our drug reference have integrated dosing calculators.

- Drug Formulary Information
Find out whether a drug is covered under a particular health plan and easily compare tier status for drugs in the same class to consider an alternative for your patient. Choose from our complete list of 1,800 plans across all 50 states.

- Continuing Medical Education Courses:
Complete accredited CME/CE courses for professional development and to fulfill licensure requirements. Courses available in 1,000+ topics across 30+ specialties.

- Offline Access:
Drug, condition, and procedure reference, plus drug interaction checker can be accessed without an internet connection when you select the option to download our clinical reference database.

For more information, visit

Please remember, we aren’t able to respond to you based on comments in the App Store. If you have any suggestions to improve our app or are having issues using our app, please contact us through our online help center at

Customer Reviews

  • Must-have

    by Drkmss

    This app is essential for the medical student and doctor at the bedside. Gives you valuable information just with a few taps.

  • Great app

    by Raz mohammad

    Its too easy for me to carry than heavy and heavy text books, its really very useful.

  • Good app

    by Rlpfml

    Very nice I use it a lot just to educate myself on various things.

  • Intensivist

    by darbyjm

    The only app necessary to stay apprised of news affecting the profession in general as well as specialties in particular.

  • Good app

    by FuratQ

    Thanks for this useful app

  • Fantastic and accurate

    by Choochamo

    This is a really nice app, the layout if it is very functional and easy to navigate. I put in my insurance to check and see if certain medications were covered under my plan and when I cross checked with a pharmacist on several occasions this apps always been correct. It's very informative and also includes an interesting medical related news section. This app is pretty consistent on keeping things updated too. Overall, an enjoyable app by all means.

  • So far...

    by C37905

    So far so good. Using it for my first year of nursing school.

  • Love this app!!

    by CAThomas43

    I use this app weekly. It always answers my questions and helps me answer questions for others!!

  • best medical app

    by dr.trance

    best medical app in the appstore always aupdated, nice design, great app

  • Better all the time

    by emom6

    You have been working persistently to improve this program, and it is much appreciated. CME programs and tracking them is a vital function for me. I would appreciate making it easier to document and track the supporting info needed for category II, since most of what I access is from Medscape. I read so much that I find difficult to track in an expedient way. That is one reason I love your option to read recent news type articles and put them in a framework to get CME credit . Keep working on that CME function please. Those of us old warriors still working into retirement age on a fixed limited income need all the support we can get. It is expensive these days to keep up credentials just to volunteer. Everyone believes that all doctors are rich....we know better. Thanks for your thoughtful use of new technology. It makes life so much easier, so we can treat people not papers, forms, and codes.

  • Medscape

    by Fesghool

    I really like it especially during rounds is very helpful.

  • Great app

    by Med Miami

    I use this as a constant reference in med school. I just wish that for treatment for specific diseases that they would specify what is first line second line, etc treatment.

  • Searching words within article

    by MedGunit

    I really like this website, and it looks great on IPAD. One question: On my laptop, I can search for words within articles (using command + F). Is there a way to search for words on the Medscape app? That would make it a 5-rating for me. Everything else looks great!

  • Could improve

    by Lohits

    Please allow CME to be downloaded, it would help in going through then even when internet connection is not there

  • Great

    by doody21

    One of the best medical updated app in the store, highly recommended.

  • Nice

    by LycanMike

    Please Spanish!!!!

  • A Raber RN

    by James Raber

    Very helpful

  • A Raber RN

    by James Raber

    Very helpful

  • Perfect

    by Dr. Phobia

    Great app for medical students and doctors

  • Amazing.

    by paulraphael

    One request: information on generic drugs, including differences in efficacy, suspected problems, etc.

  • The education section wouldn't load

    by Dr.Philosopher

    After updating and downloading the offline reference, now checking the education section (CME) and it wouldn't load with good Internet connection tried several articles tried restarting the app Plz fix this ASAP

  • The Best!

    by liftit247

    Absolutely the most useful app I think I'll ever use.

  • Great but needs some tweaks

    by Abdo.algannai

    Its a great app But if you could add a highlighting feature to highlight some lines in the articles.. Also a feature that allows us to search for a word in the article. Thank you

  • Dr.

    by Yaghmano


  • Works for me!

    by Dr. Foo

    This App is helpful... I'd recommend it...

  • Excellent app

    by Misa's

    The best


    by Wragab

    i think that app is the best for rapid information and revision of medical data.

  • EDIT: Color change once read

    by kppeace

    Please consider changing the color of the article once we read it. Otherwise, the app seems helpful.

  • Great Reference

    by Jenn.68

    This app provides current news and tons of helpful references. I'm a pharmacist and I use this app often.

  • Usefull

    by Keith590

    Great quick resource.

  • Great App!

    by RNAng

    A very handy app to look up medical info fast while on the job!

  • Danljoy

    by Too disgustedly

    I've been out of Pharmacy school for 55 years and I find this site/app to be the most helpful in keeping me "up to date"

  • The best

    by Zorombeih

    Couldn't possibly survive without it. I don't think I would ever need any other app. Thank you

  • Web MD

    by Jesse Carpenter II

    Is a very helpful website. It's really helped me to better understand my wife's condition.

  • Medscape

    by daughtry71

    Medscape is a great appt. I have learned so much From it. Daughtry71

  • The best reference on the go.

    by Avinainder

    Leave your books behind with this app.

  • Medscape Mobile

    by Eacopeta

    A great all-around mobile reference tool. As a pharmacist, I laud the drug monographs and reviews and use the calculators on a daily basis.

  • Definitely A Must Have!

    by DrHarlem

    This is an excellent app. Helps physicians to stay informed and up to date in the field of medicine. I love it!!

  • Excellent product

    by AlVe

    Very usefull tool for the physician in the daily clinic and office. Easy use and intuitive

  • Best app for medical , residence

    by Majed Ayed

    I use this app almost all the day ... Best ever 10/10

  • Sch

    by Cherokee Nation Says

    Prior app was better only because there wasn't the "scrolling" topics that are a real distraction. Otherwise, excellent!

  • Great App!!!

    by Buckeyeoak

    Great app for keeping up on medical news and education!!!! Highly recommended!!!!

  • Suzanne Terhune, RN

    by lochanside

    Very concise app. Very informative, easy to read and understand

  • Great app and excellent drugs reference

    by Artem Sazykin

    Great app and excellent drugs reference!


    by bjbratt50

    I use this app on a daily basis. It is used more than epocrates. I like it because it alphabetize all my drugs & epocrates does not. Has good references & information that helps me in my daily practice. PLUS it is free

  • Fantastic reference!

    by caintowers

    This is an amazing application complete with detailed, complete references. Love the interaction checker. One thing I would change is the new drug reference. I much preferred searching for a drug using the type/class based system rather than the current whole list. Otherwise, great app!

  • Medscape mobile

    by Countrychick57

    Excellent app. very handy and informative. Working as a Paramedic, I'm not always able to connect to wi-fi so the amount of information regarding meds and conditions with the app is great. Keep up the good work

  • Great app!!!

    by To md student

    This may be owned by Webmd however all articles and CMEs have cited references from reputable sources. Love it!!

  • Juggling multiple Dxs,Meds,procedures

    by WE Travel RV

    This app is number 1 in my book. Very quick to use with absolute trust in the information. Keep up the good work. And congrats .

  • The best

    by Annec47

    Best app EVER!

  • RXS

    by rsandoval23001

    I am in the medical field and I use Medscape for most of my references. This app has a never ending list of references and articles. Whether I need to read what was written 5 days or 5 years ago, Medscape has it.

  • Medscape

    by Senior tourist

    Consolidates data; updates clinical trials and information based protocols.

  • A must-have.

    by Kyle McMillan

    This application is great for so many reasons, the only thing I would want to see is a pill identifier. Otherwise I love this app and use it everyday.

  • Good app

    by jim tigges

    Like the new design

  • Excellent resource

    by Jasb407

    The software provides up to date data and thought provoking news coverage on relevant health care topics.

  • Don't go to the office without it

    by Elrolan

    If there is an app you need to carry, this is the one. If no space or memory on your phone left, delete some pictures and download this instead. Great app

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