Even though I am a 4th-year Medical Student, I have always been a tech enthusiast. I have tried coding as a hobby, from learning q basics in my school days and making snake games by watching YouTube videos. Never had I thought those skills would come into play in such a way that I would be able to create a platform where I could join the Medical field and Technical field. And make the medical field digital.
From learning some coding in my spare time and watching YouTube videos to build mobile apps were my only coding experiences. I always took it as a hobby.
But now we have a development team who is working with us. We have computer engineers and professionals with great working experience who are working on our apps.
On a personal level, I would say being a medical student giving time and effort to build mobile apps was challenging for me.
Software development, either it be mobile, web, or desktop, is always a long process that takes so much time and effort. Sometimes waking you up at night just to solve some bugs so users can have a better experience. I would say in this long process of software development, from planning, requirement analysis. Specifications, designing, developing, coding, testing, documentation, production and maintenance and every other thing that falls into it, the one that has been most challenging is trying to decide how our users would love to use our apps. In the beginning, understanding what the users need and how they want it is quite challenging to decide and analyze I would say.
Google Lens and Google Keep.
These are two apps I frequently use and always have on my phone. I use them very often. These apps have extremely simple designs and polite user interface and a smooth user experience.
Google keep is customizable, it feels like I can change that app the way I want to. It feels homely.
Google Lens, on other hand, does such a prolific job on detecting images, translating languages from images and so many other things that are so necessary for daily use. This is such a useful app that I think everyone should use it. I just love it.
Being a medical student, managing time to build apps is challenging. I built this app within 3 months’ time, some sacrifices on sleep have been made for a couple of days.
But now I have completely handed it to my development team, and they are taking care of its maintenance and new updates are releasing soon as well.
To be very honest, I used to focus on what I would need; more than the users’ need. What features I would love to have in my app while building this app, I think I made it for me and my friends. I never thought it would get such massive love from everyone.
Being a medical student myself, when I am searching for medical content on the internet, It was difficult for me to get specific content. I had to dig holes a lot and invest so much time just to get some specific content. So I wanted to have a flashcard feature in my app so that users can get information in flash. Most of the features that I build come from my own experience. Because I never had thought that I was making an app for the general public. It was an app I was making for myself.
Software is all about problem solving. We solve problems , save people’s time and give them easy access to medical content which would be costly , time consuming to find and study otherwise. We are providing service to our app users and trying to make it more fun and easy for medical students to study.
When our users give us positive feedback and share how the app has helped them so much , it all feels worth it and that is what I am more proud of.
And I think of it as our upperhand as well in the market because we have gone through the problem , we understand the necessity and know how to make it better. And we put all that in our apps.
Now I have realized that the app I built as my app and for me is not just mine anymore. Many users give so much feedback and that has also motivated me and my team. Now we know what the users want and we are also in the process of coming up with an updated version. This version will have a better User Experience, a training section where users can train and get certified, and many more.
Our goal is to have 100k+ downloads in 2021 with positive feedback. However, more than numbers, we prioritize users satisfaction as numbers are just a byproduct of it.
Firstly, I would thank all our Medicos for using our app and being part of this. I would suggest them to keep using our app. Not only Medicos Medicine but we have other apps for different faculties too like Medicos PDF, Medicos ECG, Medicos Histology, Medicos Radiology, Medicos Dental, Medicos Surgery, Medicos Pedia, Medicos abbreviation, Medicos MCQ [most fun one]. Please take full advantage of our apps and help us on our goal to make medical field digital a well. Share our apps to people who you might think needs it, give us your honest feedback so we can improve ourselves and keep loving Medicos International.
And thank you for being part of our family.
Medicos Medicine ” is an internal medicine app based on the collection of Student's /Doctot's Note of Clinical Medicine / Internal Medicine. Completely free for all, this app will allow any physician, resident or medical student to access up-to-date medical information and guidelines quickly and efficiently.It is is a handy and useful tool to learn proper history taking and clinical examination for learning medical students, nurses and practicing doctors.
Medicos Medicine is Embedded with text written in easy language for students, attractive and high-quality images, and videos related to respective topics .There is no other platform better than this to improve your clinical skills on medicine.
Medicos Medicine includes everything from the beginning form proper communication techniques for students while having bedside classes to teaching internationally accepted format of general history taking and clinical examination techniques for students and doctors .
Medicos Medicine provides skills and reference to measure and interpret vital sign such as temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respiratory rates with attractive figures and useful videos related to the topics.
Medicos Medicine / Clinical Medicine App has a BMI calculator, pack per year calculator and cage questionnaires for alcohol consumption making it easy for students while examination of patients.
Medicos Medicine app also has a reference range of normal value of most common indicators such as urea and electrolyte, ABG arterial blood gas analysis, hormone in venous blood, common analytes in urine, CSF, faeces, haematological values, blood glucose level and many others.
After Proper history taking and vitals the app also provides a step to step guide to do general examination of patients including: pallor, jaundice/ icterus, lymph node examination, cyanosis, clubbing, edema/ edema, and dehydration.
Medicos Medicine app teaches us how to access them and understand them with the help of text images and videos after general examination app also provide system wise history taking and examination process
The app include Almost Complete system of human body and Especially Focuses on The Examination of system such as : respiratory system, cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system, endocrine system, central nervous system, motor system, and renal and genital genitourinary system.
This might help Medical students during revision and ward visit.The whole description and images are based on the commonly practiced clinical examination methods all around the world.
— FEATURES —
• Concise: edited to be useful at the bedside.
• Fast: advanced catch eye description.
• Direct link to the references on youtube.
• BMI calculator and pack year calculator is added.
• Perfect for studying for board exams!
We hope that this app helps to make the educational process both fun and learning.As the skills required of a physician and medical student cannot be learned from any single source, We encourage User to make use of as many other references as possible.
Date: August 18, 2021
Developer: Medicos International