almostadoctor now available on android!

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almostadoctor now on google play for android

Ta daa!

As promised –  almostadoctor is now available on android, for phones and tablets.

The app has all of the same features as the iOS version. All the almostadoctor encyclopaedia articles saved to you device – for instant access, even without a connection. There’s no loading times, and no ads. And it keeps all the articles up to date by regularly synchronising with the almostadoctor server. The flashcards are included too, but these will require a live connection to download on demand.

For a full rundown of all the features – head over to the almostadoctor apps page, or to the Google Play Store.

Dr Tom Leach

Dr Tom Leach MBChB DCH EMCert(ACEM) FRACGP currently works as a GP and an Emergency Department CMO in Australia. He is also a Clinical Associate Lecturer at the Australian National University, and is studying for a Masters of Sports Medicine at the University of Queensland. After graduating from his medical degree at the University of Manchester in 2011, Tom completed his Foundation Training at Bolton Royal Hospital, before moving to Australia in 2013. He started almostadoctor whilst a third year medical student in 2009. Read full bio

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Amit

    £4.99?! Fleecing medical students and junior doctors?! Is the cost to creat this app really that high?

  2. Dr Tom Leach

    Hi Amit, I’d hardly call a fiver “fleecing” (?) – for what is essentially a large e-textbook. Contrary to what some of my peers used to think when I was at medical school, I don’t make much (if any) money from the site. The google adverts don’t even cover the hosting costs for the website, and most of the quotes I received for app development were in the region of several thousand pounds (per app). All of which I have paid out my own pocket. I expect I might break even in a year or two.
    This is not considering the thousands of hours it has taken to create the content and manage the technical side of the website – all of which I do in my own spare time.

    I don’t do it for the money – if I’d spent my time locuming I would be financially far far better off!

    I’d love to offer the apps as true “FOAMed” – but unfortunately, it’s a solo project, and I have to pay the bills somehow.

    You can always just use the website for free – and if the adverts get in the way, you can sign up for a free account to hide them.

    Good luck with your studies!

  3. Sarah

    Hi Tom,

    Don’t mind Amit there! He’s probably just grumpy from quarantine.
    I’m in my 3rd year of a 4 year graduate medicine course in Ireland and want to thank you for this website. I just stumbled across it and love the flashcards and just the handiness of everything. Practical things that I’ve been looking for forever like the specific antibiotics for different conditions was very helpful. The website is clearly laid out to address the panic that med students encounter when trying to collate all of the information needed from multiple different resources.
    Also thanks for the app. I’ve bought it and I’m sure I’ll be using it frequently!


    1. Dr Tom Leach

      Thank you so much for your support Sarah. That was really my motivation for almostadoctor – trying to sift through the infinite resources to the real “need to know” bits.
      The antibiotics summary is the most popular page.
      It’s been a while since I was at medical school and I sometimes worry that some of my more recent articles and updates are getting a bit too lengthy, but I still try to keep it simple.

      I really appreciate the feedback.
      All the best with your degree and future career.

  4. P George

    Dear Tom,

    Manchester student here starting my fifth year in August.
    Firstly, I just want to say thank you for making it available on androids, it really helps to use it while on the move.
    Honestly, I find your website incredibly helpful and use it alongside my reading to get the need-to-know information and make my notes useful especially as finals is approaching.
    I read the comment placed in the above regarding paying to use the app (£5) but honestly, I’d much rather give up takeaway for a week or something to get that app on my phone. I know the above person said you’re ‘fleecing’ students but at that cost, the material we get on here is incredible.
    To be honest, I’m surprised you’re not charging (and you’re even giving the option of creating a free account to remove ads)
    Long story short: I’m just really honestly grateful for all the work you’re doing and you have gone and continue above and beyond for medical students and we should certainly be more appreciative about that. Ignore any negative comments because you’re doing fantastic 🙂

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