At last, I've found a Palm product, which medical students (or any student of medicine, for that matter) will actually USE!
Don't get me wrong. There are many incredible e-book references out there, especially for Palm OS handheld computers (including Palm, HandSpring, Sony, and HandEra brand handhelds). This one just seems the handiest and the most useful application yet.
So, why the Washington University Internship Survival Guide (hereafter, WUINSurv)? I love it for its punchy, bulleted style. It doesn't try to be a library. It hits the high points, the real keys to student survival. It also includes sufficient detail and information to make intelligent decisions. Finally, it's easily navigable. What good is the best information if you can't find it?
The key to the navigation of WUINSurv is the now legendary Skyscape software platform. A few minutes spent learning the remarkable features of Skyscape will reward the user with speedy and intuitive navigation. Skyscape powers many mobile references for the Palm OS, so you'll master more than WU INSurv all at the same time. What's more, install more than one Skyscape product to your handheld computer and they automatically cross-link and cross-reference when applicable. This could be invaluable, for example, when you want more extensive or in-depth drug information and your WU INSurv links to one of the Skyscape drug guides.
I've reviewed the Skyscape features before, but for those of you who may not be familiar, we'll look at these features as we explore WU INSurv. There are three major ways to navigate the text: you can surf 1) Main Index 2) Medication Index or 3) Table of Contents. Also, it's important to note that all three of these choices also feature the convenient ""Look for______"" at the bottom of the page for the instant gratification that only a ""find"" feature can provide.
Common to all three navigation modes are Skyscape's patented SmARTbuttons at the top right of each page.