First Consult

Jun 21, 2013

Elsevier, Inc.
iOS/Requires subscription to FirstConsult website 


The First Consult iPhone/iPad app allows the MD Consult website’s answers to be stored on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. A data connection is required for the initial content download and content updates, but is not required to use the app itself – making First Consult’s answers available anytime, anywhere. First Consult is featured point-of-care content found within MD Consult. In addition to providing access to First Consult’s point-of-care content, MD Consult provides online access to leading books, journals, and review articles.

Overall Impressions from Around the Web:

Not too many downloads on the iTunes site, and the app is only available in iOS format, making it difficult to gauge reaction. It’s ambitious in its aims, and has impressive backing from Elsevier and the Cleveland Clinic. However, the tech side seems to be somewhat glitchy (free subscriptions expiring too soon) and with so much competition out there, it remains to be seen whether Elsevier will be able to put its considerable resources behind this app.

First Consult (iOS)