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Mobile Resources for Clinical

Information on clinical reference apps to prepare for Clinical Bound

Clinical Apps - Access and Installation

FNU provides clinical students with clinical reference mobile apps to use during clinicals. We feel that access to information at the point of care will enhance your clinical experience.  The apps provided are discussed below and on the following pages. You will need to read all of this information carefully. You will use these apps at Clinical Bound, so you should download and install them on your mobile device prior to the start of Clinical Bound.


Lexicomp is a drug and clinical reference tool. FNU provides clinical students with the Lexi-COMPLETE package which includes over 20 databases with comprehensive drug coverage and other clinical resources, such as Lexi-Drugs, 5-Minute Clinical Consult, and Stedman's Medical Dictionary.  The school supplies a one-year subscription to the mobile app, normally priced at $285. We also have access to Lexicomp Online, a web-based product with the same drug information.  That resource can be found on the Library homepage.  

To acquire the Lexicomp mobile app, you will need a unique access code.  This code will be visible in My Clinical Plan (log in to the Portal to view) once you register for your Clinical Skills course (MH/NM/NP/WH 710 or 711).

Installing Lexicomp

Download instructions for Lexicomp are available at and are summarized below. For device compatibility information, see

You must first create an account with Lexicomp. This must be done on their website, NOT on the app. Therefore, it may be easier to do this step from a computer.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Create Account.
  3. Enter your information and create your login with your Frontier email address. You will need this same password to complete the installation.
  4. Click Log in now and log in with the same email address and password that you used to create the account.
  5. In the Subscriptions section, locate Add a Subscription by Code. (If you do not see Add a Subscription by Code, click on "Have a product code? Add the subscription here")
  6. Enter the code that you found in the My Clinical Plan dashboard. If entered correctly you will see a successful activation message.
  7. On your mobile device, download the Lexicomp app from the App store or Google Play store.
  8. Open the app and accept the license agreement.
  9. Sign In using your Frontier email address and the password you used to create the account on Lexicomp's website.
  10. Choose the databases you want to download or Select All. At a minimum, you should download Lexi-Drugs, 5-Minute Clinical Consult, Adult Patient Education, Pediatric Patient Education, Stedman's Medical Dictionary, Interact, Drug ID, Lexi-CALC, Natural Products.
  11. Once the databases are downloaded, tap the Home icon in the lower right corner to begin using your subscription.
  • You may receive a "Subscription Expired" message within 30 days of installation. This is only alerting you that the 30-day trial subscription you downloaded initially has expired. Your purchased software has not expired and will continue to function. If your subscription does expire, you have not activated your code. Log in to your account on the Lexicomp website and repeat steps 4 and 5 above. You can check your subscription expiration date in the app by touching the menu icon in the upper right, then Preferences, then My Subscriptions.
  • The Lexicomp app requires a strong cellular or Wi-Fi signal for installation. The application may transfer a significant amount of data, which could result in charges from your carrier. We recommend that you utilize an unlimited data plan or connect to a Wi-Fi network when installing or updating this product.
  • After installing the app and downloading the content, the app can be used offline without a cellular or Wi-Fi signal.
  • Your subscription will be good for one year from the date you activated your code. Students may only receive one code.


DynaMed is a clinical reference tool that provides evidence-based summaries for over 3,000 topics.  DynaMed can be accessed from the Library homepage, and there is also a mobile app. To access the mobile app, go into the web version and create a personal account (click on "Sign In" in the upper right, then "Register.")

Installing DynaMed

Note: It may be easier to complete steps 1-4 from a computer.

  1. Go to to access the web version of DynaMed. You will need to login to the FNU portal, if you haven't already.
  2. Click "Sign in" (in the upper right) to begin the registration process.
    DynaMed Sign In link
  3. Click "Register now."
  4. Complete the form and click "Register."
  5. Once the account is created, you will need to sign in. You should see your name below the University's name in the upper right hand corner.
  6. Download the DynaMed app to your device from the Apple App Store or Google Play app store.
  7. Open the DynaMed app and choose the "Sign In" method of authentication. Then sign in with the account information you created in Step 3.
  8. Choose an installation option:
    • Online Only: Use the app only while connected to the internet.
    • Partial Install: Store text and image thumbnails on your device. Full images are available when you are connected to the internet. This option helps you save space on your device.
    • Full Install: Store all DynaMed content on your device. You do not need to be connected to the internet to access content on the app.
  • You will stay logged in to the app for six months. After that time, you will need to reenter your account credentials (email address and password).
  • After one year, you will need to login to your account on the DynaMed website (using the link on the library homepage) in order to continue using the app.
  • You can use your account credentials to login to the app on up to three devices.

More information on DynaMed:


UpToDate is a clinical reference tool covering a wide variety of topics.  It can be accessed from the Library homepage, and there is also a mobile app. To access the mobile app, first click on the link on the Library homepage (under Clinical Resources) where you will be prompted to create a personal account. You can then use that account information to login to the app.

Installing UpToDate

If you do not have an UpToDate account.

  1. Go to to access the web version of UpToDate. You will be immediately prompted to create a new account.
  2. Download the UpToDate app from the Apple App Store or Google Play app store.
  3. Open the UpToDate app and sign in using the account information you created in Step 3.
  • After one year, you will need to access UpToDate on the website (using the link on the library homepage) in order to continue using the app.

Sanford Guide

Sanford Guide is one of the gold standard reference materials for infection disease therapies. The web version can be accessed from the Library homepage and there is also a mobile app. Access and installation instructions are below.

Installing Sanford Guide

  1. Go to Sanford Guide to begin the registration process.
  2. Fill in your Frontier email address in the box provided and click the "Start Registration" button.
  3. Check your Frontier email for a message from If you do not see the email, please check your spam or junk folder. You will be asked to verify your name and create a password.
  4. Download the app that has the red and white icon. (See image below) Use your email and password that you just created to log into the app.
    Sanford guide icon image