Mobile Apps & Resources: Dermatology Database


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  • In the ‘Evidence’ section, we assess how easily an app user can identify the app’s currency and support from the evidence
  • In the ‘Usability’ section, we assess the organization of information and other usability factors that may contribute to user experience

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Dermatology Database

Dermatology Database

 Versions reviewed

1.6 (Android phone) ; 1.5.7 (iPhone)

 Device & OS used

 Moto g(7) plus Android phone ; iPhone 13 (software version 15.4.1)

 Date of review

 April 07, 2022 ; May 17, 2022

 Shelley White & Courtney Ellsworth

 Technician Support 

Brandie Bailey

 Similar Library Apps   n/a

Image Source: Dermatology Database. Retrieved on May 31, 2022 from:

Stated Purpose  
“…this guide is written to be easily understood by the general public. It’s complete in its descriptions and treatments which can also be used by medical professionals of all types.”
Although written specifically for dermatologists, any medical profession could use this information. Age rating 12+

“The Dermatologist in your Pocket”

  • Over 300 Dermatologic diseases with detailed descriptions and treatments, all written in easy to understand language
  • 45 drugs commonly used by dermatologists described
  • 17 diagnostic and cosmetic procedures detailed
  • Over 450 high quality photographs
  • Extensive glossary of dermatologic terminology
  • Can be used without a Cellular / WiFi connection


Image Source: Dermatology Database. Retrieved on May 31, 2022 from:


Dermatology, public, (“medical professionals of all types”)



Part 1: Editorial committee, content updates, and evidence grading

Easy to use app from a reputable organization. Has not been updated in almost 2 years so information may not be up-to-date.


Part 2: Source and authorship information for 3 entries

Even though the information was not sourced or had links to outside sources, it was still easy to use and provided valuable information

Organization of information

Organized by diseases, drugs, procedures and terms.


Easy to use, as there are not many options. 


User Account require: No
Internet connection required for use: No
Text search field: No
Browsable content: Yes - Alphabetical organization of conditions, drugs, procedures and terms.
Advertisements: No
Pop-up advertisements: No
In-app purchases: No


Compatible with: iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Requires: iPhone requires iOS 12.0 or later.
Last updated (as per App store listing) :December 31, 2020

Compatible with: Android smartphones & tablets

Requires: Android 5.1 and up.
Last updated (as per Google Play listing): July 03, 2020

31 MB (Android) ; 45.9 MB (iPhone)

App Developer

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD)

Country of Origin