mnemonic, noun: a short rhyme, phrase, or other mental technique for making information easier to memorize [from Greek mnēmonikos, "relating to memory"]. Med Mnemonics is a unique learning tool with over 1900 of them.

Mnemonics got me through medical school and the USLME steps. Wherever you are within the allied health professions - medical school, nursing school, NP school, PA school, residency, and beyond - you can improve your knowledge base in the short and long term with these key associative memory aids.

Medical Mnemonics puts 1796 clever acronyms, rhymes, and memory tricks on your iPhone or iPod Touch, covering topics ranging from Anatomy and Biochemistry to Pharmacology and Surgery.

The database is fully searchable and can be quickly filtered by discipline and by system. Create a Favorites list, and search and filter it similarly.

The best mnemonics can be those you make yourself. Add your own mnemonics to the database, where they'll appear seamlessly alongside those which come with the program. Submit them instantaneously to the Medical Mnemonics server for review by an MD (that's me!) and inclusion in the next version.

You can email any mnemonic to a colleague from within Medical Mnemonics. He or she can view it within the email or add it to their own copy of Medical Mnemonics with a single click.

Updates will be free for life and will include new mnemonics submitted by users (that's you!) and added as we all continue learning together.

Every mnemonic is physician-reviewed, but we're only human. If you find a mistake, email us; we will pay a $5 bounty per substantive mistake found to the first reporter of that mistake!

What’s New

Version 20

• Added 'Export' functionality to save your custom mnemonics outside the app
• Optimized for new iOS versions
• Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Dr Medhus ,

This is a great app; a few suggestions

Great app!! I loooooove being able to filter the different subjects as well as subfilter organ system. However, a few tips: would like to see being able to star mnemonics from the mnemonic page, not just in the list view. Also, but perhaps more complicated, to bold letters in mnemonic submissions from iPhone. All in all a highly recommended purchase! You won't regret it.

StephanGFXsgzhsixh ,

Great app, functions well

Contains a wealth of mnemonics. I've been using this alongside my board prep qbanks to look up useful mnemonics. It would be nice if the database was updated periodically with new content.

abfiasp ,

4.5 Stars

This is the best one location scource for medical mnemonics that Ive found to date at the apple site. There is a favorites tagging, and you can edit a mnemonic if its not exactly to your liking, a big plus for personalizing entries and if you know of a mnemonic not in the app you can enter your own.
The negatives, cant save your modified or personal entries. And this app has the irritating habit of occasionally opening up with nothing but a blank WHITE screen easily fixed by closing the app, going to the desk top and opening it from there. Minor in my mind and Im quite glad to have the app and not have to enter ever single app I find on the internet.


Evan Schoenberg, M.D.
18.9 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References


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