Try the first level (50 questions) for free! Join over 100,000 students worldwide who have downloaded Scrub Wars to study for their course and board exams as well as in their clinical rotations on the wards.

Topics included in this SURGERY prep app:

These are the high-yield surgical topics covered in this game:
1. High Yield Surgical Review (Completely Free)
2. Common Surgical Procedures
3. Common Surgical Syndromes
4. Common Surgical Emergencies
5. Surgical Pharmacology
6. Surgical Anatomy
7. Pre-OP Care
8. Post-OP Care
9. SICU/Burns
10. General Surgery 1
11. General Surgery 2
12. Hepatobiliary
13. Colorectal
14. Vascular
15. Endocrine
16. Breast & Plastics
17. Pediatric
18. Trauma
19. Cardiothoracic
20. High Yield Review 2

When launched, Scrub Wars was very popular among students, professors, physicians, & gaming experts at the 2014 and 2015 AMSA Annual meeting, 2014 and 2015 UC Davis Pre-Health Expo, 2014 AAMC Annual Meeting, and 2013 DevLearn/Adobe Learning Summit.


“Scrub Wars is a hilarious app” that “definitely teaches in an innovative fashion, and utilizes spaced repetition.”
Illtifat Husain, MD- ER professor at Wake University School of Medicine

Scrub Wars was cited by GEN as one of the “best science apps” in 2017 as a creative study tool where “the game doesn’t lag. Therefore, students may enjoy uninterrupted intergalactic biology review.”
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN)

Cited Scrub Wars as part of the paradigm shift in medical education from classroom-based learning to “gamifying learning in medical school.”
University of Utah Health Radio

“It is excellent. I even had a few questions from the demo on my class exams already. It covers all subjects. Highly recommended.”
Brad S.- 2nd year medical student

“Learning through gaming is not new, but applying it to medical education and practice is a relatively novel idea due to the complexity of the field of medicine and the fidelity required to approach the ‘reality’ required to enrich the clinical experience. “ Scrub Wars was cited multiple times as part of the new wave of successful study tools utilizing gamification effectively to promote medical learning.
- Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH- President of American
Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)

“Rapidly review high-yield physiology topics by playing this exciting space shooter app that gamifies learning so your studying is more efficient and productive.”
iPhone Addict

“Scrub Wars is a great educational game that is a must have for every student of medicine. It can refresh students’ knowledge, give them confidence, enable them to learn in an entertaining way and at unconventional locations.”
INTELLLECTUAAPP- App Review publication

“This is a great way to learn. While playing, learning comes quicker and naturally. Saves time. So glad I purchased this app!”
Dr. Gabriella- resident physician

“This app is a fun way to master pharmacology.”
Sauti Ledbetter, MSN-FNP at The Chamberlain Blog

“Scrub Wars, an app designed for medical students. Featured spaced repetition as well as gaming techniques, students can complement their tedious book-based education with something more engaging and intriguing.”
Jon Davies- Dealer Marketing Magazine

“Scrub Wars is a wonderful app that makes studying for COMLEX easy and fun.”
Jayden Cooper, COMLEX Level 1 & USMLE Step 1 instructor

“Yo. This is DOPE!”
Zubin Damania, MD (ZDoggMD), CEO of Turntable Health &
Medical Rapper

What’s New

Version 4.0

Updates below. Please send any feedback by emailing or by leaving a 5 star review.

In 2018, we surpassed 100,000 downloads and listened to feedback from hundreds of medical students who used Scrub Wars to crush their course tests, board exams, and clinical rotations. These changes were made:

•Questions updated and re-edited by our team consisting of physicians, professors, residents, and medical students.
•Direct links to our other medical study apps for professional students in their preclinical years as well as in clinical rotations (i.e. pharmacology, surgery, biochemistry, neurology,ER, physiology, and basic science review)
•Vary the speed of the game by playing in normal and slow modes based on your comfort with the medical board topics
•SURGERY content relevant for clinical medical students (USMLE Step 2 & COMLEX Level 2) clinical dental students (NBDE), physician assistant students (PANCE/PANRE), nursing students (NCLEX RN and PN), pharmacy students (NAPLEX).

Ratings and Reviews

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Precision Enterprises, LLC
61.7 MB

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



Age Rating
Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
Unrestricted Web Access
In-App Purchases
  1. 1,000 SURGERY questions $14.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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