Navy Medicine has developed and is offering a free mobile app, called the Anatomy Study Guide, for medical students and professionals, and anyone else interested in learning about anatomy.

The app, available from iTunes and Google Play, serves as an educational and recruitment tool, says Commander Bradley Kluegel, director of the medical programs division, which supports medical officer recruiting efforts. Launched on June 13, the app has been downloaded more than 7,600 times as of August 4.

The app, with 10 high-resolution 3-D diagrams of the body, enables navigating through 11 systems of the body with zoom-in and zoom-out capability. Users can turn around the model body or flip it, take notes, and test their knowledge. It also includes videos from Navy physicians and links to learn about the 30 healthcare communities within the Navy, where 13,000 active and reserve medical officers serve 324,000 sailors and their families.

The Anatomy Study Guide previously was in a booklet version for recruiters to pass out, Kluegel says. With the app, clinicians can visually show patients the areas of the body under consideration while explaining findings and treatments.

Making the app available to everyone brings new tools to physicians inside and outside of Navy Medicine, and knowledge to medical students, those considering a medical career and health consumers, Kluegel notes, and it won’t hurt with recruiting. “This is an avenue for folks to find out what Navy Medicine has to offer.”

A brief video on the app is available here.

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