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WHSL Paediatrics: Mobile

A Guide for students and staff in the field of paediatrics

Medical Apps

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Here are a few suggestions for apps you might find useful. The links will direct you to where you can download the app. You will need to download these onto your mobile device

Wireless and Mobile at Wits University

The Witwatersrand Health Sciences Library is fully covered for WiFi access, and there are power points at each work station, where you can charge your tablet or cell phone. There is also WiFi coverage in the medicinal garden outside.

For details on how to set up your access, please download one of the booklets produced by  WIts Information and Communications Technology ( WITS  ICT). There is a booklet for staff, and one for students, with links below.

Please note that the librarians are not qualified to set up, or trouble shoot WiFi access for you. If you cannot resolve a problem yourself

 - you can take your tablet to the WITS ICT  at the  WITS ICT Offices  on  3rd floor of Medical School or at WITS ICT Solomon Mahlangu House, Braamfontein.

 - phone ITS ICT help line (011717 1717/2495/2785) or

 - log a call online


*Reset your password at any time:  (Staff need to first register at  )

*Register your new or existing mobile device at:

*Log your own call on our portal:


Mobile AccessPediatrics

Mobile View – View and search across select texts from your mobile device 

For the iPhone, Blackberry Bold, and Google Android devices: The mobile version of AccessPediatrics features an essential portion of the site’s content optimized for the unique size and speed constraints of mobile browsers. In order to access the mobile version of AccessPediatrics, you need to create a personal My AccessPediatrics account from any on-site Wits computer. After this one-time registration, you will be able to log on to on your phone using your My AccessPediatrics username and password. 

For the iPad: The screen of the iPad is sufficiently large and its processor sufficiently complex to accommodate the full site. Those users who wish to access the site on their iPad will need to log in to the site remotely as they would if they were accessing a site through a remote computer. 

Wits Mobile Catalogue

Social Media Use

Here is some practical and ethical guidance for doctors and medical students.

Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary

The Merriam Webster medical dictionary is now available on your mobile device. The National Library of Medicine  (NLM) has made this available via MedlinePlus Mobile. This includes sound clips so you can hear how to pronounce the term.