Read by QxMD

Your personalized medical & scientific journal

  • Keep up with the latest new research that will impact your practice
  • One tap access to full text
  • Search millions of articles from PubMed and our database of outstanding topic reviews
  • Read your favorite journals or browse article collections.
  • Access full text through your university/institutional subscription or via open access publishers
  • Share articles with colleagues over email, Twitter and Facebook
  • Organize, review & publish your personal article collections

Integration with your Institution

Read by QxMD seamlessly integrates with your institution to allow for automatic one-tap access to full text articles.

No need to deal with complicated proxy settings and lengthy URLs – Read by QxMD handle everything for you.

Those at institutions who opt for Read integration will enjoy the following benefits:

1 Tap Access to Papers

Access articles with a single tap. Read gets you access to full text, fast.

Paper Availability

Visual indicator to see which papers are available through your institutional holdings.

Priority Support

Need help?  Get expedited access to our support team.
Read by QxMD is a must have app for any busy clinician. Connected to my home institution library allows me easy access in seconds to patient care topics I need to research. I also can seamlessly save the journal article to my electronic file for later use. I have shared this app with dozens of colleagues, medical students, and residents- all have found it extremely useful.
Gary Chmielewski, MD, FACS

Associate Professor , University Thoracic Surgeons , Rush University Medical Center

We’ve always been big fans of Read, which we affectionately call the Flipboard for medical journals.

The app enables you to use your institutional login to access your medical journals in a easy to consume manner. The app has social integrations, a commenting section, and other features — letting you know the key articles your colleagues are reading.

Iltifat Husain, MD

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, iMedicalApps, Assistant Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Overall, Read by QxMD was the clear consensus favorite … the QxMD team has done a remarkable job of putting together an app that is practically useful on a day to day basis. Some of the key points that made Read our favorite included:

  • A very intuitive user interface for both tablet and smartphone
  • Really fast full text downloads via institutional proxy access
  • Ability to create and save collections of PDFs on the device for offline access
  • Robust sharing options for papers that you download
  • Integrated extensive tools for annotation while you read.

Extracted from iMedicalApps review

iMedical Apps team including Megan von Isenburg

Associate Director, Research & Education, Duke University Medical Center Library

Why We Built 'Read'

Health care professionals need to stay up to date on the latest medical research and topic reviews to provide optimal care. Unfortunately, the process of content discovery is broken with research artificially compartmentalized by publishers and hidden behind countless institutional pay walls.

At QxMD, we believe that knowledge translation– the process by which new knowledge is incorporated into clinical practice – is an important and unsolved challenge for our health care system. We hope that ‘Read by QxMD’ will be a part of the solution.

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Read is already integrated with hundreds of hospitals and universities including:

Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, Washington University, Yale University, Columbia University, Duke University, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Washington, University of California–Los Angeles, Vanderbilt University, University of Pittsburgh, Cornell University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Northwestern University, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Emory University, University of North Carolina, University of Virginia, New York University, Mayo Medical School, University of Wisconsin, University of Iowa, University of Rochester, Boston University, Dartmouth Medical School, University of Alabama—Birmingham, University of Southern California, Brown University, University of Colorado—Denver, University of Maryland
Ohio State University, University of Minnesota, Yeshiva University, University of California—Davis, Wake Forest University, Tufts University, Temple University, Georgetown University, Indiana University, University of Florida, University of Massachusetts, University of Utah, Medical College of Wisconsin, George Washington University, University of Texas Health Science Center, Jefferson Medical College, Medical University of South Carolina, Stony Brook University, University at Buffalo, University of Vermont, Rush University, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, University of Connecticut, University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Texas Health Science Center, Georgia Health Sciences University, St. Louis University, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Kansas Medical Center, University of Oklahoma, University of Missouri, University of Louisville,
University of South Florida, Wayne State University, University of Arizona, Creighton University, University of Hawaii, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Michigan State University, Texas A&M Health Science Center, University of New Mexico, Drexel University, University of Nevada, University of South Carolina, West Virginia University, MidWestern University, University of Toledo, University of New England, Loma Linda University, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Wellesley College, University of Warwick, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, McGill University, Queen’s University, University of Alberta, McMaster University, Dalhousie University, University of Calgary, University of Saskatchewan, Western University, University of Manitoba and many more