One of the more active forum discussions at the Student Doctor Network (SDN) deals with the topic of "Droid vs. iPhone." Medical students want to know: which is better?
If your medical school mandates that you should have either an iPhone or an iPod touch, then I think the answer is obvious. However, if your medical school allows you to have some flexibility in your smartphone selection, then which would you choose?
Given recent complains about the AT&T network, I'm not sure that I'd want to switch to AT&T. Given the relatively low volume of medical apps for Android, I'm not sure I'd want to use an Android smartphone as a medical student.
So which is better for a medical student? My vote would be for the Apple iPhone right now simply because there are so many more educational medical apps that are either free or relatively affordable. Plus, given that many medical schools have selected the iPhone for their medical students, you may have an opportunity to leverage some of the educational resources designed for these students.