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gWhiz and McGraw-Hill Education Release New Medical App: PreTest Self Assessment and Review


Medical professionals are a harried bunch. That's why we are sure they will appreciate our latest mobile educational app, PreTest Self Assessment and Review, developed along with the experts at McGraw-Hill Education. With detailed questions and answers from eight major medical topics including Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery, Neurology, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Physical Diagnosis, this engaging medical app is sure to make studying for the USMLE and medical boards a much easier task.

Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) October 24, 2012

Medicine is a noble profession, and for many, the dream of a lifetime. Turning this dream into a reality is not without its challenges. Medical students face an avalanche of data from a wide range of topics which they must study, understand and ultimately commit to memory. With the new iOS medical app from McGraw-Hill Education and gWhiz, PreTest Self Assessment and Review, this task just got a whole lot easier.

With questions and detailed answers covering major topics included in the USMLE and medical board exams, this iOS app has it all. Based on material from the latest print edition, this free starter pack app includes 25 questions in each of eight major topics and is expandable to hundreds more through in-app purchases. Current topics include Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery, Neurology, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Physical Diagnosis, with more in the pipeline.

“Here at gWhiz, we harness the latest technologies to create tools that facilitate lifelong learning for students from all walks of life” notes Kevin Reville, gWhiz founder. “Students in the medical field are no exception. With the PreTest medical app, they can learn on their own terms and at their own pace.”

“The PreTest and Self Assessment app provides medical students with new ways to access and interact with McGraw-Hill Education's world-renowned content,” says Scott Grilo, vice president and group publisher of McGraw-Hill Professional. “We are committed to creating innovative products to engage students and improve academic outcomes.”

The app's versatility is unmatched in the marketplace. Beyond simply reviewing the material in PreTest, users have the opportunity to flag questions and create customized quizzes, thus allowing for easier review of problem areas. Users can also access detailed analytics to review their quiz history and statistics like their weekly progress and their category strength and weaknesses. By offering a rigorous review of key concepts and facts, this app gives users the knowledge they need to master the USMLE and medical boards and begin rewarding professional careers.

Launched in 2008, gWhiz has established itself as a leading provider of engaging mobile educational applications. The company is focused on developing innovative educational software to foster a lifetime of learning for professionals and students of all ages. With hundreds of titles currently available on many platforms including the Apple's iOS devices, Android (including the Kindle Fire and Nook), BlackBerry, and Netbooks, the company's depth of experience is unmatched in the industry. gWhiz believes that contemporary mobile technology provides a unique opportunity to offer powerful, entertaining, on-the-go learning and student collaboration tools. For more information, go to or visit us on Facebook or Twitter.

ABOUT McGraw-Hill Professional
McGraw-Hill Professional is a leading global provider of print and electronic content and services for the medical, technical, and business communities. Its offerings include reference and certification books for all professional and educational disciplines and online solutions on medical and health, engineering, business, and scientific topics. For more information, visit

McGraw-Hill Education is a content, software and services-based education company that draws on more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions, which improve learning outcomes around the world. McGraw-Hill is the adaptive education technology leader with the vision for creating a highly personalized learning experience that prepares students of all ages for the world that awaits. The company has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 65 languages. For additional information, visit

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