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Figure 1 app review: access a growing library of high-quality clinical images and safely share your own with professionals



Recently featured by CBS, The Atlantic, Medgadget, and Mashable, this is an innovative app for iPhone and iPad that has been developed to provide healthcare professionals with a secure way of sharing photos in a clinical context, enabling the free and open discussion of ideas.

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Even though I’m not a health professional, I have definitely found this to be a very interesting app to review. There is a ton of fascinating imagery contained within this app, and it’s great to see mature and respectful discussion going on in a social media format.

This is a great app with a lot of potential in the world of medicine, so it definitely receives a very strong recommendation from me.

Figure 1 - Medical Cases


Register Using Your Doximity Account

The first thing you’ll need to do before you can start using Figure 1 is create a user account. This is a very quick process, however, and if you have a Doximity account you can use this to make an account, so you should be up and running within a matter of seconds.

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Once you’ve got your account set up, you’ll be taken to the main interface which features a host of Suggested Images, all of which are presented in a standard news feed format as you would expect from any other kind of social media or photo sharing app.

I should note that given the nature of this app, some of the images on display are not for the faint of heart, so please bear this in mind before signing up if you don’t have a legitimate interest in the field of medicine.


Browse Anatomy and Specialty Categories

If you’re looking for something specific, then I would recommend taking a look at the Categories section. In here you’ll be able to browse the content based on either various aspects of Anatomy, or according to medical Specialty such as:

  • Allergy and Immunology;
  • Cardiac Surgery;
  • Critical Care;
  • Emergency Medicine;
  • Endocrinology;
  • Gastroenterology;
  • Hematology;                
  • Internal Medicine;
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery; and
  • Many more.
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If you like what you see in this app and would like to invite some of your colleagues to sign up, you can do so from within the Profile section by tapping the Invite Colleagues button and choosing people from your iPhone Contacts list.


Figure 1 - Medical Cases


Pros and Cons


  • Quick and easy registration by using your Doximity account
  • Easily upload photos by synchronizing this app with your Dropbox account
  • Invite your colleagues to use the service via your iPhone Contacts list



  • There is nothing negative to say about this app


Final Words

Figure 1 is a must-have iPhone and iPad app for any of you who are either medical professionals or are currently in training and are looking to learn more about various issues in a friendly and open-ended environment.

There seems to be a lot of curiosity and respect in the community which is something I really like to see in an app of this kind, so you’d be doing yourself a great service by downloading it!


Figure 1 - Medical Cases

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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.