Alan Gardner


"Reasoning is over-rated. In time, you will know an abnormal retina not because you reasoned your way to the answer, but because you have seen it before. When confronted by Grandma you don't stop and think, "Hmm, elderly woman, short, white hair, smells funny... AH! By this train of thought, this is Grandma!" No. You know Grandma because you've seen her before."
-Dr. Larry Hansen, Professor of Pathology, U.C. San Diego School of Medicine


iHematology is an exciting, practical application that teaches you how to recognize common blood cells. Without a doubt, the images contained in the iHematology library will be seen in clinic and on exams. The blood cells are presented in a rapid quiz format and are organized according to clinical relevance and which will be encountered most frequently. For each image, there is a concise description to make each pathology distinguishable. iHematology also includes options to create custom quizzes and to see specific images from the collection.


Repetition is the branding iron of knowledge and this application may help make healthcare providers better at recognizing blood cells. Students of all backgrounds, including medical, nursing, paramedic, emergency medical technician, pharmacy, phlebotomy, and undergraduate will discover that iHematology is an enjoyable and efficient way to learn. Professionals, including MDs, DOs, PAs, NPs, RNs, NDs, phlebotomists, paramedics, EMT-Bs, residents, and interns, will find that iHematology is a fun, interactive way to brush up on hematology. Medical students studying for Step 1 and Step 2 of the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Exam) will find iHematology extremely high yield in preparing for the multimedia questions. In addition, iHematology is straightforward and can be used by anyone interested in learning about common blood cells.


Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch.
Requires iPhone 3.0 Software Update or above.



A special thank you the Wadsworth Center! All photos found in this app are courtesy and copyright of the Clinical Chemistry and Hematology Laboratory, Wadsworth Center, NY State Department of Health. Please visit their website at

    Content development team:
  • Ornusa "Nan" Teerasukjinda, M.D.
  • Christie Fujinaka, Touro University CA, MSPAS/MPH program
  • Trevor Fujinaka, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • Quynhly Nguyen, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • Li Philips, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Jesse Chang, Claremont McKenna College
  • Mary Kaehler, Georgetown University
  • Kelly Kanemori, De Anza College
  • Philip Mendonca, University of the Pacific