Apps for Mobile Devices: FAQ for UpToDate

Library resources containing disease and drug information and assorted clinical tools for mobile devices.


Frequently Asked Questions for UpToDate


Q: How do I gain CME credits through UpToDate?

A: You will need to be logged into your personal account. Use the Log In/Register button on the main search page within UpToDate. This page can be accessed from any Vanderbilt University registered IP address by typing and using both your UpToDate User Name and Password or by completing the registration information (to obtain an UpToDate User Name and Password). CME/CE/CPD credit accrues when using UpToDate via mobile web or the UpToDate Mobile App. However, to redeem your credits, you must log in to your UpToDate account online via a desktop or laptop computer.

Q: What is my MOC/CC board ID for CME e-submissions?

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)/Continuing Certification (CC) is a program for board-certified specialists and subspecialists to maintain their specialty certification by meeting requirements to demonstrate they are staying current with medical knowledge and practice. Go Here to see contact information.

Q: I did not register upon my first access to UpToDate, how do I register now?

A: You may register by going to the My Account/CME tab and clicking on the Click here to register link, when accessing through an integrated access point. Or you may click on the Register/Login button on the main search page within UpToDate.

Q: When will I use my UpToDate username and password?

A: These credentials allow you to access the full features of UpToDate. This includes the ability to earn and manage CME credits, access to the UpToDate Mobile Apps for iOS, Android, and Windows 8 mobile devices, as well as the ability to login directly to from any computer outside the Vanderbilt University network.

Q: I have an Individual Subscription - can I still register?

A: Yes, when presented with the registration form, simply enter your user name and password in the Log In section of the page. This will connect your individual account with the Vanderbilt University enterprise account.

Q: How do I access from home?

A: Log into Vanderbilt University using your Vanderbilt network login that is established for remote access using the Login Button on the Eskind Library Homepage. Once in the Vanderbilt University network, you should be able to click on the link to UpToDate as you do when you are on site.

If you have registered for UpToDate Anywhere access, you can access from either the UpToDate Mobile app or you can use your UpToDate credentials by accessing and clicking the Register/Login button on the UpToDate main search page.

Q: Can I use the UpToDate mobile app?

A: Yes! The UpToDate Mobile App is now available for Vanderbilt University clinicians! The UpToDate app is available for iOS, Android, and Windows 8 devices. Please download the appropriate app, register for your UpToDate credentials through either your integrated access point within Vanderbilt University by using the Register/Login button on the UpToDate main search page from Once your registration is confirmed you may now use those UpToDate credentials to login via your mobile device. (Full Instructions on how to get access to the UpToDate app)

Q: Can I access UpToDate from my mobile device?

A: In addition to the Mobile App mentioned above, you are able to access UpToDate from any mobile device when located within any Vanderbilt University facility. When connected to Vanderbilt University wireless internet, open your internet browser and type to receive an optimized view of UpToDate.