I also recommend the cardio III: http://www.amazon.com/Littmann-3128-.../dp/B000F4UOXY
If you search around you may be able to find a deal.
I was shadowing a newly minted attending and she had used her stethoscope throughout med school and residency. Saving 50-70$ on something you can use for 7+ years isn't that big of a deal.
Originally Posted by sandiego1
I'm about to start med school and have a cheap stethoscope from my work as an emt. A resident I spoke with advised me to use that until I decide which field I'm going into. He said that the cheap one would be fine for med school and that I should only buy a nice one if I decide to go into a field where I'd need a nice one. Thoughts?
I agree you could swing it with that one for the first 2 years. Then again, I would still buy a III, I know I will be using one in residency.