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COMP - newbie question

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by JJ34, May 17, 2002.

  1. JJ34

    JJ34 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 29, 2002
    Long Beach, CA
    hello all,

    as an incoming class of 2006er, i know you take the laptops to class, but do students take their books to class too? i got my laptop but am unsure what type of case to get for it. do you use those huge rolling cases for your laptops? a rolling backpack? a regular backpack? seems unimportant, but what do you use? thanks.

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  3. Amra

    Amra A Quiet Voice of Reason 10+ Year Member

    Jun 20, 2001
    South Beach, Florida
    Strange that I answer this, as I'm a NSUCOMer... yet I did spend some time out there in Cali when I interviewed (thank you Yosh and Tighe!)... so theorectically, I am qualified to answer the question.

    I really depends on you. There is one student there that takes all her books with her to all her classes (she has the rolly suitcase thingy) - there are some that just take their notes and some take both. It really depends on how you learn...

  4. Yosh

    Yosh Livin' in the WINDY CITY 10+ Year Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    NW Indiana
    Good to see you are still around and remembering us....Wanted to wish you the best of luck at Nova....

    By the way...your curly red-headed friend says know the one..from the parking lot in front of my apt....yeah...her
  5. Eric714

    Eric714 Senior Member Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2000
    Southern CA

    Most students just took their laptops and their notes, which were usually in a binder. You don't get much room on the counter once you get your laptop set up.

    As for what to bring it in, people had either rolling ones or regular backpacks. The people with rolling ones used to it save their backs, but they were also more cumbersome since you have to carry them upstairs as well as try to negotiate the narrow aisles with them. Also, I would tease any male I knew who had one :) So there are pros and cons with both.

    Good luck with next year,
  6. Yosh

    Yosh Livin' in the WINDY CITY 10+ Year Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    NW Indiana
    Just to clarify, the MS1 Classroom is on the 1st floor....and the stairs problem won't present itself until 2nd year.
    As far as the "rolling" bags....Hmmm I have a messenger bag that I use..or a backpack, which is more than sufficient...
    Like you said...binders for our notes/handouts is more than adequate for what we need... every incoming MS1 buys all these textbooks...YOU WON'T NEED THEM

    All you will need is Netter, Robbinson's Path, and maybe Moore's Anatomy for 1st semester.

    I ended up buying books so I could read up and do a little extra...and soon came to realize that finding the time to complete what was expected was hard enough...and time for extra....a luxury that never really presented itself...
    ...and when there was extra time...there was drinking to be done..which the MS2's were ammenable to as well...

    Don't buy anything till you meet your "2nd Year" mentor...and we will lead you guys....TRUST ME!

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