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What do you suggest as the most cost-effective diagnositc equipment to buy for an MS-I? I am thinking of going on Ebay but I'm not sure what to look at...
 

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emidesu said:
What do you suggest as the most cost-effective diagnositc equipment to buy for an MS-I? I am thinking of going on Ebay but I'm not sure what to look at...


Do we really need to buy this?

I ask because at other schools (from what I have been told) students can get to use the physician's kit and later on purchase it if she/he desires or needs it.
 

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I'm not going to buy anything until the very very last moment I have to.

I could use that 900 plus dollars on something else like Xanax. :rolleyes:
 

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DO Sigma Nu guy said:
I'm not going to buy anything until the very very last moment I have to.

I could use that 900 plus dollars on something else like Xanax. :rolleyes:


LOL

get some coca leaves instead carnal, makes some excelent tea :D
 

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You need an opthalmoascope/otoscope kit, tuning fork, and blood pressure cup. You are not allowed to use the equipment in the standardized patient room. You are given a stethoscope from the Penn. osteopathic society. Welsh Allen gives a special at the beginign of the year, but you can also look around. You will use this equipment your first year so it is not a waste.
 

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I was one of those students who decided to hold out. Apparently, my 1st year was when they really started enforcing this annoying rule. I got by both years by bumming equipement from my classmates/friends when we had to see standardized patients or for exam purposes. It's almost useless beyond 2nd year.

Moral of the story: Just know that you CAN do without it, assuming you are social enough to make good friends in class...;)
 

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Hey sigma Nu, Usarmydoc...
You will be buying kits right? :rolleyes:
j/k
 

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Perhaps a bit unethical but I have a handheld oto/opthalmo that I no longer need. I would be more than happy to sell to someone.

I did use it during my first and second year at PCOM but have not needed it since as I have not rotated anywhere that hasnt had the equipment readily available.

Who SHOULD keep their equipment?

Military students (they get it free anyway) who may end up somewhere where it could be needed. Also students who decide to do an elective in a foreign country should keep it.
 

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DO Sigma Nu guy said:
HaHa

Usarmydoc are you?


I was actually given a whole kit for free....Top of the line Welch Allyn......I think it costs close to a grand or a little more... :D


I was also given a cardiology stethoscope...man drug reps are awesome when they hear you are going to med school. :laugh:
 

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USArmyDoc said:
I was actually given a whole kit for free....Top of the line Welch Allyn......I think it costs close to a grand or a little more... :D


I was also given a cardiology stethoscope...man drug reps are awesome when they hear you are going to med school. :laugh:

We will be very goood friends. :laugh:
 

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Thanks for the input, guys!
 
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