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did u buy complete diagnostic set for 2nd year?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Yogi Bear, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear 2K Member
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    i'm curious what everyone thinks about buying a complete diagnostic set w/ panoptic opthalmoscope, otoscope, etc. ~$500-600..
     
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    Crazy. In the clinic there is one in every exam room. In the hospital there is one at every nurse's station.
     
  4. Jaded Soul

    Jaded Soul Proloxil > Zoloft
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    I was required to buy one at the beginning of med school. I hardly ever use it now. I definitely needed it during first and second year, though. During our Introduction to Clinical Medicine course, we had to do complete exams every week on real patients at the hospital, and not every ward had an oto-ophthalmoscope available.

    Since then, I haven't used it. It sits on my shelf collecting dust now because there is always one in the admitting area or clinic room. Plus, now if I absolutely need one on the floor and there isn't one available, I know where to go to get one.
     
  5. oudoc08

    oudoc08 Please pass the gas...
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    I bought a W.A. oto/opthalm diag kit last year and used it on the ambulance (thus getting to deduct it as an unreimbursed employee expense on taxes).
     
  6. SurgONC

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    Buy the cheapest set you can find! I only use mine for practice standardized patients and clinical competency exams. Although I'm not on clinical rotations yet, I suspect you will never need your own set, since they are in every patient room and examining room.
     
  7. flighterdoc

    flighterdoc Rocket Scientist
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    Buy what you need on Ebay.
     
  8. ericdamiansean

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    that's fine..but be careful

    actually..a stethoscope, and a pen torch is all you need..and a PDA.. :D
     

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