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Free things in Med School

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Nancy, Oct 27, 2000.

  1. Nancy

    Dec 11, 1998
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    Companies used to give med students free things at the beginning of each year.

    One of those freebies was a small blue notebook with the students' names printed on the cover, from Burroughs Wellcome Co in NC.

    Do companies still do that? Did you get anything free when school started this year?

    If so, which companies were giving things, and what did they give?

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  3. turtleboard

    turtleboard SDN Advisor

    Jun 3, 1999
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    When I started last year we got NOTHING.

    Well, I guess we did get a "Humanism in Medicine" pin from then Gold Foundation and a book entitled "On Doctoring" from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as part of the White Coat ceremony.

    If you ask me, I'd rather get a notebook. [​IMG]

    Tim of New York City.
  4. Djanaba

    Djanaba Senior Member

    May 4, 2000
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    More and more med schools are prohibiting gifts to students from pharmaceutical and supply companies. They can still fund lunches, give presentations, offer harbor cruises, etc., but their gift-giving power is reduced. You may want to take a look at your school's policy. (Incidentally, this week's JAMA has some thought-provoking articles on the issue.)

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