OMT table

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  1. drchris33

    drchris33 MSIV
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    I was wondering how much, approximately, OMT tables cost? Where do you buy them? I am going to UHS in the fall, and was just curious.

    Also, where do you buy your op/otoscopes; are they available at the bookstore, or should you search the net?

    Chris
     
  2. Frosty

    Frosty Junior Member
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    drchris33,

    In regards to diagnostic equipment, most schools usually have reps. visit with student discounts. The discounts are usually pretty good (I have an uncle who works as a purchaser for Maine Medical Center and I was going to get the equipment through him, but after comparing the prices - he told me that we were getting a deal through the reps ... so I went with them). Ask around at your school, usually one of the clubs (Family Practice, etc.) hosts the sale.

    As for the OMM Table ... try ebay?

    -Frosty
     
  3. drchris33

    drchris33 MSIV
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    Frosty--
    Thanks for the info. Really appreciate it.

    Chris
     
  4. Popoy

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    Here at DMU our UAAO did a mass order and we got it really cheap.... You can also directly order from the company and ask for a discount as you are a medical student.

    If I remember correctly I paid approx $300 for a table w/head rest, T-shirt, and bag.... I'm not sure about the specifics but I highly suggest asking the school's UAAO about mass ordering it for the class.
     
  5. Yosh

    Yosh Livin' in the WINDY CITY
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    I agree with Popoy,

    I go to Western/COMP and the price is about ~$300 as well....My roomate is in the military and so his was paid for...so I get to have one to use...
    Aside from OMM...they are great to lay down and watch TV...thinking of all the tired mornings in OMM..laying on those tables wishing I could just go to sleep.....NOW I CAN
    Another thought is that UAAO members here can "rent" tables the weeekend before our midterm and finals to practice...I believe for members is $2 a day...Check with your UAAO as well....
     
  6. macman

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    As far as OMT tables-do not get one of those "massage" tables-definetely get a height adjustable, light table such as a stronglight--above all-wait till you get to campus to see what you need and what you don't (you may find someone to share a table/med kit with.

    -t-bone
     

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