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Preparation for Med School.

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by fnacci0112, Apr 26, 2002.

  1. fnacci0112

    fnacci0112 New Member

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    Hello All,

    I'm beginning medical school in August and am curious to know what resources you recommend I have with me. Are there books (e.g., medical dictionary, drug index, etc.) that you wish you'd have with you when you started but didn't? Are there other things (e.g., a stethoscope, scrubs) that I should plan to bring along? Finally, what tools (e.g., books, pocket indices, etc.) do you think you couldn't do without while in med school?

    Thank you,
    D

    "Even a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
     
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  3. PimplePopperMD

    PimplePopperMD Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    It's best to wait to get everything until you get to school. Particularly the tools; oftentimes there will be specials on steths, as well as people there to tell you what sort you need...

    If you're really chomping at the bit, you'll absolutely need a dictionary. Stedmans is my preference. And you'll need a Netter Anatomy Atlas.

    Congrats!
     
  4. shorrin

    shorrin the ninth doctor 7+ Year Member

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    Hi PPMD,

    You've helped me out before with your great advice and I am happy to say that I will attending UIC this fall. I don't know which campus yet though.

    I would really love to get in the chicago campus - who do I beg to? I already live here and I DON'T want to move.

    any thoughts?
     
  5. PMPMD

    PMPMD 4G MD Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

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    Some schools put out a book survey that lists what books people actually used. Usually, of the dozen or so books offered for each class, there are a few that are all you really need. You might want to try to find that before you buy anything.

    If you wanna buy something, buy some scrubs, and wear them out. Cause chicks definitely dig scrubs.
     
  6. grasshopper

    grasshopper Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    ABout how much will the stethescope that I'll be buying for med school cost, just out of curiousity?
     
  7. ckent

    ckent Banned Banned

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by grasshopper:
    <strong>ABout how much will the stethescope that I'll be buying for med school cost, just out of curiousity?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">$100-$130 for a good one.
     
  8. med student

    med student Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by grasshopper:
    <strong>ABout how much will the stethescope that I'll be buying for med school cost, just out of curiousity?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Take your time and don't buy a stethoscope right away. Wait and see what kind your profs like and also what the upperclassman like. Many people buy one the first week when it is not really necessary. How much it will cost depends there are some very good stethoscopes for $50 (littman 2) and there are also some scopes that are $150. The difference is not that much so find your classmates who rushed out to buy one and use theirs and see what you like.
     
  9. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

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    Since this is a topic of interest to both allopathic and osteopathic students I"ll move it to the Everyone Forum.
     

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