DocTAP87

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I'm about to rent some textbooks but one of the instructors mentioned having a copy of our cardiopulm book is helpful for the NPTE. Is it true that I should be buying all of my textbooks to prepare for the NPTE or do you think renting is okay?

Not often did the instructors even use the textbooks so I haven't felt the need to purchase them, which costs considerably more, but I don't want to end up hurting myself come time to take the license exam.

Thanks for any help.
 

PT703

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I'm about to rent some textbooks but one of the instructors mentioned having a copy of our cardiopulm book is helpful for the NPTE. Is it true that I should be buying all of my textbooks to prepare for the NPTE or do you think renting is okay?

Not often did the instructors even use the textbooks so I haven't felt the need to purchase them, which costs considerably more, but I don't want to end up hurting myself come time to take the license exam.

Thanks for any help.
I have been renting my books, the only book I bought was the atlas for anatomy. If you have good notes keep them and study from those for the NPTE. That's what I plan to do, along with practice tests and such.
 

Bones26

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Rent during school and purchase the ones you'd like to use as a reference when you're a new grad/in your clinicals.

I didn't really use any textbooks or notes to prep for the NPTE. I just used my prep book and practice exams. I believe that the majority of my classmates did the same.
 

truthseeker

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Google knows everything but its nice to have Netter's anatomy on hand to show patients things. Most of the rest won't be current in 10 years.
 
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