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Stethoscope Preferences??

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by FutureDoc2011, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. FutureDoc2011

    FutureDoc2011 2+ Year Member

    Nov 17, 2006
    Richmond, VA
    My grandpa insists on buying me my first stethoscope - What's a good stetho for future docs?? :D
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  3. DragonWell

    DragonWell Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2004
    The Littman Cardiology III seems to be a popular model.
  4. JonnyG

    JonnyG IN the hospitals.... 7+ Year Member

    Your profile says PCOM and LECOM are on your list. You get a free Litman III if you go to either of these schools from POMA. Might be nice for your grandfather to get you your first oto/opthalmascope or a different brand stethoscope for variety.
  5. Jamers

    Jamers Sexy Man 10+ Year Member

    Dec 6, 2005
    North Carolina
    You guys get a free stethoscope?? All we got was a copy of Netter's, what a rip. I would say Cardio three is the choice but if you are already getting that for free, go with the opthalmascope.
  6. emeddo

    emeddo OMS 5+ Year Member

    Feb 18, 2006
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Well at least you can be consoled with your "free" laptop :)
  7. MrToilet

    MrToilet 5+ Year Member

    Dec 28, 2006
    I use the Littmann Cardiology III, it works very well. If you buy a Littmann stethoscope from, you get a free Student Kit, with ascultation sounds, a free Littmann ID tag, and an extra set of earbuds. The CD is a little dry, but it lets you hear a variety of sounds.

    The Littmann Master Cardiology is nice too, a bit more expensive, though. Quite a few nurses at work use Prestige Medical ones, those seem to be nice too.

    just my $0.02.
  8. LukeWhite

    LukeWhite USC Pulm/CCM 2014 Physician 10+ Year Member

    Oct 10, 2002
    New York City
    I love my Magna Fortis. You can order them with any color combination of tubing, and your odds of losing it are a bit less than with the ubiquitous Littmann.

    Another nifty advantage: some models have a special diaphragm with a pointed tip, which as far as I know is unique to the MF. This acts as like a parabolic pickup, letting you listen through clothes (or more commonly) layers upon layers of impenetrable fat. I've had some luck hearing otherwise inauscultatable sounds with it, though it's admittedly a bit of a pain to switch diaphragms for every patient.
  9. Old_Mil

    Old_Mil Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 19, 2004
    Littman cardio III...don't skimp on your equipment.
  10. FutureDoc2011

    FutureDoc2011 2+ Year Member

    Nov 17, 2006
    Richmond, VA
    I just ordered a Littman Cardio III. Thanks for all your input! :thumbup:

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