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Taking anything to orientation?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by KyGrlDr2B, Jul 23, 2002.

  1. KyGrlDr2B

    KyGrlDr2B 7+ Year Member

    Oct 15, 2001
    For all of you soon to be MS1's, are you taking a backpack to orientation? I'm figuring they'll be giving out stuff and I'll need something to carry it in. On the other hand, orientation lasts a week so will we be given tons of crap everyday or just on the first day??
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  3. NineSixteen

    NineSixteen Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 13, 2001
    Definately something to carry stuff in would be good, but I stopped carrying a backpack (I'm old) I have a bag that I use for work that's kind of a big purse....big enough to hold a notebook or two. I'll prolly bring that :)
  4. KyGrlDr2B

    KyGrlDr2B 7+ Year Member

    Oct 15, 2001
    Yeah, I want to get one of those satchel thingies but so far all the ones I have found are huge. I'm kinda petite and it looks like I'm hauling my mom's purse around. ;)
  5. starplayer

    starplayer Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    chicago, il
    I have been shopping for a school bag (not a backpack) for a while now, but can't find a nice one anywhere..anyone got any suggestions on where to go to find one?

    For orientation, I am going to bring this school bag (when i find one), a pen and notebook.
  6. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    my orientation is 1 day only! and the next day is gross anatomy at 8 am sharp!
  7. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    REI has some nice backpacks (
  8. daisygirl

    daisygirl woof 15+ Year Member

    Nov 28, 2001
    perpetually cranky
    Damn, you are not being eased into med school at all. You better bring a suitcase ;).

    :eek: Orientation....*cringe*....I am not ready yet. I am presently enjoying my bum-like existance way too much. :eek:
  9. KKay999

    KKay999 Member 10+ Year Member

    May 11, 2002
    North Carolina
    I've been out of work for almost two months now. I'm probably the biggest bum of them all!

    Check some larger sports stores like Jumbo Sports (they have them on sale) or Sports Unlimited. You can try some of the luggage stores too. I got a JanSport bookbag from Samsonite. It has those Gellycomb straps that will be good for carrying all of those heavy books.
  10. Doc AdamK in 2006

    Doc AdamK in 2006 Now 2 year UB Med Doc 7+ Year Member

    Feb 23, 2002
    Defintely Buffalo
    Hey Oldman

    YOur school doesn't have any events planned for you!
    That's odd. Is it one full day, like seminars in the morning and social event at night.

  11. analu

    analu Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2002
    Aren't any of you required to dress for photos during orientation? On my first day of orientation, they've got us wearing dress shirts and ties (for guys, that is). I guess I could shove that into my backpack between seminars...:(

    Grrrr...I hate ties.:mad:
  12. Trek

    Trek Grand Uranium Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 23, 2001
    The Big House
    Nah. Hopefully my car will be in a nearby lot and i can just haul it all there. --Trek
  13. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Let's see...

    Orientation Day:

    8 AM - 10 AM
    class photo, white coat fitting, tours, paperwork

    10 AM
    welcome by varoius deans and president of medical council

    10:45 AM
    patient encounter

    11:45 AM
    Lunch with 'Master Tutors'

    1:15 PM
    Financial Aid

    1:30 PM
    2nd year panel

    2:30 PM
    Overview of Gross Anatomy

    2:45 PM
    Wellness in Med School

    3:15 PM
    Ice Cream Social

    8:00 AM Next morning

  14. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Thank goodness I live in the area already! :)
  15. phllystyl

    phllystyl n0t the j0ke [email protected]@ 7+ Year Member

    Ill probably be bringing my bookbag (which I havent picked out yet but am probably going to get the Prodigy by Ogio because of the laptop sleeve) some paper, a pen of some sort, and my little flask filled with whiskey. gonna be a stressful day ;)
  16. If you're looking for a good messenger style bag (with or without a laptop compartment), I'd recommend checking out Timbuk2

    They're a company in San Francisco that makes bags for couriers, but their commuter bags are great and come in several sizes. The best part is that you get to pick the features you want and the colors! They are a bit pricey though.

    Another option is to look at LL Bean. I'm particularly fond of their backpacks and courier bag. I've had an LL Bean backpack (several of them really) since I was 10. They last forever and have a lifetime guarantee. Can't get much better than that!

    LL Bean
  17. CANES2006

    CANES2006 Miami chica 10+ Year Member

    Jan 11, 2002
    Miramar, FL
    Orientation for me is three days long filled with seminars on how to make the transition into medical school smoothly. I plan to take my cute black messanger type bag, which I bought in Target (awesome price;)), a notebook, a folder with all of my registration papers in it, and a pen. I'm pretty much ready for school because this is all I'm planning to take to class anyway.:D I already checked out the books that we will use throughout the semester, and they are pretty small (REALLY SMALL PRINT!!). But, at least I won't get a back ache halling them from one end of the hospital to the other.:)
  18. Diogenes

    Diogenes Succat 7+ Year Member

    Jan 30, 2002
    Talk about night and day differences. At my school orientation is 4 days long and we don't take anatomy until year 2.
  19. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping. 10+ Year Member

    My orientation last 5 whole days!!!:clap: No Gross anatomy until about third week. We havn't got the detailed schedual yet.

    I'm planning on bringing a bag and my notebook thingy that I took with me to all of the interviews to record phone numbers.
  20. KyGrlDr2B

    KyGrlDr2B 7+ Year Member

    Oct 15, 2001
    Wow oldman, one day for orientation and then back to the grindstone. :eek: My school hasnt really sent out any mailings about what will happen. All I know is group stuff with 2nd year leaders, and a white coat ceremony on friday.
  21. WaitingImpatiently

    WaitingImpatiently Long Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    Jalby, USC has given us the detailed schedule. It's part of one of those really thick packets, though it is just a draft and might change. Still, it's pretty detailed.

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