Undergraduate RCSI entry 2020

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May 2, 2020
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Hello everyone,

I'm making this thread to possibly find some answers for some of my lingering questions in regards to first-year RCSI entry to the 5-year medical program. Here are 2 questions I couldn't seem to find an answer for, at least for my specific situation:

1. Should I be getting a stethoscope for the first year? I know that RCSI has early patient contact starting from year 1, but should I be investing in a stethoscope this early one?

2. Should I be considering buying any medical textbooks before the course? If so what would they be?

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