I am applying to med schools now and will hopefully start next fall. In the meantime, I work for a bookstore and get a good discount on books and even some med equipment, stethoscopes, ophthalmoscopes etc. (I know there is some debate about whether some of the equipment is ever necessary to buy). I would appreciate some advice about what I should buy now. Are there a few excellent books that won't change appreciably in the next year or so? I don't want to invest too heavily and run the risk of losing a lot of $ if I don't get in, but are there any recommendations of things that I shouln't pass up? Thanks.