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What to buy for the New Pediatric Resident?

Discussion in 'Pediatrics' started by Shane2150, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Shane2150

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    So perhaps this is kind-of a frivolous question, but I'll go ahead and ask anyway--for those of you who are current residents in a pediatrics program, what did you buy, or what did you wish you had bought, to prepare you for residency? I'm thinking commonly-used books (like the Red Book), supplies (neonatal stethoscope), etc. Of course I have the usual stuff a graduating med student would own, but this includes very little in the way of peds-specific items. Are there any items/books/guides that you've found indispensable during your residency?

    Thanks for any input!
     
  2. chhsu

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    I'll also add the question of if you thought owning a Palm was useful. I know there are programs that give them out to the entering class or give a stipend to buy one.
     
  3. oldbearprofessor

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    Most programs will give you a free Harriet Lane which isn't that useful anyway. You should have access to Up-to-Date. Neo stethoscope is nearly useless as most NICU's provide ones for each baby at the bedside. So, I suggest stocking up on a lot of high quality chocolate.
     
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    Is that for the patients or the doctor?
     
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    That's for the intern at 2 AM after admitting his 7th gastro/flu to the floor in one call night.
     
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    I found the Zitelli's Atlas of Pediatric Physical Diagnosis to be the best medical related gift I received.

    It is comprehensive, clear, and so much easier to read than any textbook I know.

    For those of us who are visual learners, it is fantastic.

    I think it runs about $139, but I use it so much more than my unabriged Nelson's (zzzzzzzzz) or Harriet Lane or any of my old student books.

    I also love Med Study, but it is geared more towards Boards study. I had a friend who sold me a set of books for dirt cheap after she passed her pedi boards. It's not a great gift, but it is a great study source.
     
  7. Saluda

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    the AAP sent me one free with resident membership (for which my program paid) so I would not buy this until I talked with someone at the residency.

    And I got 2 Harriet Lanes free from formula and drug reps.
     

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