Medical Supplies to Bring for New Students

I forgot to mention the medical supplies which are required. Thanks “lovecloud” for reminding me.

Dissection Kit
You can get one from University Book Store Online. They are $35, but we have new ones here for $20. You don’t really need to get one, because most likely you won’t be using yours. You will be in a group for anatomy class and that group will be assigned a cadaver. And in a group onye 2 or 3 dissection kits will be used while the rest of them will not be opened.

White Coat
You will wear your white coat every time you go in for anatomy lab. In some semesters we will hold a heath fair to prove the Bonairian community free medical services, and as a future doctor you will have to wear it. And you will also need it for your white coat ceremony which will be held in your MD4 semester.

This is an option for the anatomy lab. If you don’t want to wear your white coat then you can wear scrubs but you still need a white coat.

Nothing much to say about these, just get one of each:
– Bell & Diaphragm Stethoscope
– Thermometer
– Skin Calipers
– Tape
– Percussion Hammer

Blood Pressure Machine (Sphygmomanometer)
Make sure you get one; you will be using it in your MD2 and MD4 semesters. Do not buy the digital one. Get the classic one with the analog mercury meter.

Tuning Fork
I didn’t get one but we used them for MD2 class and I saw MD4 class using them so I guess we need them. You get the 128VPS from University Books Store Online.

Get the mobile digital one. That’s all you need.

Latex Gloves
Get a single box of latex gloves.  The school does have some for students, but it’s better to bring your own because you may need more than a pair or two.  You may need it for other reasons other than dissecting the corpse.

You won’t need one until in the later semesters but it’s better to get it now than looking for one on the island.

Now, you can order them all from University Book Store Online and have them shipped directly to Saint James School of Medicine. When I ordered from them I got my shipment free. And since it’s delivered to SJSM directly you won’t have to pay a recipient fee for customs.

8 thoughts on “Medical Supplies to Bring for New Students”

  1. No, you don't need anything except a laptop. Pre-med is like college, you don't get to do anything. Pre-med do have a choice to go to the anatomy lab and watch the MD students dissect the cadavers.

  2. I have a question for you- what are skin caplipers? I can't find anything about them online at all!

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