So, this is a super late post, and it’s after the holidays, but I wrote this a year ago and thought I should share it. These are items I wanted and asked for during Christmas last year. Here is a list of my items, all of which I either already received or have yet to buy that are perfect for anyone in medicine!
1. This was at the top of my list: Keurig! I received the Keurig “Elite” for Christmas! I kept switching between this, the Mini, and the new Vue – but I am obsessed with Dunkin and Starbucks, and the Vue is so new, that K-cups are incompatible so that was a huge NO and the mini was too small and not as efficient/diverse as the Elite!
- Choice of 3 cup sizes (6 oz., 8 oz. and 10 oz.)
- Removable 48 oz. water reservoir
- Quiet Brew Technology®
- Energy Savings Mode – Auto Off
*The Elite Brewing System brews a perfect cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage in under one minute at the touch of a button. With the choice of three cup sizes, the Elite brewer offers a removable drip tray to accommodate travel mugs –> ALL OF MY TUMBLERS! 🙂 PRICE: $119.95 @WWW.KEURIG.COM
2. Gray’s Anatomy – no, not the TV show, although I would love to own every season of Grey’s, this is the medical reference written by the world famous surgeon, Dr. Henry Gray and illustrated by H.V. Carter. I’ve started flipping through the pages and it is easily one of my favorites so far! Extremely detailed, fascinating, informative, and interesting. PRICE: $27.48
goes on inside you!
the 170 plates featured in this book includes an ingenious color-key system
anatomical terminology is linked to detail illustration of the structures of the
- 2.5V Halogen Light with Long Life Bulb – Gives Bright Cool Light
- Canvas Pouch
- Pocket Clip
- 6 Disposable Plastic Specula
- x3 Magnification Lens
- Runs from 2 AA batteries
- CE Approved
16. Littmann Cardiology III 27″ Stethoscope in Coral Pink – I definitely needed a stethoscope for medical school and I’ll go with none other than Littmann, and obviously it has to be pink! Did I mention you can have it monogrammed? This is perfect for the girliest of medical students! I chose the Cardiology, because it is a little better quality than the Classic, and I need the best quality I can find in order to hear heartbeat regularities and abnormalities! PRICE: $172.94 *The 3M Littmann Cardiology III stethoscope combines outstanding acoustics and superior versatility. It features a dual adult- and pediatric-sided chestpiece with a tunable diaphragm that allows you to use both sides of the stethoscope to monitor high and low frequencies. Also features a solid stainless steel chestpiece, two-tubes-in-one design, non-chill rims, adjustable double-leaf binaural spring and patented 3M Littmann snap-tight, soft-sealing eartips. Five-year warranty.
- Two patented tunable diaphragms allow for listening to both low- and high-frequency sounds with either side of the chestpiece.
- Two tubes are incorporated into a single-tube design that eliminates noise artifacts created from two tubes rubbing together.
- Headset assembly is permanently set at an anatomically correct angle to minimize air leaks and prevent the headset from loosening over time.
- Chestpiece features a non-chill rim and diaphragm assembly.
- Patented 3M Littmann snap-tight, soft-sealing eartips assure maximum comfort and excellent acoustic seal. An extra pair of small eartips is provided to assure a personal fit.
- 27″ length
- @ ALLHEART.COM
17. PINK SCRUBS! – I won’t get to wear these in the OR, but you can bet I’m rocking these in cadaver lab, monogrammed of course. Scrubzone unisex top and pants: PRICE FOR BOTH: $32 *@ Scrubs and Beyond!
18. K-Cups! – I definitely need these for my Keurig Elite, so I got Starbucks Breakfast Blend and Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin K-cups! So delicious. These are available at Wal-Mart, in Starbucks or Dunkin, online, etc. Price for each pack: $11.99
19. Operation, the game – My mom got this for me to perfect my eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills, as well as maintain my steady hands! I love this game! For those of you that don’t know what it is, it’s a fun medical game in which you try to remove small objects “ailments” from the body with tiny tweezers. You cannot touch the sides or else a loud buzz goes off and his nose lights up. It forces you to keep control, steadiness, and be precise – great game for future surgeons! Price: $18.99 *Test your medical skills with the Operation Silly Skill Game by Hasbro. This game features bells, burps, barks and
more. Grab your tweezers and hold your hand steady. What do you hear? It sounds like a flushing toilet, and it looks like Cavity Sam has a case of bad plumbing. Eeeeeek! You will need to operate to help him out. Press his nose to find out if the operation was successful, then listen as the game tells you what to grab next. Will you be the top doc? For 1 or more players
20. Operation Band-aids – again my mom was being thoughtful. What med. student doesn’t have band-aids? Forunately my band-aids match my Operation game. Pretty cool.