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I forgot to mention the medical supplies which are required. Thanks “lovecloud” for reminding me.
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.
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
– Skin Calipers
– 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.
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.
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.
I’ll be honest with you and tell you that you DO NOT need all the books for the basic sciences. Every book the school recommends you to get are available in digital format (pdf version) from other students on the island. But if you require to buy books then you can do so from senior students who have them here; they usually sell their books for $20/book. On the other hand if you are like I was, better to be safe than sorry, then buy all the books for MD1 from USA/Canada. Sometimes all the books will be sold out but the teachers don’t follow the books instead, the books are used as a supplement. I have the names of the books and the link to Amazon.com to purchase them. I took the time after a test to organize them and write this post so it’ll be easy for you to look through which books you need. Also, if you do decide to buy books from Amazon.com then please purchase them through the links I provided here because then I’ll gain commission. Anyways the list below provides the names of books and the asterisk next to the names indicates that I recommend you get.
The classes you’ll be taking are Histology, Medical Ethics, Human Gross Anatomy, and Embryology.
Basic Histology: Text & Atlas
Medical and Legal Ethics
Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine, Sixth Edition