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MD: What do i really need * Updated*

By Unknown - Sunday, July 17, 2011 6 Comments
From my experience at SJSM, i thought i update the MD 1 list to a full list of all the things that you would probably require while studying at SJSM, i tried to outline it and word is as simple as possible.
Hope it helps you out and also save you a lot of money,
I labeled the items as something you Must HaveHighly RecommendedRecommended and Student Choice

Must Have
LAB COAT IS A MUST! They have some in the lab as well but might as well use your own clean ones

Highly Recommended
You won't really use the books that they recommended, the real books for studying are the BRS, these are the ones that really compliment the lectures and students doing well follow them, if you want to buy the other books go ahead but I would 100% recommend save your money and buy the BRS books below helpful all the way till USMLE step 1.
BRS Books FOR MD 1
BRS Cell Biology and Histology (Board Review Series)BRS Embryology (Board Review Series)BRS Gross Anatomy (Board Review Series)

 Books for MD 2
BRS Physiology (Board Review Series)High-Yield™ Neuroanatomy (High-Yield Series)

Books for MD 3
Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple (Edition 4)

Books for MD4
In MD4 you should start studying for USMLE step 1 so the recommended books are based on that.
Latest ones: 2011
 Kaplan Usmle Step 1 Lecture Notes 2011 Edition

But better to get 2010: since videos are easily available
Kaplan USMLE Step 1 Lecture Notes 
A Must have for Pathology, the best book 
Rapid Review Pathology Revised Reprint: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Student Choice
Disection Kit
To be honest, all the tools are provided to you in the lab, you don't need your own but if you don't want to use the old lab ones you can get the kit as well.I'm giving links to really good options below ranging from, they are alot cheaper than buying from other places, they contain all the things, or will need.
So Pick the One you like, They all are perfect, some being just a little fancy 

Student Choice
Other Instruments:
You dont need anything but the lab coat and disection kit (maybe) in MD1, rest of the stuff given on the list is for PDI Md4 but there are some things which you might use at random occasions I'm posting the items below, so if you are really enthusiastic you can buy it; even if you dont have it wont effect you much in Md1.
Does not matter if you go with the cheap one or expensive one, just depend one the life of the product mostly, better to get a cheap one for bonaire and buy a good one when you start clinicals.


NEED this for PDI 

Student Choice
Just posting some extra random stuff below that are good extra studying tool.
Very  Helpful for studying and memorizing important facts

Well i tried my best to make the guide as simple as possible and save you money PLUS make the best use of the money. 

If you have any Questions, Comments or Suguestions email me atmedstulife@gmail.com or feel free to post Question in comments below
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Best of luck 
Med Stu Life

6 comments to ''MD: What do i really need * Updated*"

  1. hey! thanks for posting. are these the most recent editions of the BRS books?

  2. yes i posted the most recent i could find but a quick search maybe you can verify they are the recent ones

  3. I assume all these years later we should purchase the latest addition? Also are you saying we should'nt purchase the required books at all? Just the BREs?

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