Match day is right around the corner, and so is commencement!! Congrats class of 2017!!
Here are a few things I’ve gathered from the internet that I recommend giving to soon-to-be residents and incoming medical students:
What is a physician or medical student without a stethoscope? Stethoscope-less. #badjoke. Besides wanting a white coat, I think a good, quality stethoscope is the second item physicians-to-be dream about! Am I right or am I right? You can either go with a Littmann ~ $180 — bought one for my boyfriend for med school and he has not used it because he’s afraid of losing it! 😐 –, a StethoHope ~ $80 (the company donates a stethoscope each time a purchase is made to practitioners with limited resources! isn’t that amazing?! StethoHope, you are awesome!) or an EKO stethoscope for all you tech savvy people out there ~$300. I use Littmann at work and I can vouch for their quality! From the reviews of StethoHope and EKO on Instagram, I have heard nothing but positive reviews!!
Discount for StethoHope: use #Hope2017 for $10 off your purchase.
For anyone you know that is going into surgery that needs a cute cap to cover their hair during surgery! You can help them start their surgical cap collection by getting their first one! (Monogram with their initials to make it extra, extra special:) I have this one that I love (boyfriend bought for me!! and trust me, it’s monogrammed!), and this store has awesome designs!
We all know physicians and students have to carry their badges around with them everywhere!! Why not add a cute reel (or pin) to spice up their badge! Especially if they are going into a specialty. Conversation starter for all those single males and females physicians and physicians-to-be? (‘Hey, nice band-aid!’ ‘why thank you, it’s for fixing broken hearts!’) Love this, THIS, and this one too 🙂 This is such an inexpensive gift and the recipient will most likely love it!
This gift is questionable since most hospitals provide scrubs for their employees but for medical students, it’s a great gift (esp during anatomy class!). Scrubs can get expensive so gifting one will help medical students be in less debt! Everything counts! I like how soft FIGS scrub look, IguanaMed has really cute ones and Maevn uniforms are giving out free scrubs this month (check them out on Instagram)! There are other brands you can check out on allheart !!
Discounts: (FIGS) 15% off FIGS when you sign up on their mailing list! (Allheart) Free shipping with allheart!
I really enjoy wearing a watch. Not only do you look professional with your scrubs (or white coat!), you look stylish with a classic watch! That way when patients ask you for the time, you don’t have to pull out your phone! One of my 2017 resolution: Look at my phone less! I love, LOVE my Daniel Wellington watch! I have had it for a couple of years and still can’t get enough of it 🙂 I can do a review on it later if you’re interested!
A good ‘throw-everything-in’ bag is necessary for residents and medical students when they’re on the run! I recommend a timbuk2 crossbody bag! They are built to last. I have had one for about 5 years and it’s still going strong. I use it for everything and plan on using it for medical school (hopefully, soon!). A more feminine bag for females would be a Longchamp le pilage! I currently use the Longchamp (mine’s a large) as my work bag! So easy to clean! Confession: I have at least 3 Longchamps! Hehe.
Discount: 10% off timbuk2 bags when you sign up for their emails!
Many times, we forget to hydrate ourselves (let alone EAT!) when we are super busy! I recommend carrying a small water bottle around with you as a friendly reminder to hydrate! And who wouldn’t want to show off their cute bottle!
These are just a couple cute ideas I feel the recipients would love and use! I know I would. (I hope my boyfriend uses his stethoscope soon, though!)
all opinions are my own. images were taken from Google.