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Thread: THE OFFICIAL: What supplies should I purchase as a first year MD student?

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    THE OFFICIAL: What supplies should I purchase as a first year MD student?

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    Let's start a list of supplies that you deem necessary for the incoming first year medical students. Being one myself, I would find it beneficial to be as much prepared as possible.

    Just post replies and I will combine them all into this first post.

    Thanks.

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    I would bring a language first (for it would be very important for my clinical experiences) and books later For language, I use the sources here(but yesterday the Pitt Univ. website is hacked from China, now they make a transition to another server, you may not be able to open the website for now, but its temporary):
    http://www.valuemd.com/polish-medica...mmunicate.html

    As for books, I make a comparison for a book, Guyton & Hall Physiology 12th Edition:
    amazon.uk - 70.49 pounds(appr.$112) + delivery
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guyton-Hall-.../dp/1416045740
    medicalbooks.pl - 349PLN (appr.$109)
    medicalbooks.pl
    nobeltip.tr - 158TL (appr.$89)
    Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology, International Edition, 12th Edition

    Less than a year ago I have bought that book from a branch of Nobel Bookstore here close to my location and if you go and personally buy it, they make another discount: I have bought it for 80TL, which makes appr.$45. Maybe in Poland too you can find such an opportunity, I dont know, also the students in general make a trade on old books in universities for a lower price, but is it a tradition among Lodz students, I dont know again. Just I wanted to make you know about the prices here. If you will make a travel from East to Poland and jump over Istanbul, or if you want to make a travel to Istanbul, you can find those prices here.

    But one another important point: The schools (I dont specifically mean Lodz) may give a list of books at the beginning, but you may need to use other books, or they may include unnecessary books in that list. Just a warning Current students may give a better idea(if the profs dont change it for next year). But there are always some books that the students want to have for their personal use in any case.

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    You're welcome, but if they send, it becomes more expensive I think, I am not sure.. as baggage of a passanger it may be free (to a specific weight limit), but cargo is an expensive way.. By the way, may I ask, are you Turk or.. ?

    Ah, one another point: Poland is pretty cold and humid and you will need a lot of stuff to keep you warm.

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    This is about Turkey, but some posts are specifically about Istanbul:
    http://www.valuemd.com/relaxing-loun...cs-turkey.html

    You may feel comfortable in Istanbul, I have an inclination to liken those two societies, Turkish and Polish, say for instance here too we call seniors "uncle" and "aunt", I just learned that Polish people too call that way. We like too the people that cant talk our language and we care them, Polish people too. Even our flags both are red and white Both peoples fond of their honours, but not arrogant at all. I loved Polish people, I dont know.. you may too feel good among us If you find an opportunity, dont forget to say hi to me too..

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    Hey!

    While studying here and living in Lodz for a few years, here are a few pointers or things to get before showing up.

    Books:
    Lots of students after the first year sell off their books and you may be able to find good deals there. As bidiboom mentioned there are a few sites to get books. I recently ordered from Amazon.co.uk and it was a steal to purchase them there. On medicalbooks.pl it has a book list for the 1st year studies in Lodz.

    Electronics:
    Laptop for sure (you can buy the power plug converters here for cheap)
    External Hard drive (movies from home, extra files etc etc)
    A good suggestion is to find a printer you like online and have it ordered here, but bring cartridges from home (or find them online) I have a duplexing black and white laser printer that replacement toner is cheap in the states.

    Other then that, you can get everything there. No need for special bedding or toiletries. For sure get a bunch of clothes cause shopping here is very expensive (not like outlet malls in the US)

    Please feel free to PM me and I can help out in any way I can.

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