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    hey guys one quick question about books... i just received the booklist from the bookstore and it says on there that new first sem books are not in stock down in dominica... and im hearing otherwise from current students that are down there now... so would i be able to get all the books on the booklist for 1st sem down there??? new or used...


    Should i buy all the BRS books new through the bookstore...does that matter??? thanks....

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    Should i buy all the BRS books new through the bookstore...does that matter??? thanks....
    Buy some books new/used online or go a week early to the island and grab a few that the 4th semester students are getting rid of.
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    That being said, does anyone know if the library at Ross U has copies of the required and recommended textbooks?

    Also, is there a difference between the books in the first and second semesters? Or are the books from both semesters the same.

    I have another question about the booklist. The list shows that I am required to buy a lab coat, scrub, equipment, etc. Are these items available at the bookstore on Ross University's campus in Dominica?

    Thanks in advance.

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    The lab coat, scrub, equipment, etc. are available there but you will pay for the convience. The bookstore is owned by bookstore international, the company that sent you the book list, so everything on the list is available in the bookstore as long as they are not sold out. The library also has copies of the required books on reserve but during peak hours, especially before exams, you may not be able to get a copy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by islandthrift View Post
    The bookstore is owned by bookstore international, the company that sent you the book list, so everything on the list is available in the bookstore as long as they are not sold out. .
    Are you sure? Does that mean all of the "required" first semester textbooks are available (prior to out of stock) on the island?

    Thanks in advance.

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    I was in the bookstore last week and they had a bunch of first semester books. I do not know if those will be available or if they go to orders, you would have to call the bookstore down here to check that info out. Can any of the spouses on here, that work at the bookstore, comment?


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    I was wondering about this. Has anyone else actually purchased their 1st semester books/texts at the beginning of the semester at the bookstore on campus? Please share any other experiences you've had with this bookstore.

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    All the first semester books for sale in the bookstore without preorder will be gone by the time you get there. There's probably less than a dozen copies for 400 students, and it may be weeks before they get another shipment after school starts. Good news is, you need probably 4 books on that list (if that). You don't really have time to read the books, plus they have way too much detail. Get your USMLE Step 1 First Aid, some BRS's, a Grant's Dissector and an Anatomy Atlas and your set. I also like Netter's Clinical Anatomy. But really, you don't need all the books on the list, and the ones you don't preorder don't count on getting when you get here. You really want to look out for previous semester students selling their books though, as that's the only way you're going to pay a reasonable price for them once you get here.

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