What to Pack for Med School
August 1, 2013
That’s what I want to talk about today. How does one decide what to bring to medical school? Here’s my current thoughts about things to pack. Other people who are about to start their first year- I would love your input!
Books- Obviously I will need some books, but that organic chemistry book from sophomore year, that’s probably not coming with. Pathophysiology textbook- potentially useful. Sure, why not? Trashy quick read books? Yes, but we’ll winnow the pile down to a precious few.
Modes of transportation- I’m driving my car out to Colorado which means it is definitely coming. The two bikes are also a sure thing. Do I really need to also bring rollerblades (yay for the 90’s!) and ice skates and skis? We’ll ditch the rollerblades, but take the skates and skis. I am moving to another state that has winter after all.
Emily has been a teacher for Kaplan for over six years; she's taught MCAT, ACT, SAT, SAT2 and tutored pretty much every subject under the sun in both the classroom and live online (aka Classroom Anywhere) settings. She's also worked for Kaplan in content development and teacher mentorship roles. Emily is currently a second-year medical student at the University of Colorado and is hoping to go into Pediatrics. She's involved in many campus opportunities such as being a Prospective Student Representative, admissions committee member, CU-UNITE member, and co-president of the Education and Teaching Interest Group. Prior to medical school, Emily got a BA in Biochemistry and Spanish from Lawrence University and a Masters in Public Health- Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota. In her free time, Emily enjoys dancing, baking, playing tennis and exploring her new Colorado home.