My Med School Essentials | The Stationery, Tools, and Gadgets I Use In Med School
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My Med School Essentials | The Stationery, Tools, and Gadgets I Use In Med School

Hi everyone! Summer is almost over and it’s time to go
back to school. It sucks but I’ve put together a quick back
to school guide that made things a little easier for me in med school and hopefully
they’ll help you guys too. Just so you know, all the items I mention
in this video and their variations will be linked in the description box below. So without further ado, let’s get started! First, we have a set of muji stationery. I love muji’s stationery for their clean
lines and their affordable prices. In addition to Muji, I like to have other
cute notebooks because it makes me want to take notes and they make me happy whenever
I look at them. For writing utensils, you guys know I’m
a huge fan of these multipens and highlighters. To go along with them, I use the Bic whiteout
correction tape to fix any mistakes. If you’re a big coffee drinker like me,
you probably want to have access coffee 24/7. My personal favorite is having a small nespresso
machine or keurig machine because they’re the easiest. BUT, the best way to make coffee is to use
freshly roasted beans so sometimes I like to use my chemex or another pour over method
to make coffee. So having an electric kettle can come in really
handy not only for making coffee but for tea and cup noodles too 😀 Next up is my favorite water bottle, called
BKR or beaker? Not sure how to actually say it- these are
glass bottles with a cute non slip cover on them- they come in many different sizes and
personally I prefer the largest one so I don’t have to refill as much. Couple other items for your dorm rooms: I
like using my kindle paper white for all my non-school readings. So like fun novels or books that you read
once and never look at it again. In college you’re moving around a lot so
my new thing is buying or renting all non-school books on kindle and minimizing the amount
of stuff I have at home. For school books, I still prefer a physical
book to underline or write notes in them because I think having a spatial memory of where certain
things are in the book can really help you remember some stuff. Next up is my new favorite gadget: the Amazon
echo. If you guys don’t know what it is, it’s
basically a bluet ooth speaker that you can talk to. Alexa, what’s on my calendar? what’s on my schedule today?” and it has
some amazing voice recognition skills to make your life a lot easier. Alexa, can you play some Coldplay? You can ask Alexa to add things to your shopping
list or to-do list and you can access the list anywhere from your phone. Last but not least, some good ear plugs. You’ll most likely be living with your roommates
and there’s no guarantee that they’ll be sleeping and studying at the same time
you are. Pick up some of these ear plugs and you’ll
have some nice peace and quiet. If you have a thoughtful roommate, it can
also work as a subtle hint to your roommate that you’re doing something important and
hopefully they’ll be more mindful of how loud they are! If you’re in college, you’re always out
and about and having a power bank can come in really handy. I’ve been using this small power bank that’s
good for a quick charge when I’m on the go. The next item I think is a must have for anyone
working or studying long hours. If you’re studying in your room or at the
library you might be in a crouched down position for a really long time. Having this stand forces you to straighten
your back a little more and puts less strain on your neck. In med school, a lot of students watch and
listen to lectures from their computers. So you need a good quality headphones. I like these Bose ones but I’ll link couple
cheaper alternatives in the description box Next category is fitness–
I’ve talked about my withings watch in a lot of other videos. I really like how looks like a normal watch
and goes with all my outfits. You can check this video where I talk about
the watch a little more. A really good way to stay motivated in the
gym is to write down your progress. I like using this body minder notebook to
keep track of how much I’m lifting and seeing the numbers go up is really encouraging. There are also apps that do similar things
if you don’t want a physical notebook A blender bottle comes in super handy for
preworkouts, protein shakes, meal replacement shakes, or even just water. I like that the bottle has a wide opening
so it’s really easy to clean. I talked about headphones before, but my FAVORITE
workout headphone is these jaybird bluetooth headphones. They’re wireless so you can keep your phone
in your pocket or somewhere close by and it’s just one less thing you have to worry about
when you’re working out. Last category is for some health specific
items that might come in handy if you’re just starting in the healthcare field. I love this Eko smart stethoscope which amplifies
sound and transmits the sound to your phone. I think it’s a great learning tool, and
you can check our more information about the stethoscope in THIS video. Oh by the way, you can use the code THESTRIVE
to get $50 off the stethoscope from their website! Another item that I really like having around
at the hospital is this white coat clipboard. It has all the important equations and charts
in the back and the best part is that it folds in half to fit in your white coat pocket. FINALLY, I want to introduce one app that
I recently found out about from a dietitian that I shadowed during my pediatric rotation. A lot of you guys are going off to college
and making food choices on your own now– if you have any food allergies or sensitivities,
check out this app called IPIIT. It’s an app that lets you scan different
food products and it tells you whether it’s safe for you or not based on your preference
setting. It’ll tell you why you should avoid it (for
example, it has soy or aspartame or dairy, etc) and it’ll give you alternative products
that you CAN have… which is awesome!! I think this app is great to have on your
phone if you have food allergies or sensitivities.. And even if you don’t so that you can educate
your patients who do. I wanted to include it in my what’s in my
iphone app from last week but unfortunately I found out about the app after the video
was made so I’m including it in THIS video 😀 So that is ALL the back to school essentials
I have for today. If you guys watched the video straight through,
I have a special surprise for you guys. For the next few videos, I’m gonna be doing
a giveaway at the end of each video to thank you guys for all your support and to celebrate hitting 40,000 subscribers FOR THIS WEEK, I’m gonna be giving away
not ONE but TWO sets of MUJI stationery. Muji was part of my very first giveaway
and it was a huge hit. So I thought it would be a good idea to do
another giveaway with Muji. This time around, I’ll be including a
set of large notebooks, a set of medium notebooks with different types of paper: graph paper,
lined paper, and the last one is blank. A to-do list sticky note, and a set of gel
ink pens So by the time this video is live, there
will be a picture on my instagram account of all the items included in this giveaway Here is how to enter:
Go to my instagram account, tag ONE friend & explain why your friend deserves to win
this giveaway If selected, you AND YOUR FRIEND will each
win an identical set of Muji stationery I know some of you guys have a lot of friends…
you can enter the giveaway for multiple friends BUT! they have to be tagged in separate comments. THANK YOU GUYS for watching GOOD LUCK with
the new school year and I’ll see you guys in the next video! Bye! BYEEEEE

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100 thoughts on “My Med School Essentials | The Stationery, Tools, and Gadgets I Use In Med School

  1. Thanks a lot Jamie.
    your videos really keep me motivated.
    I am starting my 2nd Year of Med School next month.🙌🙌🙌🙌

  2. I am waiting on my refund so I can get that watch! Since you mentioned it, I've been thinking about getting one! Love your videos as always!

  3. amazing… i hope i'll make it into med school…. you're such an insporation… thank you.. love from Greece💙💙💙

  4. love this thank you so much! It has really helped me 🙂 Also I saw your Snapchat yesterday at the gym! you did so good! Your so inspiring 😘😘

  5. Do you have problem pronouncing the tch sound? I didn't get that you were trying to say watch until I turned on the subtitles.

  6. Hi Jamie! I love your videos so much! 🙂 I was just wondering if you could recommend us some songs for studying or assemble a study playlist of sorts? Thank you and best of luck in med school! 😀

  7. Thanks so much for offering the giveaway. I just wanted to say that your tips have gotten me through so many stressful times in just normal college. Thank you thank you thank you.

  8. I don't have instagram so I won't be entering the giveaway, but I wanted to show appreciation regardless :] Thanks for the motivation and inspiration. I'll def be a non-traditional med student when I do apply and get in haha. I'm going to be so much older than my classmates but can't wait til I get there 😀
    I really appreciate your discipline, not just for your med school but even for youtube which I don't see often in the other med school youtubers. Inconsistency is fine considering the crazy workload and school is always priority, but you excel in both! Plus your editing is very clean and organized. It's impressive how you balance them all -I don't think I can do what you do lol. Thanks and congrats on +40,000 subbies. You deserve it :] Glad I've got to see this channel grow!

  9. i love your videos so much jamie, i'm hoping to go to medical school in the future and they really motivate me to work hard for it! i hope not all of the future giveaways are on instagram as some of us (me) don't have/want an instagram :'(

  10. Hey Jamie. I noticed in a previous video you mentioned doing Neuroscience for your undergrad degree. I'm doing the same and was wondering whether you have any websites/resources you found helpful for you neuroscience courses?
    Thanks so much 😀

  11. 😀 Muji is the best! I used their pens for Step I studying. And even now, it's essential to intern year. Sometimes cute stationary makes all the difference

  12. I really love your videos! I want your advice! I need to buy a lamp for studying, can you help me? Which one do you prefer?
    Thank youu!

  13. I like your videos you , you are nice and you are trying to make your videos better each time .. You deserve more subscribers 😘❤️

  14. I just found you and I love your channel <3 it's very helpful and relaxing at the same time, Also the subtitles make it easier to understand the videos, thank you x

  15. Can you do a video just about coffee. Like how you do it, what you use… Include everything. It would be super exciting to watch!

  16. I don't even go to med school, but I watch your videos because it's aesthethically pleasing, has the best music, and highly motivating ❤️❤️ love from Canada <3

  17. I was just curious as to what the exact brand of your laptop stand is? I noticed that it is different than the one from amazon and I think the one you actually have is more aesthetically pleasing.

  18. Finally, a back to school video that doesn't blind me with neon and repetitive items, despite having millions of views.

  19. you are an angel sent from heaven. I’ve learned SO MUCH for med school in the past hour because of you. Thank you so much!!!!!!

  20. Hi, do you have a job in medical school? If so, how are you able to manage it along with your studies? I know you have a website, but did you have another source of income prior to that?

  21. jfc this video, start out with pretentious coffee making setup, i'm done, "I know, going back to school sucks" – didn't you sign up for this?

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