I’ve made a list of 5 things that every single medical student can utilize for Christmas, birthdays, or even a nice surprise!
5. A New Set of Luggage
Residency interviews, travel to conferences, trips back home to see family, all are a little nicer with luggage that works. This is one thing that most people don’t even think about needing until they go to pack and have an issue. Even more so, throwing in a toiletry bag stocked with travel-sized goodies is a huge plus!
4. Healthy Food Gift Cards
Medical students are known for eating awful but gift cards to healthy restaurants or even the grocery store are a great way to encourage your favorite doctor in training to eat well!
Because first and second-year we use them like crazy and during third and fourth-year they grow legs and disappear. This also goes for highlighters and dry erase markers too!
2. Reasons to Spoil Themselves
Some of the best things I received during medical school were opportunities to relax like paid massages and pedicures. Sometimes the best gifts aren’t things.
It’s always nice to get away! Whether it be a trip to the beach or a staycation at a hotel, removal from the stresses is helpful and more needed than many of us will disclose!
Remember…when shopping for medical students we’re really not that complicated. More often than not, just knowing that someone cares outside of our medical school bubble is enough.