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Medical School Packing List – An Interactive Checklist for Your Google Drive!

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Whether you’re a med student planning to live in a dorm or off-campus, you’ll need all the creature comforts of home wherever medical school is taking you. In addition to your standard school supplies, you’re going to need some specialized supplies for medical school.

We’ve compiled a comprehensive, categorized medical school packing list below.

To use this Medical School Packing List yourself and personalize it even more, click the link below. Then, click “Use Template” to add this interactive checklist to your Google Drive. Then, add or delete items, make notes about what you have or need, and where to buy items. Don’t forget to share this list with fellow incoming MS1s!

And while they can’t really be packed, a comfy reading spot, quiet study location, and an outlet for stress will all be critical in medical school. Congrats, and good luck.

School/Home Office Supplies:

Backpack with laptop case

Notebooks

Folders

Binders

Pencils

Pens

Highlighters

Dry erase board & markers

Permanent markers

Binder/paper clips

Rubberbands

Safety pins

Scissors

Bulletin board & push pins

Calendar/planner

Index cards

Hole punch

Envelopes

Sticky notes

Tape – clear, masking, duct

Calculator

White-out

Stapler

iPad and Apple Pencil (if applicable)

Medical School Supplies:

Having your own medical supplies ensures you have quality equipment and don’t have to borrow from the school lab. Supplies needed or recommended may vary by school, so check with your school before making major purchases.

Cardiology grade stethoscope

Blood pressure cuffs

Tendon hammer

Otoscope

Ophthalmoscope

Anatomy atlas

Scrubs

Lab coat

USMLE Step 1 First Aid book

Question and review books

 

Tech Supplies:

Laptop

Phone

Chargers/blocks

Portable phone charger

Earbuds

Printer/ink/paper

Extension cords

Tablet/e-reader

Wireless mouse and keyboard

Television

Streaming device

Video games

Bluetooth speaker

Tools:

Batteries

Tool kit (screwdriver/hammer)

Nails & Screws

Picture hanging kit

Step stool

Flashlight

Lightbulbs

Cleaning:

Broom and Dustpan

Air Freshener

Trashbags

Dish Soap

Sponges

All Purpose Cleaner

Hand Soap

Paper Towels

Vacuum

Window Cleaner

Hand sanitizer

Sanitizing wipes

Laundry:

Detergent

Fabric softener

Dryer sheets/wool balls

Bleach

Hangers

Iron/Ironing board

Hamper

Basket

Stain remover

Sewing kit

Roll of quarters

Furniture:

Large desk

Ergonomic desk chair

Laptop stand

Couch/futon

Coffee/side table

Table/chairs

Full length mirror

Small desk trash can

Entryway table

Kitchen:

Can opener

Bottle opener

Coffee cup

Insulated travel cup

Reusable water bottles

Paper plates

Plasticware

Garbage bags

Zip top bags (all sizes)

Plastic wrap & aluminum

Paper towels

Toaster

Coffee maker

Microwave

Crockpot

Blender

Pots & pans

Cooking utensils — spatula, tongs, ladle, etc.

Mixing bowls

Measuring cups & spoons

Plastic containers

Trash can

Eating utensils (forks, spoons, knives, etc.)

Brita water filter

Bedroom:

Bed

Bed risers

Nightstand

Lamps

Fan

White noise machine

Earplugs/sleep mask

Sheets

Comforter/blankets

Pillows

Alarm clock

Mattress pad

Air purifier (this is just a suggestion if student has sensitive sinus)

Bathroom:

Robe

Slippers/flip-flops

Hair dryer

Shower caddy

Loofah/sponge

Towels

Hair turban

Shower curtain

Shower mat

Toilet paper

Toiletries:

Antacid

Deodorant

Tweezers

Antiseptic Wipes

Rubbing Alcohol

Cough Drops and Cough Medicine

Vitamins

Make Up and Brushes

Hairspray

Insect Repellent

Vaseline

Glasses/Contact Solution

Antidiarrheal Medicine

First Aid Kit

Band-Aids or Other Bandages

Tissues

Tampons and Pads

Pain Relievers

Thermometer

Allergy Medicine

Hydrogen Peroxide

Retainer

Sun Screen

Mouthwash

Razors and Shaving Cream

Moisturizers

Shampoo and Conditioner

Nail Clippers & files

Birth control

Condoms

Cotton balls

Q-tips

Toothpaste/Toothbrush

Dental floss

Comb/brush

Hair pins/ties

Bath & face soap

Face Wash/Skincare products like toner, hyaluronic acid, etc.

Important Documents:

COPY of birth certificate

COPY of social security card

COVID-19 Vaccination Record card

Passport

Drivers license

Credit & debit cards

Lease

Renters insurance

Financial aid

Medical/dental insurance

Student ID

Class Schedule

School policies

Clothing:

Underwear and Socks

Jeans

Winter Coat

Professional Attire (Dresses, Slacks, and Blazers, )

Shoes (Sneakers, Boots, Flip Flops, Flats, Heels)

Umbrella, Rain Coat

Pajamas

Bras

Long-sleeve shirts

Short-sleeve shorts

Jeans

Shorts

Skirts

Casual Dresses

Going-Out Dresses

T-Shirts

Tank Tops

Sweaters

Workout Clothes

Scarf

Belt

Sunglasses

Jacket

Gloves

Sandals

Slippers

Bathing Suit

Purse

Gym Bag

Hats

Decor:

Rugs

Pictures/picture frames

Art

Plants

String lights

Entertainment:

Books

Board/card Games

Video game console

Other hobby material (sewing, painting, etc)

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