By Jay

June 1, 2019


Gifts for Medical Students

People in medical schools need gifts more than you or me, as they lack a smile through their stressful coursework and homework. Remind them of a world outside of college, and bring a bit of joy into their lives by giving them a thoughtful present that could help them, whether it can come in useful for their profession, help them get through their classes, or let them relax and laugh a little. From a recent survey of 721 participants at local medical universities, below are some of their favorite and most exciting presents to receive.

Rocketbook Everlast Notebook

Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook, Executive Size

Save them the money of having to buy multiple notebooks, and the time needed to organize all of their notes over the years. The Rocketbook has erasable pages using water, and can easily have scans uploaded to google drive or onedrive using your phone, tablet, or any other device. It is simplistic and can be sent to seven various locations, only by checking one of the boxes at the bottom of the pages. 

Ideapool Luxury Ballpoint Pen

IDEAPOOL Luxury Rosewood Ballpoint Pen Writing Set - Elegant Fancy Nice Gift Pen Set for Signature Executive Business

Get them a luxury ballpoint pen to make it easier and more comfortable as they take pages upon pages of notes on various biological functions. It is naturally handcrafted with a vintage look, and it even comes with a replacement cartridge for when the pen runs out of ink.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling, with Alexa voice control, enabled with Bose AR – Black

This pair of headphones work to reduce noise around them with three different levels, not sacrificing any audio quality in the meantime. It is easily controlled with a small panel on the side of the headphones and can sync to any Bluetooth device at any point to make it perfect for med students who may want to study in silence, or while listening to music.

Zebra Pen Mildliners

Zebra Pen Mildliner, Double Ended Highlighter, Broad and Fine Tips, Assorted colors, 15-Count

This set of highlighters come in various colors, ranging from bright to pastel, for anyone who wants to easily color-code their notes or highlight any text from a passage. It offers fast drying ink and has both a chisel tip and a fine bullet tip to make it suitable for any occasion.

Pen With Voice Recording

Hidden Camera Pen, Spy Camera with Video, 16GB Memory and 120 Mins of Recordings Time, 1080P HD Covert Cam with 3 Replaceable Ink Refills for Business/Daily Activities, USB Port Aluminum Alloy Body

This pen has a voice and lens recorder so that students can record their lecture and listen back to it when they are reviewing their notes, sure to improve their study time and help them ace the next test. It is easy to activate and can store videos, pictures, and audio all at the same time, up to 16 GB. 

Laptop Backpack

Laptop Backpack, Business Anti Theft Travel Computer Bag for Women and Men, Slim Water Resistant College School Bookbag with USB Charging Port Fits UNDER 17 In Laptop & Notebook by Mancro (Grey)

Getting them a new, high-quality backpack can ease their movements around campus as they travel from building to building with all of their materials. It is water resistant and even comes with a USB charging port, with space for devices and various small objects to make it easy to locate.

Mushroom Coffee Mix

Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee Mix Cordyceps and Chaga Pack of 3 (30 Packets Total)

All-nighters and short hours of sleep are things that every student in medical school with have the unfortunate chance to experience, meaning they are always in need of coffee. Give them a boost and pick them up for the day with this mushroom coffee mix, bringing in an exciting flavor for them to try along with a healthy dose of 40 milligrams of caffeine in every serving.

Garmin GPS Watch

Garmin Tactix Bravo, Black with Silicone Band

This watch is perfect as it offers GPS positioning to make sure it never gets lost and includes strong water durability as well as a sleek, black look. It is a cool object to have around for sure, especially with the fact that this watch can even connect to wireless networks.

3M Littmann Stethoscope

3M Littmann Cardiology IV Diagnostic Stethoscope, Standard-Finish Chestpiece, Navy Blue Tube,  Stainless Stem and Headset, 27 inch, 6154

Some students may want to run their own business one day, and getting them a tool of the trade is a great way to support them. This stethoscope can allow them to make decisions with confidence and even comes in over a dozen colors so that you can pick one that matches their personality.

Sports Water Bottle

Leak Proof Sports Water Bottle 32 Ounce: Hydration Drink Bottles for Workout, Gym, Biking, and Cycling - Reusable BPA Free Travel Waterbottle with Spill Proof Flip Top Cap and Infuser Insert, Gray

Get them a bottle for hydration so that throughout their long class days and internship hours, they will have access to water at all times rather than risking the water fountain. It even keeps an intake tracker to record the amount of water that was drunk, and its locking lid ensures that none will spill through the day. 

Power Bank Portable Charger

Power Bank RAVPower 26800 Portable Charger 26800mAh Total 5.5A Output 3-Ports External Battery Packs (2.4A Input, iSmart 2.0 USB Power Pack) Portable Phone Charger iPhone, iPad Other Smart Devices

A portable charger is another way to make sure they survive the long hours, letting their phone last twice or even three times as long. This battery offers high-speed recharging so that it is always ready for use, and has three USB ports to be used at the same time if necessary.

Essentials Quick-Dry Scrubs

Amazon Essentials Men's Quick-Dry Stretch Scrub Pant, Grey, X-Small

They are in medical school to train and become professionals, meaning that one thing they will need plenty of are scrubs. Get them a pair early on so that they will not have to make the small investment themselves, and rest assured knowing that your present will be used on a near daily basis in the future, making it quite practical.

Apple iPad

Apple iPad (Wi-Fi, 32GB) - Silver (Latest Model)

An iPad or tablet is a necessary part for any student, as it takes portable to the next level without losing any of the functionality that a laptop may have. These tablets will also be useful for day to day activities, and can definitely aid in helping a student learn in each of their classes as they take notes on it. 

Whitecoat MedInfo Clipboard

Whitecoat MedInfo Clipboard Medical Edition Black

This is a full sized clipboard that can fold in half to fit in any scrub pockets, making it perfect for transporting sensitive patient documents. It is used nationally by all sorts of physicians and interns at work and has several nursing references and day to day information on the board.

Nextorch Flashlight

NEXTORCH Flashlight

This is a small penlight designed for clinical use, meaning that it can become a practical tool that finds its way into the student’s hands often. Lightweight and simplistic, it is perfect for any student starting off into the world of medicine. 

Riester 2012 Otoscope

Riester 3012 Ri-Mini Fiber Optic Otoscope/Ophthalmoscope, 2.5V Halogen Lamp, Black

Designed for professional physicians and students, it is suitable for daily use and on any checkups, making it rather cost-effective. In addition, it boasts a practical adjustment ring with sturdy screws to turn the instrument head to the perfect place. 

Prestige Medical Stethoscope Watch

Prestige Medical Analog Stethoscope Watch

This watch can attach to any tubings and tells time-based on fifteen-second marked sections. They can easily clip it to their work tools, making it a stylish addition alongside a practical one.

ER DVD Box Set

ER: The Complete Series (All 331 Episodes) DVD Box Set

Getting to the fun part now, ER is an exciting tv series that takes place in the field, giving students another perspective. Getting them this set ensures hours and hours of watching time to help distract them from the many exams that are always on their minds.

Eisco Beaker Shot Glasses

Eisco Labs Beaker Shot Glasses - 1.6oz/50mL - Lab Quality Borosilicate Glass - Set of 4

These shot glasses are a fun way for them to measure how much they would like to drink for the night and bring a smile to everyone’s face as they “nerd out” while partying. It is made to be durable and out of high-quality glass, suitable for any party they attend.

Med School in a Box

Med School in a Box: All the Prestige for a Fraction of the Price

This is a gag gift that consists of a medical game, with their own version of a textbook numbering 96 pages. It even has extra credit flashcards, a board exam trivia challenge section, and a rolled college diploma to help them laugh. 

Kill as Few Patients as Possible

Kill as Few Patients as Possible: And Fifty-Six Other Essays on How to Be the World's Best Doctor

This is a humorous book on the medical professional and often quoted by all sorts of people in the field as Dr. Oscar London gives his thoughts on what it means to be a doctor. It includes an extra 56 essays, each offering some small details into how being a doctor or nurse runs.

Doctor Wars Hospital Card Game

Doctor Wars Hospital Card Game

This is a card game centered around the idea of treating and curing patients, with tons of inside jokes for anyone in the medical fields. It is useful for any doctors or nurses as they can play with their friends and share a smile when they read what is written on the various cards.

Trust me, I’m Almost a Doctor Mug

3dRose 195601_4 Trust Me I'M Almost A Doctor Medical Medicine Or PhD Humor Student Gift Mug, 11 oz, Black

This mug is good for a student who wants to laugh about their current situation and can hold the coffee that they’ll undoubtedly need while they’re in medical school. The image is printed on both sides and is both dishwasher and microwave safe. 

Medical Cartoons

The New Yorker Book of Doctor Cartoons

This book of 85 different medical cartoons is sure to bring out a laugh, especially with the many jokes and such inside. It is nicely illustrated and provides the right way for them to spend their free time and relax, all while staying on topic for med school.

Funny Socks

Good Luck Sock Men's Medical Socks - Grey, Adult Shoe Size 7-12

Last but not least, we have a pair of funny medical related socks that they can wear, reminding them of your love often. It is useful, warm, and fuzzy, all while the cute design is sure to help them smile.


Medical students need to smile and laugh more than anyone else, especially with the stress and schoolwork always threatening to drown them at a given moment. Therefore, help them relax at their next birthday or celebration by buying them a gift that applies to their profession and can help them, whether that help is directly related to their future jobs or just to get a grin out of them.

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