10 Unique And Useful Gifts For Medical School Graduates

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Graduation season is coming up quick, and a talented new generation of medical students will be getting M.D. added to their names. The graduates may have crossed the hurdle, but that means the time has come for you to pick out a gift worthy of the momentous occasion.

The thought of finding a gift that’s personal yet practical and unique, yet personal can leave your head spinning. That is why we have compiled a list of 10 gifts for medical school graduates that will eliminate the guesswork for you!


  1. Plan a Getaway

You may or may not have attended medical school yourself, but either way you have witnessed just how busy the graduate’s schedule has been over the past few years. A getaway to unwind is a luxury that they have not had in awhile, so gifting a plane ticket or vacation package would be right on time.

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  1. An Inspirational Book

When embarking on a new journey, it can be helpful to hear from someone that has already walked a similar path. The last thing a new graduate wants to read is a medical textbook, but learning about the trials and tribulations that a successful doctor experienced after graduation might be of some interest. One book popular amongst students, residents, and doctors alike is “Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Life, Death and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon’s First Yearsby Michael J. Collins M.D.



  1. A Sleek New Stethoscope

A new medical school graduate will need a new stethoscope, and these German-engineered stethoscopes from ERKA are the perfectly sleek alternative to the mainstream Littmann brand stethoscopes most medical students get. Choose from a wide range of different tube colors and chest-pieces to suit the needs and tastes of the new physician in your life!

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  1. Personalized Medelita Lab Coat

He or she has worked so hard to finally put M.D. behind their name, why not show it off? This is the perfect gift for a new M.D. who wants to look the part. These lab coats come in all different shapes and sizes, and performance fabric features such as fluid repellency, durability, and moisture wicking make the quality unparalleled. There are a variety of different personalization options, such as custom logos of their new employer and name & title embroidery.

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  1. Spa Day

There is no question that the graduate has endured a rigorous academic career, and is now about to enter a more intensive work environment. Any opportunity for relaxation will be welcome (when they have time of course), and what better way to relax than with a spa package or massage?



  1. Modern Fit Scrubs

Medelita’s soft, breathable, and wrinkle resistant scrubs were created to perform well for medical professionals.  By perform, we mean that our drirelease® with FreshGuard® fabric pulls away moisture, dries faster than cotton, and does not fade or pill. Did we mention that these scrubs are so soft and comfortable that you could sleep in them?

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  1. Leather Physician Bag by Boconi

Every doctor needs a physician bag that has the durability to carry all of his or her essential work supplies. Boconi’s full-grain Italian leather bags are available in many different styles, like a tote with a fun floral interior, or a spin on the classic brown leather messenger bag. There is a style that will match every graduate’s needs in terms of style and functionality.

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  1. Stethoscope

The stethoscope is the one tool that every medical student will have on their “need” list, so why not help them cross one item off their list? Look for a high-quality model that offers the best audibility of sounds, and allows the user to hear a wide range of frequencies. There are also models that are made with the doctor’s specialization in mind, such as the Littman Cardiology Series.



  1. A Writing Instrument

Patient care is always the main focus, but the new graduate will also be completing various administrative tasks during their next chapter. A Mont Blanc pen will make them feel like they have finally made it, or maybe an engraved Tiffany’s Caduceus Clip pen is more their style.

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  1. Be True to the Graduate

Our final suggestion is not a specific item, but rather an idea that is specific to the graduate. Whether heading to residency or pursuing a different path, the graduate will be going through a transitional stage where it may be easy to start doubting him or herself and get overwhelmed. Get them a gift that reminds them of who they are and where they came from. For example, a membership to the ski resort that they used to frequent is both recreational and nostalgic.

Sierra Kennedy
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