My First Stethoscope

I ordered my stethoscope from on July 6th, and it finally got delivered this evening. I now have my first official “doctor tool.” I’m just a bit discouraged that I won’t be using it for over a month.

Littmann Cardiology III (Black Edition) with name engraving

After consulting several upperclassmen from medical schools across the nation, I went with 3M’s Littmann Cardiology III Black Edition. The name engraving is to differentiate my scope from my classmates’ scopes in group activities. The black edition is a testament to my dull and boring nature (and because I find it annoying when my shiny toys get scratches).

What kind of scope(s) do you find appealing?

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  1. Lucy says

    Hi Rishi, what time during the summer (or later) would you recommend getting a stethoscope (especially because of the shipping times)?

    I’m probably going to get a Littmann Cardiology III as well, except perhaps in a different color XD Based on your experiences throughout your time at BCM, do you think the engraving was worth it?

    Thanks! And see you in July!

    1. Rishi says

      Great question, Lucy! I know people always make references to representatives coming out and selling scopes at BCM, but often times they don’t have the broad selection that you can see on the mighty Internet (unless they bring a catalogue or something). If you’re going to save money by not buying any books ahead of time, I think it’s worth spending a little extra money to get the color and engraving that you want. Oh yeah, the engraving is totally worth it!

      I’ve been very happy with the Litmann Cardiology III – it’s a great scope to train with. 🙂

  2. s.tat says

    WOW. looks sleek. super cool. time to order me a gavel. …or maybe just a book on how to improve skills of the deceit variety. hah!

  3. Dana says

    Black on black is not boring… it is techy and sexy! (matrix style) ;D

  4. Stella says

    hey!!!! black is my favorite color…and in NO WAY dull and boring…and after reading your blog and comments for the last couple of months, I find it very hard to believe that YOU have a dull and boring nature… 🙂 Enjoy your beautiful new black toy!

    1. Rishi says

      Haha, thanks Stella! 🙂 I’m still getting used to how the earpieces fit “comfortably” but having fun nonetheless.