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Originally posted by bel@Feb 2 2007, 02:34 AM
I plan getting all the books which ex-1st year meddies recommend and library the rest, there's no point lugging them about if you're not using them.
Originally posted by tyson@Feb 2 2007, 10:31 AM
So I guess the next step is for an ex-Ist year medicine student to enlighten us...
Originally posted by rybo@Feb 2 2007, 12:09 PM
Haha I've already asked CCH, his advice is to buy all the prescribed. Just have a look what the uni has done - they've compiled a list of books that will be useful for 3 years. Whats more, they haven't just given us a list, they've TOLD us which ones we MUST have and which one are useful. Feel free to make your own judgment, but I'm just gonna do what they've said lol.
CCH also said dont buy any textbooks that are more than 1 edition behind (just buy the latest, you'll probably thank him later).
Buying second hand is ok - i can see why you'd want to, the cost is massive, but everything useful your gonna learn over the next 3 years is in these books, I wouldn't wanna be stingy. Also, the difference between editions in some books can be several years worth of development/research. In a field like immunology or genetics, this can be important.
Just my opinion though.
On a side note, I tried to reserve/pay for the prescribed texts over the phone.
DONT TRY THIS
the bookshop is useless over the phone, send them email, that way they'll get back to you within a month, rather than 6
had to get that off my chest.
EDIT: Bel: I wouldn't know, but I don't think many people actually carry their textbooks to lectures/tutes. Most people just use them at home
Originally posted by Pianpupodoel@Feb 2 2007, 08:18 PM
I see ten prescribed books - at around $150 each (new).
Are you serious guys? $1000 for prescribed textbooks?! And this is just for first year?! WHAT THE **** >_<
Thanks for the info, scarah! ^_^
AccessMedicine seems really useful, for those bits and pieces of info from random textbooks. Also, its good to know I can photocopy SOME pages from textbooks..although, with that 10% rule, you'd think that you could go there 10 days in a row to copy the entire book?