Required Medical Equipment

Welcome to the Introduction to Physicianship Course! Among many other things, this is the course where we will be teaching you how to perform physical examinations on your patients. Good quality instruments are key to conducting a good exam so having your personal set will be essential for practicing in class and on your own and when seeing patients in the hospital or clinic.

Here is a list of the medical equipment that we will be teaching you how to use. Physical Exam skills will be taught right from the beginning of the course, so please have all M1 equipment ready for use by July 30, 2021.

Required for First Year (M1):

  • Stethoscope (Cardiology Grade will make it easier for you to hear)

  • Sphygmomanometer (blood pressure cuff)

  • Penlight

  • Visual Acuity Card - Pocket Size

  • Watch that displays a second hand (for counting pulse)

      You do not need an expensive watch! Any simple watch with a second hand OR if you already own a digital watch (Apple Watch, FitBit) will do.

Equipment that may be required or strongly recommended next year (M2 year) include:

  • Reflex hammer

  • Otoscope-ophthalmoscope

  • Extra disposable tips for Otoscope

  • Tuning fork - 128 hz (required)

  • Tuning fork - 512 hz (optional)

  • Nasal speculum (optional)


AMSA Equipment Sale

AMSA is hosting an equipment sale! Your order must be placed online by July 3, 2021 for discount pricing and free delivery to campus by the last week of July. The instructions can be downloaded here: