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Required & Recommended Medical Instruments


  • Stethoscope (A stethoscope is required of students, but will be provided for you at the White Coat Ceremony.)
  • Percussion Hammer (Babinski, Dejerine, Queen's Square - do NOT purchase the triangular head or Buck hammer)
  • Tuning Forks – 128 Hertz
  • Pen Light

Highly Desirable

Very important for students considering careers in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, ophthalmology, ENT, neurology and neurosurgery.

  • Otoscope/ophthalmoscope


  • Otoscope/Ophthalmoscope - may be useful in the 3rd and 4th years and for those interested in a career in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Neurology

All instruments are available for purchase at the Jefferson Medical and Health Science Bookstore, 1009 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.  (215) 955-7922

Representatives from 3M/Littmann and Welch Allyn will be available during orientation week to review stethoscope and otoscope/ophthalmoscope options.

The Jefferson Bookstore will offer a special orientation week 3M/Littmann Cardiology III stethoscope package including ear tips, identification tag, and heart/lung sound CD for $177 and special pricing on the otoscope/ophthalmoscope sets.

Bookstore staff will be available during orientation week to accept your orders and payment via cash, check, or major credit card.

Please contact the Jefferson Bookstore directly for details and pricing.