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10 Stocking Stuffers For Pre-Med Students

  • by Fehbe Meza
  • Dec 12, 2018
  • MCAT Blog

It’s the Season of Giving and the pre-med student in your life is stressed. On top of classes, they probably have MCAT prep, volunteering duties, and a slew of other activities. Luckily, this is your opportunity to brighten up their holiday season with a stocking full of goodies that’ll make any future doctor get in the holiday spirit! We’ve rounded up some of the best and funniest gift ideas for pre-med students to help cross them off your list.

1. Anatomical KeyChain
Some people like to say they wear their heart on their sleeves. This keychain lets you wear your heart (or brain or lung or a number of other body parts) on your keys! According to the Amazon reviews, they’re pretty anatomically correct, making them a fun stocking stuffer!

2. Serotonin Molecule Necklace
MCAT prep and O Chem got your pre-med student down? Boost their serotonin levels with this adorable molecule necklace! In silver, gold, or rose gold, this necklace will surely put a smile on their faces and give them the placebo effect they need to make it through the semester.

3. Next Step Test Prep MCAT Course
At some point, every pre-med will take the MCAT. Some students study for eight months just for this exam, and while standardized tests definitely don’t determine intelligence, the MCAT is a significant factor in whether or not someone gets accepted to medical school. Give your student a fighting chance by purchasing an MCAT prep course. Next Step updates our online course every year to keep up with MCAT trends, making it the most representative course on the market. Or, if a course is too much of a reach, a practice test bundle is just as valuable! Get the gift that you know will be appreciated….even years from now when your student becomes a doctor!

4. Skeletal Poster
A must in any future doctor’s room! The vintage look of this anatomy poster ups the cool factor and it even comes with its own hanger! It’ll come in handy when the student is studying for an exam on the skeletal system, and it’ll still add style to the room when they’re not.

5. “Trust Me. I’m (Almost) a Doctor” Mug
There is a high likelihood that if someone is pre-med, they’re gonna let you know (as they should!) and nothing will speak to their soul quite like this coffee mug perfect for the future doctor. Bonus points if you go to them looking for answers to your symptoms instead of WebMD.

6. Anatomical Coasters
Looking for the perfect hostess gift? These glass coasters each feature a brain slice and, when all ten are stacked together, create a complete image of the brain. Protect from watermarks the smart way…with science!

7. Operation
Encourage the future surgeon with this classic board game! Cavity Sam can be their first patient as they try to figure out what’s ailing him. It’s the perfect game to play with the whole family after Christmas dinner!

8. Prescription Notepad
Your pre-med student will need to get used to writing on one of these eventually. Start them young to hopefully save their penmanship. With prescriptions that include “Chill Pill,” “Vacation,” and a “Hug,” these might be better than modern medicine.

9. The Premed Playbook Series by Dr. Ryan Grey
When it comes to med school advice, no one does it better than Dr. Grey. His series of books span almost every part of the admissions process and any one of them would make a great gift for your student.

10. Fun Study Supplies
Let’s be honest—studying isn’t anyone’s favorite hobby. It doesn’t matter if it’s a subject or a career you’re passionate about. Exams just aren’t fun, but your office supplies can be! Look for cool and interesting pens (like the ones linked here), highlighters, post-its, and other supplies to make studying less mundane for your student.

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