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Picking the Perfect Gift for a Medical Student

Med Student Christmas Gifts

Choosing an appropriate gift for a med student can be hard and should be based on thoughtfulness and consideration. Taking into account individual preferences is also important, as different students emphasize different aspects of life. Some tend toward the materialistic, others prefer intellectual or artistic presents, and still others prefer to collect experiences rather than objects. Ideally, a present should cater to the needs and tastes of the person receiving it rather than express those of the person offering it. Also don’t ignore their passion for medicine and future medical career. So take a look at these tips to finding a perfect gift for the med student in your life! Continue reading Picking the Perfect Gift for a Medical Student

Famous Nurses Who Made It Big Outside Their Medical Careers

Before becoming famous, celebrities often start off working in regular careers and fields. Although not the most common career track, some celebrities started out as nurses before finding their fame in music, radio, TV and print. Here are a few famous people who you probably didn’t know spent time in nursing before making it big.

#1 Bonnie Hunt

Bonnie Hunt has done quite a bit in her time in Hollywood – from film and TV acting, to writing and directing. In addition to her Hollywood fame though, you can add Oncology Nursing to her resume. Prior to debuting in our list of famous nurses, Bonnie was working with cancer patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Later went on to become famous as the lead in the Bonnie Hunt Show and as the voice of Sally in Pixar’s Cars franchise. Continue reading Famous Nurses Who Made It Big Outside Their Medical Careers

Will you marry me?

A rising trend amongst our customers here in the UK, and also in the USA and our other global locations is the idea of using the engraving facility to propose when buying a stethoscope for your significant other.

 

When it comes to an unusual and unique way to ask your loved one in the medical profession to marry you, we are finding this is an special and increasingly popular method by which to pop the question. Around ten of our consumers from across the world have decided on this distinctive way to ask their partner to marry them.  And usually they let us know the outcome. Happily in all cases a “yes”. Whether this is because the beneficiary is enthralled by the loving gesture and cannot resist we can only speculate!

 

Besides some funny and curious names, and the intermittent “Happy Birthday” and “Good Luck” messages, the “Will You Marry Me?” in its variety of incarnations and languages has recently grown in popularity at times of importance such as anniversaries, birthdays and Valentine’s day we inevitably envisage a peak in popularity. Unsurprisingly, it is the Littmann Stethoscope which is the preferred choice and add our symbol engraving such as hearts or stars into the mix and you have one distinctive stethoscope! Some also choose a finish or colour which might signify something special or significant to their other half.

 

You can catch a picture of the latest proposal below!