Monday, January 28, 2013

New Stethoscope

I've had my trademark pink stethoscope since my first week of medical school, when my Mum took me shopping for supplies. I've carried it through clinical skills tutorials, ward placements, OSCEs and overseas electives, and it had seen me through the first half of intern year.

Still, with a rotation in general medicine approaching, I felt that the old pink Spirit Classic wasn't going to cut it anymore.

Choosing a replacement was not easy ... I needed a quality steth, without compromising and choosing a boring colour.

My solution, the Spirit Cardiology, has been great - and comes in bright pink. It works, too - my supervising physician was impressed with my ability to hear and differentiate murmurs.

Still, if he ever found himself in need of a stethoscope, he would hastily bypass mine in favour of a lesser model from a student or worse, the obs trolley.

Pink is not for everyone.


Anonymous said...

I had still vote for the littman's baby pink! albeit, the cardiology series (slightly better) is a little pricey and comes with a more acquired taste of burgundy rather than pink.

congrats for the move, here's to another year of adventure :)

Pink Stethoscopes said...

Thanks! So many pink stethoscopes on my new ward :)

The only reason I don't have a Littman cardiology is because of their colours ...