This Thursday thousands of UK students will find out if they have the required grades to gain entry to medical school. The successful ones will start their course in October and amongst the list of required items for many medical schools will be a stethoscope.
The Littmann Classic 11 SE Stethoscope has been the first choice stethoscope for most UK medical students now for many decades and still remains so. The reason is that it is a reasonably priced high quality double headed ie with a bell and a diaphram acoustic stethoscope that is ideal for medical students who need to master all the basics of auscultation.
The Littmann Dual 111 cardiology stethoscope is also a popular choice due to its superior acoustic performance particularly when listening to heart murmurs and has always been a popular choice wit final year medical students & young doctors. It also makes a good choice for medical students.
This year Littmann in their ‘Love your Littmann ‘ promotion are offering a free cardiac sounds auscultation cd with each Littmann Classic 11 Se stethoscope in the promotion and also with the Littmann Dual 111 cardiology stethoscopes in the promotion.
At this time of year we are often asked by parents to reccomend the best gifts for medical students.
Any of the Littmann stethoscopes would make a fabulous gift for a medical student but parents are often surprised when we advise them not to go for the most expensive stethoscopes from the Littmann range. The best stethoscope for medical students just starting out on their training are the Littmann classic 11 SE stethoscopes. Most UK doctors start their medical school clinical training with a Littmann classic or similar. They come in a wonderful array of colours now so you really can stand out from the crowd and come boxed so are easy for wrapping. We also have the more traditional Littmann Classic colours.
Littmann Classic 11 SE best stethoscope for medical student
Value-med is currently promoting the special edition and standard tube colours available on the Littmann dual iii cardiology stethoscope models. Littmann cardiology iii remains the international market leader in high end cardiology auscultation offering superior sound quality and manufacturing standards.
New colour options include red, plum, burgandy, caribbean blue and classic black tube variants. All options are UK stock lines available for immediate dispatch and the offer includes Free UK expedited delivery on this model. Prices start from £110.00 excluding VAT for more details see site littmann cardiology iii section
At this time of year we are frequently asked this question.
When I started on my clinical training 27 years ago the medical school that I was at (Liverpool) recommended the Littmann Classic SE stethoscope. I still have that Littmann classic that I purchased 27 years ago and it is still a great stethoscope. When I was in my final year I purchased a Littmann Cardiology as I felt the better acoustics would help me in my final exams. I continued to use that stethoscope throughout my medical career, and I still have it, and yes you guessed it is still a great stethoscope.
For medical students starting their clinical training the Littmann Classic 11 SE stethoscopeis still the recommended stethoscope and offer great value for money at just £45.90 (net VAT)
For those who want to push the boat out a bit more and for medical students in their final year the Littmann Dual 111 Cardiology at £103.99 (net VAT0 is a superb Littmann stethoscope. It is extremely robust, and will stand a life time of use
Littmann 3m have extended the range of tube colour options on their Dual III cardiology stethoscopes.
The Littmann cardiology stethoscope is now available in navy blue, caribbean blue and a bright red tube option.
The Littmann III Cardiology remains the first choice for medical practitioners internationally, offering superb performance accoustics and longevity due in part to its high quality manufacturing standards.
Littmann Stethoscopes remain the standard doctors choice. Littmann continues to be the medical school recommended stethoscope of choice for students.
The Littmann Classic II SE stethoscope remains the first choice, giving excellent general clinical performance and value for money. The Littmann stethoscope range is made by parent company 3M.
The Littmann Classic II SE features:
Dual headed with a patented tuneable diaphragm on one side, and a traditional bell on the other.
The tuneable diaphragm on the 3M Littmann Classic II SE Stethoscope detects high and low frequency sounds by simply adjusting the pressure used during examination. Firm pressure allows you to listen to high frequency sounds- ease off to lighter contact and the diaphragm instantly switches to let you hear lower frequency sounds (previously heard using the traditional bell).
The bell side on the 3M Littmann Classic II SE stethoscope can also be used for low frequency sounds and special examinations to detect bruits, for examination of intercostal spaces and auscultation of smaller and bony patients.
A high quality single lumen tube (71cm/28 inches), with comfortably angled anatomically correct headset and patient-friendly nonchill rim and diaphragm to ensure maximum patient comfort.
The 3M Littmann Classic II SE stethoscope features a tough, elastomer polyurethane rim on the chestpiece and crack-resistant, reinforced, PVC tubing. The tubing allows you to fold the scope easily without worry of kinking or breaking. The internal, double-leaf, binaural spring helps assure a long life and allows easy adjustment of ear-tube tension. The ear-tubes are lightweight, yet very durable.
Patented soft sealing medium ear tips designed to produce an excellent acoustic seal, offer maximum comfort (firmer ear tips are supplied with the stethoscope if you prefer). These ear tips are supplied as standard on the 3M Littmann Classic II SE Stethoscope.
Littmann offer 3 year warranty against any manufacturing defects.
Why should I buy a 3M Littmann Classic II SE Stethoscope?
The 3M Littmann Classic II SE stethoscope remains the industry standard stethoscope, against which others are judged.
It is widely used by a wide range of health care professionals such as nurses, general practitioners, midwives and physiotherapists.
The 3M Littmann Classic II SE is also the stethoscope that medical students are advised to use, due to its acoustic quality and versatility- very important when learning
The 3M Littmann range of stethoscopes are the most highly regarded in the industry, and have been trusted by millions of healthcare professionals throughout the world for decades.