In the below sections you will find information about the required medical instruments for all UCF College of Medicine M.D. program students, as well as some information on textbooks and laptops.

Required Medical Instruments (The Doctor’s Bag and Suture Kits)

At the UCF College of Medicine, all students are required to have certain medical instruments for the curriculum.

Doctor’s Bag

The below information includes the list of required items.

For an easy optional alternative to purchasing items individually, one of the student groups typically coordinates a group buy at a rate of about $900 for a complete bag with all required and recommended tools reviewed and approved by the clinical skills faculty. Buying a doctor’s bag through this fundraiser is entirely voluntary, but if you are interested, information on this package and how to order will be available here during the summer.

Suture Kits

Suture kits are required for M1 students.  The kits can be ordered by visiting the Artagia website.


The UCF College of Medicine provides each M.D. Program student with a laptop and a backpack that will be issues to them during orientation. This laptop is provided as part of the required technology fee that each student is assessed. The laptop will be pre-loaded with software necessary for the curriculum.

Students who have questions or concerns about their laptop or software should contact the UCF COM IT Help Desk at (407) 266-4357 or email them The UCF COM IT Help Desk is located on the third floor.


Students are expected to acquire a set of required textbooks. It is recommended to retain textbooks from the previous years of medical school for use in future years. Additional textbooks may be added to the list at a later date.

For more information on textbook requirements please, visit

For more information about the Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, the resources they provide and for contact information, please visit their section of the website here.