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)

At the UCF College of Medicine students are required to have certain medical instruments for the curriculum. The below information includes the list of required items.

For an easy optional alternative to purchasing items individually, our chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) has coordinated a group buy at a rate of $892.25 for a complete doctor’s bag with all required and recommended tools reviewed and approved by the clinical skills faculty. Buying your doctor’s bag through AMSA is entirely voluntary, but if you are interested, information on this package and how to order can be found in the AMSA Doctor’s Bags Welcome Letter and order form below. The purchased instruments and bags will be distributed during orientation week.


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.