This post is a collection of the best gifts you can give someone graduating from medical school.
What is a good gift for someone graduating from medical school?
If this is your question today, then you’re in luck. I’ve got exactly what you need.
First of all, congratulations to the celebrant! What a feat!
After all the years of studying, applications, early mornings, late nights, tests upon tests, rotations, etc, your graduating loved one deserves a special gift that shows them just how significant this accomplishment is.
I am very confident that I can help you find the right gift to do just that.
As you might know, my husband is a medical doctor.
We have been together since before he entered residency so I am closely familiar with what his needs were after medical school and what things he found to be most useful and meaningful during the journey.
That being said, I have put together a list of 33 things that will make awesome graduation gifts for the new MD or DO.
First, some tips about giving gifts to a med school graduate
When you are first coming up with a gift idea, I recommend thinking of something sentimental (that captures and honors their path to and through medical school) and/or something useful (that will make their upcoming years as a medical resident easier and more efficient).
To make the gift extra special, you should also:
- Try and find out if and what residency program they matched into.
This will help you customize the gift to the specific career path that they plan on entering.
For example, if they plan on going into cardiology, snagging that cutting edge digital stethoscope that I have listed below becomes crucial. If they’re going into psychiatry, on the other hand, a top-of-the-line stethoscope is not so important, get it?
- If giving a personalized gift, find out if they graduated from an MD (Medical Doctor) program or a DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) program.
This will allow you to use the right accreditations and address them accurately.
- If all else fails, give cash or a check.
After all those expensive years of med school education behind them and more years of residency ahead, a little financial freedom afforded by a money gift would be much appreciated.
Now, on to the gift ideas…
33 Medical School Graduation Gifts
The following graduation gifts for doctors are listed in the following categories and order:
- Funny & Unique Gift Ideas
- Sentimental Gifts
- Useful Gifts
- Personalized Gift Ideas
FUNNY & UNIQUE GIFTS FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL GRADUATES
Are you on the hunt for a gift that no one else will be giving the graduate? Something fun and light that will get a chuckle from everyone?
The following gift ideas will do the trick.
SENTIMENTAL MED SCHOOL GRAD GIFTS
How about a gift loaded with meaning and symbolism?
Capture the significance of this accomplishment with these gifts that celebrate the journey.
USEFUL GIFT IDEAS
One important way to congratulate a new doctor on the completion of medical school, while preparing them for their next step, is to gift them something that they can use to enhance their everyday life in this new career.
PERSONALIZED MEDICAL SCHOOL GRADUATION GIFTS
For a gift that is uniquely them, pick something personalizable.
The following gift ideas for med school graduation are still fun, useful and meaningful- they just have the added benefit of being customizable so that your graduate feels extra special.