Medical Book Giveaway Still Ongoing!


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I’ve been receiving tweets and emails saying they regret not having had the chance to join the medical book giveaway. I am always quick to say, “What on earth are you saying? The medical book giveaway (plus comic book giveaway, too) is STILL ONGOING!!!”

medical book giveawayHear it from the bottom of my, uh, bottom.

If you aren’t following me on Facebook or Twitter, you probably wouldn’t have caught on that there are several giveaways right now. For instance, Tech Envy is giving away promo codes for the Doggins app on iOS, but it’s also where I’m giving away a really heavy Physiology textbook for med school, plus several Batman comicbooks! (Check out the giveaway details here.)

Is the Grand Rounds Med Book Giveaway Still On? Hell, Yeah!

So, before everybody presumes the medical book giveaway has long ended, I decided to post an update to make clarifications.

Clarification #1:
The Grand Rounds Med Book Giveaway will last probably until the end of December.

FYI, it’s not one continuous contest, but a series of mini-giveaways. Last June, I gave away a Hellblazer issue #1 comic book plus a Surgery pocket companion to kick off the Grand Rounds giveaway. Starting this July (and ending on August 5), I’m giving away a Physiology book by Berne and Levy (a brand new copy would cost around PhP3,000), plus a few Batman comic books! Woot!

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Okay, maybe I can’t buy everything. But with this giveaway, I can at least get you an expensive medical textbook or a comic book!

So, if you want your hands on at least one medical book, you better connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Do it, like right now!

Spoiler:
You might not believe clarification #5!!!
But I hope you do.

Grand Rounds Medical Book Giveaway


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Welcome to the Grand Rounds Medical Book Giveaway! Future (and present) doctors, I promised last week that I will be giving away about twenty different medical books, from textbooks you use inside the classroom to cheat sheets you use during hospital rounds. I'm here now to fulfill that promise!

(It’s called “Grand Rounds” Medical Book Giveaway because you will have to make a few rounds online before you find the final instructions. Enjoy!)

Brace yourselves, brave doctors-to-be, as you are about to embark on the most awesome online adventure – and hey, you might actually win a prize!

medical book giveawaySee something you want? That’s just half of what I’m giving away!

Here's just a peek at what you might win in a series of contests and fun games, all in the name of the epic medical book giveaway you are about to be part of! See anything you want?

Medical Book Giveaway: Rules

I know you hate rules - sorry! But games tend to have them, you know, so let's get on with the program! Here are some of the rules and reminders of the medical book giveaway.

Premed Course: Does It Matter?


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When the president of an organization of student engineers studying at the University of the Philippines emailed me a question about NMAT, I replied with a question of my own: “May I please publish your question on my blog?”

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Engr Gerald Jan Lumba’s email held many questions which, if answered publicly via blog post instead of privately via email, might benefit others seeking for answers. But that’s not the only reason I wanted to publish his questions here. Engineer Gerald is the University of the Philippines student unit president of the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers. If someone as accomplished as he is willing to ask questions about going into medical school, it sends the message that nobody has reason to be shy.

Premed Course: How Your College Degree May Influence Med School

So, if you yourself have questions regarding the NMAT requirements for medical school, shoot. Fire at will. Ask away.

But before you do, let me show you what the kind engineer wrote in his email. (I asked permission to publish – don’t worry.)

“Hi Dr. dela Cruz!

“I am an ME student in UP. I am currently a graduating student (June 2015.) I have decided on taking med proper just recently, but as it is, my subjects are quite different from the usual pre-med courses. I only have one bio and chem subject. I had a lot of physics and math, though. I believe I did pretty well on them.

“I had been dreaming of becoming a doctor since 3 but I thought engineering was also good on me. I'm planning to apply at UP Manila. Do you possibly know if they have subject requirements for the pre-med program? If yes, should I take extra subjects then? Do you know any school that has none? How basic/difficult are the NMAT questions? Do you think having BSME as premed is a disadvantage to my applications? Thank you very much.”

Email sent in by Engr. Gerald Jan Lumba

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I’ll try to answer all the questions, not only for Gerald’s sake, but also for every other doctor in the making out there who happens to be searching for answers on Google.