What to Pack

Here’s a comprehensive list of what students wished they brought with them to the Island. We try and update this list frequently. Reminder that these items are just suggestions (some of these items have been suggested because of the cost on the island is high).

Clothing & Accessories:

  • SNEAKERS
  • DRESS SHOES*
  • FLIP FLOPS &/OR SANDLES
  • SOCKS
  • UNDERWEAR
  • SHORTS
  • PANTS/JEANS
  • DRESS PANTS
  • DRESS SHIRTS
  • T SHIRTS (WORKOUT & REG.)
  • BELT(S)
  • SWEATER(S) (LIGHT- It doesn’t get cold here, but you might need it in the classroom)
  • RAIN JACKET
  • HAT(S)
  • Female: DRESS(ES) (Casual & Formal) & BRAS
  • WALLET
  • UMBRELLA
  • SWIMSUIT
  • SCRUBS (for Anatomy Wet Lab/Heath Fairs/Etc.)
  • ANATOMY WET LAB COAT

Essentials:

  • TOOTHBRUSH
  • TOOTHPASTE
  • HAIRBRUSH
  • FLOSS
  • SOAP (BARS)
  • SHAMPOO
  • CONDITIONER
  • LOTION
  • NAIL CUTTER
  • COMPRESS (HOT/COLD)
  • RAZORS
  • PERFUME/COLOGNE
  • TWEEZERS
  • NAIL FILE
  • BANDAGES
  • ALCOHOL SWABS
  • THERMOMETER
  • GAUZE
  • COTTON BALLS
  • EAR SWABS
  • TOWEL(S)
  • FEMALE:
    • PADS &/OR TAMPONS
    • PANTIE LINERS
    • SCISSORS (HAIR)
    • NAIL POLISH
    • HAIR PRODUCT
    • PURSE
    • MAKEUP
    • ACETONE

School & Miscellaneous Items:

  • PENS
  • PENCILS
  • FLASHCARDS
  • PAPER
  • STICKY NOTES
  • HIGHLIGHTERS
  • LAPTOP & CHARGER
  • CELL PHONE
  • OTHER ELECTRICAL DEVICES
  • COLORED PENCILS
  • NOTEBOOKS
  • BINDERS
  • ERASERS
  • HEADPHONES
  • CARDS
  • GAMES
  • EXTENSION CORD
  • BUG SPRAY
  • SUNSCREEN
  • WATER BOTTLE
  • COFFEE MUG(S)
  • PLASTIC CONTAINER(S)
  • FAN
  • DESK LAMP
  • HANGERS
  • CLOTHESPINS
  • SPECIALTY FOOD/SPICES (for dietary needs)

*For Presentations some Instructors take off Points for not having Closed Toe Shoes.


DISCLAIMER:

>Clothing and accessories should be packed according to your needs/ laundry frequency. Note that not all apartments/villas/houses have dryers or laundry service. Colors may fade when hung outside.

>All essentials can be found here on the island. Note that they may be expensive due to the fact that everything is imported to the island. If you have any personal favorites or have any specific allergies/needs these items would be important to pack. Most basic necessity items can be found at the local SuperJ, otherwise you will need to travel to Kingstown to find these items.

>School Related items (especially paper) is relatively expensive and can be hard to find on the island.
>Fans can be easily found, but do not be surprised if you have to pay over $60 EC for one, same goes for desk lamps which can run you at least $45 at the Local ACE Hardware Store.
>Most students tend to bring their own Coffee Mugs & Water Bottles because they tend to be better quality back home.
>Bug Spray is incredibly expensive so it doesn’t hurt to grab a bottle or two.
>Extension cords/Power Strips can be super useful as plugs are not always conveniently placed.


>See Attached for a hypothetical travel packing list that SGA found online:

Preparement List_traveling_med school

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