hiya! how much should i expect textbooks to cost in my third year of med school?
As for textbooks, I personally made a deal with a 4th year and bought all of theirs for around $200. Additionally, I split that with a friend who had a different rotation schedule, so we could use the same books at different times. Be smart, buy nothing new if you can help it, and share the cost with a friend.
The real drain on your bank account is going to be the other resources you choose, Step 2 prep, exam fees, and travel if you don’t have a nearby CS testing center.
Hang in there, this crap is ludicrously expensive.