I just received this for Christmas. I am beginning Nursing School in January, and I know this will help me get ahead of the rest of the class! I love it. I never saw on the description before, that this scope digitally shows the patient's heart rate when in use, which is a nice feature. I like that I can sync it up to my laptop or tablet and see the sounds I am listening to, as I am a visual learner, I know this will help me identify sounds while in simulations. I really enjoy it already. The software downloaded to be compatible with the scope has some great learning tools as well. This is definitely an investment in your career, might as well buy the best and let it serve you better and longer than basic scopes. The engraving was beautiful and will hopefully serve as deterrent for theft.