And also you get to your first lecture. Somewhere during the course of that lecture, you'll receive a reading list, with tens or hundreds of medical books recommended to you for that course. You'll probably find four or three or more are highly recommended by your tutor. And some of these books are costly!
You get to your next lecture, and the exact same happens! During your first week you get a few of these reading lists, and you also work out if you buy all of these books, you will have spent your whole year's budget at the initial semester. Uh-oh. Are you going to fail medical school because you can't buy all of the books you are likely to need? No!
Research your buys: and not just reading the author's blurb! There are plenty of reader reviews available on the world wide web, and
Get thee to your library: not positive if you are going to enjoy the author's style? The pictures? Not positive if it is the right level for you? As you may not be able to study thankfully in a library, they're a good place to go to check out what books you would like to buy before spending your money. Take a notebook and make notes about each book.
Prioritise your purchases: make a wish-list and insert it up! If it has to do with more than your budget, you need to do some pruning. A very good rule is to make sure to have at least one or two names in every subject area. If you have some funds left over as soon as you've got this covered, invest it equally amongst the books focusing on large subjects (such as body)
Share books with a friend: by paying your budgets on distinct titles, you will have double the library at your disposal! Just make certain it's a friend you get on nicely, which you trust them to be flexible about if you both use your books.
Sell your second hand books: either at the university (there may be a noticeboard for using students) or online. You probably can't expect to make over a half of their original price, but if you're finished with the book it's still cash to invest in something new.
Look out for special offers: you often can get up to 50\% off medical books online, especially if a new edition is coming out.