Life happens. It is as simple as that. We hear this adage from a young age. The first time we make a bad grade. The first time we fall down and sprain our ankle. When our grandparents die, or we go through a breakup. When we don’t make the team, or we get rejected from … Continue reading Life happens and then what?
So, you are a new student. You are in your undergraduate studies (veterinary, medical, graduate, law, etc.). Maybe you have taken time off. Maybe academia has always been a breeze. Or maybe it has always been a challenge. Regardless, you are in a new environment and you stumbled on my blog seeking answers! I am … Continue reading How to be a Proficient Student
Welcome back to the blog! It has been a while and I apologize for that. I have been a bit distracted with all of the traveling. If you are new to the blog, this summer I was a bit all over the place. It was a summer of diversity in species, to say the least. … Continue reading The Summer of Travel
First, it is possible to gain experience at home. Obviously, it is more financially feasible and often necessary to gain work experience at home. If you are inundated with student debt, for example, traveling may be out of the question for you. However, if you are looking for something spectacular to build up not only … Continue reading Travel to Gain Experience (And an Ode to My Trailer)
Time to throw it back... to the GRE! Although this test can be daunting, don't let it scare you. Personally, I took both the MCAT and the GRE, and I can say first hand that the MCAT involves way more studying. Don't let this fool you though - you still need to study for the … Continue reading 5 Tips to Nail the GRE
A brief update on life since finishing my first year of veterinary school: Hi everyone, Time for a personal blog post. It has been a while since I have checked in... you may call it "writer's block." The truth is, I have been feeling a bit burnt out on veterinary medicine - You can read my … Continue reading What does a veterinary student do in the summer?
What is burnout? Burnout is defined by the Urban Dictionary as "A state of emotional and physical exhaustion caused by a prolonged period of stress and frustration" (also many references to marijuana are included in Urban Dictionary's definition, but that is not what we are talking about today lol). A compilation of studying into the early hours of the … Continue reading BURNOUT.
Hi again and welcome. If you are applying to veterinary school, then you might be wondering what your schedule will be like as a first-year student. Every program runs differently and has a unique curriculum. In the United States, we first specialize in a subject like Biology or Chemistry at a university and obtain an … Continue reading What is the course load of a first-year veterinary student?
Hi readers, It is about that time of year. Students are receiving veterinary school acceptances/rejections. So what do you do if you are rejected? Let's rewind... This can be applied to ANYONE and EVERYONE. Although I write this from the angle of "veterinary student", every single person on this planet faces rejection once in their … Continue reading I got rejected… Now what?
Tonight I am going to be very vulnerable with you all. I woke up on Saturday morning and started crying. I was in awe. I was so happy. I could not believe that this was actually my life. I sat down and wrote this: "I am feeling so, so grateful. I'm crying actually. How is … Continue reading Fighting through Discomfort.