Saturday, January 16, 2010

Back to School

So, my winter vacation came to an end last week and classes have started again. The the good news is this is my last semester of classroom work until I get to start doing rotations. As classes slowly start to become more clinically based, I am reminded of the time over the past few years I spent memorizing random facts to pass tests. All the cell surface receptors, channels, and statistics. Honestly, I don't remember about 95% of it. The good news is that most of the stuff I can't remember is not very important clinically.Really, I wish I had more time to practice catheter placement and jugular sticks than time to memmorize information that will not benefit me or my patients in the real world. The moral of the story is get as much veterinary expierence as you can BEFORE vet school. aUse thoose free summers and weekends to learn and practice skills that you will be using the rest of your life. Unfortuntely, the vet school curriculum leaves little time to practice theese skills before your 4th year. Learn them now before it is just something else to stress you out in vet school.


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