This one is difficult and likely to be a little controversial. A residency is more of a commitment than an internship- if it’s not a good fit, three years can be long and unpleasant. People leave residencies or are dismissed because of a bad fit. I have heard some program directors refer to choosing a
This series was inspired by people asking me how they could identify a bad vet school. Over the past 20 years, I have had numerous people ask me about identifying bad internships. When I advise those applying for residencies, we talk about identifying potentially problematic programs. And I am blessed with having worked at institutions
Dr. Eberhardt and I worked together as “middle management” at one institution. Despite our different life philosophies, we bonded well and became great supporters of each other. He discusses his path in internal medicine, and provide perspective for those wishing to pursue a similar path.
Dr. Williams and I worked together at one institution and we had a great relationship. His enthusiasm and positivity are infectious. He shares with you a path to excellence in equine surgery.
The Veterinary Internship and Residency Match Program (VIRMP) is the mechanism by which the majority of programs identify applicants and applicants identify and apply to programs. There are a lot of details and nuance in the system, but I want to introduce you to the most basic principles which are essential for you to be
Dr. Waitt impressed me when, on her first day on the job, she jumped right in to helping conduct an OSCE. Her positivity and enthusiasm are an inspiration to her students and peers. She discusses equine medicine and a career path to it.
When going to an interview, often there will be a period where you go to lunch and/or dinner with people at the institution. Sharing a meal is a powerful point of connection for people, so this is often an important component of the interview. Unfortunately, it adds another layer of social dynamics which have to
Dr. Diehl and I worked for years together at one institution, and continue to do research projects together. She has a great insight into the world of ophthalmology and how to successfully enter it.
I spend a lot of time talking about a traditional clinical faculty career path: vet school -> internship -> residency -> faculty position. If you spend any time speaking with faculty members, though, you will discover an incredible array of paths they took to get there. Some worked in medical schools, some were in practice,
Dr. Moran is a board-certified veterinary surgeon whom I worked with when she was a vet student. She did a really great summer research project with me and I wrote letters of recommendation for her. She shares how to be successful in your career, particularly for those interested in surgery.