I think this piece of advice is pretty simple. If you can live close enough to walk or bike to work or school, I think you should do so. I have had this luxury for the past 3 years and I don’t ever want to live outside of walking/biking distance again. This simple step helps
When I did a Master of Science program in Sport Pedagogy, I was exposed to all sorts of interesting literature outside of veterinary medicine. One of the articles was about athletes’ choice of where they decided to go to university. I was struck by the simplicity of the methods but also how elegant they were.
You just have to decide what kind of crap you can put up with. By that I mean: there is no perfect job. There may not even be a perfect job FOR YOU. Every job, every position, has its issues. Your goal is to find a position where the positive aspects greatly outnumber the negative
I don’t usually do posts which focus on holidays or current events, but my usual posting day fell on Thanksgiving, I am a big fan of appreciation, and I had an experience this week I thought would be good to share from a mental health/happiness/success standpoint. For SAVMA Wellness Week last week at our institution,
Last year, I taught a course and some students struggled with my style. I am a clinician, so I approach problems and teaching as a clinician. I’m not very interested in students memorizing details and regurgitating them on a test; I want them to USE information to make decisions. This is a different way of
This is going to be another short, PSA-style blog post. It’s right there in the title. Don’t use ‘utilize’. Just excise it entirely from your writing. It’s never necessary. People use ‘utilize’ because they think it sounds more official and cooler than ‘use’. It doesn’t and it isn’t. It’s just distracting. Technically, utilize is used
One of my bedrock principles for you to understand is to Aim for Zero. Go read that post if you haven’t done so yet. Why do people aim for +1 and fail so often? I think it’s because they miss some important steps as they are reaching for +1. In the original post, I gave
For the most part, I have lived a fairly charmed life. I have had challenges, but not nearly what many others have had. Some of my challenges are: I went to LA public schools, which were not particularly safe. I did an internship in a private practice owned by a single person who would sometimes
Most interviews involve at least some time outside of a ‘formal interview’ setting. For vet school, this may be during a campus tour or a lunch. For internships and residencies, this may be during the hospital tour or as you are getting set for the formal part. Some programs may have a lunch period for
I realize that social media is in a constant state of flux, much like the internet itself. Sites come and go (who remembers Myspace?) and user interest ebbs and flows. Since you are a veterinary professional, I think you should create a professional profile on LinkedIn or a similar system. Here are some reasons why.