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
There are as many reasons to get a DVM as there are people who want one. This list isn’t intended to be proscriptive or exhaustive. But, if your reason isn’t somewhere on here, I would suggest you carefully consider your actual core reason for deciding on vet school. 1) You want to be a leader.
Dr. Prudic was a resident when I was on faculty and also rented one of my rental houses! She is passionate about oncology and tells you all about this amazing specialty.
Last week, I was teaching a cardiovascular course. I am not a cardiologist. I said that in PDA cases, the right ventricle will dilate due to overload from the left side. I think I was visualizing a VSD in my mind when I gave that answer. One of the students pointed out that the textbook
When I visit hospitals and people ask how those hospitals are, the most resounding compliment anyone can give is, “Everyone is very nice!” What do I mean by that and how could you facilitate that feeling in your place of work/school? People in positive work environments are welcoming, friendly, and humble. Be Welcoming When there
Interviewing for a faculty position is exciting. You’re investigating an institution for where you may want to work, and they are investigating you. Interviews are also a recruiting tool- the institutions want you to come there, so they wine and dine you. Most faculty interviews will have at least one lunch and one dinner, and
There is a lot of attention being paid these days to well-being in veterinary medicine. I think that’s terrific. I want to boost the signal and add my own spin to it. If you’re going to be successful in your career, you need to first take care of your body, mind, and spirit. Body You
Some time in the recent past, I thought to myself, “I wonder if there is a guide to help those who are applying to vet school? If not, maybe that’s something I could write!” I looked on Amazon and the result was this book. The Vet School Survival Guide: Notes from a Back Row Student
Most people probably know the Boy Scouts of America has the motto “Be Prepared”. As an Eagle Scout, I obviously embraced this concept and have made numerous successful professional steps that can be partially credited to this motto. It is similar to another saying I like, “I’d rather have it and not need it than
Let’s be clear at the outset: if I knew the answer to this question, I could be a millionaire. Untold numbers of consultants with MBAs try to answer this in the business world all the time and fail. There is no iron-clad way to make sure that the job you are about to take is