Once again, I wish I didn’t have to write this post. But I have seen these applications, so, evidently, people believe they are a good idea. So here it is: Don’t do anything weird in your application. What constitutes “weird”? This encompasses a broad range of… let’s call them “unique” decisions. Below are some examples.
Dr. Kreisler and I worked together, did research, and continue to pursue research projects together. She brings a terrific perspective on shelter medicine, a growing field of veterinary medicine.
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.
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.
I was interviewing at a university recently and someone brought up the study we did looking at internship letters of intent. They said, “Aren’t you just telling them how to write a good letter? Won’t it be formulaic? There won’t be any difference between candidates. They can just read the study and ape what others
Dr. Patterson was the Associate Dean of Students at a large state school and at a small private veterinary medical school. She was also my direct supervisor and a great person for whom to work. She provides a compassionate, helpful perspective for you to consider as you pursue your veterinary career.
When should you start preparing to apply for a residency? When in the year do you need to have different steps completed? How can you use your time most efficiently to maximize your chances of success? I want to address all of these questions and more, so let’s dive in! A theme that comes up