I originally thought of this as the top 5 reasons to do a residency, but there’s really only one reason to do a residency: to become a specialist. So I thought I would focus on the end goal instead. 1) You want different intellectual challenges. I think it is easy for people to assume that
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.
Although it’s been more than a year since I saw this article, I think it’s still germane and good to share: Chart of the month: Shifting demand for veterinarians. In the article, there is a graph indicating the percentage of veterinarians in general practice, specialty practice, and emergency practice. You can see that there is
I met Dr. Nickell when he interviewed for a job at an institution where I worked. Later, he and I worked at the same university and got along very well. He has since moved on to private practice, and will provide perspective on the balance between academia and private practice and provide insight on anesthesia
Committing to a one-year internship after graduation isn’t a major commitment (like buying a house, getting married, or making a small human), but it can affect your life and career trajectory. These are my recommended top 5 reasons to do an internship. 1) You want to specialize. This is the easiest consideration, so it goes
I am often surprised by the specialties that people pursue, and how contented they are once they make their choice. One faculty I know is a hard-core researcher, but started out life just helping to do research here-and-there. Twenty years later, he’s a research professor without a PhD. You would think it would be a
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.
Today’s post is from a mentee of mine whom I have known for almost twenty years. She has a daughter (who has now gone to college), and I thought she could provide a perspective on job searching with different family considerations to mine. Enjoy! I am a board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist who recently completed a Ph.D.
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,
The residency is the path to specialization. There are a handful of veterinary specialties you can earn without a residency, but, for the vast majority, a 2-4 year residency is the only path to specialization. So, really, the question of doing a residency is: Should you be a specialist? Obviously this is a question you