I try to maintain a positive tone of this blog, but I also feel responsible for helping you understand reality. Veterinary medicine has been a great profession for me, but not everyone should go to vet school. Here are some reasons that another profession and training experience might be the right fit for you. Bad
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
You’re approaching the end of your training and you have decided, yep, academia is for you. Congratulations! I think it’s a terrific career choice. So how do you find a job? University websites. Look, there are only 31 colleges of veterinary medicine in the US, 4 in Canada, 4 in Australia, 1 in New Zealand,
I am a strong proponent of including extracurricular activities in applications and during interviews. Every now and then, I will discover an activity someone does during an interview that wasn’t on their application. I was in a student interview recently where it came out that the student was on the national gymnastics team, but this
By Dr. Pedro Bento at VetMed Survival Guide This is a guest post by Dr. Bento, who writes at Veterinary Survival Guide to help those applying through the VIRMP. There are a lot of great resources there. I asked him to write about applying as a foreign applicant, because this is something I haven’t experienced
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.
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.
(This post was originally written as a guest post for Richer Life DVM. If you haven’t read her blog, you should. It’s a great resource about finances for veterinarians. And if you didn’t read it there first, it’s new to you!) In discussions among academic veterinarians attempting to recruit a new faculty member, salary is
I’ve been reading the Physician on FIRE blog lately and he, like me, appreciates the utility of a top 5 list a la John Cusack’s character in High Fidelity. I’m going to be applying the principle to some concepts on the blog going forward. I hope you enjoy! Be a jerk. This violates the simple
Tracking one’s behavior enjoyed brief popularity recently and has waned a bit since then. It is the concept of keeping track of your time, activities, etc. I was first introduced to this concept by the owner of a yoga studio who maintained an “Exemplary Behavior” sheet where he kept track of healthy behaviors he did