Nope. I can say that with 100% certainty for faculty positions. You don’t submit your transcript for a faculty position in veterinary medicine. By that point, grades you made in vet school are utterly irrelevant. For residencies, it’s generally still true, but people still worry about it, so let’s dive in. I’ve taught veterinary medicine
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
I’ve seen a few postings on the APVMA Facebook group about people wanting advice for how to dress for an interview other than for vet school. I think this is a great question and I will open with my opinion that there probably isn’t a single right answer. What does attire during an interview say
Early in the summer of 2020, I discovered the concept of specifications (or spec) grading. I bought the book, which I reviewed earlier this week. You need to read that book review to understand this post. I decided to apply spec grading to all three classes I was teaching in the fall: a 1-credit Intro
I was reading a news article at the Chronicle of Higher Ed a few weeks ago about remote teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. There was a throw-away line under a subheading “High-stakes assessments are overrated” about using ungrading or specifications grading. I had never heard of either of these, so followed the links provided about
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.
Choosing a residency program is a fairly important decision. You will be there for at least 3 years, so you want to make sure you find the best fit for you. I’ve talked before about what to look for in a residency, but how do you find that information? I have four simple sources of
You’ve decided to do an internship, congratulations! Maybe you’re a senior student or maybe you’re out in practice and want to do a residency. The applications for most internships are administered through the VIRMP (although some equine practice internships are through the AAEP). I’ve talked before about HOW to select an internship. But with hundreds
When faculty positions come open, sometimes there is someone already doing the job in a temporary capacity. Sometimes there is a resident finishing who would be qualified to fill it. The internal candidate is someone whom the people at the institution already know and have worked with in a capacity similar to the open position.
The original idea for this post was “don’t commit to something you won’t be able to do,” but that is proscriptive and I am aiming more for productive on this site. The sentiment stands, though. I see this time and again with students and interns who start research projects (with me or someone else). It’s