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
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.
This is going to be another short, PSA-style blog post. It’s right there in the title. Don’t use ‘utilize’. Just excise it entirely from your writing. It’s never necessary. People use ‘utilize’ because they think it sounds more official and cooler than ‘use’. It doesn’t and it isn’t. It’s just distracting. Technically, utilize is used
I just finished writing a letter of intent for a position I applied to. I thought it would be valuable to share my process, to serve as inspiration for you if you are stuck or struggling with what to write. Step 1) Review the job description. I read through the entire job description, even though
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
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