Applying to vet school is exciting and intimidating. For many, it’s the culmination of years of focus and enthusiasm. It’s a high-stakes application, with an applicant:seat ratio of between 1.6 and 2, indicating that there are at least 1.6 applicants per available position in veterinary schools. Your strategy to apply to vet school may be
What are your concerns in scheduling your senior year? When you plan to take boards and what rotations to do before that. When you want to take vacation and do job interviews. Have you thought about how scheduling your rotations may affect your intern application success? Because it can, fairly dramatically. Remember what intern evaluators
Even if you have experience writing a CV for vet school, internship, residency, or grad school, you can always improve your CV-writing skills. I see CVs from applicants all the time and think, “Who advised you to do it like this?” There aren’t many rules when it comes to faculty CVs, but you can make
There’s no “right” way to write a letter of intent. Applicant evaluators are so widely varied, you can’t possibly write the ideal letter unless you happen to A) know the evaluators and B) apply to only one institution. Fortunately, there are some “wrong” ways to write a letter of intent. Let’s try to avoid them.
Regardless of the position you are applying for, here are some basic rules for a successful interview.
This blog will be about employment and professional progression in academic veterinary medicine. From undergrads applying to vet school, veterinary students applying to internship, residency applicants, and faculty applicants. We will talk about cover letters, CVs, interviews, how to strategize to position yourself for the next step, who to talk to and when, and all other things related to the business of veterinary academia.