The White Coat Investor blog recently published an article about locum tenens work in human medicine, and it made me realize there are some notable differences from veterinary locum work. Many people may not know about locum opportunities, and it’s a benefit of academia I’ve mentioned before. For those who are interested in academia, or
During M&M rounds, we will examine some fictitious cases and evaluate the facts and consider some solutions to these problems. Ivey Sprigs is a 27-year-old Caucasian female presenting for not matching into an internship through the VIRMP. Her eventual professional goal is to do a cardiology residency, so an internship is virtually essential as a
During M&M rounds, we will examine some fictitious cases and evaluate the facts and consider some solutions to these problems. Jasper is a 26-year-old Caucasian female presenting for just getting accepted into an expensive veterinary school. She has been struggling to get into vet school since she graduated from undergrad, and so finally decided to
I was a first-year vet student before I even heard of internships. I was maybe a sophomore or junior before I learned about specialties. I recently saw a post on the APVMA Facebook group asking some very basic questions about veterinary medicine. This is probably not necessary for anyone who’s a senior vet student
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
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.
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,
There are as many reasons to get a DVM as there are people who want one. This list isn’t intended to be proscriptive or exhaustive. But, if your reason isn’t somewhere on here, I would suggest you carefully consider your actual core reason for deciding on vet school. 1) You want to be a leader.
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.
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