Dr. Bobbi Conner and I had a great discussion about candidates interested in emergency and critical care veterinary medicine. Her advice to be a well-rounded “whole” person I think pertains to ANYONE interested in veterinary medicine! Dr. Conner also interviewed me for HER podcast! You can find that here!
During M&M rounds, we will examine some fictitious cases and evaluate the facts and consider some solutions to these problems. Mark Ashes is a 32-year-old Hispanic male presenting for not matching to an exotics/wildlife medicine specialty for the third time through the VIRMP. He has wanted to be a veterinarian being paid to work with
Dr. Fogelberg is an education expert AND a veterinarian, a small but slowly expanding cohort of experts in academia. I met her through the Southeast Veterinary Education Consortium and we have been working on a research project together for about a year. Listen and learn more about this intriguing new combination of expert education and
I originally thought of this as the top 5 reasons to do a residency, but there’s really only one reason to do a residency: to become a specialist. So I thought I would focus on the end goal instead. 1) You want different intellectual challenges. I think it is easy for people to assume that
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.
Although it’s been more than a year since I saw this article, I think it’s still germane and good to share: Chart of the month: Shifting demand for veterinarians. In the article, there is a graph indicating the percentage of veterinarians in general practice, specialty practice, and emergency practice. You can see that there is
I met Dr. Nickell when he interviewed for a job at an institution where I worked. Later, he and I worked at the same university and got along very well. He has since moved on to private practice, and will provide perspective on the balance between academia and private practice and provide insight on anesthesia
Committing to a one-year internship after graduation isn’t a major commitment (like buying a house, getting married, or making a small human), but it can affect your life and career trajectory. These are my recommended top 5 reasons to do an internship. 1) You want to specialize. This is the easiest consideration, so it goes
I am often surprised by the specialties that people pursue, and how contented they are once they make their choice. One faculty I know is a hard-core researcher, but started out life just helping to do research here-and-there. Twenty years later, he’s a research professor without a PhD. You would think it would be a
Dr. Diehl and I worked for years together at one institution, and continue to do research projects together. She has a great insight into the world of ophthalmology and how to successfully enter it.