You would think a letter of recommendation (LOR) is a simple thing. You ask someone to write it for you when you apply to vet school, they do so, it is read, and that contributes to your evaluation. All of that is true, and I want to drill down on the details of the letter
So, you’ve decided you want to try out the world of scientific research! Good for you. You may have fun and love it or you may discover it is not for you. We’ve talked about the benefits before, so now let’s drill down on the nitty-gritty. How do you get involved? If it exists on
The process to make your application most competitive for an internship starts long before your senior year. Each step along the way is important, and poor decisions can make it progressively harder to be an excellent candidate. Here is a timeline to help you be the best internship applicant you can be. First Year –
You want to go to vet school, you want to maximize your chances, and doing research may help your application. It isn’t the research, per se, which will help. It is the relationships- mostly with your mentor- and the demonstration of grit that doing research highlights. So what do you get? Participating in research while
I was chatting with a colleague the other day who mentioned a course we had just converted that semester from a graded course to a pass/fail (at 70%) course. Apparently students had been harassing the course coordinator for a few points here and there, even though these students were already above a 70%. They couldn’t
Since vet schools care so much about GPA and GRE scores, you would think that being an amazing vet student, intern, resident, or faculty member is largely about intelligence. Being smart helps, no doubt about that. But it is only one piece of the puzzle, and an arguably small piece at that. The best veterinary
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.