Friday, September 11, 2009

The Make or Break Week Cometh

With 3 weeks of 3rd year under my belt it is safe to say that "they" were right...it does get better. I absolutely love the classes and the labs. It all feels relevant and is slowly (very slowly) coming together, even if that involves looking stuff up again and again and saying to yourself, "at some point I knew that."

With that in mind, most of the semester looks extremely manageable, even with a new
puppy with the exception of next week.

Monday: Small animal advanced techniques lab and double quiz.
Tuesday: Surgery midterm exam...hard and includes Monday's lecture (talk about last minute).
Thursday: I am surgeon for a spay surgery on a client-owned animal. This involves a physical exam the evening prior, later that evening removing food, early am exam the day of surgery and checking on my patient later the evening of surgery. Add a dog into that mix and add

Friday: Gastroenterology exam...very hard. To top it off material we go over on Thursday is on the test.

Then I have class the entire day Friday until 4pm...extra dagger.

On the bright side, as I mentioned this is by far one of the toughest weeks and if I survive I can take deep breaths and enjoy the rest of the semester for the most part.

In the past weeks that seemed impossible were conquered, so I hope this is one of those weeks.

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I have been reading your blog for quite sometime and I'm currently a pre-vet student myself in my junior year (applying to vet school next year). I'm taking physiology this semester and was wondering if you had any study tips for that (and in general too)? Thanks! Liz

Simmons said...

Hey M! I know this is your really bad week, so I just wanted to say, "hang in there...it's almost over!!"

Sounds like your menagerie is settling into its groove...not as bad as you feared?

Can't wait to read how your week turned out!! Keep up the great work and best of luck to you (as if you need it) :-)

-E

Vet Student M said...

Physiology is a great class and will you help you tremendously in vet school and as a veterinarian (you'll use it every day). My only advice is learn for understanding not for memorization, even if it takes you a bit longer to learn it. And if you don't get all the concepts this time you will have them repeated to you again and again in vet school. Thanks for reading!