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Oh Exams...

Oh Exams...

It's hard to believe that we've been in school for a month already! We third years are currently finishing up our first set of exams. Over the summer, I forgot how much sleep you lose and how much caffeine you drink when you're preparing for vet school tests. We finished our Radiology and Large Animal Internal Medicine exams, and now we have Small Animal Internal Medicine looming at the start of this week. In fact, I'm typing this during a much needed study break!

Even though our exams are actually well-spaced this time around, planning study time has been a challenge. There have been so many extra assignments that have needed attention: surgery reports, nutrition homework, clinical correlates cases. Juggling these numerous things while studying for multiple large, complex exams would put a little stress on anyone. At least I have 130 other people in my class that are feeling the exact same way!

I feel like the only way to keep sanity with such a crazy schedule is to take time for yourself every once in a while. This past week, I spent Saturday afternoon and evening at a Fightin' Texas Aggie football game (whoop!). It's good to just get away from your notes for a while, and watching players tackle each other seems to alleviate any current frustration that you're feeling with school work. :)

Although we have all been outlandishly busy, our classes have been very interesting so far. I feel like we're finally taking all the basics that we've been toiling over for the past two years and applying our knowledge to actual patients. It's great to think about actual animals, not just hypothetical situations. In Oncology, we learned that, "There are no such things as diseases, only patients with diseases". At this point, I think I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel…



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