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The Student Perspectives blog is a fresh and realistic snapshot of the life of veterinary medical and biomedical science students.
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Summer Research

Summer Research So I thought I would use my first post to talk a little bit about what I did this summer.  Because, really, the best part of vet school are the opportunities and experiences it provides outside the classroom.  During my first year, I applied and ultimately was accepted to participate in the Veterinary Medical Scientist Research Training Program, a program available here at A&M that allows first and second year vet students, guided by a faculty mentor, to conduct their own research projects for 12 weeks during the summer. Now, you might be asking yourself a couple of questions.  First, you might ask, "Why exactly would you want to spend your summer in a lab pipetting solutions into test tubes?"  And, in fact, that's an excellent question.  Who would want to do that?  I wouldn't, and so I didn't.  The best part of this program is that I got to choose my mentor Dr. Chuck Long and my project, both of which exp... (Read More)