Time for a Reality Check
And so my final semester in the classroom begins…I cannot
believe that in a few short months the class of 2015 will be in our
clinical year. Thinking about it now, I already feel overwhelmed,
excited, tired, and wanting to grab on to my classroom seat and
hold on for dear life because I know there is still so much to
learn. That being said, I think about where I was this time last
year, and it is amazing how far the class of 2015 has come.
Third year is a surprisingly giant leap from second year, but a
leap that sneaks up on you. I know I can speak for most of my class
when I say we have all started to shift the way we think and speak
and solve problems. When this happened? How it happened? I don’t
think any of us could say. The change really sneaks up on you, and
you listen to your conversations one day and suddenly you and your
classmates sound like doctors.
One of my favorite clinicians was teaching us feline medicine
last week and did not hesitate to mention that in 16 months we will
be seeing patients on our own. Immediately, the entire class got
the “deer in the headlights” look. 16 months? Wow.
That is enough about my reality check that I have been
experiencing the last few weeks; there is a pretty exciting event
happening this weekend that needs to be mentioned. Even though I am
a girl, the Super Bowl is one of my favorite days of the year!
Bittersweet really. I love football, so a chance to watch the two
best teams (Go Broncos!) go head to head is super exciting. BUT, I
love football, so it means I have to wait so long for the next
season. This is the first year since I have been in vet school that
we have not had an exam the Monday after Super Bowl Sunday. I never
thought it would happen; my whole class is excited that we can
actually watch and enjoy the Super Bowl this year. It’s the little
things in life….