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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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Second Year

Second Year About this time last year, rumors began circulating that the second year of veterinary school is much better than the first year.  These rumors became a "light at the end of the tunnel" as I kept reminding myself that next year I would not have to spend my weekends covered in formaldehyde at the Anatomy Lab, and I might be able to survive on just one cup of coffee a day (my average last year was probably close to five cups).  When the class schedules were released this summer, the rumors seemed to be true- class did not start until 9 am and there were days when I would be done at noon!  Do not get me wrong, I honestly enjoyed first year, but it was hard.  I had to adjust to being in class up to eight hours a day and studying every night.  The volume of material is much more extensive than in undergrad and time management is critical.  My classmates and I worked our tails off as we slowly began to wrap our heads around... (Read More)


Welcome I suppose it would be appropriate to introduce myself properly... HOWDY! My name is Chace, I am a Biomedical Sciences major. But more importantly I am the loudest and proudest member of the Fightin' Texas Aggies class of 2012. Whoop!  One week down, only fourteen and a half left until I complete my undergraduate degree here at the wonderful Texas A&M University. It is a bittersweet feeling. While I am very ready for the next phase of my life, the amount of things I have learned while being in college, both in class and outside of it, has been, well, life changing.  As I'm sitting here in immunology with my good friends Alex,  Lauren, and Greg, struggling to understand what in the world Dr. Omran is talking about I'm still scratching my head over what I learned in my physiology class this morning: that the white blood cells in our bodies travel the distance of twice around the world in a single day... That's 2000 miles per hour!... (Read More)