In my last blog post, I wrote about worrying about falling behind, and changing things up so that I would get back on track. And just a day after implementing the changes I was reaping the benefits from it; I was able to ask more informed questions, I managed to keep up with the lecture, and actually understand what was going on all the time, and I learned so much more than what I would, had I just stayed on the same “getting-caught-up”-path.
I also got an amazing boost from learning that I passed the cell biology exam. Although I didn’t exactly ace it, I reckon it’s my first properly difficult exam in vet school, and that I’m proud of all the hard work I put into studying for it. I learned a bunch about what to do, (and perhaps more importantly what not to do), and I’m going to try to implement those elements as best as possible into population medicine.
Speaking of population medicine, it’s kind of difficult conjuring up blog posts on this subject. Right now it’s all numbers and statistics, and my days mostly consist of sitting at the kitchen table and typing on my computer. And although that is truly riveting blog material, I’m looking forward to the animal breeding section of the block. I am thinking about doing a “typical day in vet school” picture series again, since this block is quite different to the one I documented before. It’s much more self-study based, so if you’re interested in seeing how I structure my day when we have shorter lectures and more time off, that’s most likely what’s coming up this Sunday.