My current anatomy and physiology study routine

My current anatomy and physiology study routine

Since being advised to draw more as a study method over on Instagram, I’ve been drawing up a storm. In addition to giving me a bit more perspective on where the different structures are in relation to each other, I’ve found that drawing...

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Could doing the same exam again and again be the best way to study?

Could doing the same exam again and again be the best way to study?

There’s a study technique I’ve been wanting to try out for a while, and I’m thinking that now is a good a time as ever to test it out. In episode 8 of the Relay FM podcast, Cortex, CGP Grey mentioned that when he was a physics teacher, the way he would...

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What a difference a day makes (a short update)

What a difference a day makes (a short update)

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...

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How I work myself out of a study-funk

How I work myself out of a study-funk

This has been sort of a mixed week. On the one hand, it’s been a really enjoyable week, with a ton of fun, but on the other, I feel like I’ve been treading water as far as population medicine goes. I’m gonna level with you guys, I haven’t...

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Statistics on the brain

Statistics on the brain

When I was on holiday, I started to read Daniel Kahneman’s bestselling book “Thinking fast and slow”. What struck me while reading it, having just started the statistics heavy population medicine block, was how much weight we place on biases...

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Three stationery staples I’ve been loving lately

Three stationery staples I’ve been loving lately

Since I literally just got home from Cologne Germany about two hours ago, I haven’t had time to do much else but unpack and eat some of the candy that we bought while traveling. And since we’re coming up on midnight in about a half an hour as of writing this...

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The 5 most important lessons I learned from last semester

The 5 most important lessons I learned from last semester

We’re two days away from the exam. By the time the next blog post goes up, I’ll be officially done with cell biology. Just writing that gives me chills. One of the seniors told me that those who worry about failing usually aren’t the ones who fail. So if there’s a...

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Just one of those days

Just one of those days

Today is just one of those days where I don’t have time to do anything but read for the exam. For the sake of continuity, I thought I’d put up a little something. So here are a few pictures I took when I arrived at school today. Having that little cuddle in the snow before...

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Time tracking productivity boost

Time tracking productivity boost

Yesterday, I listened to the newest episode of CGP Grey and Myke Hurley’s podcast Cortex. In this episode, they talked about Toggl, which is a fairly easy and efficient time tracker website/app. As of writing this, I haven’t yet familiarized myself with all its functions, but...

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Daily positive impacts

Daily positive impacts

I’m currently sitting at our first-year study space, trying to get through the genetics learning goals, and decided to be a bit naughty and procrastinate by blogging. It is Sunday after all, so I thought I’d update you on what I’ve found has made the most positive impact this week...

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Let’s get down to business

Let’s get down to business

…and defeat the Huns. No, but really, the time has come for some serious business, namely exam season. Most of you are probably thinking; “Exam season? That was two months ago!” However, as I mentioned before my little Christmas hiatus, our exam isn’t until February 8th.

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The last day of the first semester

The last day of the first semester

Today was the last day of my first semester at vet school. It has flown by so fast, I feel like it was August yesterday. Therefore, as a way to reminisce, I’ve put together a few images and little stories from this semester, to look back at one of the most...

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10 questions to ask yourself before an exam

10 questions to ask yourself before an exam

At the time of writing this, I have precisely two months left until my cell biology exam. And although that may seem like a lot of time, I assure you, it isn’t. If I am to be able to get through all the learning goals before the end of Christmas, I have to...

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Holiday prep work, embryology, and the little victories

Holiday prep work, embryology, and the little victories

Christmas break is fast approaching, and although I’m looking forward to taking some time off, and seeing my family again, I can’t forget about vet school entirely. Since our exams aren’t until after the holidays, I have put some thought into what...

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On competitiveness and teamwork

On competitiveness and teamwork

Tim Ferriss “Tools of Titans” is pretty high up on my Christmas wish list this year, so when I saw that one of the most recent episodes of his podcast was a narration of a chapter on Josh Waitzkin, I had to give it a listen. Pretty early on in the narration, Tim...

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Ethics in genomics and the First Sunday of Advent

Ethics in genomics and the First Sunday of Advent

The genetics part of the cell biology block is coming to an end, and although it has been a bit dry at times, I think it’ll grow on me when we start our ELSA-assignments next week. ELSA is an acronym for the Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects research...

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