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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Volunteering for my first university committee

Volunteering for my first university committee

This is going to have to be a super quick write up, because I’m leaving for a holiday at 5 AM tomorrow morning, and should be asleep already. Yesterday was quite busy, as I was part of hosting a school event that we have been planning for a long time...

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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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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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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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Getting into vet school in Scandinavia vs the UK

Getting into vet school in Scandinavia vs the UK

Exactly one year ago, to the date, I was finishing up my applications for 4 different schools in the UK. Two of my applications were for veterinary medicine degrees, and the other two were for veterinary science degrees. Although I saw these as my “safety net” schools, I learned a lot from the application process. Therefore I’ve compiled a list with the different requirements for getting into vet school in Northern Europe, and have included a few tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way.

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A Week of Firsts

A Week of Firsts

This week was a week of two firsts, our first trip to the practice clinic, and the first lessons of the cell biology course. As you probably already know if you read Wednesday’s post, I found the first week somewhat tough. Sure, I knew it would be difficult, but not like this. I’m not really sure what I’d expected, but I thought since I was used to the hustle of trying to get into vet school, surely I was prepared for whatever curveball they’d throw at me?

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Freshers’ Week and First Impressions

Freshers’ Week and First Impressions

Since last week didn’t have any actual lessons, and consisted mainly of enrolling us into the school’s IT-systems, getting our pictures taken, and picking up our student-IDs, I thought I’d save all the weeks first impressions for the Sunday entry, instead of splitting it up into two posts.

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