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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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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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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A four-week guide to what you should know as a first-year vet student

A four-week guide to what you should know as a first-year vet student

This post is just a quick announcement for a project I have planned, namely a four-week guide to what you should know before starting vet school/as a first-year vet student. These are things that I wish I’d known, and that I’m still curious to find out. Throughout these four weeks, I’ll be collecting data on everything from how much studying is required on a day-to-day basis, conducting interviews with vets and vet students, and trying out study and time management experiments to see if I can up my productivity in just four weeks.

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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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Rambly afternoon study thoughts

Rambly afternoon study thoughts

I may have fallen asleep yesterday before I had written, or even planned a blog post, so if this is a little rambly, bear with me. These last couple of days has been a sort of journey to find my bearings in the cell biology course, which is by far the most extensive subject I’ve ever had in Uni. Ever. Every lecture slide could be its own lesson, but instead, there are about fifty slides crammed into the space of an hour.

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On the ethics of animal research

On the ethics of animal research

The second block of vet school is over, and another exam is finished. During this week’s intensive course on animal testing, we learned about why we use animals in research, and the work done to preserve animal welfare while conducting experiments. What I found most interesting though was the ethics of it all, and the distinction between inherent and intrinsic value in humans and in animals.

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How to stay motivated – on grit and stick-to-itiveness

How to stay motivated – on grit and stick-to-itiveness

Motivation is a lie. It’s a fleeting, unreliable source of energy, spurred on by whims in the middle of the night, or arbitrary dates like new-years-eve, or Mondays. This summer I vowed to build a bunch of nightstands and side tables after binge-watching about 50 “how it’s made” videos, and this guy on YouTube. Do you want to know how much carpentry I did this summer? You guessed it, none.

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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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