I will be embarking in a few more weeks, my trek back to Tennessee to start my 2nd professional yr at Lincoln Memorial University – College of Veterinary Medicine.
Does it still seem intimidating? YES! The good new is I know the lay of the land so to speak and have that first yr of schooling under my belt. That does by know means it gets any easier? Heck no! Different challenges, courses, skill testing awaits and is lurking around the bend of fall semester 2015 and spring semester 2016.
Same stress level if not more, skill levels to continue building upon and not as much leniency because we are not first yr students anymore. The stakes continue to get higher and it will eventually be show time as we approach clinical rotations and eventually simulate into the community.
I am thankful and grateful I have a good group of fellow future veterinarians to study with and can share the highs and lows of vet school. You have to have support that’s for sure!!! Vet school is a team effort! and is doable you just have to keep your eye on the prize and never give up.
We have had the fortunate and unique opportunity to be members of the inaugural class of 2018 at LMU and we are probably a little spoiled by that title. We do however welcome the next incoming class of 2019 and wish them as much success as we have had. We have been able to get the inside scoop and can pass along advice, comfort and perspective to those who follow us.
It is always bittersweet to have to leave my family aka.. my husband who has been my rock of support and my dog Lilly who I miss dearly when I am gone. The good news is that time seems to go by pretty fast and now there is the ability to Skype or video conference which helps with some of the homesickness.
I do have great roommates which I am thankful for so we can all wallow in our pity pots from time to time..
But the best thing is that I can call myself a 2nd yr student and am a quarter or more so closer to getting that coveted DVM degree!.