Week’s Itinerary= Cardiology, Neurology, and Respiratory Disease Final Exams
The time has come for finals, and it is only the 3rd week of school! I am still writing to you today, which means I survived through it all 🙂 I only had 2 finals this week, but I am also including my respiratory dz final that was taken the Monday after this week.
Even though I had to prepare for all of these exams, I decided to go to Florida to be a part of a Conference called by NAVC (North American Veterinary Community). I highly recommend going to this conference at least once during your veterinary career. Also while in Florida, I got to meet up with my best friend who lives in Florida and go to Islands of Adventures for a day. It was a wonderful weekend!
After all of this enjoyment, reality sets back in. Time to focus! My first final this week was Cardiology taken on Wednesday. No midterm was given but only this final, which is 100% of my grade . . . scary thought. I was nervous, but I still had total peace during my study time. The information was more clinically relevant than the physiological approach from freshmen year. My heart was pounding when I heard that the grades were posted, and I found out I got a B! Thank you Lord!
Neurology was the next final taken on Friday. It is so difficult to recharge and focus on another course right after taking an exam, but it had to be done. Fortunately, one of the professors scheduled a review session the day before the final, and it greatly prepared me for the exam. I strongly encourage going to the review. I learned so much from that hour that will help me 10 years from now in practice.
Respiratory Dz was the very last final for my core semester. I was so thrilled to almost be done yet very terrified because I needed to do well. Fortunately, there were a little more questions provided instead of only 25 questions in the midterm. Guys, after taking this final, joy bursted out from within me. I am done taking core classes for the rest of my life! Even though I have 2 more electives after this, my mind is now preparing itself for clinical rotations beginning in March. I prayed about whether or not I should still write after each rotation, and I have decided that it will be beneficial to students after me to get a first-hand account for what goes on in the hospital. Also, we are the first Class to go to the new hospital, so I believe it will be nice to share my experience in this new environment that no other student has been through yet.
Habakkuk 2:1-2= “I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint. And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.”