Week’s Itinerary= Ethics Final & Immunology Exam 2
This week, we had to prepare for the struggles of 2 exams, Ethics on Monday and Immunology on Wednesday. Because the Ethics professors did not deem my essays worthy of an A, I studied my butt off for the final. I know right, a final already?? Well, if you remember from last semester, we finished Cell Biology and Histology way before the end of the semester. I like when we do this because it is one less course to worry about, and you literally feel weight lifting off from your shoulders. The final was not too bad. It consisted of multiple choice, True/False questions, and short answer. If you study all the power points AND the assigned reading, you should be fine. They like to put mini scenarios in the exam so that you decide what is ethical and pertains to a specific administration or law (ex: AVMA, USDA, FDA, etc.).
Right after my Ethics final, I had to immediately get into Immunology material. I only had 2 nights to study for this exam!!! Since there were a total of 8 chapters and 3 labs to study for, here’s what I did: Monday night, I only studied 4 chapters and glossed over 1 lab by myself and then met up with a classmate to talk it out. On Tuesday, I studied chapters 5-8 and the last 2 labs on my own then talked out everything with my classmate. Wow! When I look back at what I did, it’s pretty insane how I was able to retain all that information. Guess what? I got an A on the Immunology exam!!!! (92%) Praise the Lord Almighty! It consisted of 50 questions (multiple choice, True/False, and matching). It was my first time taking the 5 hour energy drink, and I will tell you it definitely kept me alert and focused Tuesday night.
On Saturday, the business club here at the vet school invited students to attend a meeting about interview prepping for internships and residencies. It was extremely helpful! I finally understood why I was not very good with handling interviews. I was not practicing out loud beforehand with a friend. I would just “wing it” and hope for the best. Bad idea!
Now, I am in the process of prepping for my Virology exam, which is tomorrow on Monday. I still need to study, but I will not give up!