Week’s Itinerary = Systemic Pathology Final, Ophthalmology Final, and Clinical Pathology
This semester of core classes is officially over! YESSS! This week was intense though. We had 3 important finals this week that I tried to prepare myself to the best of my abilities. They were Systemic Pathology (Digestive System), Ophthalmology, and Clinical Pathology). I was able to pass Sys. Path’s Pre-test (Thank God/ format just like all the others), and Ophthalmology was a 4-hour in class, open book-open notes final.
The hardest one out of the 3 was definitely Clinical Pathology for me. It is cumulative, and I believe that how I studied for it this time greatly helped me! Make flashcards and put differentials for each test being run (ex: hypercalcemia and its differentials, high levels of urea and creatinine and their differentials, etc.) You should have done this already since the 2nd exam.
Guys, I feel like I am on summer vacation right for how relaxed I feel right now! You will not hear from me again until after electives where I will give you a run down on how the classes went (Rate My Electives).
Psalm 118:14= “The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.”
Week’s Itinerary = Surgery Written and Practical Final, Systemic Pathology Pre-test and Test, Toxicology Quiz 3, Ophthalmology Quiz, and Boston Mission Trip
How on Earth did I make it this far!? It was through the power and strength of Jesus Christ!! Amen Lord! So, I am writing this on the commencement of my Spring Break, which means my thoughts have gone elsewhere. I will do my best to recount my experience this week. Four assignments this week!
1) General Surgery= We had our Written and Practical Final on Monday, and I thought the questions were not as crazy as from Principles of Surgery. The written portion was primarily multiple choice with only 4 short answers. Don’t be fooled with the short answers though. They want you to be thorough with your answers, and questions was worth 5 points from your grade. Show them that you know the information. The practical portion was extremely easy!!! There were a total of 32 questions (all multiple choice). It will feel very drawn out though (you will finish most questions in under 15 seconds then wait/ each station is 90 seconds . . . hope you eat because my stomach was growling very noisily! J You’ll do fine!
2)Systemic Pathology and Pre-test and Test= Yeah-yeah, this means I did not pass the pre-test. So what! I was determine to succeed for the test! So, you guys are used to my pre-tests being done online. Well, the professor switched it up on us! We were given just one sheet of paper and asked to write the pathogenesis on some diseases! Pathogenesis is my weak point!! But, it was not bad at all guys! I actually enjoyed the test experience! 🙂
3)Toxicology Quiz= Having this with another exam is not fun at all! But, glory to God I passed! Gosh, this is a painful class!! It was 16 multiple choice questions this time.
4)Ophthalmology Quiz= Our last quiz in this class!! And it was one of the most challenging ones 😦
Update on Clinical Pathology: I did well!! Thank you Jesus! You can do it guys. Half of it was take-home though, so that greatly aided in my success!
I am in Boston right now!! I know random right? Well, my Bible study group asked if I could join them on a mission trip to evangelize in schools such as Harvard and MIT. This is my first time here in Boston and enjoying my time!! God, use me as a vessel to reveal your love and beautiful light.
Matthew 28:19= “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,”
Week’s Itinerary = Ophthalmology Exam 1, Clinical Pathology Exam 1, and Anesthesiology Quiz 4 & Protocol Paper due
For real???? Lord, you are such a magnificent God! You saw my struggle with this crazy workload this week. You saw my desperate need for help, and you greatly supplied it! Thank you Lord for taking good care of me. I love you so much! So yep, we got a Snow Day when I desperately needed it before my Ophthalmology exam on Friday. Here are the 6 things we all did this week:
1)We had an online Ophthalmology quiz due on Monday, and it was a bit challenging to be honest with you. It was take home, and you could discuss it among your classmates. I am just not a fan where multiple choice questions have multiple correct answers. If you thought an answer was right and got it wrong, it deducts an answer you had correctly chosen. It gets thought-provoking when a question is formatted like this. I managed to do well though plus it helps prepare you!
2)Also on Monday was our Clinical Pathology Exam 1. It was very long with a mixture of multiple choice, short answer, and analyzing test results from different species. After taking it, I felt like I did the best I could, but my efforts were unfortunately not reflected on the grade. When this happens, it is due to the fact that I second guessed myself with many of the questions, or I did not have enough time to fully immerse myself in the material. The ladder has been a normal occurrence for me with this very fast-pace schedule in vet school. Two more tests to go! I can rebound from this Lord!!
3&4)2 Assignments had to be postponed due to the well deserved Snow Day. The last Anesthesia quiz was postponed to Friday, and it involved the Pharmacology section. You really have to practice differentiating between proper drugs for different species and see what are some detrimental side-effects of each drug to do well on this next quiz. The Bone/Muscle Pre-test is postponed until Monday. This is what the professor said the the format will be like:
The pre-test will be only 5 case based questions that are short answer, hand written (not on elc new like usual). There will be visuals and the client’s history. With some of the cases, she will sometimes ask us to explain the issue so that an owner will understand (don’t use big words to explain in this instance). Hope this helps!
5)The last thing I had to conquer was the Ophthalmology (make sure you know how to spell this word 🙂 ). It consisted on multiple choice and short answer, and it was challenging for me. Make sure to look over the Lab Cases because some were reuse in the exam. With the cases though, if you get one question wrong, it will ultimately affect the other answers regarding the same case. Tests like these frustrate and frighten me (but that’s just me). A classmate told me the experience of taking the exam was fun for her. Update: Did well! (JESUS!!)
6) Remember to turn in your protocol paper for Anesthesia. I highly recommend being in a big group and discuss each case after everyone completed their assigned case. Also, the Lab final for Anesthesia was very much like the protocol paper.
We get to start surgery next week!!! I am so excited, and we have our piglets now. I am already attached!
1 Corinthians 2:9 “However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him.”