I’ve talked about the application process in The End is Only the Beginning Parts 1 and 2, but today I wanted to expand more on, perhaps, the most important part of the application: the interview. The interview is where admissions committees take the people that look good on paper (GPA, GRE, extracurricular activities, and experiences) and get to know them better to make sure they will fit in with the school’s philosophy and environment. Schools love strong applicants, but not if those applicants are also unsociable and condescending. Veterinary medicine is all about teamwork and working with those who have different experiences, so it’s important that personalities mesh reasonably well. I’m going to share about my interview experience with Dr. Tod Schadler, the Associate Dean of Student Services and Admissions, and also give some tips that I found along the way that really helped me. Read the rest of this entry
In Part 1, I told you all about the first part of the veterinary school application process: the VMCAS application. This week, I’m going to share my experiences with LMU’s supplemental, my interview, and my acceptance into the Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2018! I’ll also discuss the changes for LMU-CVM’s next application cycle, so future applicants can be informed how the process will be proceeding in the coming years. Dr. Schadler, the Associate Dean of Student Services and Admissions, has been gracious enough to provide his words of wisdom about veterinary medical education, so be sure to check out his quotes below!
This is my last semester as an undergraduate student at LMU, and I’m beginning to get nostalgic. I just received the Fall 2014 Housing Application, and for the first time I’m marking “Moving Off Campus” instead of filling in my roommates and our preferred residence hall. Fall Early Registration begins soon, and I’m not going to be meeting with my advisors to set up my schedule for my last year at LMU. I’m no longer going to be having class with the people that went through the Freshmen Survival Weekend with me. I’m moving into a new chapter of my life, and it’s quite terrifying, but incredibly exciting at the same time. That’s because I’m going to be a Railsplitter veterinary student come August! I’m going to do a two-part post on the process of applying to vet school. This is part one, where I talk about the application and all of its parts and pieces. Read the rest of this entry
You know I’m a nerd…but I’m also a techie! Whenever one of my friends has a computer problem or a software question, they ask me. So, I decided to share some of my knowledge with you guys! Like most other college students, my smartphone is my constant companion. Since all of my professors communicate by email and BlackBoard posts, it’s really important that I be able to receive, read, and reply back with any questions I may have. I do so much more with my iPhone though! I want to introduce you guys to some really great apps that have made my college life so much easier and less hectic. Some people use Android or Windows phones, but my preferred platform is the iPhone because it links to my computer through iCloud. If you don’t have a smartphone, don’t fret-many of these things are easily done with good ole fashion pencil and paper as well. I’ll be talking about three different apps: two to help me study and stay organized, and one to help me chill out. I use paper planners (see E-Learning is Excellent), but sometimes I still need that extra reminder of “Hey! You have something due tomorrow!” because I have a lot going on. Having an app that allows me to speed up a lecture is really beneficial because I can listen to a lecture in less time, but still get all the information out of it. Read the rest of this entry
Online courses, e-learning. computer-based instruction. Whatever the name, this method of teaching is rapidly becoming popular in universities across the nation because of the flexibility offered to the students and the teacher. Instead of having a designated meeting time multiple days a week, online classes allow students to have a more flexible schedule to do classwork wherever they want, at a time that is more convenient (though there are deadlines, just like traditional classes!). LMU offers several classes each semester in an online format in order to make scheduling a little bit easier for students, especially those who commute from home. Personally, I’ve taken three courses as online classes since my freshman year, and I’m currently enrolled in three online classes. There are several reasons why I chose to take online classes, and while I enjoy the non-traditional environment provided by these classes, there are also some challenges that I had to be aware of going into these online classes. Read the rest of this entry