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Being Wrong

The other day, I was in an exam room with my mentor doing a physical exam.  We were talking to the owners and I felt something on palpation that I hadn’t felt on my first pass.  I asked my mentor…

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Compassion Fatigue

Someday, I’m going to own my own business.  Because of that, I asked my mentor if I could sit in on management meetings to learn more about how management works from the top down.  While in one of those meetings,…

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Frustration

The two months of my externship was full of surgical experience and by the end, I was comfortable performing routine procedures without assistance.   But the last day was humbling because I needed help with a neuter that wasn’t going…

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The Most Personal Instruction Possible

This summer I have the privilege of having not just one, but two different mentors.  They’re both through the same program, the Veterinary Entrepreneurship Academy, but very different.  The Veterinary Entrepreneurship Academy is a program designed to introduce veterinary students…

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How a Mentor is Different

Like many veterinary students, I’m a perfectionist.  I like to do things right. Early on in my summer externship, I was able to help out on a surgical case that didn’t go as planned.  I blamed myself. Thinking that I…