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  1. PrincessButterCup

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    The honeymoon phase is over and now I'm just kind of bored with my clinic job. I still like working with the clients (most of the time), but it's just a lot of boring busy work. I'm always doing something, but I'm not learning anything, and there's something really unsatisfying about constantly pulling charts out, watching them pile up, and then putting them away again. I hear almost no diagnosis or treatment discussions. It's just a really boring job.

    I'm going to try and get 2 weeks off in May/June for travel, and if that doesn't get approved I'm just going to quit. :p
     
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  3. SkiOtter

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    Aw I’m sorry pbc :(
    Hope your time off gets approved and you can have a bit of fun.
     
  4. CoffeeQuestionMark

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    I felt the *same* way working in a clinic.
    Had to leave in order to reinforce my love for veterinary medicine, just in a different way
     
  5. vethopeful_2

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    Alright SDN peeps.... I have a question and I'm gonna try to make it short. Take a W for organic II this semester if I drop now, and most likely make a high B or and A when retaking it over the summer, or stay in the class and make a C? Got the flu and bombed the first exam. Don't know what to do from here as this semester will count towards my last 45. (Applying to vet school this summer)


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  6. flameshock

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    What do you grades look like otherwise? If it isn’t going to bring you down hugely I might just take the dip. But if you need to show strong upward improvement that’s a mark for retake. Summer classes are often more pricey, another consideration.
     
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    Agreed. I took C+s (I think? Maybe B-?) Both quarters of bio chem and it worked out ok. In fact, one of my last 45 quarters I made a baddd decision to take 3 very hard classes at the same time, for like 18 credits (quarter, which is the maximum, 15 is ft) and had a 2.9 overall that quarter. Still had a competitive application.
     
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  8. vethopeful_2

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    I'm a mediocre student. Really needed to kick it up this semester and summer semester to bring up my cumulative GPA. I'm sick to my stomach over this because I really needed to knock it out of the park. Are W's an application killer?


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  9. vethopeful_2

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    Hmmm that is definitely nice to know. I'm just worried because I am an extremely average- below average student anyways, so it's not like I have a 3.9 GPA and this would be my only C . Ughhhhhh.


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  10. CoffeeQuestionMark

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    What is your GPA at? I'm definitely average. My GPA is 3.59 and last 45 came to 3.38
     
  11. vethopeful_2

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    That sounds amazing to me haha. I have like a 3.2 overall. Wanted to bring it up this semester and next to the best of my ability. I'm embarrassed to even write that number out


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  12. CoffeeQuestionMark

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    If that is the case retaking it isn't a terrible idea if you think it is feasible! Having a high last 45 can totally change how your overall looks
     
  13. vethopeful_2

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    Alright. I think that's what I'll do. I mean surely they will *kinda* appreciate that I took initiative and tried to do better. Thanks for the input!


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  14. strider144

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    It’s totally explainable, yeah? A health situation outside of your control meant that you did not have the chance to do as well as you knew you were able, so you considered your options and chose to drop and retake it at a time when you could give it the focus it deserved. You wanted to succeed and knew you were capable of succeeding so you set yourself up for success.
     
  15. LyraGardenia

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    Not at all, especially if this is your only one! I didn't have any W's, but my understanding is they're generally only a concern if you were dropping classes left and right.
     
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  17. vethopeful_2

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    That's exactly what I'm thinking. I literally had a puke bag hid in my jacket while taking the exam just in case lol. Thank you all for the encouragement and for putting my thoughts into much more eloquent words vet med is just so cut throat. Every little move makes me feel inadequate and it's hard to keep treading water sometimes. It will hopefully all be worth it in the end!


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    strider144 medical shmedical

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    My cat smells of pretzels and I don’t know why.
     
  19. SkiOtter

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    Was she rolling around in the bag of pretzels

    Or does she have frito toes
     
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    She smells like soft pretzels. Maybe she’s become a part-time unlicensed street vendor in the great philly tradition.
     
  21. StayingPositive2017

    StayingPositive2017 Michigan State CVM c/o 2022

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    My gpa was high, so take this with a grain of salt, but I applied with two W's, due to financial issues where I needed the money back. I explained this in my application. So not a killer per say, just make sure you crushed it next semester. That being said, I bombed my first orgo 2 test and then still managed an A overall in the class by working my butt off for the rest if the semester. We did have one exam to drop though...
     
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    skeleton is not a sport i would like to try.
     
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    killerleaf beware, beyond there be dragons

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    is skeleton the one where they go down headfirst?
     
  24. killerleaf

    killerleaf beware, beyond there be dragons

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    because if it is, mad props to those who do it. that is just crazy to me.
     
  25. SkiOtter

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    YES. IT IS THAT ONE. no thanks you will not get me on a skeleton sled. nope. nope. nope.
     
  26. killerleaf

    killerleaf beware, beyond there be dragons

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    I just can't. there are some sports I just don't understand why. ok, a kid on a hill on a sled (and probably male) going head first yeup, I see that. down a water slide. ok. but a icy death trap like the courses are? at 80mph? (or is it faster??) NOOOOOOOO
     
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  27. killerleaf

    killerleaf beware, beyond there be dragons

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    I also think luge is a not good, either.
     
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    BAAAAASSICALLY MY FEELS TOO.
    Yeah I couldn’t do luge either but would def choose that over skeleton. 100%
     
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    killerleaf beware, beyond there be dragons

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    nope. nope. nope. nope. but then, grew up in an area without most snow sports. (West Texas) snowballs was the most we ever did!
     
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    I don't think I could do luge for many reasons, including the video I saw of someone getting ready for the course and leaning back far enough that the seat of their flimsy spandex costume split
     
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    MixedAnimals77 WSU C/O 2022

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    Curling is a weird sport...just sayin.
     
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    It is but I love it
    (Also apparently one of the Russian athletes just failed a drug test because he was DOPING. FOR CURLING.)
     
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    I saw that! Apparrently they're thinking his stuff may bahve been spiked :shrug: Like really to take that for curling.
     
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    I see your implication, but to the athlete it doesn’t matter if they’re a skiier, a swimmer, a gymnast, a hockey player, or a curler, they all compete against the best in the world at the sport they love, and they are easily tempted with the related drugs.

    It’s the same justification as you hear people abusing Adderall to do better in school. Is it harmful, but they’re trying to be better than the rest.
     
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    curling--men with brooms. how awesome is that??? just kidding. curling fascinates me for some reason. but, I also like shuffleboard and pool....
     
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    What was it?
     
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    Bobsled looks fun
     
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    Sigh hate using mobile :( it was hay bale curling
     
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    Oh my god I need this see this
     
  42. SkiOtter

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    Okay so I found it
     
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    LOL. Was cruising through a production medicine Facebook group that was under the theme prompt of birth defects during my biochem lecture. Got to a few photos of inside out calves and showed them to my friend, and we were discussing how interesting it was when the random person on the other side of me looked over. I missed her initial facial expression (which my friend tells me was that of someone who was about to scream and/or vomit), but when I turned she was staring at my laptop with a look of complete horror. She refused to meet my eyes and proceeded to scooch over the the far side of her seat and stay as far away as she could for the rest of lecture.

    Whoops?
     
  44. killerleaf

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    that is what happens when you look over somebody's shoulder. :)
     
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    It has finally happened. Someone from my school has figured out who I am. :laugh:
     
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    It’s slightly amusing when you get suggested Amazon orders based on the large necropsy knife you bought for anatomy. :laugh:

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    Did you know you can remove previously purchased items from your recommendations lists on Amazon? I do it all the time after I buy Christmas gifts.
     
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    Oooh I didn’t know that!
     
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    "Christmas gifts," you say ;)
     
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    Are you saying she DOESNT get 3 foot doorstops for all her family members for Christmas?????
     
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    I'm going to put this here since it's not quite a rant or anything. Please don't quote this as I may delete it at some point.

    My mom sent me an email this morning basically asking me what she and my dad did wrong as we don't talk much and I don't go home too frequently (part of this is now due to the fact that our dogs don't get along and I'd like to avoid stress/fights). Now I've always considered myself an independent person and tend to keep to myself and prefer my down time. Other than her asking me what they did wrong too frequently (which then annoys me because there isn't anything), I can't really think of anything. They've supported me when I need it and have always been there. I never had strict rules as a kid and they always trusted me. I don't know how to explain to them why I am this way. I think part of it is that social interactions are just draining to me, especially now when my work days involve me constantly having in depth conversations with people. Also when I have down time, I just want to literally do nothing but relax. I've brought this up to counselors in college about how it's affected us, but there were other things going on that were affecting me a little more heavily at the time, so it wasn't something we primarily worked on. Maybe it's time I go back to talking to one to figure things out. I just wish there was an easy way for me to convey this to them or that I fully understood why I do this because now I just feel like an a**.
     

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