RUSVM c/o 2022
- Oct 21, 2018
With regards to stigma, legit no one cares what school you go to once you graduate. It doesn’t matter for getting a job, it doesn’t matter for internships or residencies. There’s honestly just stigma amongst pre-vet people usually lol, not amongst actual vets (yeah maybe the odd one out there, but overall, nope, they don’t care).Honestly RUSVM seems like a really great option. It's been my top choice for many reasons; accelerated program, more freedom with clinicals (I don't like to stay in one spot for too long), the many hands-on opportunities, and overall just great. I live in south florida, so I don't think living on the island with hurricanes and humidity, heat, etc. would be much of a worry, and its tuition is relatively comparable to other U.S. vet schools, in fact, cheaper than some. The only con I can think of is the negative stigma associated with going to a caribbean school, but I don't really care about what anyone thinks so...
I read earlier on in the forum that exams follow block-scheduling now. How is that working out for everyone and how do you guys cope with burnout and its prevention especially due to its accelerated program?
With blocks, I’ll be honest—I HATED them at first. Now... honestly, I actually kind of really like them. It’s nice having things being broken up into smaller chunks test wise and my grades have gone way up. I definitely feel burned out by the end of the semester because school is exhausting, but the breaks in between semester are usually enough for me to relax and recharge before the next semester. Throughout the semester I usually take one full day off a week to just do nothing and chill. I make it a mental health day and honestly it probably helps to keep me sane.