Whoa, I feel really bad for not being on my blog for the last couple of months. For that, I have to apologize… especially since this is my final year, there should be no excuse for me not documenting it!
So here’s the deal people: I’m finally a 4th year student. Been through many ups and downs, but here I am, in the final ( ::knocks on wood:: ) year that I’ll be at the University of the Philippines Los Banos.
I’m a Senior Clinician, which means that I go through rotations, just like any other student in clinics, except that this time, I’m one of the people teaching the Junior Clinicians and guiding them to become better at what they do. To me, that was a little daunting at first. I mean, when I was a Junior Clinician, I didn’t really know what I was doing then too and I had to practice and go through many trials and errors before I started getting confident in all the procedures and diagnoses that I was giving out. Of course, back then these were all checked by a supervising vet. Even though now as Seniors we still have to get everything we do checked, it seems like the resident vets at the hospital at both Los Banos and Diliman trust us a lot more. That means that whenever we diagnose something, we are pretty sure we are correct. Of course there’s the odd case where we don’t really know (but then again, usually the resident vets are sometimes unsure themselves), but for the most part we’re pretty keen on what’s going on.
I feel proud to have gotten this far. It’s been a rough journey, but I’m hoping that things will pull through.
And thus begins my final year in vet school. It might not have been the easiest ride to get through, but I’m sure finishing it will be the sweetest thing in the world.
Wish me luck guys.