Finally, the results are in. After graduation, I will be heading to a university for a one-year rotating internship.
Throughout veterinary school, I have found joy in learning almost every subject and obtaining experience in various aspects of veterinary medicine. However, knowing that my career goal is to specialize in veterinary medical oncology or feline medicine, I’ve made the decision to pursue a small animal rotating internship since I was a first-year veterinary student. Upon the completion of the majority of my clinical rotations, I further comprehended the importance of a small animal rotating internship to my career goal. The remarkable depth and breadth of veterinary knowledge and the high level of compassion and professionalism demonstrated by interns, residents and board-certified clinicians that I’ve worked with have positively impacted and solidified my decision. They have reflected the value of the advanced training, and I want to be like them when I grow up. I desire mentorship, a broad category and high volume of cases, and plentiful exposure to oncology and feline cases during my internship year. And I am looking forward to abundant primary case responsibilities to enhance my veterinary medical and surgical skills, and fine-tune my communication and time management skills.
Four years of rigorous coursework in veterinary school has not only endowed me with a comprehensive knowledge base of veterinary medicine, but also the quality of intense self-reflection, pride in the veterinary profession, and a never-ending quest for self-improvement. Can’t wait to graduate and be a real doctor!