I can absolutely not believe that my years as a student sitting in lecture all day are ending this week. I’ve been dreaming of this day for a long time. Seven years of spending long days in the classroom will soon be replaced by largely clinical rotations. Sure, I do have some that are more lecture or discussion based, such as animal welfare and nutrition. However, there will be many large blocks of time when I don’t have to sit in a chair if I don’t want to!
I’m trying hard to make this a good round of finals and end with a bang to try and boost my GPA as much as possible, since this is my last chance to get actual grades. Finals start this Friday and carry on for the next two weeks. We’re lucky this time around that we have only eight finals! Quite a breeze after having finals numbering in the double digits for the past couple semesters.
I know that these are not the last exams I will ever take (the NAVLE and licensing boards are yet to come). But these last few finals are a drop in the bucket compared to the number of exams I’ve taken over the years. The countless pens that have died in my hands trying to rewrite notes, the hours spent, the sleep lost, all have led to this end of an era. I will finally be practicing veterinary medicine!