I know this topic has been written about before, but it is definitely what is on the minds of my classmates and I. The North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE) is the exam we take in the fall of fourth year which will give us the right to practice veterinary medicine in North America. Certain states require their own state board exams in order to be licensed in that state.
This is a stressful time for everyone, but especially those that have struggled with the curriculum (like myself). For the students who have never failed a class (or even a test), it is reasonable to say their chance of failing the NAVLE is low. I have been challenged in most classes, and I have test anxiety. Multiple-choice tests are the worst. I would rather have the chance to demonstrate my knowledge in essay or written format. Unfortunately, when you have nearly every senior veterinary student in North America taking this exam, multiple-choice is the most efficient way to go about it.
At this point in the game, most people have already picked their method of studying (and the top two are Zuku Review or VetPrep). Classmates are encouraging each other to get through the program. We sit in groups and answer topics together (like pig questions). The next three months will be some of the most- well- stressful, that we’ve gone through. The last day to take the exam is December 12. Please, wish us luck- I know I need it!