I moved to my new town to start veterinary school and it has been nothing short of amazing. Upon beginning my new journey in veterinary medicine, I was extremely nervous about the curriculum, my new home, and starting class somewhere where I didn’t know anyone. Not knowing how I would make it through the next four years made me anxious…and boy was I overanalyzing it.
Orientation at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is a week-long process of team building and acclimation processes to prepare you with a great group of individuals you’ll be with for the rest of the year. Though we did cover the general topics of curriculum, honor code and diversity, I can say I am so blessed to have the opportunity to be so welcomed into this new community I will call family for the next four years.
I have been able to meet so many great people this past week from so many diverse backgrounds and many of them I will be calling my new best friends, my study partners, housemates and group partners. Over the course of the week, we watched the eclipse together, camped for a day and participated in low ropes courses, met our Bigs who would guide us in the right direction, hit the scenes downtown and learned what motivated each of us. So many people go into vet school with the notion that it is very ‘cut-throat’ and every man for himself, but that couldn’t be any further from the truth. We are in this together and I can’t wait to see where it takes us.