One thing everyone always told me was that study strategies had to change in vet school. This was definitely true in my case and the case of many of my classmates. One thing I loved to use to study in undergrad was flash cards. They helped me with memory and recall, and I made stacks of them for many classes.
When I got to vet school though, that all changed. The material was not too hard, but the sheer quantity made studying difficult. I tried for a week to keep up with flash cards like I had in undergrad, but it just wasn’t possible. Like many first-year vet students, I just learned to study differently and pressed on.
However, I recently found a cool app for flash cards, so I can bring them back into my study routine. I have been using it on my iPad, and I love it. I can type flash cards, which is much, much faster than writing them, and then I can access them any time on a computer or my iPad. I can even share them with friends. In addition, I love that I can add pictures into the cards, which is great for anatomy, histology, and ophthalmology questions. I can also mark problem questions, so I can return to them later for more review. It’s been a great tool to use to bring flash cards back into my study routine. In a few months when I start studying for boards, I’ll have flash cards that I can just open up and flip through to review a specific topic, like swine diseases for example.
The things they make apps for never ceases to amaze me, and I’m happy I found one for flash cards!