Thursday, September 4, 2008

First Test of CVM=Success!

Hey Everyone!
I just wanted to let you all know that I have just taken my first test of Veterinary school. It was on "Infectious Agents." This class is team taught by SEVERAL different professors and this first test was about the Immune System and the Immune Response to different bacteria that invades one's body. I absolutely ENJOYED the first two professors (one male and one female). They both were so down to earth and laid back that I hardly felt like I was in a difficult class. I did really well on the test and breezed through the first half like no body's business. HOWEVER, as females are, the second half of the test, created by Mrs. Pinchuk (who by the way has to coolest accent on the planet, Russian) was tricky tricky, sneaky sneaky!! If I missed questions on her test it was because I psyched myself out over the question. Y'all know the type....."is it A, B, A and B, all of the above, or none of the above?" I mean, come are you supposed to narrow those down?? Anyway, I would much rather have had a discussion formatted test because at least you can get half credit by shootin some bull, anyway I still think I did fine on her part but if I have a mediocre grade it is cause of her tricksy ways. :) But she is a doll and the cutest lil woman in the world so you can't be upset. It's Vet school, what did you expect?

The next professor for Infectious Agents is Dr. Burgess, but do not be fooled by his American name...he is from somewhere else ( I don't remember where) but he has a cool accent too. Sometimes he goes so fast that my southern brain can't understand a word he is saying, but its okay cause I just look at my friend's notes cause somehow she is good at hearing these funny sounding everyday words. :) He is the first actual DVM we have had teach us, as opposed to the numerous PhD holders who are so detailed because of research that the info. is over our little heads. I thought I loved the first two professors, but I REALLY love this guy. They just keep getting better. He has a practical application for everything he goes over in class and lets us know EXACTLY what we will need in the real world (which in turn is exactly what will be on his test). Currently we are learning about "Fetal and Neonatal Immunity" he is our last Immunology professor of this class which is sad cause for the rest of the semester we are studying LOTS of bacteria and their mechanisms and what not. My next test for this class is Sept. 18th (yea that soon, this guy will FLY though his material). Keep me in your prayers this day.

Before that test I have a PARASITE test on Sept. 10th. For those of you who don't know this is FREAKIN HARD (sorry to use that word but its the only one that fits). I have 38 parasites to learn all with different life cycles, pre-patent periods, definitive host, intermediate host, effects, and treatments. BLAH. :( Then after our two hour lecture exam we have to go straight to the lab for a "practical exam", where there will be 38 microscopes and 38 tissue samples (all crawling in parasites) to label and tell distinguishing characteristics. Needless to say you guys won't be hearing from me for the next week or so. Yes, a four hour exam is enough to make a girl go crazy, especially with my "ping pong" mind that can't stay focused on one thing. I will make it though and I do like the class, its interesting and creepy all at the same time.

Well, that is all I have for now. I hope all y'all are doing well and I miss you LOTS and LOTS!!!!

1 comment:

Keith Bray said...

Hi Rebekah - it so great to catch up with you and I very excited for you and proud of what you are doing. I knew all along you would be a "BullDawg", perhaps a different color red, but a Bulldawg nonetheless. I am just glad we took you out of that infectious Tiger world!! (sorry Jerry) Hey, your blog looks great - keep up the good work in school. I know it is stresful but I also know you will do great and it will be well worth it in the long run. Thanks for the texts and for keeping in touch. You will always be special to me and our family. I look forward to seeing you in Utah sometime soon! Have a great weekend and ..... GO Dawgs!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keith