Medical School vs. Veterinary School – What You Should Know Before You Apply
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
Can’t make the decision between a career in human medicine or veterinary medicine? Want to know more about the schooling process before you get started? What is required of medical schools before you even begin to apply? Just want to know more about what medical or veterinary school is all about? All of these questions and more will be answered by two sister doctors, Dr. Jessie Sanders, DVM and Dr. Bailey Sanders, MD.
Both Sanders sisters grew up in rural Connecticut, the daughters of two engineers (one civil, one chemical). Dr. Jessie Sanders attended the University of Rhode Island and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Marine Biology. From there, she went on to veterinary school at the Cummings School for Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, MA. Following her graduation, Dr. Jessie Sanders opened her own aquatic specialty private veterinary practice in Santa Cruz, CA.
Dr. Bailey Sanders attended the University of Massachusetts on a full Division I softball scholarship and graduate summa cum laude with a B.S. in Kinesiology. She went on to Pennsylvania State for medical school and then to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a 5-year residency program in general surgery. She is currently there as a 4th year resident.
Questions to be answered by our panel:
- What did you want to be when you were growing up?
- What was your greatest inspiration to becoming a doctor?
- What are the requirements for admission?
- How many schools did you apply to?
- How many years of classes vs rotations?
- Most challenging class/rotation?
- What was your favorite class/rotation?
- How did you deal with the stress of school? What was your support system?
- Difference after graduating – internship + residency
- How do you get into different specialties?
- How do you take the next steps after graduation?
- What would you have changed looking back now?