we want to encourage you to work hard and play hard (a great aim throughout
your career!), we also want to urge you to take some time to prepare for a
successful start to school. Time spent now will pay off great dividends
during your first year! We highly recommend that you get these two books and
read them before coming to school. Each has been carefully chosen to provide
you with the best possible foundation for your positive transition
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success is an excellent overview of the
current research on how to be a successful contender at every challenge you
undertake. It explores how personal perspective either limits or enhances
your ability to succeed. Mindset #1 is call the “fixed mindset”. Holding
on to these beliefs can close down options and opportunities. Mindset
the “growth mindset” which is curious, optimistic and hopeful. We will use
many of these principles in the upcoming Cougar Orientation and Leadership
Experience (COLE) and know you will benefit from having a solid
understanding of them throughout your entire professional career.
How To Succeed at Medical School: An Essential Guide to
Learning shares invaluable tips on how to adapt to the rigours of medical
education. Most students comment that it’s not the difficulty of the
material they are asked to learn, but the sheer volume of the material that
causes struggles. The better you undertand how the process of clinical and
medical learning differs from your education to date, the more successful
you will be as a student. The book covers a wide range of elements and
issues you will face as you undertake the process of becoming a doctor.
Although written for human medical doctors, its wisdom is just as applicable
for those training for their DVM.
We strongly urge you to get these books and read them BEFORE you start
school in August! They will provide you with the best “head start” we can
provide and will lay a great foundation for a successful veterinary career.
Please do yourself a favor and GET THESE BOOKS!!