Archive for July, 2016

“Whose office is this?” “The Speaker’s.”

Monday, July 25th, 2016

These are the events through the week of July 10, 2016. On Monday, we briefly attended a meeting for the AVMA-Political Action Committee Board. It was interesting to hear the different points of view and how different ideas can come together to better the PAC. After that, we went to another meeting discussing the Freedom [...]

Week One of a Kind

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

I woke up in Chicago on Monday, July 4, and boarded a flight to Washington Reagan National. There was abundant activity in D.C. during the first week of my externship with the AVMA’s Governmental Relations Division (GRD). There was also no shortage of kindness: On Monday afternoon, a friend showed me around Glover Park before [...]

There are even lunch lectures on Capitol Hill

Friday, July 8th, 2016

This past week was spent getting acquainted in Washington DC as well as re-familiarizing myself with the legislative process. I arrived to DC, after only one delayed flight from O’Hare, and it was easy to settle in. Every so often, I would hear the localized explosions of illegal fireworks from folks celebrating America. Many tourists [...]

Making a Case for Case Based Learning

Friday, July 1st, 2016

As my time here comes to a close, I continue to ponder how all avenues of veterinary medicine are connected—whether you are interested in practice, working in the government, research, academia, or industry. Challenges we will face in our careers are microcosms of a bigger interrelated picture. Cases may not be on the scale of [...]