Vet School Difficulties and Accomplishments by the Year
How the eff do you study all these arteries and nerves and muscles??? How do I study for this? Should I join all 15 clubs or nah? Why am I studying harder than undergrad/college but getting worse grades???How can I remember all these people/classmates?? Why do I feel like I won’t be able to pass or be good enough? Depression. Not sure how to juggle exams, friends, family, studying, and mental health. Feeling like there is information overload X 4. Like you are constantly drowning. How do you not drown? 4 tests IN ONE WEEK? WHAT THE EFF.
I survived 4 exams in one week! I recognized an organ during histology today! I didn’t die during my anatomy practical! I remembered a classmate’s name today! I touched a live dog today!
-Difficulties: How in the absolute WORLD is there MORE information this year?? Tell me how this is possible!?!? So many parasites, bacteria, viruses, and pathology to know. Vet school isn’t novel any more, and you are YEARSSSS away from clinics.
-Accomplishments: Can now juggle watching Netflix, talking to your friends, and studying all at the same time. Know almost everyone in class- where they sit, and one or two quirky facts about them. Figured out that grades really aren’t everything.
-Difficulties: Have never been more apathetic.
-Accomplishments: Have never been more apathetic.
4th year (clincs):
-Difficulties: So you’ve been studying for 3 years and you know NOTHING. NOTHING! Where the eff is everything? How do I fill in this paperwork? How do I say this to a client? What is the dose for this medication? Why am I peed on every two seconds?? Why do I not know this? I don’t know how to answer this question by the owner what do I do?? So am I going to get comfortable on the last day of each rotation and then switch and feel like an idiot EVERY SINGLE TIME? Why does this feel so inefficient? OMG my attending vet just asked me a question… PANIC!!! Why does every rotation have so many different ways to do things? Why do I feel like I’m not good enough or I don’t belong here??
When will I have time to eat and sleep and be a human being????
Realizing you can’t save every life.
-Accomplishments: Getting hugged by a client. Being told “you’re going to make a great vet.” Performing surgery. Being able to eat lunch. Somehow surviving every rotation even though you know zero things. Saving a life or two. Getting a day off and enjoying life. Getting a question right. Passing the national board exam (NAVLE). Becoming a doctor of veterinary medicine!
*slytherins are gathered in their common room trying to figure out what game to play.*
2nd year: “what about uno?”
Other 2nd year: “dude we played that last week”
3rd year: “Well what about Go fish?”
4th year: “What are we? Children? No let’s play Battleship ”
2nd year: “Oh and Go fish is a child’s game.”
1st year: *quietly from the edge of the couch* “what about Monopoly?”
Litterally the entire house: “NO!”
*1st year falls off the couch backward*
Other 1st year: “Wait why not? What’s wrong with monop-”
Prefect: “Don’t say it’s name…. we don’t talk about ‘the game that shall not be named’”
*house falls silent*
6th year: “So many friendships torn apart. So much violence.” *starts crying*
Yet another 1st year: “What the fuck is going on?”
Bum and Sangwoo were in the military together also. Same years in the military, same years in college. Bum is 4 years late. Therefore, bum is 4 years older. And I meant translation wise? Maybe when he said "middle aged" it was mistranslated and he was actually saying mid 20s or something.
You cannot tell me the OFFICIAL English translator for Killing Stalking “mistranslated it” like come on.
Yoonbum met Sangwoo near the end of school (1st year) after military so that means Sangwoo has to be at least 20 to 21 years old at this point (if you consider them to be in the same year).
Fast forward 2 years after the military service is done and they met near the end of the second semester.
Sangwoo should be around 21~22 years old. After that, we don’t know how much time has past after the end of second semester, maybe they’re in their 2nd year of school, or 3rd, or their 4th (final) year of school.
Look how long their hair grew from being in the military (they have to keep their hair short throughout the service) to now.
Sangwoo in the military in Chapter 1:
Sangwoo after the military in Chapter 1 (in their 2nd semester or possibly after):
All we definitively know is that it was at least months after when Yoonbum started his stalking tendencies.
If time skipped forward after the end of 2nd semester then it’ll be the 2nd year of school for Yoonbum (and possibly Sangwoo) so Sangwoo should be around 22~23; 3rd year of school he should be 23~24; 4th and final year of school he should be around 24~25.
Yoonbum also had troubles in his home so you might have to consider it a factor that he might’ve taken a gap year before pursuing his education again.
My theory is that Sangwoo is not 19~20 but older because of that time gap.
We definitely know that Sangwoo was in the same class during the second semester of 1st year with Yoonbum.
Then they had the military service which is 2 years after the first semester for Yoonbum, it’s been at least months before they met again, which is roughly around the year 2013.
If Koogi is following the timeline to the present time (our time, 2016-2017) then it means 3 years also passed so this is how it goes:
1st year of college (2011) / military service (2 years - 2013) -> 4th year of college (2016-2017).
And it makes sense if Sangwoo is around 24~25 years old because he calls Yoonbum old which, according to your logic, that means Yoonbum is either in his near thirties or early thirties.
That’s why the landlady thought he was around 24 years old.
BY THE WAY, Sangwoo lied saying he’s 20. If he’s 20 then that means he hasn’t done military service, which he has.
I guess the reason why everyone is confused about the ages is because of the murder incident which doesn’t fit in the timeline:
But I hope I cleared up the confusion that Yoonbum is at least in his late twenties.
EDIT: cleared up the timeline, switched the military service from 2nd semester to 1st semester and other unclarities.
I also forgot to mention that Korean age is ahead of one year so that is another factor to consider.
Lol if you were confused reading this post sorry, I tried my best to explain myself.
EDIT 2: I misread the panels so assume the military service was after the 2nd semester.
Day 14: What tips do you have for other students who are in your grade specifically?
I’m not really in a specific grade - technically, it’s my 3rd year in uni, my 2nd year in English, and my 1st year in maths because I changed my majors and minors around so often. That’s why I thought I would tweak this prompt a bit and talk about changing majors and minors, aimed at everyone in college/university who is unsure whether they’ve made the right choice.
don’t throw in the towel immediately when you encounter a problem. the workload at university is overwhelming at first but usually gets a lot better over time (whether it’s because you get used to it or because it gets easier is another question). seek help if you need it - don’t quit a major you actually like because you have some difficulties in the beginning, because almost everyone has those.
it may help to visit some advanced classes or talk to upperclassmen to see whether the topics become more interesting over time.
also, ask yourself the following questions:
can you see yourself spending the majority of the next three or four years in this building, with these people?
what do you feel when you think about going to class? joy/dread/boredom? why? (teachers, classmates, the topic, fear that you’ll fail)?
can you see yourself working in this field basically your whole lifetime? does it bring you joy/satisfaction or are you just doing it because you think it’ll pay well/because you think it’s expected of you?
can this subject help you to achieve your dreams? how realistic is it that it will happen?
changing your major doesn’t mean you’re stupid or you failed, it means that you tried something and discovered it wasn’t right for you. that’s something very valuable to learn in a year.
before you do anything, see your university’s counselling/advisor’s team. they can show you your options and guide you through the process.
it can also help to talk with your parents/siblings/friends about this because they may be able to provide a new perspective.
most people just switch to their “plan B”. it doesn’t hurt to go to some other classes in other subjects and fields to see your options and make an informed decision about your new subject so you won’t have to change your course for a second time.
What Happens Next?
chances are that you’ll have to wait a semester or even a year until you can change your major or minor.
try to use the time you have for something useful! do an internship, take classes in the new field (professors will usually allow that, especially in lectures), or work to save up some money.
if you also consider changing universities, go to open days.
make the best of your current subject. if you know you’re not going to need it next year, you can relax about the grades and just give it your best shot. go to the exams - if you pass, cool, if you don’t, it usually won’t matter.
check if your new subject has entry requirements (language tests, work experience etc) that you can prepare for.
if you’re feeling adventurous, you could also go abroad for some time (great for improving your language skills). you can do language classes, internships, work&travel…
don’t forget that there are deadlines for course changes that you’ll have to stick to, no matter if you’re already enrolled at your university.
I think that’s it - if anyone has further questions, feel free to ask me! :)