Archive for July, 2011

Higher Education Funding Needs Saving!

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

There’s no need to tell you that the deficit reduction issue is at the center of almost every debate today. But what most folks may not realize is that, included in these talks, is a plan to end the in-school interest subsidy on professional and graduate student loans. On one hand, the subsidy provides taxpayer […]

Time flies when you’re having fun!

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

  Three weeks in DC and my oh my, the things I’ve done.  From senate hearings to private tours of the capitol, to watching the silent changing of the guard at Arlington, there is a huge array of fantastic experiences here in Washington.        For the past week or so, there has been what is called […]

Week Three Already!

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

It’s hard to believe I’m already in my third and final week of the AVMA-GRD externship.  It has been an amazing experience and one that I strongly recommend to all veterinary students before they graduate (or at the very least participate in the annual SAVMA Lobby Day).  The week has gotten off to a fast […]

What a Mighty Long Acronym you Have!

Friday, July 8th, 2011

The better to confuse you with my dear. DHS at 9, PDUFA at 12, RHOB at 2… wait what? DC is all about acronyms, all the time. I’ve been making my way around Washington and Virginia through a series of meetings and appointments, and almost every one of them has had a 3 to 4 […]

Watch out DC, there’s a new extern in town!

Friday, July 1st, 2011

It wasn’t too long ago that I was pestering Ms. Mayo and Dr. Lutschaunig for an externship here at the AVMA GRD.  I had missed the deadline for application and didn’t know what my clinical year schedule would be like until much after the fact.  Thankfully Ms. Mayo and Dr. Lutschaunig graciously gave me the […]