The stars at night are big and bright……..deep in the heart of Texas!
Everything’s bigger and better in Texas…so they say!
So, join a Texas-sized bunch of fun at the 2016 AVMA VLE Alumni Reunion!
Put on your boots and mosey on down to enjoy some good eats and conversation with your fellow VLE alumni! Let us know what you’ve been up to and where your boots are taking you next!
When: Monday, August 8 from 6-9 pm
301 S. Alamo
San Antonio, TX 78205
There will be a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres.
I hate to fail. And it’s not just that, I don’t even like to look like I don’t know what I’m doing, regardless of what it might be. School, hobbies, any sort of physical endeavor- if I’m not a superstar right out of the gate, then I don’t like to participate. There are lots of reasons this is the case. 1. I’m the first born of four children. 2. My father was a first generation immigrant with very high expectations of what his children would accomplish. 3. I showed some natural talent when I was young in both academics and athletics which made both pretty easy for me. 4. I was never taught a growth mindset and instead lived most of my life with a very fixed mindset approach to learning.
When you combine all these factors, it’s the ideal environment for creating a perfectionist with a larger than life impostor syndrome complex. And that is exactly what happened with me. I have spent most of my life pleasing people and going the extra mile ALL THE TIME to keep anyone from finding out that the real Betsy isn’t the superwoman she projects. The real Betsy wants desperately to be able to put herself out there and try new things, even if it means she might look silly or not be great out of the gate, but fear of being found out a fraud holds her back.
The 2016 Veterinary Leadership Experience is just over a month away … we want to give this year’s participants a taste of “what to expect” as well as a reminder to our alumni about some of the fantastic things you will see and do at Ross Point.
In the coming weeks you will see posts about some of the fun, and educational, events that you can participate in during VLE. Our intention is to make these posts short, entertaining and informative. If you are an alumnus, let us know if these posts sparked any nostalgia for you. If you are new to the VLE scene, let us know if you have specific topics/questions you’d like to hear more about. How can we serve you and make your experience more complete?
If you are posting about VLE on social media, please use #VLE2016 for this year’s event and #VLEalum for any previous events. You can learn more the Veterinary Leadership Institute here as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
What questions do you have about VLE? What memories would you like to share?
Amazingly yummy little critters and amazingly awesome VLE friends!!
How about an informal VLE reunion at the SAVMA Louisiana Crawfish Boil on Friday night? Thanks to my experience during the Tiger Leadership Experience back in January, I am ALL ABOUT THE CRAWFISH and would love to share my crawfish extraction techniques with all my fellow VLE’ers. I am looking forward to stepping up the learning ladder from conscious incompetence to conscious competence!!
Bullying Culture of Medical School
Dr. Kathy Ruby, one of the founders of the VLE, is giving a talk on the “bullying culture of medical school” and would like feedback from the veterinary profession. So, consider the following question.
Do you feel like you were bullied at any time during your training?