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Ep 11: What New Vet Graduates Could Look Like With Ryane Englar

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In today’s episode of The Veterinary Business Success Show, Brendan Howard interviews Ryane Englar. 

Ryane Englar graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and now works as a director of veterinary skills and associate professor at the University of Arizona. In Ryane’s latest job she creates advanced educational tools, new course materials, and philosophies for veterinary learning by thinking outside of the box.

Throughout the podcast, Ryane discusses her life leading up to being a professor, reflects on her time at veterinary school, and discusses how she now creates new ways to teach her students both clinical, professional, communication, and knowledge skills that were missed whilst she was at school. 

Outline of this episode:

  • [01:24] Ryane discusses her latest job as a director of veterinary skills and associate professor and her life leading up to then.
  • [04:07] Ryane talks about her experience at veterinary school and how she lacked professional skills
  • [07:03] Ryane introduces the ‘Day One Ready’ program to teach students both professional and clinical skills to prepare them for life outside veterinary school.
  • [09:58] Brendan plays ‘devils advocate’ and discusses with Ryane about how this new way of learning can be questioned as successful 
  • [12:45] Ryane reflects on how she did very little surgeries throughout her veterinary school and how this made her work in practice harder; and why now she teaches these skills earlier 
  • [15:22] Brendan and Ryane discuss if this way of learning takes time away from essential ‘book learning’. 
  • [20:05] Does being a ‘Day One Ready’ student result in less ‘hand holding’ when they get into the workplace?
  • [23:01] Ryane talks about the classes she has taught and if they were ready to be in the workplace
  • [29:35] Ryane and Brendan discuss if the students who apply to Ryane’s program are different from those who apply to usual veterinary schools
  • [34:41] The episode comes to an end

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