WikiVet News and Updates
Welcome to all new registered users in 2015 - you are joining a global community of 41,546 veterinary students and practitioners. For more information about how to get the most out of the site, please take a look at this section.
WikiVet Reaches 40,000 Registered Members!
At the beginning of 2015 WikiVet reached 40,000 registered users. In honour of this milestone we have awarded a prize to the lucky 40,000th registrant Kate Cheeseman from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh, who has provided us with a brief biography.
WikiVet Global Challenge Winners
There has been a great response to the Global Dentistry Challenge in November with over 350 respondents from over 60 vet schools. We are now analysing all the results to help us identify topics that students have difficulty with. In the meantime, Lisa Milella has created a 30 minute guide explaining what the correct responses actually were.
We are also delighted to announce the three prize winners for the Challenge:
- Hannah Moody who is a fourth year student at the Royal (Dick) Vet School in Edinburgh
- Paulina Wieczorkowska a veterinary student from Poland who came second
- Ssebunya Yvette a fourth year student at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity(CoVAB), Makerere University, Uganda
More information about our winners and the link to the video are available on the dentistry launch page.
This brilliant flash card program has been developed by Matthew Dobson, a 4th year veterinary student at the Royal Veterinary College. Vet Revise is a sophisticated flashcard program which uses a system similar to Anki, which is a lot more efficient than traditional study methods. It not only greatly decreases your time spent studying but also increases the amount you learn. Matthew has recently been selected as a leading Student Innovator in the UK. The program has been developed for vet students and now includes over 80,000 flashcards. It has just been released for student use and we hope you will find it useful and inspire you to build and share your own card sets.
AVS and IVSA
We are also really pleased that the Association of Veterinary Students and the International Veterinary Students Association have agreed to work with WikiVet in raising awareness of the site with their associated veterinary schools. We look forward to developing this partnership in the future.
WikiVet 2014 Review
The latest update of WikiVet activities with information about the continued growth of the site is available here.
We have recently created a promotional flier for WikiVet as we are looking to recruit even more new students this year than ever before. We hope you will print out the flier and then be inspired to email it around to new students, distribute it as a handout or even stick it on a noticeboard.
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