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Letters to the Editor

A different perspective on resiliency

I read with interest the article in the May 1, 2021, issue about the AAVMC sessions highlighting student “anxiety” and the “over-valuing of resiliency.”1 Sixty-three years have passed since my interview and acceptance into the class of ‘62 at the University of Pennsylvania veterinary school. I was fortunate to gain my VMD degree, and there was no lack of anxiety during those 4 years. However, a background that included a fair amount of adversity as well as resiliency, plus working on a dairy farm for 10 years, prepared me for whatever came along.