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Amanda Sherman receives inaugural Bayer Excellence in Communication Award

Dr. Amanda ShermanClass of 2013 graduate Amanda Sherman, was chosen by faculty as the winner of the inaugural
Bayer Excellence in Communication Award at The Ohio State University College of
Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Sherman is headed to North Carolina State
University's College of Veterinary Medicine to participate in a one-year
rotating internship. She plans to pursue a residency in ophthalmology.

Bayer HealthCare LLC, Animal Health Division launched
the Bayer Excellence in Communication Award to emphasize the importance of
communication in veterinary medical practice. The award aims to identify and
reward students who are mastering effective communication skills that will help
them to establish good client relationships, encourage client compliance with
medications and demonstrate the full value of veterinary care visits.

Dr. Sherman was selected as one of seven recipients of
the Bayer Excellence in Communication Award from leading veterinary colleges
across the country. The competition included
submission of a filmed interview in a clinical setting between the veterinary
student and a client. Entries submitted in each school were evaluated by a
panel of faculty judges, who selected their school's winner. The
seven winners each received a $2,500 scholarship.

The seven veterinary schools participating in the
inaugural award program include:

  • Colorado State
    University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Michigan State
    University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • The Ohio State
    University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Texas A&M
    University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • University of
    California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of
    Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of
    Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine

About
the Award

The Bayer Excellence in Communication Award is one facet of a larger
initiative aimed at advancing the communication skills of the next generation
of veterinarians. In 2001, Bayer HealthCare Animal Health partnered with the
Institute for Healthcare Communication to establish the Bayer Communication
Project. This collaborative partnership resulted in an extensive set of
communication skills training modules offered to colleges of veterinary
medicine for incorporation into their curriculum. Selected faculty from all
U.S. veterinary colleges have been trained via the Bayer Communication Project
"Train the Trainer" program.

About the College of Veterinary
Medicine at Ohio State

Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary
Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty,
staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary
Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical
Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more
than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. Located on
the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering
seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per
class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and
Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s program in Veterinary Public
Health. http://vet.osu.edu.

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