Columbia University - Institute of Comparative Medicine

Description

Columbia University Institute of Comparative Medicine Externship Program Columbia University offers an externship program to provide Veterinary students with experience in clinical laboratory animal medicine and surgery and veterinary pathology through participation in our comparative medicine residency. Externs will:

  • Gain hands on experience in surgical and medical management of research species by accompanying veterinary staff on daily rounds
  • Will participate in journal club, seminars, veterinary ground rounds, and IACUC protocol reviews
  • Learn about facility design and management
  • Understand preventative health programs applied to rodents
  • Discuss the laws and regulations that govern the care and use of laboratory animals
  • Assist a board certified veterinary pathologist with necropsies and interpretation of serology results and gross and histo-pathology

Columbia offers a 2-4 week externship period. Please submit a letter of intent, resume, and 3 references. If you have any questions, please contact: Rivka Shoulson, DVM.

Details

Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available

  • Laboratory Animal Medicine board certified veterinarian

Educational Resources

  • Laboratory animal medicine journals, books, and presentations available in our library.
  • Veterinary grand rounds, seminar, and journal club occur on a weekly basis.

Responsibilities

Externs will:

  • Gain hands on experience in surgical and medical management of research species by accompanying veterinary staff on daily rounds
  • Will participate in journal club, seminars, veterinary ground rounds, and IACUC protocol reviews
  • Learn about facility design and management
  • Understand preventative health programs applied to rodents
  • Discuss the laws and regulations that govern the care and use of laboratory animals
  • Assist a board certified veterinary pathologist with necropsies and interpretation of serology results and gross and histo-pathology

Student Supervision

8 hours a day / 5 days a week

Housing

No, but we will assist the student.

Practice Information

Columbia University - Institute of Comparative Medicine
650 West 168th Street BB-1810
New York City, NY 10032

ph: 212-305-2338
fax: 212-305-3458

email: rs2752 [at] columbia [dot] edu
web: http:www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/icm/

Signature on file: Rivka Shoulson, DVM
Updated on: 1/16/09