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NAVMEC Update - Dr. Jan Krehbiel
Dr. Jan Krehbiel visited our college on Thursday, October 28, 2010 to update the college on the efforts of the North American Veterinary Medical Education Consotriuim.
- What is it?
- How will it impact Veterinary Education?
- Do we need it?
The North American Veterinary Medical Educational Consortium (NAVMEC) launched in 2009 by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). During the past year, three national meetings hosted by the NAVMEC brought together more than 100 stakeholders in veterinary medical education, accreditation, and licensure. Discussions focused on developing plans for the profession to meet society's needs, as well as the skills and competencies that will be required of graduating veterinarians in the future to meet these needs. The meetings also explored new educational models and considered how veterinary medical education, accreditation, examination, and licensure interact with one another.
Additional information about NAVMEC can be found at: www.navmec.org
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. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. 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 degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.