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Purdue University Department of Comparative Pathobiology

externship at Purdue involves daily interaction in the consulting
office on clinical cases with the clinicians of the case, clinical
pathologists and clinical pathology residents. Externs will learn to
critically evaluate cytologic and hematologic specimens as well as
laboratory data. Activities that the student will engage in include the
resident’s weekly journal club, weekly clinical pathology rounds, large
animal clinical pathology rounds and other small group sessions with the
residents and pathologists. In addition, frequent seminars related to
veterinary medicine are often available to attend. Multiple resources
will be available for independent development including cataloged study
sets and the veterinary medicine library. Depending on timing of the
externship, participation in the required senior clinical pathology
rotation may also be an option. The goal for the externship is to begin
building a broad base of experience to continue building on in the
board certified individuals including, but not limited to: ACVIM
(internal medicine, oncology and neurology), ACVP, ACVS, ACVR, ACVD and
ACVO. These people also have their associated technicians, interna and
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are expected to participate in rounds and discussions along with the
senior students, interns, residents and visiting practitioners
is rarely a time that the students will not have direct supervision
available; however, self study and expploration is encouraged.
The students are left to find their own; however, many Purdue students and faculty frequntly have rooms to offer.
Purdue University
Department of Comparative Pathobiology

Purdue University- School of Veterinary Medicine

725 Harrison Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2027
(765) 494-9916
(765) 494-9830
Dr. Craig A. Thompson, Diplomate ACVP
Updated: 01/24/11
West Lafayette, IN
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