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Vanderbilt University, Div of Comparative Medicine

Laboratory Animal Medicine Externship
Vanderbilt University Laboratory Animal Medicine externship program is
designed to be an introduction to Comparative Medicine and/or
Comparative Pathology. Areas of focus can be matched to the extern’s
interests. Externships may last from two to six (2-6) weeks; the number
of positions available and the schedule are dependent on mentor
Division of Comparative Medicine is home to eight Faculty Veterinarians
and two Laboratory Animal Medicine Veterinary Residents. The faculty
includes four Diplomates of the American College of Laboratory Animal
Medicine (ACLAM) and one Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary
Pathologists (ACVP). In addition, externs will have to opportunity to
work with staff members who are Certified Managers of Animal Resources
(CMAR) and/or Certified Professional IACUC Administrators (CPIA).
will participate in the Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Program's
classes and seminars that occur during their visit. This may include
lecture based courses, journal club sessions, and veterinary rounds.
Externs may also have the opportunity to attend an IACUC meeting and
research seminars. In addition, externs will have access to an extensive
library of Laboratory Animal Medicine books and journals.
are expected to be on site Monday through Friday, during normal
business hours and will be expected to participate in all scheduled
activities, classes, and meetings. In addition, in consultation with
their faculty mentor, externs will complete a research project which
will include a presentation of their findings to the faculty and
will be supervised by their mentor, a Faculty Veterinarian. While
externs may be expected to work on their own or with staff supervision,
veterinarians - both faculty and residents - are available for
consultations during normal business hours.
Vanderbilt University Division of Comparative Medicine
Attention: Printha McCallum

1161 21st Avenue South, MCN AA-6206

Nashville, TN 37232-2130
(615) 322-6852
(615) 343-7682
Patty Chen, DVM, DACLAM
Posted: 05/12/14
Nasheville, TN
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