Vanderbilt University, Div of Comparative Medicine

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Laboratory Animal Medicine Externship
The 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 availability.
The 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).
Externs 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.
Externs 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 residents.
Externs 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.
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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
printha [dot] k [dot] mccallum [at] vanderbilt [dot] edu
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Patty Chen, DVM, DACLAM
Posted: 05/12/14