This page provides information and forms for off-site electives through the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University.
- List of approved off-site elective rotations
- Off-site elective evaluation forms
- Use the links below to complete an application to become an approved Off-Site Elective for our OSU CVM 4th year clinical students.
- Off-site Elective Guidelines & Suggestions for Employers
Statement Regarding Elective Applications
The College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to work with cooperating facilities to provide flexible and broad based educational opportunities to meet the practical, experiential educational needs of all Ohio State Veterinary students. In order to provide interested students with consistent information upon which to make important elective decisions, an online application process has been established to give interested locations a "user friendly" way to communicate with the student body about what they have to offer.
Submission of an elective location application does not guarantee that the experience will be made available to students, nor does the College promise that if a location is approved it will be continued indefinitely. An evaluation of applying locations will be made to determine basic suitability, and evaluations of the student experiences will be reviewed to determine the quality of the educational experience and provide the College with information to determine continued collaboration. The College retains all rights to approve or withdraw approval of any externship location at any time.
We are happy to have you share with friends and clients your pride in working with our students. However, approval of an elective location should not be used as an endorsement of that location by the College and participating facilities do not have permission to use that affiliation or the name and service marks of the College/University in advertising or marketing.
Note Regarding Insurance
All veterinary students are required to carry their own health insurance. The College provides them with liability insurance and now has insurance for the students who go off campus for an elective experience. We have both the malpractice and general liability coverage. This insurance applies to students of The Ohio State University while working offsite in a curriculum required or an Ohio State University approved elective, practicum or work study, and continuing field work done in relation to course work. If an off-campus elective location needs proof of insurance, please contact OSU CVM Office of Professional Programs at (614) 292-0942 or you may access the current OSU insurance information by going to http://u.osu.edu/treasurer/risk/insurance and select the “Students in Practicum COI” in the right sidebar menu for a copy of the current Certificate of Liability Insurance.