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Trainees are required to spend time in selected laboratories for a mentored research experience. The research project must include work with laboratory animals, be reasonable to complete within the expected timeline, and have the potential to result in a first-author manuscript for the trainee. In addition to the laboratory experience, trainees will participate in a research journal club led by faculty members which will discuss current articles and methodologies that are utilized in biomedical research.
The Ohio State University Laboratory Animal Medicine Program provides externships for the Summer Veterinary Scholar Research Program. This 12-week paid program is designed to provide the trainee with a broad exposure to all facets of laboratory animal medicine and its various disciplines including: research, management, clinical medicine, diagnostic services, training, experimental surgery, pathology, and phenotyping. This mentorship allows students to participate in rounds, seminars, clinical cases to include interaction with researchers, diagnostic work-ups, treatments, and necropsies. Time is allotted for working directly with a Mentor who will supervise the trainee in a clinical research project and throughout the externship experience.
LAM personnel continually demonstrate their knowledge of Laboratory Animal Medicine by presenting information either in wet labs, presentations, or posters at the national meetings of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). The AALAS National Meeting is sponsored annually in different locations across the United States. Those with backgrounds and expertise in research, clinical care, management, and husbandry of animal models used in biomedical research are encouraged to attend. There are a multitude of educational opportunities available for meeting attendees including: special topic lectures, panel discussions, platform sessions, seminars, workshops, and technician-specific offerings such as the Technician Fun Fair and the Learning Resources Center. Vendors are also available to offer the opportunity to learn more about their products and services.
OSU abstracts and posters of scientific presentations (Click below)