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This ACLAM certified training program is 24 months long and designed to provide trainees with broad exposure to all facets of laboratory animal medicine for a multitude of careers in biomedical research. This is a clinically oriented training program; however, there is an option for a more research intense program which extends the training duration to 36 months dependent on admissions to the Masters program.
Our 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 will allow students to participate in rounds, seminars, clinical cases to include interaction with Researchers, diagnostic work ups, treatments and necropsies. Time will be allotted for working directly with a Research mentor which is designed to provide the trainee the opportunity to participate in a clinical research project.
Students will participate in medical rounds, seminars, and experiments. Attendance at the National AALAS meeting (Oct/Nov) or Charles River short course (June) are encouraged if timing allows. Students will actively assist in physical examinations, assessments, differential diagnosis, and treatment of laboratory animals under the supervision of the ULAR veterinary staff. Observe experiments, attend seminars on lab animal topics, and participate in handling/training labs as available during the time period.
The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine sponsors a summer fellowship for an OSU veterinary student for the purpose of gaining experience in and/or exposure to the field of laboratory animal medicine. Any OSU veterinary student interested in this field is strongly encouraged to consider applying for this opportunity.