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Diversity in Our Curriculum

We realized the importance of incorporating diversity elements in our curriculum, ensuring that our graduates are prepared to thrive in an inclusive diverse environment.

  • Medical Spanish is now taught as a required course for DVM veterinary students. Medical Spanish is taught as a core class in the CVM curriculum, with every second year veterinary student participating in 18 hours of classroom instruction.
  • Correlatives III - Cultural competency is a required DVM course for 2VM students, both as a stand-alone session, with 17 hours of medical Spanish, and culminating in four simulated client interactions for every student - 2 with ESL client, 1 blind client, 1 deaf client. Read course description
  • 2015 began the first annual Teaching Showcase, a full day seminar open to all CVM faculty. The program features over 20 faculty from the college presenting on new and innovative teaching techniques used within their courses, course assignments, assessment and curriculum in the undergraduate and professional programs, many of which incorporate interactive, experiential and cultural scenario elements.
  • Continuing Education and Conservation in South Africa: Following the success of last year’s trip, the CVM Continuing Education African Wildlife Medicine Course in Africa continues in Spring 2014.
  • Our DVM multiple mini-interview process for admission, has used at least one cultural competency scenario in each of the past two interview cycles. This sets a tone for our program expectations concerning the importance of diversity. This form of interview also results in less URM- and gender-based bias during the selection process.
  • BIMS International Certificate in Cultural Competency and Communication in Spanish - The certificate has been generated with the student's required TAMU core curriculum in mind. Many students may wish to discuss a minor in language, political science, sociology, etc. based upon the courses taken to satisfy the certificate requirements. View requirements
  • Ethics Courses in DVM – As part of our Correlatives I course, all first year students participate in two ethic interactive scenario experiences. DVM faculty and local area veterinarians come together to run students through mock ethic scenarios twice annually. Read course description
  • Unique Veterinary Study Abroad Opportunities- The CVM international Programs' mission is to provide students in all fields and at all levels, a wide range of educational experiences abroad.  Such experiences not only provide students with the appropriate academic/professional training and sensitivity to other cultures, but also help to create effective humanitarians needed in this interdependent world.