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.
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- 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
- 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
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- 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.