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Interns hold faculty appointments in VSCS. They provide patient
care and teaching assistance in the Veterinary Medical Teaching
Hospital. While the main objective is to provide in-depth
postgraduate training and preparation, a practical outlook must be
maintained. Senior faculty will make extensive efforts to provide
an outstanding program, but the intern is expected to take the
initiative in the learning process throughout the one-year
Each intern shall select a senior faculty member in the
zoological medicine service as an advisor within 6 weeks of the
start of his/her program.
To make the intern aware of the teaching responsibilities (i.e.,
laboratory instruction, block didactic material, etc.).
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences offers
internships in its zoological medicine and surgery program for a
12-month period beginning on or about July 1 each year. The program
is an internship based primarily in the zoological medicine and
surgical service to provide a base of advanced zoological medicine
and surgery clinical training. There are opportunities for interns
to pursue areas of special interest in addition to other clinical
rotations. Individuals completing the internship program should
have a sound background of zoological medicine to enter a
residency, private practice, academic clinical science, or allied
Twelve 4-week blocks will be devoted to small animal medicine
and surgery, predominantly based out of the zoological medicine and
surgery service. The assignments of interns
may vary with the needs of the Zoological Medicine Service, The
Small Animal Clinical Sciences Department and the Veterinary
Medical Teaching Hospital. Interns can expect to spend
roughly three quarters of the blocks assigned to the Zoological
Medicine and Surgery Service.
Emergency and on-call services will be provided by the
zoological medicine and surgery intern as directed by the
Zoological Medicine and Surgery Service Clinician on Duty.
One seminar presentation will be required.
Each intern is strongly encouraged to submit a manuscript for
publication to their advisor for review on March 1 after the
employment date. The seminar will be presented in
conjunction with the intern-resident seminar series. The seminar
must be presented before a certificate for the internship will be
House Officer rounds are held Thursday mornings from 8-9 am and
are MANDATORY. The format of rounds
will vary occasionally, but all interns should expect to present
cases for discussion. Sometimes guest speakers may present a topic.
Interns may also attend Resident rounds and journal clubs on other
days of the week, as long as attendance does
not interfere with clinical responsibilities.
Zoological Medicine Schubot Journal Club is held Tuesday
mornings from 8-9 am and is MANDATORY
for Zoo Medicine Interns.
Interns may be assigned to assist in various clinical and
laboratory courses as deemed necessary by the Department Head.
Under no circumstances shall an intern have sole responsibility
for, have the major teaching responsibility in, or direct any
required or elective course.
The intern shall be evaluated formally on or about September 1,
November 1, February 1, and June 1. The evaluation process will
consist of a review of the evaluations of the faculty for each
block that the intern has completed with input from the intern's
faculty advisor. This evaluation will be coordinated by the Chair
of Internship Committee. The results will be reported in writing to
the Department Head and the Associate Department Head in a timely
manner. An exit interview will be held on or about June 15.
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