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About the VMSRTP

Student fellows conduct full-time research during a 13-week period in the summer, with the advice and direction of a Faculty Mentor. Orientation to veterinary and biomedical research is provided, through an introductory worskhop and weekly lunch seminars. Field trips to other research sites broaden and enrich the student's exposure to veterinary research. The VMSRTP concludes with a Research Conference. Student fellows are also strongly encouraged to participate in the Merial-NIH Veterinary Scholars Symposium with students from other colleges of veterinary medicine.

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Veterinary & Biomedical Research

The heart of the VMSRTP is introducing students to research by giving them experience in research laboratories. Each student fellow works closely with a faculty mentor to design and conduct her/his own project. The program provides an Orientation to Veterinary & Biomedical Research throughout the summer.
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Field Trips to Other Research Institutions

To give student fellows a broader view of opportunities for veterinarians in research, we take field trips to other research institutions and to facilities at TAMU. Field trips include: Michale Keeling Center for Comparative Medical Research (Bastrop), University of Texas Medical Branch (Galvestion), Texas Heart Institute (Houston), and the Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Sciences.
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VMSRTP Research Conference

The VMSRTP concludes with a Research Conference in which the Fellows present the results of their research projects before their colleagues. Each student presents a 10-minute PowerPoint presentation describing her/his research.
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Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium

VMSRTP students participate in this Sympsium that brings together veterinary students from most CVMs in the USA and Canada. At the Symposium, students present their research in the form of a poster and learn about student projects at other colleges of veterinary medicine.
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