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Orientation to Research


Students spend 13 weeks engaged in biomedical & veterinary research under the direction of a faculty mentor. Here the students learn more about the scientific method and working in a laboratory setting with other students, fellows and technical staff.

The Orientation to Biomedical Research begins in the spring semester and continues with the Orientation Worksop and weekly lunch meetings throughout the summer, with topics such as:

  • Preparing Research Proposals
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Ethical Use of Animals in Research
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Reading & Writing Scientific LiteratureOrientation
  • Poster & Oral/Slide Presentations
  • Opportunities to continue exploring Research careers

Some of these topics, such as Laboratory Safety & Responsible Conduct of Research, may be covered using on-line instruction or by short sessions during the Spring Semester to allow students to begin their research without delay in May. For students from other colleges of veterinary medicine, appropriate alternatives will be provided.

Some of the weekly lunch meetings are devoted to Journal Clubs in which the student fellows discuss recent literature related to their research projects.

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