The Veterinary International Leadership Program
(VILP) is a four year international studies program for
students in the veterinary professional curriculum. VILP is an
educational partnership between Texas A&M, Tufts, and the
University of Padova. Each year, twenty veterinary students are
selected for the program: 8 incoming vet students to TAMU, 4
incoming vet students to Tufts, and 8 first year vet students at
the University of Padova. These students attend six week workshops
each summer for the first three years of the program and then
complete clinical assignments during the fourth summer. The
schedule for these workshops is as follows: First Summer -
Physiology Workshop in College Station, Second Summer - General
Pathology Workshop in Padova, Third Summer - Public Health and Food
Safety Workshop in Padova, and Fourth Summer - Clinical Assignments
in College Station.
BIMS Study Abroad - Biomedical Science majors
have the opportunity to take three courses while studying in
Padova, Italy. Eight to ten undergraduates are selected for this 6
week study abroad program. Courses offered include: Biomedical
Physiology I (VTPP 423), Pharmacology (VTPP 425), and Famous
Italian Medical Scientists (VTPP 485). BIMS students will attend
lectures (labs) with first year and second year veterinary students
at the University of Padova. BIMS students will be required to
return to Texas A&M University at the end of the six weeks and
complete the final four weeks of the Biomedical Physiology I
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