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Walk-In Advising Available Jan 19-22

The first week of Spring, 2016 (Jan. 19-22) we will have walk in advising. You will need to sign in and we will start taking students at 8:30. We will end sign-ins at 11:15, then resume at 1:30 pm-4:15 pm each day. Please be prepared to wait. Also, these walk-in appointments are primarily for scheduling problems and/or degree audits for May 2016 and August 2016 graduating seniors. Declaration of certificates and minors, future academic planning, internship questions, letters of recommendation requests, etc. are to wait until the second week of class and achieved through a regularly scheduled advising appointment. If you sit with an advisor and the line of questioning is going to take a more extensive appointment, we will make sure that you are settled with classes for Spring 2016, then ask that you reschedule for the next week with a regular appointment in order to give you the full attention needed to meet your academic needs.

Scholastic Probation and Suspension:

  1. Please see the attached for Probation and suspension rules for Biomedical Sciences: Scholastic Probation and Suspension
  2. For Scholastic Probation and Suspension rules for USVM, please visit our Concentration page.

Notification of Tracking Satisfactory Academic Progress: Standard for Degree Progress

STANDARD for SATISFACTORY DEGREE PROGRESS: College of Veterinary Medicine undergraduate students (BIMS and USVM) have the obligation to make satisfactory progress towards completion of all degree requirements. A minimum standard to measure degree progress requires satisfactory completion of 75% of attempted course credit hours each academic year. BIMS and USVM students are expected to take course work that applies towards the appropriate BIMS/USVM major.


Force Forms Are Going Online This Fall

Force forms will be online starting this fall. The link given will be available beginning November 12, 2015. Please submit force forms online this fall.


International Stockmen’s Educational Foundation

International Stockmen’s Educational Foundation (ISEF) awards International Livestock Congress travel fellowships each year to senior-level undergraduates and graduate students currently enrolled in accredited colleges of universities. Information can be found at the ISEF website.


Undergraduate Degree Planner

Students who started at Texas A&M Fall 2014 - You will be required to complete an undergraduate degree plan through Howdy.  This planner must be submitted AND approved by Wednesday, September 30.  If this is not completed, you will have a hold placed on your account on Thursday, October 1 until this is completed.  This hold will prevent you from register for classes for the Spring 2016 semester.

Students who started at Texas A&M Fall 2013 - You will be required to complete a yearly undergraduate degree plan through Howdy.  The submission window will open on Sunday, March 1.  This planner must be submitted AND approved by Wednesday, September 30.  If this is not completed, you will have a hold placed on your account on Thursday, October 1 until this is completed.  This hold will prevent you from register for classes for the Spring 2016 semester.

Undergraduate Degree Planner Help offered through Transition Academic Programs

Seniors Graduating Summer or Fall 2015

If you have not already done so, you will need to complete a degree audit with either Dr. Henry Huebner or Dave Kincaid as well as set up a pre-registration advising session before registering for your final semester(s) of coursework.  This can be completed in one advising appointment.

Schedule an Appointment With a BIMS Advisor

To schedule your appointment, please use the Online Appointment Scheduler.

Please do not make appointments after 5:00 pm for the next day. As our office closes at 5:00 pm, we will not have your folder pulled and your information gathered in time for the appointment. We thank you for this courtesy to our staff.



HHMI Research Opportunities for Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Students at U.S. Schools

In order to encourage more medical, dental, and veterinary students to pursue academic and research careers, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) offers an outstanding year-long training program for students enrolled in schools in the U.S. Women and under-represented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Students enrolled in combined professional degree/PhD programs are not eligible to apply.

For 2nd and 3rd Year Students:

  • HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program enables medical, dental, and veterinary students at schools located in the U.S. to spend a year conducting basic, translational, or applied biomedical research at any academic or nonprofit research institution in the United States except federal government agencies. HHMI will award 60 fellowships in 2016.


Additional Medical Fellows conducting research in the following areas may be supported by organizations partnering with HHMI:

  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy research (Partner: Duchenne Research Fund);
  • Epilepsy research (Partner: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy);
  • HIV or TB research (Partner: K-RITH);
  • Inherited retinal degenerative disease research (Partner: Foundation Fighting Blindness);
  • Orthopaedic research (Partner: Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation);
  • Parkinson's disease research (Partner: Parkinson's Disease Foundation);
  • Preclinical research in interventional radiology (Partner: Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation);
  • Veterinary student research (Partner: Burroughs Wellcome Fund).

For the 2016-2017 program year, Fellows will receive a $30,000 stipend; a $5,500 fellow’s allowance for health, dental and vision insurance and some education-related expenses; and a $5,500 research allowance for research-related enrichment activities and some research costs. The Competition System is open and the application deadline is January 11, 2016.

  • The Medical Research Fellows Program at Janelia offers students with an interest in neuronal networking and/or imaging at the cellular and molecular level an intense year-long research training experience, living and working at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus, a world-class research center in the Washington, D.C., area. Students must submit a prescreening application by November 2, 2015 and comply with specific eligibility and application requirements.
  • The Medical Research Fellows Program at K-RITH is targeted to students interested in conducting research in HIV, TB, or co-infection in a state-of-the-art research institute at the heart of the TB and HIV epidemics in Durban, South Africa. Students must submit a prescreening application by November 2, 2015 and comply with specific eligibility and application requirements.

For further information, visit: www.hhmi.org/medfellowships or e-mail medfellows@hhmi.org.