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 workshop and weekly lunch seminars. Field trips to other research sites broaden and enrich the student’s exposure to veterinary research. The VMSRTP includes a local Research Conference where students present their findings to the school. Student fellows also participate in the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium (NVSS) along with students from other schools of veterinary medicine across the USA, Canada and Europe.
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 the Michael Keeling Center for Comparative Medical Research (Bastrop), The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), the Texas Heart Institute (Houston), and the Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Sciences (TIPS).
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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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National Veterinary Scholars Symposium (NVSS)
VMSRTP students participate in this symposium 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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