Our Veterinary Student Summer Fellowship Program provides veterinary students of an AVMA-accredited veterinary school program with a unique opportunity to spend the summer learning about the cutting-edge science impacting both human and animal health.
As part of the 12-week funded fellowship, students will learn about many aspects of laboratory animal medicine, including:
- Clinical medicine, surgery, and pathology
- Animal colony management
- Animal program administration
Clinical medicine, surgery, and pathology comprise approximately 70% of a student’s effort. Students will shadow veterinarians, veterinary technicians, anesthesia technicians, and/or veterinary pathologists.
Students are expected to participate in a mentored research project, with the goal of presenting their work to the department at the conclusion of the externship. The project will comprise approximately 30% of the student’s effort and may be selected based on personal interests or current clinical research efforts within the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine.
Applications for the 2020 Veterinary Student Summer Fellowship Program must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, February 21, 2020.
Interested applicants should download and complete the Veterinary Student Summer Fellowship Application in order to be considered for the program. Additional application materials include a Letter of Intent and current resume or CV. An optional letter of recommendation may also be submitted.
Materials should be submitted to ULAM Senior Administrative Assistant Kate Lebowsky at firstname.lastname@example.org. Two concurrent fellows will be accepted each year. The decision date for the 2020 Program is March 2, 2020.