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Mentorships Descriptions

CS 766
Food Animal (Mixed) Practice Mentorship

Credit: 1 semester hour (45 contact hours)
Prerequisite: 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year veterinary student
Grading: credit / no credit

Course description

This is an off-campus approved one week externship for preclinical veterinary students designed to promote mentorship while gaining required basic clinical skills for food animal clinical practice. Each enrolled student will submit a proposal for his/her food animal practice mentorship, maintain a daily log of activities, and submit a list of completed skills. Each mentor (approved private veterinary practitioner) will be required to submit an evaluation of the veterinary student’s performance within three working days following the end of the mentorship activity.

Clinical Skills List (pdf)

CS 767
Small Animal Practice Mentorship

Credit: 1 semester hour (45 contact hours)
Prerequisite: 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year veterinary student
Grading: credit / no credit

Course description

This is an off-campus approved one week externship for preclinical veterinary students designed to promote mentorship while gaining required basic clinical skills for small animal clinical practice. Each enrolled student will submit a proposal for his/her small animal practice mentorship, maintain a daily log of activities, and submit a list of completed skills. Each mentor (approved private veterinary practitioner) will be required to submit an evaluation of the veterinary student’s performance within three working days following the end of the mentorship activity.

Clinical Skills List (pdf)

CS 768
Non-Traditional/Alternative/Equine Veterinary Practice Mentorship

Credit: 1 semester hour (45 contact hours)
Prerequisite: 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year veterinary student
Grading: credit / no credit

Course description

This is an on or off-campus approved one week experience for preclinical veterinary students designed to promote mentorship while gaining exposure to non-traditional / other veterinary practice. Examples of acceptable experiences include exclusive swine practice, exclusive equine practice, exclusive avian practice, public health practice, food safety practice, governmental clerkships, veterinary research experience, industrial veterinary medicine practice, etc. Each enrolled student will submit a proposal for his/her non-traditional other / mentorship, maintain a daily log of activities, and submit a list of completed skills. Each mentor will be required to submit an evaluation of the veterinary student’s performance within three working days following the end of the mentorship activity.

Equine Clinical Skills List (pdf)
Non-Traditional/Alternative Clinical Skills List

Clinical Skills List - Instructions for other non-traditional / alternative mentorships

For the Non-Traditional/Alternative Mentorship, each enrolled student will maintain a daily log of activities and submit a list of completed skills.

Student Evaluation of Mentorship Experience
Mentor Evaluation of Student