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The Ohio State University - 2-3wk Elective

Type of Institution Public University
Director Dr. Judy Hickman-Davis
Address The Ohio State University
Wiseman Hall room 111
400 W. 12th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
Who to Contact Dr. Judy Hickman-Davis
Contact Email
Contact Phone 614-688-4880
Contact Fax 614-247-6720
How long are the rotations? 2-3 wks
When do rotations start? as requested
Prerequisites Students selection is based on availability at time of request. Preference will be given to students with an expressed intent to pursue a career in laboratory animal medicine and/or research.
How many trainees at one time? 1-2
Salary 0
Benefits 0
Availability of housing Assistance may be available through ASLAP funding grant to cover all or part of required housing for out of state applicants and inquiries should be made at the time of application.
Overview of the program Our 2-3 week program is designed to provide interested third and fourth year veterinary students to a broad exposure to all facets of laboratory animal medicine and its various disciplines. This includes: research, management, clinical medicine, diagnostic services, husbandry practices and experimental surgery.
Responsibilities of the student will include:
• Participation in medical rounds
• Assist in physical examinations, assessments, differential diagnosis
• Work with veterinarians and researchers in clinical case workup
• Attend rotations with diagnostic, husbandry, medicine, experimental surgery
• Observe various research laboratories
• Attend seminars on lab animal topics
• Present information on journal topics and diagnostic problems as assigned
• Participate in handling/training labs as available

This program works in conjunction with our established Laboratory Animal Residency Program.
Other comments A detailed description of the training program and expectations are available upon request to go to the following link.