Type of InstitutionPrivate University
DirectorDr. Jonathan Cohen
AddressOne Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1031, New York , NY 10029
Who to ContactDr. Crystal Johnson
Contact Emailcrystal.johnson@mssm.edu
Contact Phone(212) 241-3008
Contact Fax(212) 860-9739
How long are the rotations?8-12 weeks
When do rotations start?8-12 weeks

At minimum 2nd year veterinary student

How many trainees at one time?

SalaryStipend available
Availability of housingPotentially Available
Overview of the program

The Center for Comparative Medicine and Surgery (CCMS) offers a summer experience to introduce veterinary students to the specialty of Laboratory Animal Medicine. The CCMS is a service and academic unit of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), the medical school of the Mount Sinai Health System. The Center is comprised of four (4) vivaria, housing a variety of species including rodents, rabbits, ferrets, pigs, sheep and nonhuman primates within ~70,000 sq. ft. of vivarium space on one central campus. ISMMS is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NY, directly across from Central Park, along 5th Avenue’s Museum Mile, and in walking distance to several museums e.g., the Guggenheim, Metropolitan, and Natural History museums. Mount Sinai is a free standing, academic, medical center, with a top ranked school of medicine and graduate school. The program of animal care and use has a long history of AAALAC accreditation, strong IACUC, and excellent veterinary faculty. Research foci include: neurobiology (NHP, rodents), cardiovascular studies (swine, sheep), ophthalmology (NHP, rodents), genetics/genomics (rodents, swine), atherosclerosis (rodents, rabbits), stem cell biology (rodents), infectious diseases (ferrets, guinea pigs, rodents) and cancer biology (rodents). Our institutional focus is on translational research with direct medical applications.

The CCMS Summer Internship Program is designed to allow veterinary medical students the opportunity to experience the multifaceted field of Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM). Four veterinarians (3 clinicians and one pathologist) supervise the student through hands-on experience with clinical cases. Through rotations on clinical rounds, in the diagnostic laboratory, and research laboratories students will gain a full appreciation of the role of the veterinarian in an academic research setting. Clinical rotations are supplemented by a weekly, didactic, clinical meeting where students participate in case presentations.

This position is open to 2nd and 3rd year veterinary students interested in laboratory animal medicine. Prior experience in research or laboratory animal medicine is preferred but not required. The position offers a generous stipend. Housing is potentially available depending on availability. Applicants are responsible for their own transportation to and from New York City.

 Please submit letter of interest, CV and 3 letters of recommendations for application.

Other commentsApplication deadline: February 4th