The primary focus of the professional curriculum of the College of Veterinary and Comparative Medicine (CVCM) is the four-year (8 Semesters), full-time academic and clinical degree program leading to the degree Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM).
The curriculum is built on the philosophy of “clinical immersion” – a practical approach to professional education that recognizes that medical knowledge must be developed side-by-side with clinical skills. These clinical skills include three vital areas: 1) problem-solving skills – clinical judgment, 2) people skills or communication skills, and 3) technical skills. The overall aim of the clinical immersion curriculum is to maximize clinical competency from Day One of the professional career.
The DVM curriculum is divided into two phases: