Community Based Distributed Veterinary Education
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Our new College is advancing a distributed community based educational model in which premier practices and institutions participate in the education of future graduates. Fourth year veterinary students will rotate through select, high quality sites where they will obtain real world learning experience from highly qualified veterinarians. Distributed educational models have become the norm in other health professions. The model provides for cost effective, real world, hands on learning experiences. Additionally, it allows for a mutually beneficial collaborative partnership between the veterinary college and community professionals.
The LMU-CVM is creating a new and exciting, cost effective veterinary medical education program that graduates confident and competent career-ready veterinarians. Leaders in our profession, including the North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium (NAVMEC), have called for an innovative, collaborative, and sustainable model for the delivery of 21st century veterinary education. By building on the success of the institutions that came before us, and incorporating innovations from across medical higher education, the LMU-CVM is committed to preparing the next generation of veterinarians to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving society.