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Entries in EPDC (15)

Monday
Sep102018

Conference Travel Grant

2017-2018 Conference Travel Grant
SAVMA's Education and Professional Development Committee 

Offering retrospective funding to veterinary students who attended any conference* from the dates of August 1st, 2017 to July 31st, 2018.

Attending a veterinary conference in a respective field of interest provides opportunities for students to network and learn about activities of professional veterinary organizations. Conferences also offer a variety of wet labs and CE sessions that students can attend. Therefore, the Education and Professional Development Committee has started a Conference Travel Grant opportunity to help offset the cost of attending any veterinary conference* from the dates of August 1st, 2017 to July 31st, 2018! Six awards will be given at $250 each and are available to any SAVMA member. Applications are due by Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 at 5 pm CT and can be found here!

*Please note, this application will NOT apply to SAVMA Symposium.

Monday
Aug202018

Conference Travel Grant

2017-2018 Conference Travel Grant
SAVMA's Education and Professional Development Committee 

Offering retrospective funding to veterinary students who attended any conference* from the dates of August 1st, 2017 to July 31st, 2018.

Attending a veterinary conference in a respective field of interest provides opportunities for students to network and learn about activities of professional veterinary organizations. Conferences also offer a variety of wet labs and CE sessions that students can attend. Therefore, the Education and Professional Development Committee has started a Conference Travel Grant opportunity to help offset the cost of attending any veterinary conference* from the dates of August 1st, 2017 to July 31st, 2018! Six awards will be given at $250 each and are available to any SAVMA member. Applications are due by Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 at 5 pm CT and can be found here!

*Please note, this application will NOT apply to SAVMA Symposium.

Wednesday
May302018

NAVLE Survey Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the NAVLE Survey! Thank you to all the students who completed the survey to provide helpful advice for future students taking the NAVLE.  We wish all new graduates the best of luck as they enter into this new phase of their veterinary careers. Stay tuned in the next few months for a summary of the study advice given by the recent graduates!  


Sarah Kooy (Ohio State)

Taylor Powell (Texas A&M)

Courtney Dewlaney (Oregan State)

Alexandra Easton (Michigan State)

Samantha Wong (Atlantic Veterinary College)

 

The NAVLE survey is sponsored by SAVMA's Education and Professional Development Committee for fourth year veterinary students after they have taken their national exam. The goal is for succeeding student to be able to read the survey results as they themselves prepare for the NAVLE. 


 

Sunday
Sep222013

New SAVMA Scholarship

A new scholarship from SAVMA's Education and Professional Development Committee (EPDC) was created at this years AVMA convention:

NAVLE Study Package Scholarship: We are offering up to $300 to be used to purchase a NAVLE prep package. This scholarship was created in response to the annual NAVLE Survey, which shows that over 80% of fourth years use digital review services to study for the NAVLE.  To be eligible you must be a current 3rd year or entering 4th year and planning on taking the NAVLE in Fall of 2014. The winner of the award must also complete the annual NAVLE survey following the completion of the exam.

Prompt:

What does “professional development” mean to you? What would you suggest to an incoming first year who had no idea how to begin their veterinary school career? What are some key steps in becoming a successful veterinary professional? (250 words or less)

Time Line

Open Scholarship: March 1st, 2014
Close Scholarship: April 15, 2014
Award Scholarship: May 15, 2014

Please email savma.epdc@gmail.com

Tuesday
Jul092013

University of Wisconsin hosts Oiled Wildlife Clean-up Lab for Veterinary Students and Community Professionals

SAVMA's Education and Professional Development Committee awards grants to student organizations or clubs to design either a lecture and/or wet lab for a topic to which students would not otherwise be exposed. Three $250 dollar grants are offered each year, and winners are hosen by the committee in November. For this and other SAVMA funding opportunites, visit our website.

On April 27th, 2013 the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine sponsored an oiled wildlife cleanup wet lab for the first time in the school’s history. This wet lab experience was organized by students in the Wildlife, Exotic, and Zoo Animal Medicine (WEZAM) club at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and directed by members of Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research and VMAT (Veterinary Medical Assistance Team) from the AVMA.

Both students and community veterinary professionals took part in a unique wet lab experience where they were exposed to the basics of oiled wildlife clean-up procedures.  Participants were educated in proper handling of oil-contaminated animals, physical examinations with an emphasis on triage, clean-up and bath protocol, and appropriate safety precautions.  Participants gained an understanding of the role they can play as veterinary professionals in responding to oil contamination events and learned that such events can take place outside coastal areas.

WEZAM’s mission is to supplement the traditional veterinary education with subjects in wildlife, exotics, and zoo animal medicine that are otherwise lacking in the curriculum.  In addition to other wet labs such as this, WEZAM sponsors various events, tours, and speakers throughout the year and hosts an annual conference in the field of wildlife, exotics, and zoo animal medicine.  This was the first event held on the topic of oiled wildlife, and the club hopes to hold similar events in the future due to the positive responses after the lab.  We would like to thank Tri-State and VMAT for their help in putting on this great event.  We would also like to thank the US Fish and Wildlife Service for donating the waterfowl carcasses used in this lab.  The lab was made possible by generous funding from the AVMA, the University of Wisconsin SCAVMA and the EPDC Extracurricular Grant awarded by SAVMA.