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Friday
Oct142016

Communicating Diversity within Veterinary Medicine Grant

The goal of this grant is to create a more culturally intelligent veterinary medicine by encouraging veterinary students to take the initiative and encourage dialogue about Diversity and Inclusion among all members of their school and beyond through various activities and programs that strongly consider continuity and impact of the initiative.


Up to five grants ranging from $250-$500 will be given to deserving individuals or groups who host a diversity based activity that facilitates conversation and awareness about diversity and inclusion in veterinary medicine. 


Past grant recipients include: Multidisciplinary communication workshop between other medical professional programs, and Mercer homeless veterinary clinic. Opportunities for exploring/increasing communication about diversity within the veterinary medical world are endless!

Check out this application for more details!

Thursday
Oct132016

AND THE AWARD GOES TO.... YOU! WVC Announces 2017 Awards


The Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award recognizes veterinary students who portray leadership and promote a lifelong service to the profession. Third year veterinary students attending AVMA-accredited North American universities are invited to apply by October 31, 2016

 

The Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Award is open to five veterinarians enrolled in advanced training programs from North American AVMA-accredited schools (internship, residency or related graduate programs) directly connected to food or fiber production related to beef, dairy or small ruminant. Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2016  

 

For more information visit wvc.org/wvc-awards. 

 

Designated winners will earn a $1,000 cash award, and complimentary registration, lodging, and airfare to attend the 2017 WVC Annual Conference, March 5-9, 2017. To receive the Award, recipients must be available to attend the conference.


Monday
Oct102016

Free Student Life Insurance from AVMALife

Exciting News for Veterinary Students

The AVMA LIFE Trust is now providing full-time student members $25,000 of Life Insurance at NO COST!

It is because of our belief in the importance of Veterinarian Inspired Coverage that we are providing this Life Insurance benefit* at NO COST to SAVMA members!**

Highlights:

  • There’s no cost to you - the AVMA LIFE Trust will cover your premium. 
  • No application required! 
  • You’ll be covered while you are an active full-time student and member of SAVMA. 

Visit http://www.avmalife.org/students/ncfgl.aspx if you’d like to complete the form to receive a copy of your Certificate or obtain a Beneficiary Designation Form should you wish to name a specific beneficiary.

Call 800.621.6360 or your School Agent with any questions!

To locate your School Agent, visit http://www.avmalife.org/find-an-agent.aspx

 

 

 

 

*Underwritten by New York Life Insurance Company (NY, NY 10010) on Policy Form GMR.
**Must be a full-time SAVMA member to receive this complimentary Life coverage. Must also reside in the United States and be a legal resident to be eligible for coverage from the AVMA LIFE Trust. This life coverage ends upon termination of SAVMA membership.
Including exclusions, limitations, eligibility, and renewal provisions. A certificate of insurance will be made available which includes terms of coverage.

 

 

 

Monday
Oct102016

Free Student Life Insurance from AVMA Life

Exciting News for Veterinary Students

The AVMA LIFE Trust is now providing full-time student members $25,000 of Life Insurance at NO COST!

It is because of our belief in the importance of Veterinarian Inspired Coverage that we are providing this Life Insurance benefit* at NO COST to SAVMA members!**

Highlights:

  • There’s no cost to you - the AVMA LIFE Trust will cover your premium. 
  • No application required! 
  • You’ll be covered while you are an active full-time student and member of SAVMA. 

Visit http://www.avmalife.org/students/ncfgl.aspx if you’d like to complete the form to receive a copy of your Certificate or obtain a Beneficiary Designation Form should you wish to name a specific beneficiary.

Call 800.621.6360 or your School Agent with any questions!

To locate your School Agent, visit http://www.avmalife.org/find-an-agent.aspx

 

 

 

 

*Underwritten by New York Life Insurance Company (NY, NY 10010) on Policy Form GMR.
**Must be a full-time SAVMA member to receive this complimentary Life coverage. Must also reside in the United States and be a legal resident to be eligible for coverage from the AVMA LIFE Trust. This life coverage ends upon termination of SAVMA membership.
Including exclusions, limitations, eligibility, and renewal provisions. A certificate of insurance will be made available which includes terms of coverage.

 

 

 

Monday
Oct032016

Public Service Loan Forgiveness - Info for Students!

AVMA’s CONGRESSIONAL ACTION NETWORK makes it easy for you to take action and communicate with your congressional delegation. You can let them know where you stand on legislation concerning student loan refinancing, abolishing origination fees, restoring the Stafford Loan subsidy for professional students, eliminating withholding taxes on VMLRP awards and more.
 
AVMA is pressing Congress to maintain the PSLF and to increase awareness and participation in the program. Placing limits on PSLF and withholding taxes from forgiven loans will create insurmountable barriers for veterinarians to participate in PSLF. The program permits borrowers who qualify to get the remainder of their federal student loans forgiven after 10 years of regular payments. Veterinarians employed by federal, state, local and Tribal governments, colleges and universities and other qualified non-profit and certain for-profit entities are eligible for PSLF.
 
The cost of PSLF is drawing the attention of policymakers. It was originally projected to save student loan borrowers $135 million in repayment but is now expected to cover $5.4 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The Obama Administration, congressional lawmakers and policy influencers are considering modifications to PSLF which can be capped, changed, or eliminated altogether. There is no guarantee PSLF will be available with no changes when a borrower has met all the eligibility requirements. In his proposed budget plans in 2015, 2016 and 2017, President Obama called for capping PSLF at $57,500. The cap was included in the Administration’s preliminary reform package aimed at expanding the Pay As You Earn repayment program but was dropped from the final package. Also, several Republican House of Representative budget proposals have called for eliminating PSLF as well as ending in-school interest subsidy on all student loans, and repealing the expansion of income-driven repayment plans. Just last week a leading Washington think tank called for PSLF to be eliminated! A paper released last week by the Brookings Institution suggests that PSLF should be eliminated and the IBR should be used instead to help borrowers in repayment. Brookings urges reforms to "limit the most excessive features of PSLF." Here is a link to the paper: Is the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Costing Taxpayers Too Much?
Want to learn more?  Check out this information about eligibility and participation!

 

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