Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine Clinical Track - THE RESIDENCY POSITIONS FOR 2010-2011 HAVE BEEN FILLED.
A rotating internship is a prerequisite for this residency.
All applications (we require the VIRMP application, CV, transcripts, letter of intent stating specific academic goals and 3 letters of recommendation from faculty members or clinical specialists who are familiar with the applicant's clinical skills during internship training) must be submitted online through the Veterinary Internship and Reisdency Match Program website: www.virmp.org
While an interview is not required, it is strongly encouraged in order to familiarize applicants with the diversity of this program. Applicants may choose to interview on one of the following Fridays: December 4, 2009, December 18, 2009, or January 8, 2010. To arrange an interview, please contact Ms. Maureen Hermson at 215-898-2239 or email@example.com.
The residency in small animal medicine is a three-year program and involves clinical training in all core medicine disciplines, including endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, infectious disease, nephrology, nutrition, oncology, respiratory medicine, and critical care. The internal medicine residency program places heavy emphasis on problem solving, understanding of pathophysiology, and clinical research. Residents manage their own patients in consultation with faculty, including many board certified specialists, and assist with supervision and teaching of interns and veterinary students. Residents are given approximately 25% of the time for independent academic pursuits and specialty board preparation. One of the objectives of this residency program is to qualify candidates for the ACVIM examination and certification.
First and second year residents spend 7 and 6 months respectively on the internal medicine clinical service. The residents spend 3.5 months in the first year and 2 months in the second year rotating amongst specialties such as cardiology, clinical pathology, dermatology, emergency service, intensive care, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, pediatrics/genetics, and radiology. Specialty rotations may be expanded to include other areas, depending on the resident’s interest. There is 1 month devoted to research in the first year and 2 months in the second year. In addition, second year residents have 1.5 months allotted for study preparation for the ACVIM general examination. During the third year of the residency, residents spend 7 months on the internal medicine clinical service. Third year residents will help run an internal medicine service alongside a board certified internist. They will continue to receive internal medicine referral appointments and will supervise first and second year medicine resident cases, in consultation with the board certified internist on service with them. During the third year residents have 1.5 months for specialty rotations, 1 month for research, and 2 months to study for the ACVIM certifying examination. Residents interact with approximately 21 board certified faculty and staff who are ACVIM diplomates (13 internists, 3 oncologists, 2 cardiologists, and 3 neurologists).
Residents attend regular case rounds, grand rounds, resident seminars, medicine journal club, board review sessions, and, occasionally, rounds and lectures at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The section supports the attendance of first year residents at an intermediate level endoscopy course, and funds are provided for travel to the ACVIM forum during the second and third years.
There is no licensure requirement. Health and professional liability insurance and two weeks of vacation per year are provided. The resident must be able to work in the hospital on all days and times of the week.
The University of Pennsylvania is an "EOE". Minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
For further information about this specific program, please contact Dr. Beth Callan at 215-898-3999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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