Residency in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care
Authorized Administrative Officials: Dr. Deborah Silverstein/Ms. Cheryl Arthur
Inclusive Dates of Program: July 15, 2010 – July 14, 2013
Number of Positions Available: 3 - THE RESIDENCY POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED
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Number of Faculty in Direct Support of Program: 10
Prerequisites other than being a Graduate of a College of Veterinary Medicine: One year rotating internship or equivalent clinical experience.
Application process: All applications (we require the VIRMP application, CV, transcript, 3 letters of recommendation and a brief autobiography stating specific academic interests and goals) must be submitted online through the Veterinary Internship and Residency Match Program wedsite: www.virmp.org
While an interview is not required, it is strongly recommended in order to familiarize applicants with the diversity of this program. Interviews will be available on December 3rd, 4th, 14th, 15th, 2009. Please call Ms. Cheryl Arthur at 215-573-8135 to make arrangements. Due to time constraints, only 5 applicants will be interviewed each day. Please call early to reserve an interview slot. Although an in-person interview on these days is optimal, a phone interview may be acceptable if a visit to the Veterinary School is not possible. Please call to arrange for a phone interview by November 20,2009.
Description of Program
This three year training program in small animal emergency and critical care medicine provides exposure to a large number of cases within a fully-staffed emergency service and intensive care unit. Instruction in the medical and surgical disciplines necessary for emergency and critical care training is provided through clinical rotations. In addition, training is provided through rotations in anesthesia, cardiology, internal medicine, neurology, radiology, and soft tissue surgery. Under the supervision of boarded faculty members, the residents manage cases and teach the interns and veterinary students. This program also maintains a strong emphasis on original research to advance the field of veterinary critical care; candidates will be expected to participate in relevant clinical or basic research during their program. The program will prepare the resident for the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
The residents participate in daily rounds, weekly Grand Rounds, resident seminars, faculty lectures for residents, Journal Club, board review sessions, and other rounds at the Veterinary School and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Residents work closely with two double-boarded ACVECC/ACVIM Diplomates, and eight ACVECC boarded faculty. Residents must be available to work any day of the week and during overnight hours throughout the year. Residents will be expected to prepare one first author manuscript, will present morbidity and mortality rounds at least twice yearly and will present Grand Rounds at least once during their residency.
There is no licensure requirement. Health and professional liability insurance and a 2 week vacation annually are provided.
The University of Pennsylvania is an "Equal Opportunity Employer". Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans are encouraged to apply.
For additional information about the Emergency Services/Critical Care Section, please visit our web page: LinkClick.aspx
For further information about this specific program, please call Ms. Cheryl Arthur at 215-573-8135.