Rotating Internship Program
ALL INTERNSHIP POSITIONS FOR 2012-2013 HAVE BEEN FILLED.
INFORMATION FOR 2013-2014 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Authorized Administrative Official: Dr. Mark Rondeau/Ms. Denise H. Danner
Inclusive Dates of Program: June 27, 2013 – June 30, 2014
Please note: The official start date is Thursday, June 27, 2013. There will be a two-day, paid orientation on Thursday, June 27, and Friday, June 28. Interns
will begin clinical rotations on Monday, July 1, 2013.
Number of Positions Available: 12
Number of Faculty in Direct Support of Program: 65
Number of Residents in Direct Support of Program: 50
Prerequisites other than being a Graduate of a College of Veterinary Medicine: None
All application materials (we require the VIRMP application, CV, transcritps, and 3 letters of recommendation) must be submitted through the Veterinary Internship and Residency Match Program web site (www.virmp.org)
- Applicants must be citizens of the US, Canada, or Mexico. We regret that we cannot accept applicants whose citizenship lies outside of these countries for the upcoming year. We hope that this will be a temporary change in our policy regarding international applicants.
- We are not able to entertain visits to the hospital outside of this information session. Students & veterinarians wishing to visit at another time may be able to do so through the externship & visiting practioner programs. Information regarding these programs can be accessed at the following web address. LinkClick.aspx
Description of Program
The Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (MJR-VHUP) is located on the main campus of the university, in West Philadelphia. Because of its location in a major urban area, there is a large case load. Our well-established 24 hour emergency service allows interns to experience a diverse caseload from simple emergencies to complex referral cases. All specialty services are well represented and work together in a collegial atmosphere. The staff of MJR- VHUP consists of approximately 120 veterinarians (including 13 interns and approximately 50 residents). MJR-VHUP and the School of Veterinary Medicine are part of a very large biomedical complex that includes the oldest medical school in the USA. The Veterinary School library is within the building, and the Medical School and Dental School libraries are located within two blocks.
The 12-month internship program includes supervised rotations in Medicine, Soft-Tissue Surgery, Orthopedics, Emergency Service (includes overnight supervision), Anesthesia, Radiology, Oncology, Intensive Care Unit, and Dermatology, Neurology, and Cardiology, as well as rotations in which the intern can select among Dentistry, Medical Genetics/Pediatrics, Ophthalmology,Special Species/Exotics, Clinical Pathology,and Pathology. Duties include diagnosis, treatment and care of clinical cases and related communications, and instruction and supervision of veterinary students.
Clinical work is supplemented with daily rounds, an intern seminar series, other seminars, journal club discussions and other learning opportunities. Night and weekend duties are assigned on a rotating basis. One week of vacation is provided; in addition, interns are scheduled so as to be free for either the Christmas or the New Year half of the University Holiday period. Health and professional liability insurance benefits are included. The intern must be able to work in the hospital on all days and times of the week. A Pennsylvania veterinary license is not required for an internship at MJR-VHUP.
Rental housing is readily available within walking distance of MJR- VHUP. Parking for interns is provided in an adjacent multi-story parking garage. In addition to the rich cultural life available on campus (including professional theater, concert hall, and many restaurants), Philadelphia (metropolitan area population of four million) has much to offer with its cultural diversity, active arts scene, excellent restaurants, concert halls, night clubs and sports events. Mid-Atlantic beaches and the Appalachian Mountains are available for recreation nearby.
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era Veteran or disabled veteran in the administration of educational policies, programs or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and loan awards; athletic, or other University administered programs or employment.
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