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Averaging starting salaries in veterinary medicine are $65,000 a year, while the average debt load for Penn Vet graduates is $160,000, higher even than medical school. Many young people interested in veterinary medicine find it out of their reach. To ensure a diverse and enlarged student pool that will populate all the fields of veterinary medicine, we seek endowed and term scholarship funding.
Clinical Research Residencies
By expanding Penn's successful clinical residency program to include a core research component in areas such as neuroscience and cardiology, Penn Vet will train the next generation of clinicians and give them the tools they need to help translate research advances into patient care.
Penn Vet's VMD-PhD program is among the best in the world, and its graduates go on to lead research initiatives at academic institutions and in private industry. Candidates combine degrees in veterinary medicine with a focus on biomedical research in areas consistent with the school's priorities. Enabling students to complete this rigorous program requires endowed and term funding.
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The ability of Penn Vet to lead the profession depends in large part on the strength of its faculty. Endowed professorships are critical to successful faculty recruitment at the highest levels. The income from endowment enables a stable funding stream for use in research and teaching programs, and endowed positions help leverage other talent and funding. To enhance our ability to attract and retain the best faculty, Penn Vet looks to endowed and term professorships.
Meet some of our faculty
RESEARCH CENTERS AND FUNDING
To lead the profession in our four focused areas of research - infectious disease, neuroscience, comparative oncology, and regenerative medicine - Penn Vet needs to support faculty focused on basic, translational, and clinical research who will shape the direction of inquiry. In addition to endowing faculty positions, we must fund each area of core research and inspire and accelerate translational research that will transform patient care.