Navigation Links
Post-Graduate Veterinary Education - Residencies and Internships - Becoming Very Popular Among New Veterinarians
Date:10/15/2008

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Post-graduate education has never been more popular among recent graduates of veterinary schools in America, according to recent studies and reports published by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

In the class of 2008, almost 40 percent of graduating new veterinarians reported that they were going into advanced education -- 89.2 percent of those into internships and 6 percent into residencies. These statistics, as well as other interesting details-average educational debt for veterinarians is now $119,803-are in AVMA's veterinary student survey published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA), http://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/ref/10.2460/javma.233.7.1067.

"The percentage of students seeking advanced education has been increasing over many years. However, when we look just at the past 5 years (2003 - 2008), those seeking advanced education after graduation has increased 51.7 percent -- now that is dramatic!" Says Alison J. Shepherd, MBA, senior manager of market research at the AVMA.

In 2003, only 26.3 percent of veterinary graduates went into advanced educational positions. Shepherd explains that the trend seems to be accelerating.

"Internships have quadrupled and residencies have doubled in the past 20 years," says Dr. Michael S. Garvey, a Pennsylvania veterinarian who runs the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program, in an AVMA article, http://www.avma.org/press/releases/081015_postgraded.asp. In the article, in-depth coverage is given to the growing pains that the veterinary profession is going through to adapt to this new trend.

It's clear that there are currently more student applicants for post-graduate work than there are positions, with post-graduate posts often outnumbering the positions by over 20 to one. Dr. John Berg, chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Tufts Veterinary School, says that the school receives about 100 applications for their two surgical residencies each year.

AVMA research has also shown that post-graduate education is more attractive to new female veterinarians, according to a report in JAVMA at http://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/pdf/10.2460/javma.233.8.1238. Over 42 percent of female graduates go on into post-graduate positions, compared to 33 percent of males.

The AVMA and its more than 76,000 member veterinarians are engaged in a wide variety of activities dedicated to advancing the science and art of animal, human and public health. Visit the AVMA Web site at http://www.avma.org for more information.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Veterinary Medical Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Abaxis Launches The VetScan(R) HM5 a State-of-the-Art 5-Part Differential Veterinary Hematology Analyzer
2. Largest Privately-Owned Veterinary Practice in the World, Banfield, the Pet Hospital(R), Appoints New Chief Executive Officer
3. Penn Veterinary Medicine report new strategy to create genetically modified animals
4. Vet school in £10.7 million initiative to boost veterinary research training
5. Wedgewood Pharmacy and Midwest Veterinary Supply Sign New Agency Agreement
6. K-State Veterinary Lab Routinely Tests For Bluetongue Virus; Lab Director Says Strains Found in Kansas, U.S. Usually Less-Virulent
7. Henricksen Awarded 2007 Distinguished Veterinary Staff Award
8. California Veterinary Medical Association Reacts to Supreme Court Decision
9. BCP Veterinary Pharmacy Helps Cure Diabetic Cats with BCP PZI(R), the Closest Match to Feline Insulin Available
10. Echo Healthcare Reschedules Stockholder Vote on Proposed Merger With XLNT Veterinary Care to December 21, 2007
11. Veterinary Dentistry Opens Wide
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... More than 20,000 pairs of shoes made their ... to an ambitious venture that conjoined the passions of an NBA star, a Liberty ... Liberty community. These shoes will save lives from the rampant infections transmitted through the ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 ... ... launch of this summer’s edition of “Vision & Hearing,” advocating for active, healthy ... campaign focuses on resources available for individuals with hearing impairments and shares the ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... Hernandez ... consultations to communities throughout the greater DC region, is inaugurating a “New Leash ... rescuing local animals and training them to be companions for veterans in need. ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... 18, 2017 , ... The Brian Gifford Agency, an Indiana-based firm providing asset ... of Campagna Academy in a charity drive to provide for at-risk children and teens ... Campagna Academy is a nonprofit organization that has offered critical programs to at-risk and ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... With over 16,000 active ... hormone replacement therapy and integrative medicine, has become a frontrunner for people seeking ... as menopause, andropause, thyroid disorder and adrenal insufficiencies. , Founded in 2003 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... Aug. 15, 2017   Mostyn Law and Gulf Coast ... Houston, Texas . The Mostyn Law family has ... years. That is why Mostyn Law is partnering with ... to show its appreciation. Blood supplies are running low. ... short of hospital needs in August. That is why the blood ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... 15, 2017  AOTI Inc. announced today that its fully owned ... recently opened a New York City Office in Yonkers, ... unique Topical Wound Oxygen (TWO 2 ) homecare therapy. This new ... for Health Care (ACHC) under the company,s DMEPOS accreditation for Home/Durable ... Advanced ...
(Date:8/8/2017)... AVIV, Israel, Aug. 8, 2017  BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ/TASE: ... immunology, today reports its financial results for the second ... achievements during the second quarter 2017 and to date: ... multiple clinical development programs for the Company,s lead project, ... 3 pivotal study with BL-8040 as novel stem cell ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: