The Clinician Research Emphasis Program supports Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students who want to incorporate research in their DVM careers, as well as those who wish to pursue additional training through master’s and doctoral studies or post-graduate internships and residencies. The program promotes critical thinking and provides an integrated plan for opportunities in translational research during the 4-year DVM curriculum.
Fall or Spring
- Complete Introduction to Veterinary Research elective course (required)
- Select a primary advisor and form a small mentor committee of 1-2 additional faculty members
- Apply for SVM Summer Research Fellowship for first summer
- Complete Clinical Study Design selective course (required)
- Participate in the SVM Summer Research Scholars Program, or conduct independent summer research at UW or elsewhere
- Optional: Apply for MPH program (one year) or fellowship to support MS training (one year experience)
- Present a poster at the SVM’s Phi Zeta Research Day
- Optional: Start a one-year mentored research experience
- Optional: Conduct summer research at UW or elsewhere
- Attend the Clinician Scientist Training Workshop in Madison
- Track as “other” and incorporate 6 weeks of research or manuscript writing rotations in 4th year
- Submit final summary of research experience in one of the following formats:
- Preliminary data summarized in a format suitable for a grant application
- Research seminar in CBMS 930 series
- MS thesis seminar
- Abstract presented at a meeting outside the SVM
- Co-authorship on a submitted publication
- The student’s mentor committee will be available for letters of recommendation.
- Upon successful completion of the program, students will graduate with a DVM degree with Clinical Research emphasis.