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Semester VIII - X
The clinical training program consists of 45 weeks of supervised and evaluated clinical curriculum at an affiliated school/college. Students must spend a minimum of 20 weeks in the “core” clinical curriculum. The clinical core subjects include a minimum of four weeks each in small animal medicine, small animal surgery and large animal medicine and surgery; and two weeks each in diagnostic laboratory, clinical anesthesiology, diagnostic imaging and diagnostic pathology. The remaining weeks of the clinical program are made up of elective rotations (clinical rotations) and externships approved by the affiliated schools.
CORE ROTATIONS (MINIMUM 20 WEEKS)
- Small Animal Medicine – Includes Preventive Health Maintenance/Community Practice (4 weeks)
- Small Animal Surgery – (4 weeks)
- Medical Services – Includes Anesthesiology (2 weeks) and Diagnostic Imaging (2 weeks)
- Diagnostic Services – Includes diagnostic Pathology (2 weeks), Diagnostic laboratory (2weeks)
- Large Animal Medicine and Surgery (4 weeks)
DEFINITION OF TERMS:
Elective: is an evaluated rotation that is not required as part of SNU core program, or required by the affiliate to complete the DVM program. Many institutions define electives as non-core on-campus rotations or clerkships. Normally students will receive a grade (associated with a course number) after completion of an elective rotation.
Externship: is an off–campus supervised and evaluated learning experience. Normally students will not receive a grade after completion of an externship.