Senior Residency in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology - Senior Standard Track

Location: W. R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of California, Davis, CA

Starting date: August 1, 2015

Closing Date for Applications: October 31st, 2014

Compensation:

Salary: $44,199/3rd year

Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, and life insurances and Vacation and sick pay.

Qualifications & Requirements for Admission to the Program: Qualifications for admission include a DVM (or equivalent degree) from a veterinary school accredited by the AVMA (preferred) and a scholastic record sufficient for acceptance into graduate school (a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for undergraduate and veterinary school courses), and two or more years of training in anatomic pathology. Applicants must demonstrate teaching and leadership skills in veterinary education. Although resident applicants do not apply to graduate school at the time of application to the residency, we give preference to residents who are qualified to continue their advanced training in a post-doctoral degree program. GRE scores can be included by are not required for application to residency program.

Description: An advanced residency training position in anatomic pathology (Standard Track) suitable for persons with at least two years of post-DVM training in pathology. The Senior Resident works closely with the Chief of Service and Service Manager to ensure that all Service activities are completed in a timely and thorough manner. The Senior Resident takes rotating assignments on the biopsy and necropsy services under the guidance of board certified (ACVP and ECVP) pathologists. The Senior Resident also provides mentorship for first and second year residents in the STANDARD ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY TRACK, the ZOO AND WILDLIFE PATHOLOGY TRACK and the LABORATORY ANIMAL PATHOLOGY TRACK. The Senior Resident serves as the liaison between clinical faculty, house officers and the Service, represents the Anatomic Pathology Service at hospital clinical rounds and provides consultations for clinicians. The Senior Resident Program is designed for persons intending to take the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Pathology (ACVP) and to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Comparative Pathology.

Application: All application materials can be submitted in electronic or hard copy except official transcripts and class rank. Required application materials that must be received by the October 31st, 2014 deadline consist of:

1) Letter of Intent specifying interests and professional goals. Additionally the letter should indicate that you are applying for the SENIOR position. Applicants are welcome to apply for more than one position but must rank the order of their preference.

2) Curriculum vitae

3) Three letters of recommendation, sent directly from the referee and not the candidate.

4) Official transcripts from all veterinary and post-veterinary education. You may submit them electronically along with your entire application packet, but a certified official hard copy must be mailed separately in a sealed envelope by you or your veterinary school. If you are a foreign applicant interpretation of their University’s grading system has to be provided with the application. FOREIGN APPLICANTS.

5) Official class rank from your veterinary school. Please indicate if official class rank is not available from your school.

6) TOEFL scores for foreign applicants. If English is not your first language, applicants must submit TOEFL scores or provide equivalent evidence of demonstrated written and verbal skills in English. Refer to  FOREIGN APPLICANTS.

Foreign Applicants: Foreign applicants are welcome to apply. Refer to  FOREIGN APPLICANTS for complete application process.

Scoring of applications: All applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria: 1) overall academic achievement, 2) academic achievement in pathology and related subjects, 3) clarity of career goals (letter of intent), 4) the promise of a successful career in veterinary pathology, 5) experience and interest in teaching and research including pursuit of a Masters or PhD degree, 6) interest in an academic career, 7) foreign applicants will also be evaluated based on their evidence of excellence in written and spoken English. Top applicants will be invited for a phone interview.

Visitors: Visiting our program prior to application is not required but externships and/or one day interviews for resident applicants are encouraged VISITOR POLICY (pdf). Schedule visits by contacting Ms. Becky Griffey. Visits to the department must take place prior to October 31st, 2014.


Contacts: All application materials must be received no later than October 31st, 2014 and should be mailed to:

Ms. Becky Griffey
Residency Application Coordinator
VMTH Anatomic Pathology
1345 Vet Med 3A
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California - Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-5270
Telephone (530) 752-1359
rmgriffey@ucdavis.edu


Additional information about the training program can be obtained by contacting:

Dr. Patricia Pesavento 
Residency Training Coordinator 
Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California - Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-5270
Telephone (530) 752-1166
papesavento@ucdavis.edu