Residency and Internships – Department of Clinical Sciences

Faculty members in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University are dedicated to providing outstanding training for interns and residents. In addition to exposure to a large caseload, house officers in the department’s internship and residency programs have opportunities to attend numerous in-house rounds, seminars and conferences, to teach fourth-year veterinary students and to participate in clinical or basic research projects. The Resident’s Enhanced Veterinary Education and Academic Learning (REVEAL) program provides residents with many of the basic skills needed to succeed in research.

Internship programs are one-year programs that provide an intensive experience in managing cases under direct faculty supervision. Internships generally occur in the first year following graduation from veterinary school. Most programs offer opportunities to rotate through a variety of specialties within Cummings School hospitals, and can be tailored to the specific interests of individual interns.

Residency programs are typically three years in length and offer opportunities to obtain specialty training under the supervision of experienced, board-certified faculty members. All programs conform to the guidelines established by the relevant specialty colleges and are designed to prepare residents for specialty board certification and a career in private or academic specialty practice.

Internships

Internship programs at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine are one year programs that provide an intensive experience in managing cases under direct faculty supervision. Most programs offer opportunities to rotate through a variety of specialties within Cummings Veterinary Medical Center’s seven teaching hospitals and clinics, and can be tailored to the specific interests of individual interns. Only individuals eligible to work in the US or who qualify for TN visas will be considered for internship programs.

Residencies

Residency programs are typically three years in length and offer opportunities to obtain specialty training under the supervision of experienced, board-certified faculty members. All programs conform to the guidelines established by the relevant specialty college and are designed to prepare residents for specialty board certification and a career in private or academic specialty practice. Opportunities to teach fourth-year DVM candidates and interns, and to conduct clinical or basic research, are features of all Cummings School residency programs.

Candidates must possess a DVM or VMD degree or their equivalent. Applications must be submitted through the AAVC‘s Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program.   Cummings School includes a non-compete statement in resident appointment contracts.

Please contact the individual named in the VIRMP program description with questions regarding programs or the application process.