Large Animal Internal Medicine Residency

Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, offers a three-year residency program in Large Animal Internal Medicine. This program is designed to provide advanced clinical training in internal medicine and related fields leading to ACVIM certification. There is special emphasis on clinical and research training in Pulmonology, and participation in the clinical Pulmonology testing service and ongoing research will be strongly encouraged. Currently, the resident is mentored by four board-certified large animal internists. The residency program includes participation in primary patient care, emergency duty, daily rounds, seminars, and clinical conferences. As part of the training program, residents in the Department of Clinical Sciences are required to teach students on clinical rotations, assess student performance through student grades and clinical competency tracking, and instruct students in clinical skills laboratories. Rotations through Pathology and Radiology are offered to increase exposure to the various medical specialties. Residents are required to conduct a research project during their residency and submit a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed professional journal before completing their program. Failure to meet this publication requirement may delay signing of the residency certificate.

Clinically, the medicine resident will see a variety of different types of cases. The caseload is approximately 85% equine and 15% camelid, small ruminant, porcine, and bovine. Most of the food and fiber animals that are seen in the hospital are companion rather than production animals. The equine caseload consists of racing animals, sport horses, and pleasure animals. Approximately 20-30 neonates are cared for through the neonatal intensive care unit each spring. Radiography, ultrasonography, endoscopy, nuclear scintigraphy, treadmill evaluation, computed tomography, and extensive respiratory function testing are some of the modalities available for case workup.

Appointments will be made for 12 months with annual renewal based on satisfactory completion of the previous year. A certificate of residency is awarded to the candidate upon successful completion of the training program. Residents receive an emergency fee for cases seen on primary emergency duty after normal working hours in addition to their base salary. Applicants should contact Dr. Daniela Bedenice at daniela.bedenice@tufts.edu, for further information. Interviews are not required but are recommended.

The applicant should submit his or her application through AAVC's Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program.

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