Selectives in Shelter Medicine
Students at The Tufts Shelter Medicine Program at Cummings School can gain hands-on experience outside of the classroom during their pre-clinical years through participation in the Selective Program The Shelter Medicine Program also offers four didactic Selectives courses that can be taken by students with a significant interest in the field.
The Selectives Program also offers a mechanism whereby students with a special interest in shelter medicine can engage in a more comprehensive program.
Selectives that offer hands-on or in-the-field experience:
- Sunday Clinics for Community Cats: Students participate in a series of learning stations, ultimately culminating in spaying and neutering cats.
- WHA Outreach Clinic: Students visit underserved Worcester residents to provide basic health checks in collaboration with a program at Becker College.
- Tufts at Tech Community Veterinary Clinic: Students can observe and participate in patient care.
- Shelter-Based: Students can spend time in area shelters, cleaning, helping with basic tasks and walking dogs.
- Shelter Visit: Students visit eight area shelters and compare operations.
Selective Courses in The Shelter Medicine Program
Suggested Course of Study
A student who is interested in Shelter Medicine as their area of focus should follow the following course of study: