Provide mentoring opportunities and offer other student support services
Faculty and students at Cummings School lead a campus discussion about diversity in veterinary medicine profession.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of the many university resources and programs that provide mentoring opportunities and promote wellness and mindfulness for our students.
- Faculty-student mentoring for academic and non-academic growth.
- Big sibling mentoring for first year students to help them acclimate to veterinary school
- Tufts Veterinary Orientation Program (TVOP) offers incoming veterinary students experiential educational and team building exercises to help them become more aware of their own strengths and communication styles, as well as a chance to explore learning/working in a team. Students find ways to support each other and learn the importance of being open to differences between themselves and their peers.
- Veterinary Technician Internships where students have the opportunity to learn and gain experience from our board-certified veterinary professionals.
- Provost’s Diversity Reception brings together diverse graduate students from across the campuses in a social and networking atmosphere.
- Multi-Ethnic Graduate Alliance Recruiter (MEGAR) is a program designed to support departmental efforts to recruit underrepresented students.
- The Healer’s Art course offered to 1st and 2nd-year veterinary students provides a foundation to help them cope with the mental health and well-being pressures of the veterinary profession.
- Cummings Support Center (CSC) provides resources to assist students in sustaining their overall well-being through Student Academic Support Service, the Career Counseling Service, and Cummings Behavioral Health Service.
- Wellness Program: Many wellness programs are available to students, faculty and staff. The vast array of resources available is now documented on the new Wellness website launched by Cummings School.