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IVM Focused Electives

At the end of the third year and during the fourth year, advanced and clinically-oriented electives are available both on and off campus for students with an interest in IVM.

Advanced IVM Elective

The Advanced IVM Elective is a short course for third and fourth-year students.* This elective course builds upon the IVM Core Course, Summer Research Program, and IVM Forums, and is targeted towards students with a specific interest in applying their veterinary skills in an international setting. The emphasis is on practical technical and communication skills that contribute to increased effectiveness in new and challenging environments. Approximately half of the time is devoted to didactic presentation of in-depth material on the key components of IVM. The other half of the allotted time consists of practical work, team-based problem solving and field case discussions.

*When taken in the third year, the course is called the 'Advanced IVM Selective'.

Clinically-Oriented Electives


Students at Project Samana

The fourth-year International Clinical Rotations elective provides opportunities to gain clinical experience in international settings. The elective may be part of an international development assistance program or arranged independently by the student.

Examples of elective placement organizations include: