Accelerated Clinical Excellence Signature Opportunity

The  ACE (Accelerated Clinical Excellence) Course, offered in the second semester of the DVM students' second year, introduces the principles behind Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine and then applies these principles to model cases. Included in this course is journal article review and evaluation (including statistical analysis used for clinical studies), evaluation of the validity and origin of sources of information, and application of this information to clinical decision making. This course highlights the practical skills that are needed to become an excellent clinical veterinarian.

The goals of the ACE (Accelerated Clinical Excellence) Program are fivefold:

  1. Introduce the concepts of evidence-based veterinary medicine to improve a student's ability to search for information resources that support utilization of the best available treatment practices.
  2. Develop the skills that are not taught in the traditional veterinary medical education but are required by an excellent veterinarian, such as: superb client communication skills, referral to and interaction with specialists, and use of the best available information to make clinical decisions on patient care.
  3. Introduce students to the opportunities of specialty practice early in their education.
  4. Prepare interested students for the often competitive clinical specialty internship and residency programs.
  5. Incorporate an introduction to clinical research into the early portion of the curriculum to help students understand the benefits and challenges of clinical research and to enhance opportunities for students to actively participate in clinical research projects.

Explore the Accelerated Clinical Excellence Program

Job Resources

If you require assistance with your curriculum vitae or letter of intent please contact Kim Lipinski.

Curriculum Vitae

A sample curriculum vitae document is available online for your convenience. Tips on creating a CV

To have your CV or letter of intent reviewed:

  1. Review the tips for preparing CVs and view the sample CV (above)

  2. Send your CV in word format to Kim Lipinksi
    Please allow 1-2 weeks for review

AVMA Veterinary Career Center

The AVMA Veterinary Career Center is an online job board for veterinary professionals.

NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education

The NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education has many career services for the veterinary professional.

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine

The CV Advice page at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine lists some Do's and Don'ts to keep in mind when writing your own CV.


Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions to find out more about the ACE Program.

Current Cummings School students should contact Dr. Lisa Freeman to get involved with the program or to make suggestions for other topics that would be of interest.