The Doctor-Student Mentor & Clinic Shadowing Program
- Act as a resource for students academically and personally
- Foster closer bonds between students and local veterinarians
- Create professional relationships that last beyond sudents' time in the veterinary curriculum
An easy way to give back to the veterinary community! Davis students will be paired with volunteer veterinarians to ask those nagging questions in the back of their mind. "How much does an internship really matter?" "What diagnostic tests do you use if there isn't an MRI down the hall?" and "What can I expect in practice my first year after graduating?" It's a great way to get involved with the student body, and start meeting your future colleagues. Most students prefer to communicate via email, so your time commitment is minimal and you can respond at your leisure. If you and your student would prefer, you can schedule phone time or meet for coffee instead, but that's up to you. Please contact us today - Davis students need this to have a more balanced perspective!
CLINIC SHADOWING PROGRAM:
- Allow students to gain experience in the clinical setting
- Introduce students to practice management
- Pursuit of learning objectives determined by the student and clinician
- Shadowing days and hours will be chosen by the hospital
Help Davis veterinary students start to apply their classroom knowledge to the real world of daily practice. You and your practice will decide which days and times work best for you - you only have to find 1-3 hours in your day! Practices can commit to one day a year or a few days a week - whatever works into the hospital schedule. Once you've given us your availability, we'll allow students to sign up for those shifts, and put your hospital and the student in touch.
The veterinary student will sign up and arrive on time for the shift, but each hospital should specify the attire they would like the student to arrive in. Students are expected to quietly and professionally observe DVMs in the examination room, but will not expect to perform any medical procedures unless given permission by the DVM.
Are you looking to hire a veterinarian soon? Have an internship program? Want to get to know the people who will be your future colleagues? Both the shadowing and mentorship programs will help you acheive these goals, and have fun doing it!