The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges reported today that it is extending the comment deadline for the North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium’s draft report on the future of veterinary medical education from Feb. 28 to May 1.
The association, which spearheads the NAVMEC, said the extension will allow for more deliberation and input.
“The original deadline was very ambitious and we know that many national veterinary meetings are scheduled between March and May,” said Jeanne Johnson, director of communications for the association.
The report, “Roadmap for Veterinary Medical Education in the 21st Century: Responsive, Collaborative, Flexible,” outlines how to work toward an economically sustainable future for veterinary medical education and prepare graduates with the core competencies required to meet society’s evolving needs, according to AAVMC.
For example, the draft report stresses the need to research the most effective teaching models and offers an analysis of ways to share education resources and best practices across institutions.
The NAVMEC began soliciting comments on the report, available at the group’s website, in mid November.
Related webinars have been ongoing since December. The webinars discuss how and why the consortium was developed, who was involved, drivers of change for academic veterinary medicine, goals of the NAVMEC and recommendations that will lead to implementation plans.
The final webinar will take place Monday, Feb. 14, at 4 p.m. EST. The focus will be on the changing veterinary landscape and ways to respond. For details, click here.
After the extended comment period ends, the NAVMEC Board of Directors will collect commentary, make any needed revisions to the draft report and submit the revised draft report and any new recommendations to the AAVMC Board of Directors for final consideration and adoption.
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