Vets Invited To Webinar On ‘Roadmap’ Education Report

The North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium is inviting veterinarians to participate in a webinar about its draft report .

The North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium is inviting veterinarians to participate in a webinar about its draft report with recommendations, “Roadmap for Veterinary Medical Education in the 21st Century: Responsive, Collaborative, Flexible.”

The webinar will 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 webinar will be offered at six different times, each 23 minutes in length with a question and answer portion following for an additional 10 to 15 minutes.

The dates:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 at 10 a.m. EST
  • Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 at 3 p.m. EST
  • Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 at 5 p.m. EST
  • Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at 11 a.m. EST
  • Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 at 1 p.m. EST
  • Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at 4 p.m. EST

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The NAVMEC began soliciting comments on the report, available at the group's website, in mid November. The comment period is expected to close at the end of February.

“The roadmap is designed to look to the future and chart a course to ensure that colleges/schools of veterinary medicine meet changing societal needs by preparing medical professionals with clinical skills and non-technical knowledge, skills and aptitude to address a wide range of current and emerging challenges in veterinary medicine,” according to The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, which spearheads the NAVMEC.

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.

After the closing of the comment period, the NAVMEC Board of Directors will receive the collected commentary, revise the report and recommendations taking the feedback into account and submit the final draft roadmap to the AAVMC Board of Directors for consideration and adoption at AAVMC’s annual conference in March.

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