The Florida Veterinary Scholars Program provides an opportunity for veterinary students to engage in hypothesis-driven research over a 10-12 week period. For UF students, this happens between the 1st and 2nd years. The mission is to expose veterinary students to career opportunities in biomedical research. This may include Industry (drug development, testing, marketing), Government (CDC, NIH, USDA) and Academia.
If you expressed interest in hiring a student for a summer project. Please download and fill out the 2020 FVSP Faculty Application and return it to Linda Hayward, as per the instructions.
The UF CVM has many faculty interested in hiring you for a summer project. Together, there are over 40 projects to choose from. Please view the list here and get in touch with your favorites today!
Who is eligible? Where does the money come from? What are the critical dates I need to be aware of? View our “Frequently Asked Questions” page for answers to these questions and more…
If you are interested in obtaining research experience during your DVM degree, you should strongly consider applying. This is a really exciting program which provides a stipend for you to participate in research full time over the coming summer (2020). Participating in this program is a great way to gain exposure to aspects of veterinary medicine other than clinical practice, and also a unique way to get to know faculty members outside of the classroom.
Upcoming Critical Dates:
Faculty who have expressed an interest in mentoring a student for a summer project, please fill out an application and return it as one PDF by January 23rd 5:00pm.
Participating in this program is a great way to gain exposure to aspects of veterinary medicine other than clinical practice, and also a unique way to get to know faculty members outside of the classroom.
Student applications will be available soon and are due by February 3, 2020. You will be asked to provide previous research experience, career goals, your first semester GPA and three prospective faculty members with whom you would like to work.
PROGRAM BOARD MEMBERS:
- Linda Hayward, PhD (Physiological Sciences): Director
- Heather Walden, PhD (CDPM): Co-Director
- Ramiro Isaza, DVM, MS, MPH (LACS)
- Amandine Lejeune, PhD (SACS)
- Janet Yamamoto, PhD (IDI)
- David Pascual, PhD (Associate Dean of Research)
With thanks to our sponsor(s):
- Boehringer Ingelheim
- Morris Animal Foundation
- Florida Veterinary Medical Association
- PetSmart Charities
- Blue Buffalo
- Fear Free