Florida Veterinary Scholars Program
Summer 2020

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.

APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

FACULTY!

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.

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STUDENTS!

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!

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FAQS!

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…

Students

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.

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Upcoming Critical Dates:

Faculty applications now available

01/23/2020

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.

Students contact potential mentors

01/27/2020

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.

STUDENT APPLICATION INFORMATion COMING SOON

02/03/2020

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:


With thanks to our sponsor(s):

  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Morris Animal Foundation
  • Florida Veterinary Medical Association
  • PetSmart Charities
  • Blue Buffalo
  • Fear Free

As part of both the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Academic Health Center, Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through teaching, research, extension and patient care.

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Boehringer Ingelheim

The Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars Program offers DVM students an opportunity to gain exposure in biomedical research.

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