College of Veterinary Medicine Greg James University Recruiter [email protected] About WesternU Private, non-profit, health sciences graduate institution founded in 1977 3,700 students enrolled in 21 programs Variety of student clubs in 21 programs Pomona, California Mission Statement The mission of Western University of Health Sciences is to produce, in a humanistic tradition, health care professionals and biomedical knowledge that will enhance and extend the quality of life in our communities. “Skilled hands and compassionate hearts will continue to be the signature of all our graduates – exactly what is needed in health care today.” - Founding President Philip Pumerantz Student Life Community Outreach Community clinic on campus Student Clubs and Organizations Currently over 90+ student clubs and organizations (17 Vet Med) The Daumier • 202 units • Concierge services available which offers dry cleaning and grocery delivery. • Wireless internet throughout the building. • Fitness center, pool, and study lounges located on the property. WesternU 9 Colleges -21 Degree Programs College of Osteopathic Medicine Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Campus in Lebanon, Oregon College of Allied Health Professions College of Pharmacy College of Graduate Nursing College of Veterinary Medicine College of Podiatric Medicine College of Dental Medicine College of Optometry Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences What Makes WesternU Unique Comprehensive Health Sciences University Masters and Graduate Level Degrees Interprofessional Education Patient Care Center Banfield Pet Hospital Accreditation The College of Veterinary Medicine received full accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education (COE) in March 2010. Western University of Health Sciences is fully accredited by Western Association Schools and Colleges (WASC). CVM Founding Commitments Student-centered, life-long learning Reverence For Life Willed deceased Animals for Veterinary Education (WAVE) Program Excellence in clinical education through strategic partnerships Curriculum/Patient Care Experiences Years 1 & 2: PBL Format Veterinary Basic Sciences (VBS) Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) Veterinary Issues (VI) Veterinary Clinical Skills (VCS) PBL’s are real cases developed by faculty Basic sciences are learned within the context of the case Learning is not limited to “just the facts” – Students master teamwork skills, search strategies and communication PBL Support PBL Rooms Lecture Hall for Grand Rounds DVM 2018 Academic Schedule MONDAY 2018 TUESDAY 2018 WEDNESDAY 2018 THURSDAY 2018 8:00 AM 8:30 AM 9:00 AM Clinical Skills Grand Rounds 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM VBS PBL Session 1 Clinical Skills Rotations-As Scheduled VBS PBL Session 2 Clinical Skills Rotations-As Scheduled FRIDAY 2018 Clinical Skills Only As Scheduled VBS PBL Session 3 11:30 AM 12:00 PM 12:30 PM 1:00 PM 1:30 PM MDC Vet Issues MDC/BSL MCB 2:00 PM 2:30 PM 3:00 PM 3:30 PM 4:00 PM 4:30 PM MDC IPE MDC/BSL GR Monday Holiday Problem-based Learning First Year Students at Cal Poly Pomona Veterinary Issues Course Leadership The Role of Animals in Society Professionalism Business and Practice Management The Veterinary Profession Animal Issues Communication Skills Ethics Veterinary and Animal Law Curriculum/Patient Care Experiences Year 3 Year 4 Required On- & Off-Site Rotation Junior Presentation Intro to Practice Management (1) Small Animal Practice (6) Livestock/Food Animal Practice (4) Equine Practice (4) Surgery/Anesthesia (4) Population Health & Production (2) Diagnostic Lab & Pathology (2) Lab Animal Medicine (2) Zoo Animal & Wildlife (2) Veterinary Public Health (2) Food & Feed Safety(2) USDA Accreditation & International Med. (2) Selective Rotations (32 weeks: 8 rotations 4 weeks) Senior Presentation (based on above rotations) Independent Research with Thesis Option Veterinary Ambulatory Community Services (VACS) Program Third Year Rotations Third Year Rotations At-A-Glance Degree (DVM) Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Class size Applications Received Interviews Granted Classes Start Annual Tuition 105 872 399 August $49,635* GPA Average 3.30 Overall GRE 520 Verbal 520 Quantitative 4.00 Analytical Writing *2014-2015 Academic Year Application Process Primary Application - Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) Applications available June 1st Submit ALL transcripts directly to VMCAS by September 1st Deadline October 2nd (1:00pm EDT) Secondary Application on WesternU website June 1st Deadline October 2nd (11:59pm PDT) Available Prerequisites/Requirements Courses Semester Units Quarter Units Organic Chemistry with Lab 3 4 Biochemistry* 3 4 Upper Division Biological and Life Sciences* 9 12 Microbiology* 3 4 Upper Division Physiology (with or without lab)* 3 4 Genetics or Molecular Biology* 3 4 General Physics with Lab 6 8 Statistics 3 4 English Composition 6 8 Humanities/Social Sciences 9 12 ** Minimum 500 hours of animal experience ** No time restriction on prerequisites DVM Prerequisite Database Veterinary Public Health Program (DVM/MPH) University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine School of Public Health and Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Public Health Program (DVM/MPH) Jumpstart your career in public health An integrated curriculum supporting work toward both the DVM and MPH Use 4th year rotations to accomplish field experience and finish MPH project Financial Aid • Questions? – [email protected] • Our Financial Aid Advisors will be happy to help you: – 1 (800) 346-1610 • Tuition – $ 49,635 per year (for 2014-2015 academic year) What Should I Do Now? Official Transcripts Letters of Recommendation require 3 letters (professionals, academia) Personal Statement or Questionnaire Deadlines Be mindful of deadlines, as late applications will not be accepted. Apply early to avoid worrying about deadlines. Questions? Please contact the Office of University Recruitment Greg James (909) 469-5246 [email protected] Attend Preview Day! prospective.westernu.edu/campusevents (November 22nd) The End!