Anyone interested in having their say to help shape veterinary education will have plenty of chances this month and next.
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges is hosting six webinars related to the North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium that started in December 2010 and run through February 2011.
The webinars are a chance for stakeholders to comment on the draft NAVMEC report and recommendations, titled, "Roadmap for Veterinary Medical Education in the 21st Century: Responsive, Collaborative, Flexible."
Upcoming webinars taking place in 2011 are at 5 p.m. on Jan. 20, 11 a.m. on Jan. 21, 1 p.m. on Feb. 9, and 4 p.m. Feb. 14. All times are Eastern Standard Time. The number to call is (203) 702-1000 or toll free at (800) 326-0013. The participant code is 3154639 for all webinars.
Visit www.navmec.org for links to the Internet portion of the webinars, to view the entire draft report and recommendation, or for more information.
NAVMEC, led by a nine-member board, is a comprehensive effort to create a workforce of next-generation veterinarians who are ready to address some of society's greatest needs and which take into account educational models, accreditation, and licensing.
The draft report was submitted by the NAVMEC board of directors to the AAVMC board of directors on Oct. 31. The AAVMC board directed that the draft report and recommendation be widely distributed and discussed and that opportunities be offered for all stakeholders to provide input. All input will be reviewed and a final report and recommendations will be prepared for AAVMC board action at its March meeting.