AVMA names members to accreditation task force

Spring 2012

In August 2011, the AVMA created the Task Force on Foreign Veterinary School Accreditation to evaluate the following issues, given the current environment projected over 10 years:

  • The impact of foreign veterinary school accreditation on the US veterinary profession, and the quality of standards for the US veterinary profession.
  • The impact of not requiring certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates or the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence for graduates of AVMA Council on education accredited foreign schools.
  • How foreign veterinary school accreditation serves the needs and interests of the public.
  • How foreign veterinary school accreditation serves the needs and interests of AVMA members.
  • The existence of any international pressure on the AVMA COE to accredit foreign veterinary schools.
  • The logistic resources required to accredit foreign veterinary schools.

The Task Force is also charged to prepare a written informational report, without prejudice, to the AVMA Executive Board.

The members appointed are: chair Dr. Mimi Arighi, Dr. James R. Coffman, Dr. Philippe J. Baneux, Dr. Eric M. Bregman, Dr. Susan B. Chadima, Dr. Orlando Garza, Dr. Peter W. Hellyer, Dr. Anthony M. Miele, Dr. Mark Nunez, Dr. Caroline Zeiss, and Mr. Jason Stanhill.

 


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