Comment period extended for report on future of vet education

Published on March 15, 2011
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The deadline for submitting feedback on the draft report of the North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium's "Roadmap for Veterinary Medical Education in the 21st Century: Responsive, Collaborative, Flexible," has been extended to May 1.

The report outlines how to work toward an economically sustainable future for veterinary medical education and prepare graduates with the core competencies required to meet society's evolving needs.

Spearheaded by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, NAVMEC is the most comprehensive effort ever undertaken to create a workforce of next-generation veterinarians. The consortium's draft report examines veterinary accreditation, testing, licensing, and educational models that encourage the development of core competencies and increased leadership in high-need areas.

NAVMEC continues to gather feedback through an online survey and webinars. The draft report and recommendations, as well as additional information, are available on NAVMEC's website.

After the feedback period ends, the NAVMEC board of directors will collect commentary, make any needed revisions to the draft report, and submit the revised draft report and any new recommendations to the AAVMC board of directors for final consideration and adoption.