Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
The Veterinary Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program provides a multidisciplinary graduate program of excellence in the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, providing a broad base to address individual student interests. Our goals for the future include continued development of a nationally renowned program of animal health and biomedical research.
Building upon the foundation of an outstanding training program in veterinary medicine, we see extraordinary opportunities for growth and for a greater contribution to the quality of life in many parts of the world. Human and animal health can be enhanced through biomedical research utilizing the tools of comparative medicine, comparative and functional genomics, and other modern approaches to disease pathogenesis. Working with the livestock and poultry industries, we strive to increase the numbers and improve the health and productivity of food animals to help meet the nutritional requirements of the six billion or more people who inhabit the earth.
As society has become increasingly sensitive and demanding about the quality of our foods and increasingly intolerant of potentially dangerous food additives, and of poisons that contaminate the environment, veterinary and biomedical research have come to assume greater responsibility and greater leadership in preventive medicine and public health.
Clinical Program for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (Instructional)
The Clinical Program is offered to foreign DVM graduates to allow them to enhance their technical and clinical skills and to gain additional hands-on clinical experience under the supervision and direction of licensed DVM faculty.
- Must hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or the equivalent degree, and have successfully completed all of the ECFVG requirements for Steps 1, 2, and 3, and be fluent in English (conversation and medical English).
- Applicants must meet ECFVG qualifications and requirements for steps 1, 2, 3 before submitting the application. The applicant must provide copies (no original documents) of official documentation (accompanied by English translation when in language other than English) of the following:
- A notarized copy of their transcript and a notarized copy of their veterinary diploma from the university granting the veterinary degree.
- A letter from the American Veterinary Medical Association ECFVG Program verifying enrollment and completion of steps 1, 2, and 3.
- Three letters of recommendation from veterinarians familiar with your veterinary knowledge and skills. Do not include your recommendation letters with your application. Recommendation letters should be mailed directly to OSU.
- Medical insurance coverage (must have). Please provide proof of medical insurance coverage.
- A personal interview by the selection committee may be required. The Committee usually conducts a telephone interview.
- Do not schedule your CPE exam until you finish your program, or at least within the last 3 weeks of completion.
- Leave of Absences will only be approved for emergency situations as deemed appropriate by the Program Administrator.
Fee:$26,750 U.S. currency for the 33-week program. If you are accepted into the program, you will be required to submit a letter of acceptance and a $250 non-refundable deposit payable to Oklahoma State University to process your paperwork and create your account at OSU. Students will be billed for the entire tuition (less the $250 nonrefundable deposit fee) at the beginning of the program. Payment in full will be due within 30 days from the time of billing. Additional rotations outside the original program will be billed at the weekly tuition rate to your Bursar account. In addition, you will be responsible for any Visa fees (SEVIS Fees). Unless you are a permanent resident or Revised: March 29, 2012 2 have a Green Card, or hold an H-4, J-1, or J-2 Visa, you must hold an F1 Visa to begin the program.
If a student withdraws or is dismissed before completing 4 rotations, a refund will be made less a 25% penalty and the $250 non-refundable deposit fee. No refund will be given after completing 4 rotations. Prior to beginning your program, you will be required to sign a contract between you and the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences acknowledging your program fees and other requirements. Accepted candidates should plan for living expenses of approximately $12,000. If the candidate's family accompanies them, they should plan for an additional $5,000 for spouse and $3,000 for each child. Accepted applicants may anticipate as much as $500 for the purchase of necessary clothing and small hand instruments (i.e. stethoscope, bandage scissors, thermometers, hemostats, etc.) required for clinics.
Sponsored by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Each clinic rotation is three weeks long.
|# Weeks||Clinic Rotation|
|6||Animal Shelter (spay and neuter program)|
|3||Food Animal Medicine|
|3||Small Animal Internal Medicine|
|#||Weeks Clinic Rotation|
|3||Orientation (one week in each of the first three rotations including a surgery techniques review)|
|3||Food Animal Medicine|
|3||Intensive Critical Care|
|3||Small Animal General Medicine|
|3||Small Animal Major Medicine|
|3||Small Animal Surgery|
The student agrees to accept and perform the same duties required of a senior veterinary student assigned in the clinical service sections of the Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. This includes after-hours night and weekend duties.
Clinical activities will be the same as expected of a senior veterinary student at Oklahoma State University. Clinic rotations may not be scheduled in the order listed above. Starting dates for entry are based on space availability.
The student is expected to meet all the requirements for each rotation as outlined in the rotation syllabus and grade sheet. The student must earn a "C" grade or better to successfully complete the rotation. A student must repeat the rotation in which they received a "D" or "F" grade. A student receiving a second "D" or "F" grade in the same rotation will be dismissed from the program.
- Submit your application and all requested paperwork. All items requested must be received before your application will be considered.
- Because of limited space, selection will be competitive and based on the following criteria:
- Academic records from veterinary college, graduate work (if any), and PAVE scores.
- Reference letters supporting your clinical knowledge, technical skills, and veterinary experience.
- Ability to communicate in English.
- Those selected for an interview will be interviewed by telephone. The Committee may request the candidate to present themselves to be interviewed on the Oklahoma State University campus at the applicant's expense.