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Monday, March 17, 2014

VEC Symposium Focuses on Veterinary Education

Washington, D.C., March 17, 2014 –The Veterinary Educator Collaborative (VEC) Symposium will be held June 13-14, 2014, on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. The symposium provides an opportunity for veterinary medical faculty and related stakeholders to network, tour the new Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital, get ideas for improved teaching, and learn about communications assessment on a budget.

This AAVMC-sponsored event is designed to foster teaching excellence in academic veterinary medicine and will feature two tracks: Inter-program Collaboration, including faculty challenges (such as grading, evaluating house officers and faculty, teaching, and scholarship) and challenges working with students, (such as exposure to clients and clinics and running effective rounds); and Teaching and Learning, with expert instructors and educational specialists presenting together on what works and why.

 The AAVMC’s VEC provides online and face-to-face collaboration and sharing between veterinary medical educators. VEC focuses on planning, faculty development, and sharing best practices. Participants exchange ideas, learn from each other, and generate new ideas in the context of an ongoing collaborative exchange.

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) is a nonprofit membership organization working to protect and improve the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment by advancing academic veterinary medicine. Its members include 35 veterinary medical colleges in the United States and Canada, nine departments of veterinary science, eight departments of comparative medicine, thirteen international colleges of veterinary medicine, and six affiliate colleges of veterinary medicine: www.aavmc.org

Learn more and register for the symposium.


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CONTACT:
Jeanne Johnson or Jeff Douglas
AAVMC Communications
Phone:  202/371-9195, x144
Email:  jjohnson@aavmc.org



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