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Competency-Based Veterinary Education: Milestones

This booklet describes developmental milestones for each of the thirty-two competencies. A milestone is an observable marker of an individual’s ability along a developmental continuum. The CBVE milestones are written at four levels to describe the behaviors of a typical learner: Novice: the minimum expectation for entry to clinical rotations Advanced Beginner: developing competence Competent: […]

Competency-Based Veterinary Education: Entrustable Professional Activities

The AAVMC Competency-Based Veterinary Education (CBVE) Working Group is developing a number of documents to assist in the dissemination of their work. In a companion document entitled “CBVE Framework”, the nine domains of competence are defined along with a list of competencies for each domain. Domains are broad distinguishable areas of competence that constitute a […]

Competency-Based Veterinary Education: CBVE Framework

Competency-Based Veterinary Education (CBVE) is an approach modeled after competencybased medical education and is designed to prepare graduates for professional careers by confirming their ability to meet the needs of animals and the expectations of society. This approach focuses on outcomes-based and learner-centered education and assessment. The CBVE framework consists of nine domains of competence, […]

Third Party Ranking Systems

The AAVMC does not endorse third party ranking systems of colleges of veterinary medicine and believes all member institutions provide quality educational programs.

Addressing Societal Needs

The AAVMC recognizes its obligation to prepare veterinarians for professional practice in the broad variety of ways in which veterinary medicine serves societal needs.