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Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee is an Advisory Committee to the AAVMC Board of Directors. The Committee serves to support the AAVMC Strategic Plan Goal 3, to build a robust pipeline of future scholars and educators for academic veterinary medicine and support them throughout their careers. Charge The Professional Development Committee is charged to: Assess and […]

Veterinary Medical Education Initiative Focused on Early Career Success

The Veterinary Medical Education Initiative (VMEI) has been established by AAVMC to scan the veterinary medical education continuum and identify potential gaps in the system and opportunities for improvement. Comprised of educators from around the globe, the VMEI has identified the transition to early career success as its initial area of focus. According to the […]

Diversity Leadership Scholarships

Merck Animal Health Diversity Leadership Scholarship Patricia M. Lowrie Diversity Leadership Scholarship Nomination Period Opens: November 1, 2023Nomination Deadline: January 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST About the Scholarships The Merck Animal Health Diversity Leadership Scholarship The Merck Animal Health Diversity Leadership Scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated a record of contributing to enhancing diversity […]


Looking for more about veterinary medical or medical education and wondering where to find it? While not exhaustive, the following abbreviated journal list might prove useful to readers interested in all things medical education and some of those listed are specifically publishing veterinary education content**.  Journal Title Organization Publisher and details Academic Medicine Association of […]

Websites of Interest

MedEdWorld (Global medical education community) ( is an international health professions community of individuals and educational organisations whose purpose is the sharing of information, ideas, experience and expertise. VIEW (Veterinary Education Worldwide) ( represents a community of individual scholars committed to excellence in veterinary education worldwide. ViEW is a not-for-profit organisation which brings together colleagues involved in […]


Creating the Next Generation of Evidence-Based Veterinary Practitioners and Researchers: What are the Options for Globally Diverse Veterinary Curricula? An international group with the goal to synthesize evidence to help curriculum designers, course leaders and teachers implement educational approaches that will help inspire future researchers and create evidence-based practitioners was formed and a project undertaken […]

Task Force Sheet

Task Force Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture Fact Sheet The APLU | AAVMC Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture has completed their report. Key recommendations and steps for implementation contained in the report are summarized below. Educational and Outreach Programs Producers, healthcare providers and the general public require additional resources in order to […]

Biomedical Research Training Programs for Veterinary Scientists

The critical role that veterinarians play through participation in biomedical research teams is increasingly being recognized and promoted. In June 2014, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Physician-Scientist Workforce Working Group released its report that recognized that veterinarians have been an overlooked component of the physician-scientist workforce and outlined steps to address this issue. See […]

Promoting Research

No more powerful statement can be made about the need for research than the COVID-19 pandemic that has seized the world. Thanks to research, many diseases that once affected millions of animals and people are now preventable or treatable. Continued research is crucial to ensure that people and animals alike can enjoy health and a […]