Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine (TUCVM) offers a structured Summer Research Program to first, second and possibly third year veterinary students. This program is known as The Tuskegee Veterinary Scholars Program or TVSP. The purpose of this program is to introduce students to high quality biomedical research to help them explore it as a possible career opportunity for them following their graduation from the veterinary program. This program is co-sponsored by The Human Health Services Centers of Excellence Grant, The National Institutes of Health (NIH) T35 Grant and The Merial Veterinary Scholar Program (MVSP).
Description of the Program:
The TVSP is a 12-week program and the MVSP and its matching portions from Tuskegee is a 10-week program. During these periods students will be exposed to all aspects of biomedical research. Along with their mentors they will design experiments based on the student’s interest and the mentor’s expertise. The trainees will conduct high quality research by learning many laboratory techniques, analyzing data, presenting data as well as participating in various management and business oriented seminars and journal clubs in the college. The trainees will develop a better understanding of the career options in research that are waiting for them when they graduate e.g. drug discovery, academia or governmental agencies. At the conclusion of this experience, the trainees will attend the Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium. The 2017 Merial NIH Veterinary Scholars Symposium will be sponsored by AAVMC-NIH-Michigan State University and it will take place August 3 – 6, 2017 at the National Institutes of Health in Washington DC.
Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to making this research experience a professionally enriching experience for all participants.