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U.S. Food & Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine

will visit the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) for a 2 week
period during her/his 4th Year Senior rotations. This is a hands-on,
non-clinical experience.
will learn about how the FDA as a whole and CVM promote and protect
human and animal health. Student will interact with veterinarians,
animal scientists, and other scientists during her/his time at CVM. Student
will be able to participate in various meetings with CVM employees and
will learn the various functions of CVM. Student will learn what role
veterinarians play at CVM and how they work together as a team with
other scientists in CVM to address animal health and public health
issues, and how animal health issues can impact public health..
at CVM may or may not be board-certified. Many have board
certification in areas such as equine medicine, internal medicine.
Several have Masters or PhD degrees. Other non-veterinary CVM employees
with whom the student will interact have Masters and PhD degrees in
varying fields including chemistry, toxicology, molecular biology,
animal science, pharmacology, physiology, and law. CVM does not provide
post-graduate training.
CVM has the following resources available:
  • computer databases
  • continuing education courses
  • rounds/weekly
    update meetings
  • veterinary reference books
  • employees with scientific
    expertise in areas outside of veterinary medicine
is responsible for asking appropriate questions to further her/his
understanding of the relationship between animal and public health and
the role of the FDA in promoting and protecting public and animal
health. Student is responsible for maintaining a professional attitude
during her/his interactions with CVM employees. Other responsibilities will
be determined prior to the elective among the student, the CVM mentor,
Dr. Carmela Stamper, and the OSU mentor.
the student is a visitor to CVM, student will be supervised 8-9 hours every
day by a veterinarian for the entire 2-week period visit. The CVM mentor is a veterinarian and will be available the entire
time to answer questions and to escort student to meetings and
appointments. Direct access to veterinarians other than the student's
mentor will be limited to scheduled appointments or meetings arranged in
advance due to the nature of the veterinarians' work at CVM and the
fact that many will be hoteling/working off-site as of August 1st, 2013.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine
Communications Staff

7519 Standish Place, HFV-12

Rockville, MD 20855
Dr. Carmela Stamper
Posted: 07/17/2013
Rockville, MD
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