Oregon State University Program Overview
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ACVP Training Program Overview

Name of Institution: Oregon State University
Address: Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine
Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
700 SW 30th Street
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-4801

Program Coordinators and Emails:
Clinical: Dr. Elena Gorman, elena.gorman@oregonstate.edu
Anatomic: Dr. Duncan Russell, duncan.russell@oregonstate.edu

 

Program Information:
Program  CP AP Combined MS/PhD
Program Options Yes Yes MS
Full Time Residents 1 3 3
Typical # of years for completion 3 3 MS - 2y (parallel with residency)
Money to go to one (1) meeting/year $1500/year $1500/year
Money for books and supplies N/A N/A N/A
Independent research/publication required for program completion? No Yes Yes

Comments:
While not required, CP residents are encouraged to engage in independent research and/or publish an article, case report, independent study, etc. in a peer reviewed journal.

 

Case Load:

 Small Animals Large Animals Exotic/Zoo Animals Lab Animals
Anatomic Pathology 35% 50% 10% 5%
Clinical Pathology 60% 30% 5% 5%

 

Required Coursework for Specific Programs:
 MS Biostatistics
Ethics in Research
Thesis
Molecular Tools - Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques
Intro to Grant Writing
 PhD Biostatistics
Ethics in Research
Thesis
Molecular Tools - Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques
Intro to Grant Writing
 AP Weekly pathology rounds (histology, necropsy, cytology - credit for grad students)
Weekly Journal Club or hematology/biochemistry review
 CP Participation in weekly Journal Club and/or hematology/biochemistry review
Credit given for rounds (cytology, histology, necropsy)

Comments:
Standard laboratory rotations are required for the PhD program.

Other Opportunities:
Anatomic pathology residents are encouraged and supported by the department to present cases at the Western Conference of Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologists (WCVDP) and the West Coast Pathology Conference; may use money for travel to conferences to attend POLA, CL Davis Descriptive and/or CL Davis Gross courses. Residents are encouraged to complete externships in areas underrepresented in the local program for example at the Oregon Primate Center or a laboratory animal facility such as Charles River or IDEXX.

Clinical pathology residents are encouraged and supported by the department to attend the Bone Marrow symposium offered annually at Purdue University.

Unless otherwise employed, financial support is provided for residents between the end of their program (June 31) until completion of Phase II of the certifying examination (August).

 

Percentage of Time Spent in Activities - Clinical Pathology:

Service  Teaching  Seminar/Courses  Research  Other 
Year 1 50 10 30 10  
Year 2 50 20 10 20  
Year 3  50 20 10 20  
Year 4          

Comments:
The CP resident teaches in the hematology and urinalysis labs and case correlations for the 4th year rotation (1 lab per month).

The CP resident assists with laboratories for the 2nd year CP course during the winter term.

The resident is often enlisted to provide labs and seminars for pre-veterinary and extracurricular school programs.

 

Percentage of Time Spent in Activities - Anatomic Pathology:
Service Teaching Seminar/Courses Research Other
Year 1 50 20 (10 necropsy rotation; 10 CVM pathology courses) 15 10 5
Year 2 50 10 (necropsy rotation) 15 (25 if grad degree) 20 (15 if grad degree) 10 (boards prep)
Year 3 45 10 (necropsy rotation) 15 (20 if grad degree) 20 (25 if grad degree) 10 (boards prep)
Year 4 5 (weekend duty - optional)   optional 95

Comments:
Residents teach 4th year students whenever on necropsy service (~20h/week per month); also help with instruction in General Pathology and Systemic Pathology 1 + 2 by running one of the laboratory sections. All residents are required to engage in scholarly activity - either in form of basic/independent research as part of their graduate studies or as applied research for example in form of case series or education.

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