University of Wisconsin - National Primate Research Center
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Organization/Company: University of Wisconsin – National Primate Research Center

Location: Madison, WI


Pathology Environment: Academic Laboratory

Discipline/Field of Study: Anatomic

Length of Externship: 2-6 weeks

Time of Year: Anytime

Funding: No

Housing Provided: No

Description of Externship:

The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center is offering externships in Anatomic Pathology and Lab Animal Medicine. The externship will provide extensive experience at an AALAC accredited facility in non-human primate pathology and medicine to veterinary students who have completed at least three (3) years of veterinary school or have completed core pathology curriculum requirements.

The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) is one of 6 NIH-funded National Primate Research Centers and is located in Madison, Wisconsin. Major research areas include global infectious disease, regenerative and reproductive medicine, energy metabolism and chronic disease, neuroscience, and transplant medicine.

Students will assist the Pathologists in post-mortem examinations, histopathology and cytology review, and will be responsible for completing one case report with the mentoring of WNPRC pathologists.  The externship will provide limited clinical pathology training (hematology methods, urinalysis, fecal analysis, parasitology assay techniques, and interpretation of results).

The students may attend resident rounds at the School of veterinary medicine and the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for additional clinical pathology, gross pathology, histopathology, and ocular pathology experience. Other scheduled activities will include morbidity and mortality rounds at the WNPRC and attending the NPRC nonhuman primate pathology virtual slide conference.

A short presentation on a topic of importance in Non-human primate medicine and/or pathology during Morbidity and Mortality rounds is required.


Andres Mejia, DVM, MS, DACLAM 
Pathology Unit
Wisconsin National Primate Research Center
University of Wisconsin
1220 Capitol Court, Room 213B
Madison, WI 53715-1299


Updated:  6/12/2017

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