Description of Externship:
Selected applicants will have the opportunity to engage in a combination of both pathology and research training, typically for a 2-week period. Externs will gain experience in the autopsy, surgical pathology and clinical pathology laboratories, which serve the Veterinary Medical Center, regional practitioners, and the Columbus Zoo. Activities will include participation in autopsy and/or cytology duty; attendance at pathology, basic science, and research rounds and seminars; and, meetings with selected pathologists, researchers, trainees, staff, and veterinary students to learn more about the different facilities and opportunities available at OSU.
OSU features a training environment that is part of the largest health sciences center in the US, incorporating the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Dentistry, Optometry, Nursing, and Allied Health Sciences on a single campus. Unique resources include a Veterinary Clinical Trials Office and Biospecimen Repository, Comparative Pathology & Mouse Phenotyping Shared Resource, NIH-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Microbial Interface Biology, and Center for Retrovirus Research. The research areas of OSU Graduate Faculty include cellular and molecular biology, oncology, microbiology and immunology, pathophysiology and pharmacology. Research training leading to a PhD is an integral part of OSU's Combined Pathology Residency/Graduate Program, and during the externship, the participant will spend at least 50 percent of their time visiting laboratories and research faculty.
Deadlines are flexible, and applicants are selected on an ongoing basis throughout the year. For consideration, please send: Completed Visitor Request & Release Form (available on website); letter of intent; CV; unofficial copies of veterinary school transcripts and GRE scores (if available); as well as 2 letters of recommendations to Dr. Krista La Perle, Combined Pathology Residency/PhD Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.