Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University
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Organization/Company: Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University

Location: Atlanta, GA


Pathology Environment: Academic

Discipline/Field of Study: Academic

Length of Externship: Junior / Senior Year Externship (4-10 week duration for students in 3rd or 4th year)

Time of Year: Anytime

Funding: Yes

Housing Provided: No

Description of Externship:

The Yerkes National Primate Research Center (YNPRC) is a multi-disciplinary research institute within Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center. Externships in Comparative Pathology at YNPRC ( are offered to veterinary students entering their 3rd or 4th year and are typically four to eight weeks in duration depending on the structure of the student's program. The externship program is designed to provide currently enrolled students with exposure to all aspects of nonhuman primate pathology. Externs will conduct gross necropsies and microscopic evaluation of diagnostic cases in conjunction with staff pathologists. Background reading and research for diagnostic cases will be expected of the extern as will participation in gross and histopathology seminars. Special projects arising from case materials may also be pursued for publication purposes. 

Interested applicants should submit transcripts, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of goals, a letter of approval from the appropriate school official (if required), and two references. Electronic applications are welcome. 

All participants will be required to receive OSHA and IACUC training, to have a recent negative tuberculosis test, and to adhere to any other applicable federal, state, and institutional drug and safety regulations.

AnaPatricia García, DVM, MS, PhD
Associate Professor and Veterinary Pathologist
Yerkes National Primate Research Center
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322 
Tel (404) 727-8473
Fax (404) 727-4531


Updated: 5/10/2016

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