Veterinary graduate research assistantships provided by the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine are intended primarily for the research training of veterinarians who are citizens (or permanent residents) of the United States. These individuals are expected to fill research positions in industry, government and academia.
Although veterinary graduate training contributes to the research and teaching mission of the College, its overriding purpose is the education of DVM (or VMD, or equivalent) graduate students. Apprenticeship research and teaching activities under faculty mentorship provide increasing levels of responsibility that effectively teach graduate students how to conduct independent research.
Recruitment and Admission:
- Admission decisions will be made with the goal of maintaining and improving the quality of programs.
- Department recruitment and admission policies will include provisions designed to increase the participation of talented individuals from groups underrepresented in their graduate programs.
- Departments will allow enrollment of exceptional foreign students while continuing efforts to develop the U.S. domestic talent pool.
All admitted students will be given accurate information about the costs they will incur and realistic assessment of future prospects for financial support.
- Waived tuition plus a stipend.
- All students receiving a Veterinary Medical Graduate Research Assistantship will be required to write and submit a proposal for a NIH Clinical Investigator Award (K08), or equivalent from another agency.
- The graduate course of study should balance breadth and depth with the need to minimize time-to-degree.
- Faculty mentors should confer with students frequently to assess students' progress, and should provide the department with periodic assessments on progress to the degree.
- Departments should clearly affirm the importance of faculty mentoring through guidelines and incentives.
This page was last reviewed on December 17, 2012.