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3-Year Residency in Laboratory Animal MedicineJob Description
The Johns Hopkins Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology invites applications for our three-year residency program in Laboratory Animal Medicine (clinical emphasis). This ACLAM-accredited program provides outstanding clinical training in laboratory animal medicine, didactic training and research activities needed to fulfill the requirements for certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).
Emphasis is on acquiring competence in colony management, clinical care, pathology, and diagnostic procedures in laboratory animals through rotations in large animal surgical support and post-operative care, old and new world primate medicine/ breeding colony management, and rodent program management. Our trainees have extraordinary diagnostic and surgical facilities at their disposal including a dedicated surgery, radiology and ultrasound, hematology and clinical chemistry analyzers plus access to state-of-the-art small animal imaging and behavioral cores. The veterinary team provides clinical and surgical services, animal handling and technique training, and protocol consultation to research investigators throughout the Johns Hopkins University. Didactic training includes weekly lectures, pathology slide conference, journal club and seminar series. Trainees work closely with departmental faculty, which includes 4 ACLAM Diplomates, 6 ACVP Diplomates, and 9 comparative medicine scientists. Trainees have the opportunity to undertake mentored research projects with faculty members in MCP or in other departments of the university. MCP faculty conduct research in retrovirology, neuropathology, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, parasitology, carcinogenesis, proteomics and rodent phenotyping (www.hopkinsmedicine.org/mcp).
Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree and be a citizen or noncitizen resident of the United States and have graduated from an AVMA-accredited institution and passed the NAVLE. Candidates from non AVMA-accredited institutions must have the ECFVG or a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the US. Prior clinical experience is highly desirable.
Johns Hopkins participates in the Laboratory Animal Medicine Universal Application Program [http://www.aslap.org/UAP_Information.pdf]. UAP application materials should be mailed to: Zipporah Gilchrist, Academic Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University, 733 N. Broadway, Suite 811, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, phone (443) 287-2953 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 12, 2012. Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and educator.