Explore a program that will take you on a journey of discovery to the nexus of animal and human research.
The Georgia Veterinary Scholars Program is co-sponsored by Merial, The College of Veterinary Medicine, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through a T35 grant. There were 15 students enrolled for the summer 2014 program. Since establishing our program in 1995, we have provided research experiences to 242 veterinary students from 14 veterinary schools, including international students. We continually strive to innovate and to move this summer experience to the next level.
The program spans from May to the end of July when veterinary students, after having completed their bachelors degree and either their first or second year of veterinary school, engage in a research project under the mentorship of research faculty. Students participating in the Georgia Veterinary Scholars Program attend seminars covering a variety of topics related to biomedical research. We conduct site visits to regional facilities that are important sites of biomedical research or research support, such as the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Scholars also have the opportunity to discuss current topics related to biomedical science through informal evening gatherings at the homes of faculty members during the “Summer Science” discussion series. The program encourages close interactions with other mentors in the program to enhance understanding of the responsibilities and opportunities of a research career.
Applicants must be veterinary students who have completed their bachelor's degree as well as their first or second year of a veterinary curriculum. Veterinary students who possess an MS or PhD degree or who are currently enrolled in a graduate program should contact program administrators to discuss eligibility. Students are encouraged to clearly state in their application why they are interested in this type of program, their future career goals, and any other pertinent information that may be beneficial in this competitive process.
Send Completed Applications to our Administrative Specialist - Vicki T. Eshelman at firstname.lastname@example.org (if you apply directly through the link to the left, your application is automatically submitted).