AVMA Council on Education site visits for 2024

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The AVMA Council on Education plans to conduct comprehensive, consultative, and focused site visits to a total of 11 schools and colleges of veterinary medicine

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The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education (COE) has released the list of schools and colleges of veterinary medicine that it has scheduled for site visits for the rest of the 2024 year. The list comprises 11 schools, including Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and Chamberlain University School of Veterinary Medicine.1

The AVMA COE accredits educational programs that grant Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degrees or their equivalents. This accreditation ensures that all veterinary colleges accredited by the AVMA COE meet minimum standards in veterinary medical education. Moreover, it guarantees that students attending these colleges receive the necessary education to prepare them for starting positions in the veterinary profession.2 Since its founding, the COE has consistently upheld accreditation standards for all schools applying for accreditation, according to the AVMA.3

According to the Accreditation Policies and Procedures of the AVMA COE, the policies and procedures that the AVMA COE follows throughout the accreditation process, "Through the accreditation process the AVMA Council on Education is fully dedicated to protecting the rights of the students, assisting the schools/colleges to improve veterinary medical education, and assuring the public that accredited programs provide a quality education."2

Comprehensive site visits

Below are the schools that the AVMA COE has planned for comprehensive visits1:

  • Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine: October 6 to October 11
  • The University of Saskatchewan Western College of Veterinary Medicine: October 20 to October 24
  • The proposed Utah State University College of Veterinary Medicine: October 27 to October 31
  • Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine: November 3 to November 10
  • The University of Prince Edward Island Atlantic Veterinary College: November 17 to November 21
  • Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine: December 1 to December 5

Consultative site visits

The following are AVMA COE’s planned consultative site visits for the remainder of the year1:

  • The University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Veterinary Medicine: July 7 to July 11
  • Arkansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine: July 7 to July 11
  • Rocky Vista University College of Veterinary Medicine: July 21 to July 25
  • Chamberlain University School of Veterinary Medicine: August 11 to August 15

The AVMA COE is also planning to conduct a focused site visit for the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine from July 28 to August 1.1

References

  1. Educational council schedules site visits — July 2024. News release. American Veterinary Medical Association. July 9, 2024. Accessed July 10, 2024. https://www.avma.org/news/education-council-schedules-site-visits-july-2024
  2. AVMA Council on Education. American Veterinary Medical Association. Accessed July 10, 2024. https://www.avma.org/education/center-for-veterinary-accreditation/accreditation-veterinary-colleges
  3. Education and the COE: FAQ. American Veterinary Medical Association. Accessed July 10, 2024. https://www.avma.org/education/accreditation/colleges/education-and-coe-faq
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