RAC Externship
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ASVCP Regulatory Affairs Committee 
2020 Resident Externships in Industry 

The ASVCP Regulatory Affairs Committee is committed to creating opportunities for clinical pathology residents to experience toxicologic and laboratory animal clinical pathology as externs. This year, the ASVCP has allocated funding for travel and lodging for clinical pathology residents interested in short-term (1-4 week) toxicologic and laboratory animal (comparative) clinical pathology externships. Residents who apply for this award must first arrange specific dates and times for individualized externship opportunities with the organization they plan to visit and with their residency program coordinator.

Externships during your residency are great opportunities to learn about careers in other exciting fields of clinical pathology. Read about extern experiences in Externship Reports

Specific guidelines for externships in toxicologic and laboratory animal (comparative) clinical pathology can be found at https://www.asvcp.org/page/RAC_ExternshipGuidelines.

Examples of organizations interested in supporting resident externships are posted at https://www.asvcp.org/page/RAC_ExternshipContacts. Please note that this list is not restrictive, but indicates the types of institutions that are appropriate for this ASVCP-sponsored externship.

To Apply

Complete the Regulatory Affairs Committee Externship Application Form including attachment of a combined (single) document consisting of five components: 

  1. Letter of intent from the applicant, including descriptions of previous veterinary experiences and their locations
  2. Curriculum vitae of the applicant
  3. Letter of acceptance from the externship host
  4. Letter of recommendation and support from the resident’s program coordinator
  5. Detailed budget (to include estimated travel and lodging expenses, less any departmental/external funding; click to view an example budget)

Applications must be submitted prior to the externship experience.

Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2020

Scholarships will be awarded to the top ranking applicants after determining that other funding sources (resident or company funds) are not available for the resident to use for this purpose. Applicants will be notified of the decision in June.

Awardees will be expected to complete an online survey ranking their experience and write a short report about their experience within two weeks of completing the externship. The externship report (1 page maximum) should include a brief summary of experiences, allocations of funds, and commentary on the award process. 

Please contact Tara Arndt (tara.arndt@covance.comChair of the Regulatory Affairs Committee, with questions. 

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