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ASVCP Scholarship Application for Clinical Pathology Resident Externship Training 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 housing and travel for clinical pathology residents interested in short-term toxicologic and 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.

Externship Contacts:

Below is a list of individuals in industry that can be contacted for possible externship experiences.  The selection of candidates and the duration of the externship will be determined by the hosting company.  Due to the sensitive nature of work that is performed at these companies background checks, fingerprinting, confidentiality agreements and/or health screening may be performed prior to acceptance.  The externships are not funded positions and residents are encouraged to seek funding through their academic institutions for travel and boarding.

Externship Guidelines

Application Package Checklist:

  • Completed Application Form 
  • Letter of intent from the clinical pathology resident applying for the scholarship
    • Include descriptions of previous veterinary experiences
    • List the locations and duration of previous veterinary experiences
  • Curriculum vitae of applicant
  • Acceptance letter from the externship provider
  • Letter of recommendation and support from the resident’s program coordinator
  • Detailed budget (to include estimated travel and lodging expenses, less any departmental/external funding). Click here for an Example Budget

Application Deadline:

  • Application packages must be postmarked by April 30, 2018.
  • Applications must be submitted prior to the externship experience.

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 by the end of April.  Awardees will be expected to complete an online survey ranking their experience and write a short summary of their experience within two weeks of completing the externship.

American Society For Veterinary Clinical Pathology
2424 American Lane
Madison, WI 53704

Telephone: +1-608-443-2479
Fax: +1-608-443-2474

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