SAVMA Symposium offers diverse program for career development
Fort Collins, Colo.-Veterinary students across the country will have an opportunity to get a jump on their careers next month at the 2002 Student American Veterinary Medical Association Symposium (SAVMA) on the campus of Colorado State University as they spend three days tackling medical and business issues they can expect to see practice.
The symposium, which is set for March 14-16, will offer wet labs on small animal, exotics and equine topics as well as pathology and complementary medicine. Students also will have a chance to participate in lectures dedicated to the human-animal bond, large and small animal medicine, complementary medicine, selecting a specialty, client communication and time management issues.
Students can register for an all-day session dedicated to making a smooth transition from school to private practice. The program, School to Success: Shaping the Future of Your Veterinary Career, will take place March 14 and focuses on issues graduates will face as they begin their job search and start practicing veterinary medicine for the first time. Some of the topics offered include: practice ownership/management, job interviewing, negotiating a first contract, "veterinary care team" strategy, financial management strategies for the new graduate, client communications skills and debt management strategies.
Also included in the program are three breakout sessions that allow students to further discuss specific topics with one another and the speakers.
For more information on the 2002 SAVMA Symposium, go to the SAVMA Web site at www.avma.org/savma.