Tufts introduces new conservation medicine program
The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has announced a new Master’s program in conservation medicine, which will allow students to study the interaction between the environment, animals and humans. Classes for the one year program, which does not include a thesis, will begin in Fall 2011.
The interdisciplinary program will draw upon faculty from schools across the nation and will engage students from a variety of fields to confront the disciplinary gaps that obscure the broad view of “One Health.” Curriculum will consist of small seminar-style courses, laboratory and field-based courses, journaling and project-based activities culminating in an individual case study. In addition, students must complete a four-week preceptorship in a conservation setting. Students will also choose two elective courses from different schools across Tufts University to augment their studies.
The program will select 10 to 12 students for its inaugural class. Applications are due April 1, 2011.