We are no longer accepting applications for the Sept 2016 – June 2017 time period. Applications must be submitted by October 17, 2016 for the July 2017 – June 2018 time period.
This is a 6 week appointment for 4th Year veterinary students. Students will attend rounds and participate in the diagnosis and treatment of species in a zoological setting. Students will participate in all facets of the medical program at the National Zoo's facility. Students are expected to review medical records in preparation for procedures, complete reading as assigned by clinicians, and participate in procedures on a supervised basis dependent on the medical situation as well as preceptor knowledge and competency. Students will assist in monitoring vitals and recording data during anesthetic procedures. A mentored project (case or case series presentation, teaching module, research, etc) is to be completed during the externship. Research opportunities may be available depending on student interest, time constraints, and funding availability. Attendance is expected 5 days per week (7a-6p M-F) and some weekends/holidays.
This is an unpaid preceptorship for 4th year veterinary students. This is an opportunity wherein the preceptor will support the Department of Wildlife Health Sciences.
Through this Preceptorship, preceptors will:
This is an unpaid internship. Intern is responsible for obtaining necessary approvals from their university. Intern will be responsible for all transportation costs and personal health insurance.
Rock Creek-Washington, D.C.
The intern will make his or her own housing arrangements in the Washington, D.C., area.
Positions are available from June to July; variations on this time period are based on institutional time restrictions, as well as individual applicant's need, availability and qualifications. A mentored project (research, teaching module, case presentation, etc) is to be completed during the externship. Research opportunities exist and may be available pending student interests, time constraints, and funding availability.
To apply, go to: https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html. Select "New to SOLAA? Create Account Here" and complete the information to create an account.
Information that will be requested (in SOLAA) includes:
Once you create your account and provide the information above, you will see a screen where you select the type of appointment you are interested in. You will select:
IMPORTANT: Your application is considered complete when you hit "Submit." Your SOLAA submitted application with references must be received by the deadlines as noted above.