Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (Ross Vet) students, joined virtually by friends and family, learned important news about the next step in their academic journey. An excited and anxious group of 133 students gathered at the clinical placement ceremony to find out where they had placed for either a stateside or international clinical rotation. Ross Vet is one of the few schools that offer students the possibility to complete their clinical year at AVMA-accredited affiliates in the U.S. and internationally.
“We are proud of the success of our Class of 2022 has achieved. The placement ceremony is a monumental event for our students to support each other and celebrate the news with their friends and family,” said Dr. Erika Little, interim associate dean for clinical affairs and professional opportunities at Ross Vet. “Our students obtain clinical spots at AVMA-accredited clinical affiliates across the globe. This semester’s placements include Tufts University, University of Wisconsin, University of Dublin, Royal Veterinary College, and Purdue University, just to name a few.”
Clinical Placement occurs at the beginning of the seventh semester. Ross Vet students identify four clinical affiliates that best match their career goals. During their clinical year, students participate in various rotations to gain clinical experience while remaining enrolled in Ross Vet. The clinical year curriculum is designed to be a series of integrated, consecutively scheduled learning experiences. For the past year, our students have faced a learning environment unlike any we have seen before, completing nearly three semesters of their training online. Our students are proof of the adaptability and resilience they will bring to their clinical experience.