Pathology Training Program
Combined Pathology Training and Master of Science by Research Degree Program
The dual training (clinical and anatomic pathology) combined with a MSc by Research degree position is a paid, two-year advanced training program. This position provides a unique opportunity for training in both clinical and anatomic pathology, as well as an opportunity to earn an MSc by Research degree in a related area such as Public Health, Tropical Animal Health, Conservation Medicine or other research areas supported by Ross Vet.
The objectives of the pathology training are partial preparation for American College of Veterinary Pathologists Board Certification, with the expectation to sit Phase 1 of ACVP board exam, and development of skills in teaching and diagnostics in clinical and anatomic pathology. The combined training/MSc will prepare the candidate to be a strong contender for competitive residency and research positions internationally. We are currently exploring a collaboration with another ACVP residency center where the candidate will spend an extra year to fulfil the residency requirements and become ACVP board exam eligible.
Pathology Trainee Duties & Responsibilities
Our full team is comprised of four anatomic pathologists and four clinical pathologists, ACVP board-certified or currently board eligible and preparing for Phase II of the examination. Pathology trainees are expected to spend a portion of their time interacting with veterinary students, primarily in the laboratory setting, and performing diagnostics under the supervision of clinical and anatomic pathologists, with weekly rotations. The trainee will have ample training and learning opportunities in subspecialty areas of veterinary clinical pathology and anatomic pathology, including cytopathology, hemopathology, histopathology and autopsy.
The trainee is also expected to complete a MSc by Research degree program, and to submit two manuscripts suitable for publication. Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned by the Biomedical Department or Pathology Division Head as needed.
To be considered for this program, candidates must possess the following:
- A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere
- A strong desire for advanced clinical pathology and/or anatomic pathology training, leading to ACVP/ECVP-Board certification
This combined Pathology Training and MSc by Research Degree Program operates on a two-year cycle. The next intake for this program will begin on July 1, 2023.
For more information about this program, please contact Talent Acquisition at RossVetJobs@rossvet.edu.kn
Ross Vet offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. A curriculum with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians.
A new Research and Pathology building was inaugurated in 2018, crating 13,000 square feet of research space, including eight laboratories. The site features 2,000 square feet dedicated to pathology, including:
- Autopsy and histology suites,
- An overhead camera,
- An interactive viewing gallery,
- A multiheaded microscopy room for 10 observers
- Space for small group meetings
The research and pathology sections of the building were designed to BSL-2 biosafety standards.
Our ongoing research focuses on key issues strategically relevant to One Health in tropical and developing countries and include zoonotic diseases, food safety and security, environmental health, and conservation medicine.