Clinical Residency Training Program
The University of Melbourne is pleased to offer a range of clinical residency training programs for veterinarians wishing to pursue advanced training.
The three-year program provides a unique skillset that enables our graduates to pursue clinical and/or research activities to a very high level. Our residents have been extremely successful in attaining Fellow or Diplomate status. For 2017, training programs may be available in each of the following disciplines:
- Clinical pathology
- Clinical Pharmacology
- Small Animal Medicine
Please note applications have now closed
Successful applicants will have:
- A veterinary degree that is registrable with the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria,
- Good written and verbal communication skills, and
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Current curriculum vitae,
- Letter of intent,
- Copy of veterinary school transcript, and
- List of three referees with their contact details
Following approval of their candidature in the masters degrees, applicants will receive a formal offer for the residency position.
The dual degree program is only available to Australian and New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their written application, an interview and referee reports.
- Minimum qualifications: Applicants are required to have completed a veterinary degree from an Australian university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered by the selection committee to be equivalent, and which allows registration as a veterinary practitioner in the State of Victoria.
- Admission to the Graduate School for applicants undertaking the dual Masters’ degree: the usual minimum level of academic achievement for admission to the Graduate School is an overall H1 (80-100%) or H2A (75-79%) grade in the BVSc, DVM or equivalent degree. However, each applicant will be assessed individually.
- Relevance of the post graduate work experience: Post veterinary degree work experience should be in an area that is relevant to the intended specialisation such that the applicant will have begun to develop an understanding and appreciation of the relevant body of knowledge.
- Currency of applicant's knowledge of the discipline: The applicant's degree/s and/or professional experience must demonstrate that their knowledge of the discipline in which they plan to undertake their research higher degree is current. It is therefore expected that an applicant will have completed their tertiary studies and/or any relevant professional experience in the 10 years immediately prior to their intended entry to the MVSc(Clinical).
- Assessment of level of commitment: Based on interview and other communication, an assessment will be made of the level of understanding, motivation and commitment of the student for the proposed program of study. For example, full-time students are expected to devote at least 40 hours a week to their studies, in addition to private study time.
- English language requirements: International students should be aware of the English language requirement.
The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences will provide tax free scholarships of approximately $41,000 to support students enrolled in the Residency Training Program that are also undertaking the dual Masters’ degree. Please note that only citizens of Australia or New Zealand and permanent residents of Australia are eligible for scholarships.
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