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Tuskegee University VET-STEP

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The Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Science Training, Education and Preparation Institute. VET STEP is designed to introduce minority high school students to the exciting careers in veterinary medicine. Students are expose to stimulating academic classes and spend a week at the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine learning about how to become a veterinarian.

The program provides an intensive and intellectually challenging curriculum. Students learn to enhance their study skills and take part in lively discussions about some of the most important animal related issues facing veterinarians.

The program also includes learning the language of veterinarians, participating in lectures and working in an anatomy laboratory. Other activities include classroom instruction time, interacting with guest lectures, being exposed to biology dissections and hands on assignments, and taking field trips. Field trips include such locations as the Atlanta Zoo, Williams Bowie Hall Research labs and the Tuskegee University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital which all provide the students with opportunities to see first hand the diversity of career options and challenges of the veterinary profession.

A love of science and animals brings students and teachers together to explore the careers in veterinary medicine. Honor students come from across the nation to participate in Tuskegee University’s VET-STEP Programs.
Overview vetstep1

The VET -STEP Institute introduces the veterinary profession to rising ninth (9th) through twelfth (12th) graders. It enhances study skills, encourages self-motivation and provides academic support and reinforcement. It also provides a personalized educational opportunity that challenges the students intellectually and exposes them to the academic and clinical environments of the veterinary profession.

Components

 

Veterinary Science Training, Education, and Preparation I and II at Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine hosts two (2) one (1) week intensive training programs for students currently enrolled in grades 8-11 who will be promoted to grades 9-12.

VET-STEP I: Twenty-five honor students completing the 8th and 9th grades will be invited to participate. Some of the following subject areas are covered in the program.  vetstep2

Date of the VET-STEP I Program: July 13-19 2014

History of Veterinary Medicine

Study and Academic Survival Skills

Biology

Introduction to Veterinary Medicine, Part 1

How to take good notes, concept mapping

Chemistry

Introduction to Animal Science, Part I

How to use a library effectively

Computer Information Systems

Medical Vocabulary

Re-enforcement of skills acquired in theFundamentals of Anatomy,

and language arts and reading Physiology Physics

VET-STEP II: Twenty-five honor students completing the 10th and 11th grades will be invited to participate. Some of the following subject areas are covered in the program.

Date of the VET-STEP II Program: June 22-28 2014

History of Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine

Study and Academic Survival Skills

Advanced Biology

The Pre-Veterinary Curriculum How to take good notes, concept mapping

Advanced Microbiology

Introduction to Veterinary Medicine, Part II

How to use a library effectively

Organic Chemistry

Introduction to Animal Science, Part II

Re-enforcement of skills acquired in the Advanced Anatomy,

language arts and reading Physiology, and Histology

Tuskegee Undergraduate Admissions

Computer Information Systems

Veterinary School Admissions Requirements Physics Financial Aid Workshop

Instruction and materials provided are related to the complexity of the subject matter. Activities include classroom instruction, guest lectures, demonstrations, and numerous hands-on activities. Field trips are scheduled to zoos, research facilities, veterinary hospitals, and public health agencies to provide students with an opportunity to see first-hand the diversity and challenges of the veterinary profession.

Both VET-STEP programs are held at Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine during the summer term. Participants stay on the Tuskegee University campus for the entire program. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Tuskegee. Classroom instruction is from 8:30 a.m. -12:00 noon and departmental demonstrations are 1:00 -4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are also regularly scheduled activities from 6:30 -9:00 p. m. for the evenings.


Eligibility

Minority students (GPA 2.7 and above) are chosen to participate in the Institute from various locations throughout the continental United States. The VET·STEP Institute provides a unique educational opportunity for students to learn more about professional careers in veterinary medicine and enhance educational study skills. The selection committee may consider exemptions to criteria individually.

If you have already attended VET-STEP I or II, you may not attend VET-STEP I or II, again. Because of limited space, we want to give the opportunity to as many students as possible. However, if you have successfully completed VET-STEP I, you may apply for acceptance to VET-STEP II.

Application Process Go to our website:onemedicine.tuskegee.edu. Click to “Apply VET-STEP Now“button. For additional information regarding the VET·STEP Institute and/or receipt of application forms, write or call:

Mr. Rick Mosley,Vet-Step Coordinator

Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine

Patterson Hall, Room 107 Tuskegee,

Alabama 36088

334-727 -8309 or 334-727 -8174

Completed applications may be submitted online from March 19, 2014. Early applications are encouraged. Incomplete applications and those postmarked after March 19 will not be accepted. The selection committee will notify students who are accepted by May 18.

Please do not submit applications and related materials in binders, folders or other document presentation devices. The following materials must be included in all applications.

1. Two letters of recommendation, one from a science teacher and the other from a counselor. In addition to the two required, a letter of recommendation may also be submitted from a veterinarian.

2. Complete official transcript that verifies G.P.A. Please do not send grade reports. Doing so will render your application incomplete.

3. A two hundred (200) word, signed essay entitled, “Why I Want to be a Veterinarian“. It should be typed, 12 font and double-spaced.

4. Parental Consent form. Complete the Consent form online, print, sign, date, and mail to above address.

Selection Process The selection process is very competitive.The selection committee will review the applications after the deadline, and notify each applicant of their decision soon thereafter. Applicants will be placed into three categories: accepted, alternate, or declined. Accepted applicants will be given three weeks to return their confirmation packet, which includes specific VET-STEP information and the Tuskegee University health form.

If any accepted student does not meet the return packet deadline, then his/her VET-STEP position is forfeited and offered to the next person on the alternate list.

The VET-STEP Institutes are rigorous, dynamic, and free of charge. This intensive professional school preparation offered at Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine should be undertaken by those students who are committed to meeting the challenges of a diverse health profession.

VET-STEP is funded by the Division of Public Health and Interdisciplinary Education, Bureau of Health Professions and Health Resources and Services Administration-Department of Health and Human Services

Tuskegee University is accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, doctorate, and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tuskegee University

 

Tuskegee University is accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, doctorate, and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tuskegee University

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