Applications are now being accepted for the Veterinary Public Health Residency, an American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM)-Certified Training Program within the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine at The Ohio State University (OSU). The successful applicant will pursue a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in the OSU College of Public Health with a specialization in Veterinary Public Health as well as serve as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. The Resident will provide teaching support for public health-oriented courses in the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine Professional DVM and Graduate curricula and will contribute to the development and delivery of training material for veterinary and industry professionals. The expected outcome of this training program is the successful completion of the MPH degree, awarding of a Veterinary Public Health Residency Certificate, and eligibility for the ACVPM Board Certification examination.
The Resident can expect to gain skills and experience in One Health competency areas, such as infectious disease epidemiology, food protection, environmental health, emergency response and preparedness, multi-disciplinary communication and coordination, and project management. Projects may involve working with international intergovernmental and academic partners. Skills in cultural competency and diplomacy will also be developed.
Successful applicants will have a DVM/VMD degree from an accredited College of Veterinary Medicine and will fulfill the requirements for acceptance into the OSU College of Public Health MPH degree program. Applicants with previous experience in teaching and curriculum/training content development will be given preference. Desirable characteristics of the successful applicant include excellent oral and written communications skills, strong computer skills, demonstrated leadership, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
This is a three-year, full-time position (approximately 50% of time on MPH degree, 50% of time on projects) located in Columbus, Ohio. Compensation includes a monthly stipend (subject to applicable payroll deductions) comparable to graduate students at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Tuition costs will be provided for the full duration of the program.
About The Ohio State University
The Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (VPM) is one of three academic departments within the College of Veterinary Medicine. Established in 1934 as the first of its kind and oldest existing in the US, the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine provides the major agricultural and public health focus for the College of Veterinary Medicine. It was established for the purposes of preventing and controlling globally important diseases of food animals and humans. To achieve its goals, VPM combines the disciplines of veterinary microbiology, epidemiology, immunology, parasitology, public health, production medicine, and clinical medicine.
The overall mission of VPM is the discovery and dissemination of knowledge to prevent, control, or eradicate disease; to promote sustainable agricultural productivity; and to enhance the health of animal and human populations. The mission incorporates each of the three components of teaching, research, and service. The teaching mission is the education of graduate, professional, and post-professional students as well as the provision of outreach education in effective disease control, prevention, and eradication strategies to meet curr...ent and future societal needs in veterinary medicine and public health. The research mission is the discovery of knowledge leading to the development of methods to prevent disease; insure agricultural sustainability, productivity, and efficiency; and, promote health in human and animal populations. The service mission is to provide professional expertise to assist in the decision-making processes of animal and human health professionals and commercial organizations, as well as local, state, national, and international organizations as they endeavor to promote the health of human and animal populations.