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AABP STUDENT EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM

AABP will provide grants of up to $1000 to support veterinary students and students just admitted to veterinary school who complete an externship of at least two weeks in bovine practice. Preference will be given to students who have an interest in food animal practice but who may not have had extensive exposure to bovine practice or the cattle industry. Preference will also be given to underclassmen and to externships where the practice provides some tangible support for the student, such as room or board. The funds are intended to help defray travel expenses and to make up for lost earnings while the student is on externship.

  The student must be a student AABP member. If he or she is not a member, they may apply for membership at the time they apply for the externship. At least one veterinarian in the practice must be an AABP member. The student should submit:

  1) Complete the online form Externship Application Form, including dates of expected externship, practice where it is to take place, projected costs support to be provided by the practice, and amount of aid requested. Also include the student's career interests, prior experience with food producing animals, and goals for the externship.

This form must be completed online to be considered for a grant.

Applications can be reviewed/edited until the deadline.

  2) A letter from the practice describing the practice, describing what the student will be doing, stating what the housing arrangements will be, and attesting that the student will be covered under the practice's professional liability and workmen's compensation insurance. The practice letter should also state which veterinarian(s) in the practice are AABP members.

  3) A letter from a faculty member (who is also an AABP member) at the student's veterinary college (or preveterinary college, in the case of a newly admitted student), with an assessment of the student's demonstrated interest in food animal practice.

  4) A completed Release Agreement. Again, you will print this blank form, complete it and return it (signed) to AABP.

  Incomplete applications will not be considered or returned.

  Applicants must be full time veterinary students at a US, Canadian, or Caribbean veterinary college or be a newly admitted freshman at such a college. Successful applicants will be asked to submit a short report on the externship at the end, and the practice will be asked to confirm successful completion.

  Funds will be disbursed in two installments, the first before the externship is to commence, and the balance upon successful completion.

Applications must be completed online, and the release agreement faxed to AABP 334-821-9532.

The student extern must sign a release, releasing AABP from liability associated with the externship activities, prior to commencing any activities connected with the externship, including travel.

Insurance and liability information:

Professional liability: If the student's supervising veterinarians are insured for professional liability through the AVMA PLIT, preceptor coverage can be purchased for $10. This is an endorsement to the veterinarian's policy and basically duplicates the policy limits for the student. The student in question must be a SCAMVA member and be attending an accredited veterinary college. Veterinarians with Canadian VMA or other professional liability coverage should check with their insurance carrier.

Workers' compensation: Injuries sustained by the student while performing paid work for the supervising veterinarian should be covered by that veterinarian's workers' compensation policy. If the student is not being paid, the hosting veterinarian should verify that the policy extends coverage to volunteers. Volunteer coverage is included in the AVMA PLIT program, but needs to be added to most other policies.

Some veterinary colleges extend their insurance coverage for work-related injuries to students on externships. Students should verify coverage with their college administration.

APPLICATION DEADLINES: October 1 for externships commencing between November 1 and April 30 of each year and April 1 for externships commencing between May 1 and October 31 of each year.

YOUR APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE: 1. A completed Externship Application Form. 2. A letter of intent describing your career interests, prior experience with food-producing animals, and goals for the externship. 3. A letter from the practice describing what you will be doing, stating what the housing arrangements will be, and attesting that you will be covered under the practice's professional liability and workmen's compensation insurance. 4. A letter from a faculty member at your veterinary college (or preveterinary instructor, in the case of incoming freshmen), with an assessment of your demonstrated interest in food animal practice. 5. A completed Release Agreement.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED OR RETURNED.

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