Mississippi State University's Internal Medicine/Oncology Internship is a 12-month clinical program designed to provide advanced clinical training in companion animal internal medicine and oncology and prepare the individual to be highly qualified and competitive for advancement into an ACVIM approved internal medicine or oncology residency or entrance into a high level private practice environment.
Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges. For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.
Area of Specialization:
Small Animal Internal Medicine/Oncology
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to primary training in small animal internal medicine and oncology, opportunities exist for scheduling rotations through other services including radiology, surgery, anesthesia, neurology, anatomical and clinical pathology and ophthalmology. The intern will work under the supervision of senior clinicians and will be responsible for daily services of the clinic, with high proportion of predominantly referral-level primary case care responsibilities. The intern will cover emergency duty during weekends and holidays on a rotational basis.
The intern will be expected to present at least one formal 30 minute college-wide seminar each year to the faculty, staff and veterinary students related to internal medicine or oncology. Other less formal presentations, such as ICU and Medicine topic rounds, are required throughout the year. Additional regular activities include weekly journal clubs. Interns will be exposed to at least one hour of traditional formal student/clinician teaching rounds each day, and will frequently also receive an extra 30-90 minutes daily of house officer/faculty advanced case rounds exposure. Opportunities for participation in special projects, classes and laboratories are also available. Each intern is expected to submit at least 1 article for publication in a scientific journal of their choice. Internal funding and elective time for small clinical research projects is also available.
The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine has a good track record placing interns into highly competitive residency positions. Along with placement in an ACVIM approved residency or high-level private practice environment, the goal of the internship is to foster and fine tune clinical expertise in client and referring veterinarian interactions, patient care, problem-oriented case management, and advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.
Upon successful completion of the program, an Internship Certificate is awarded.
Prerequisites other than being a Graduate of a College of Veterinary Medicine: Graduate of AVMA accredited veterinary school. Completion of a rotating internship or equivalent general practice experience is required. Applicants must have completed and passed the NAVLE examination or the entire ECFVG process by the time of commencement of the Internship.
Instructions for Applying:
Applicant must apply online. Please include cover letter and resume.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.