"We want to do the best job we can for the students adding excellence to our
already strong curriculum." -Dr. Steve Hines, associate dean for Teaching and
Learning at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine.
The Teaching Academy
The Teaching Academy, the first of its kind in veterinary
medicine, was created in July 2010 to continue to foster
innovative curriculum at the college. The academy supports
faculty dedicated to teaching and learning and brings educators
together to help integrate common elements in the curriculum.
Diagnostic Challenges (DC)
are case-based exercises
faculty in pathology,
veterinarians, who are
WSU alumni of the
college, come to college
as volunteer case
facilitators to give
back to their school and
work with current
between WSU faculty and
volunteer to be
facilitators makes this
class unique in
20 years of
Future vets practice
Professional Skills Lab
Clinical and Professional Skills Lab teaches clinical skills, such as
communication, that veterinarians need to be competitive in today’s workforce
and practice the best medicine possible. The WSU veterinary clinical
communications class uses real cases (with identities changed) and is simulated
with trained actors or voluntary community members. Each class is overseen by a
faculty coach who facilitates the simulated scenarios.
Cougar Orientation Leadership Experience (COLE)
COLE is an off-site retreat
designed to promote leadership skills and team building that started in 2002.
COLE brings students from different place and connects them to WSU, acclimates
them to professional school, and sets the foundation for cooperation and
teamwork over the next four years.
Animal Health Policies Program
Impacting Animal Health and Food Security Policy through Science, Politics, and
Beliefs. The Animal Health Policies Program gives graduate students an
opportunity to learn about policy-making and implementation at local, national,
and international levels. Each is a case-based course conducted on- and
off-campus through a series of experiential learning opportunities based on
relevant animal health issues.
The Northwest Bovine Veterinary Experience Program (NWBVEP)
The Northwest Bovine Veterinary Experience Program (NWBVEP) helps prepare
veterinary students for a career working with livestock. Students gain
first-hand experience working with veterinarians on commercial dairy or cattle
operations. DVM students at WSU can apply for a stipend to help offset costs of
the six week program. For more information visit
www.cainecenter.uidaho.edu/ibvep-aboutprogram.htm. To make a gift to this
unique program, see the right hand box on this page.