DVClinSc Scholarship: Large Animal Internal Medicine (Equine emphasis)

Summary

Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Agriculture and Environment, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value $45,000 per annum (2020 rate), indexed annually
Scholarship duration 3.5 years
Opening date 19 August 2020
Closing date 16 September 2020

Description

The offered position is a 3.5-year program which includes intensive clinical training in Large Animal Internal Medicine (Equine emphasis) through a formal ACVIM-approved residency program, and research-by-thesis training leading to the award of a Doctor of Veterinary Clinical Science (DVClinSc).

The clinical training component of the DVClinSc program involves contribution to the management of referral internal medicine cases in the Equine Specialist Hospital (ESH) within the School of Veterinary Science. The resident is expected to provide high-quality clinical services, ensure hospitalised cases receive excellent care, provide excellent communication to clients and referring veterinarians, contribute to the after-hours service in the ESH on a rotating basis and ensure adequate record keeping and billing practices are maintained. In this role, the resident will also be required to be involved in case-based clinical teaching of veterinary science students and interns and will be expected to be involved in some didactic teaching (lectures and practical teaching).

The research-by-thesis component of the DVClinSc provides students with an opportunity to develop and enhance analytical and research skills through independent investigation in a specific field related to the residency within the subject discipline of Equine Internal Medicine. Candidates will be provided with the equivalent of two semesters of dedicated time free from clinical work to allow completion of research activities during their DVClinSc program. Candidates are expected to participate in research activities on a part-time basis during other periods in the program.

On successful completion of the program candidates will be awarded the Doctor of Veterinary Clinical Science (DVClinSc) degree. Candidates who successfully complete the program will also be expected to complete their credentials to obtain the status of Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in the Large Animal Internal Medicine specialty.

The program includes additional financial support contributing to research costs and to travel costs for students to attend relevant conferences or training opportunities. Externship costs are not covered by the program.

A working knowledge of equine internal medicine and veterinary physiology would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow this link. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

Before submitting an application you should:

When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you:

  1. Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select ‘Other’, then ‘Research Project Scholarship’ and type in ‘EQUINE’ in the 'Name of scholarship' field.

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Learn more about applying for a higher degree by research at UQ

Selection criteria

To be eligible to apply, you must also meet the entry requirements for Higher Degrees by Research at UQ. Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant’s previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field/s of veterinary medicine and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge of equine internal medicine is highly desirable.

Applications are closed.

Contact

Dr Allison Stewart
07 5460 1799
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

Applications are closed.