AAVSB Executive Director Jim Penrod to Speak at Virtual Symposium

Jim Penrod, AAVSB Executive Director, will be speaking as a panelist on July 22nd at a virtual symposium hosted by the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

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Veterinary educators, veterinary nurse/technician educators, and other thought leaders are invited to attend to explore new models of veterinary medical education to achieve full engagement of every professional on a veterinary healthcare team. The symposium will be hosted by the AAVMC and the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on July 21-22, 2021 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time.

Jim will be joined by Mark Cushing from the Animal Policy Group for a panel to focus on a competency-based veterinary education framework.

The symposium is targeted at veterinary educators, veterinary nurse/technician educators, and other thought leaders. Topical areas to be covered include an examination and assessment of the current operating environment for veterinary nurses/technicians, including work roles and responsibilities, retention and compensation, and existing models from the industry.

Teamwork allows each team member to build on individual talents, knowledge, and skills to reach a shared goal. Facilitating trust and cooperation at the educational level can help enhance team-based healthcare delivery systems in the clinical practice environment. Toward enhancing teamwork, desired core competencies for all DVM graduates will be considered, along with effective models from veterinary teaching hospitals.

Register by July 20th to participate in the program.