AASV Foundation-funded Report Available: Developing Day-1 Competencies for Swine Veterinary Graduates
September 3, 2019 —
The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Foundation funded a project led by the University of Minnesota-College of Veterinary Medicine to develop day-1 competencies for swine veterinary practice. A task force of swine faculty led by Dr. Perle Zhitnitskiy created a provisional list of competencies for students and sent it to practitioners and swine faculty across the US. These experts ranked the competencies based on three levels of importance: basic, intermediate and advanced. The ranked list was then mapped to the Competency Based Veterinary Education framework created by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and checked for exhaustiveness. Swine-oriented competencies (109) were organized into nine domains: pig handling, swine husbandry, sample collection, record keeping and result interpretation, clinical reasoning, treatment and prevention, biosecurity, communication, and regulatory. The final list of competencies was created as an online, interactive tool accessible by all at z.umn.edu/SwineCompetencies.
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