The oncology residency is a 3-year training program supported by the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University. Oncology residents hold appointments as Veterinary Resident Instructors, with responsibilities to provide patient care and teaching assistance in the clinical program of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Oncology residents will join a diverse team of faculty, interns, and technical staff committed to excellence in patient care, education, and scholarship. The Oncology service at TAMU is a combined service with Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Surgical Oncology all working together in a combined service.
The training objectives for residents in oncology are as follows:
- Provide the resident with the opportunity to become proficient in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic methods in small animal oncology.
- Permit the resident to satisfy the requirements for board certification set forth by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).
- Prepare the resident to express clinical ideas and concepts to other members of the veterinary profession in a concise, professional manner (e.g., seminars, lectures).
- Prepare the resident to flourish in the practice of small animal oncology in the private sector or the academic setting, or to pursue further advanced training.
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