What happens after graduation? [Australia]

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  1. theunraveler

    theunraveler Member

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    this question is more relevant to aussie vet students but i dun mind getting opinion from other countries as well

    basically i was juz wondering wat do we get besides our degree at the end of 5 yrs vet school? i vaguely recall that we get MRCVS with UK and besides that wat else?

    if i wanna specialize in surgery or any specialties, where do i go from there?
     
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  3. Hollycozza

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    To be honest I think a lto fo Aussie vets go overseas to specialise. You can do it here though but I am not exactly sure how it is done. Someone at vet school should be able to tell you though. Let us know if you hear anything useful!!! :)
     
  4. freyamaxine

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    We had to do this stupid subject this semester called Veterinary Professional Studies. In it we we told that to specialise you have to become a fellow or something of the College of Veterinary Scientists.

    To become a student you have to have worked 4 years full time. Then you do an exam and if you pass you become a member of the college. You can then do another exam and become a fellow and then you are a specialist.

    I think that is how it works anyway. Sorry I am not much help. Last exam of first semester tomorrow :D
     
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    havent heard anything yet other than the fact that besides a degree we automatically get membership in MRCVS but to become fellow will require exams and many years of studying...
     
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    hey freya we had vet prof studies in uq too X)
    it was some course that they probably expected everyone to pass lol
     
  7. theunraveler

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    vets1018...stupid subject n a complete waste of time
     
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  9. AuburnPreVet

    AuburnPreVet AU CVM Class of 2011

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    To the OP: Your "text message-style" grammar is highly irritating.

    In the US: After vet school you do a 1-yr rotating internship, then apply to match into a residency (2-4 years). A few residencies will let you apply to match without doing an internship (I believe Nutrition & Path, maybe a few others?). Once completing residency requirements you sit for the specialty board exam, typically several days long. Once passed you are a Diplomate of that specialty and are considered a "specialist" in that field.
     
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    everyone avoids my university like the leper :(

    after graduation u do ur internship then residency and then u need to take some exams in order to specialize in watever fields u want.

    MRCVS - member of the royal college of veterinary surgeons
     
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    hmm...if possible i try to avoid going overseas because i am committed to australia due to personal reasons so my options are kind of narrow here
     
  12. Dr.Millisevert

    Dr.Millisevert Senior Member

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    First of all... Congrats!!!

    Both Melb and Syd are accredited programs in the US by the AVMA so don't worry. You could apply to come back to the states and do your residency just like everyone else. You won't be considered a "foreign vet grad". In the US, they are not viewed any differently than if you graduated from any US state school because they are accredited by the AVMA.

    Not only are Melb and Syd accredited in the US.. they are also accredited in Aus, NZ, UK, the EU, HK, Singapore, etc. (you can't say that about any US vet school)

    You will have all doors open to you if you graduate from vet school at either University. :thumbup:
     
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