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Last approved: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:10:49 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:10:49 GMT

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VMC (Veterinary Medicine - CASS)
946
032394
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Extramural Business Management Experience
Extramural Business Mgnt
College of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching - DoCS Department (19VMC)
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Remote Location/Site Based
Various locations dependent on organization hosting the experience
Grading Method
Credit Only (S/U)
2
2
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Clinical/Clinical Rotation40
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Amy Snyder
Assistant Clinical Professor
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
CLN11YesTHIS SECTION IS NOT APPLICABLE BUT I WAS NOT ABLE TO SAVE THIS SUBMISSION WITHOUT FILLING IN THIS AREA. THERE WILL BE NO DELTA OR ONLINE ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE.
Prerequisite: 4th year DVM student
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This course is designed to offer students additional business experience in the veterinary industry. Through partnership with external organizations, students will gain business experience and explore topics such as emerging business, legal, and ethical issues, practice management, human resource management, employment contracts and negotiations, buy and selling veterinary practices, and practice financing. This opportunity will consist of an evolving list of external partners and could include organizations offering practice management consulting, human resource consulting, business consulting, insurance and financing.

As veterinary medicine continues to evolve, there are many opportunities for veterinarians to work outside of traditional clinical and research roles.  Increasingly our veterinary students are choosing to diversify their skill set through advanced training in law and business. However, opportunities to expose students to potential career paths ideal for their expertise are lacking. This is particularly true during their final year of training.  We routinely give students interested in surgery, medicine or research opportunities to work with veterinarians in these fields.  This course will give students interested in areas such as veterinary law and business consulting the opportunity to work with veterinarians engaged in these activities.


By partnering with external organizations we will give students a behind the scenes look at what opportunities await.  The types of opportunities provided are expected to grow and change in coming years as the landscape of veterinary medicine changes. However, the focus on exposing students to new business opportunities will remain constant.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
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Additional Information
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Veterinary Medicine
External organizational partners will be responsible for delivering the content of this course.

  • Expose students to various career opportunities outside the traditional veterinary roles of clinician or researcher.

  • Provide students with advanced training, or interest in advanced training, in law or business an opportunity to work with professionals with similar expertise.

  • Provide students with a better understanding of emerging business, legal, and ethical issues in veterinary medicine.

  • Provide students with a better understanding of topic such as practice management, human resource management, employment contracts and negotiations, buy and selling veterinary practices, and practice purchase financing. 


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this extramural experience students should be able to:



  • Identify and describe the emerging business, legal, and/or ethical issues facing veterinary medicine.

  • Identify and describe career opportunities for veterinarians interested in practice management, law and/or consulting.

  • Describe business, legal, and/or management challenges faced by veterinary practitioners and mitigation strategies.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Participation100Expectations set forth in the Supervisor's Evaluation/Extramural Studies will be followed
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Business Management80 hoursStudents will be required to spend 40 hours per week with the host organization. Topics covered and amount dedicated to each topic will vary based on nature of experience.
To date one external partner has been identified, Veterinary Business Advisors, Inc. A copy of the program description and application is attached under additional documents. The goal is to identify additional opportunities for students in the future.

mlnosbis 10/11/2016: No overlapping courses. Possible consultation with Poole College of Management's Steve Allen (sgallen@ncsu.edu) to see if they have any suggestions for the course.
ghodge 10/14/2016 Ready for ABGS reviewers. Comment: Partnerships with individual companies may require university approval

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-This looks like an internship course. I'm curious why it isn't labeled as such?
-This is a 2-credit “extramural experience” where the student spends two weeks working full-time at an external organization. I assume that this is an unpaid opportunity, and if so, it should
be stated explicitly.
-Only one organization (VBA) has been identified so far — is this sufficient? It may be depending on the number of students, but I do not believe this is addressed in the description.
-There is also a discrepancy between the length of the experience stated in the course description (two weeks) and in the VBA document (3-4 weeks).
-This course or opportunity has never been piloted as an independent study or special topics. We like to usually like to see that done first in order to workout any possible problems before making it a finalize course (for grad courses)
kenuss (Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:24:32 GMT): Amy Snyder/Kirk Nuss: 1. This is an external location, so from our terminilogy an externship not an internship. The class is marked at off site, so don't know where else we can indicate this. If so, please advise. 2. Yes, this is an unpaid experience, None of the extramural experiences offered to veterinary students are paid and thus I do not feel students need to be explicitly told. Our policies exist here: https://cvm.ncsu.edu/dvm-students/curriculum/extramural-studies/. Do we need to state this somewhere? 3. At the moment, we have one partner, but we are looking to add others. This would be a growing opportunity. 4. Clinical rotations are 2 week experiences for DVM students. Thus, a block needs to be 2 weeks. VBA can be 4 weeks, so a student can take 2 credits, 1 credit (and one vacation block -- students get 4 vacation blocks during their clinical year where they can complete extramurals, if desired).
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