The primary objective of this one year internship program is to provide advanced training in companion animal oncology. This goal is achieved through working under the direct supervision of senior faculty members; group rounds; journal club; textbook review rounds; and an abundance of varied and challenging cases. Successful completion of this program will provide an individual with excellent credentials for matching to a residency program in medical oncology.
The small animal department faculty at the University of Tennessee consists of board certified clinicians in medical and radiation oncology, internal medicine, dermatology, neurology, cardiology, surgery, anesthesiology, ophthalmology, animal behavior, nutrition, and radiology. Facilities for extensive work-up of cases include: 2-D ultrasonography and echocardiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, complete electrodiagnostic capabilities, and full endocrinology, pathology, immunology, radiology and nuclear medical services. The faculty in the large animal clinic, exotic animal clinic, laboratory animal facility, and the Knoxville Zoo are always receptive to oncology service consultations.
This is a 50 week program with 47 weeks of clinical duty, 2 weeks of vacation and 1 week off during the Christmas holidays. The majority of clinical time will be spent on medical oncology with opportunities to rotate through radiation oncology, internal medicine and clinical pathology. Clinical training is conducted under direct supervision of Board Certified Oncologists and includes, but is not limited to, comprehensive patient assessment, cancer diagnosis, current treatment recommendations and clinical trials. The intern will share on-call emergency duty with the oncology resident. The intern will be responsible for teaching 4th year veterinary students. The intern will have access to numerous in-house seminar sessions that are specifically designed for residency-level training. Interested individuals will have an opportunity to complete a research project, prepare a manuscript and submit it for publication.
A prior general rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery is required for consideration to the program.
Interns may enroll in individual, spouse and dependent health insurance coverage for a monthly premium. The University provides professional liability coverage. Candidates do not need to obtain a license in the state of Tennessee. There are no student fees; interns are not classified as students. There is a monthly parking fee to park on campus (currently $30/month).
The University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Due to funding limitations involved with work Visas, this position is open only to the following applicants:
- Those that do not require a VISA to work in the United States (U.S. Citizens and permanent residents)
- Those eligible for a Mexican or Canadian NAFTA Professional Worker (TN) VISA