Veterinary Externships

Externships in Comparative Pathology

The Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology hosts veterinary students for unpaid externships in comparative pathology. These students assist pathology trainees and faculty with clinical cases and necropsies, attend meetings, seminars and histopathology signouts, and participate in clinical and pathology rounds. The pathology externship consists of participation in the animal necropsy service for laboratory animals housed at the University as well as for cases from the Maryland Zoo, National Aquarium in Baltimore, and local practitioners.

Veterinary students must have completed three (3) years of the professional veterinary curriculum to be eligible for externships. Externships are a minimum of two (2) weeks, not to exceed eight (8) weeks, usually scheduled from September to November and January to May. Because the program is adapted to the individual’s area of interest, not more than two students are hosted at the same time. This is a non-paid externship.

Externships in Laboratory Animal Medicine (Comparative Medicine)

We also host veterinary students for unpaid externships in Laboratory Animal Medicine. These students assist the Laboratory Animal Medicine postdoctoral fellows and faculty with clinical cases, attend meetings of the Animal Care and Use Committee, and participate in clinical and pathology rounds. Ours is a diverse program with average daily census in excess of 50,000. Externs work closely with ACLAM and ACVP board certified veterinarians, postdoctoral fellows and residents in various specialties in our program.

Veterinary students must have completed three (3) years of the professional veterinary curriculum to be eligible for externships. Externships are a minimum of two (2) weeks, not to exceed eight (8) weeks. Because the program is adapted to the individual’s area of interest, not more than two students are hosted at the same time. This is a non-paid externship.

Application Process

To apply for an Externship in Comparative Pathology or Externship in Laboratory Animal Medicine, please submit an application in the form of:

  • Letter stating your goals for pursuing an externship, areas of interest, and preferred dates
  • Current CV or Resume
  • Two letters of professional recommendation to support your application

Please send application to:

Emma Ey, Academic Program Coordinator
Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology
Johns Hopkins University, 733 N. Broadway, Suite 811
Baltimore, MD 21205-2196
Tel: 443-287-2953
Email: eey@jhmi.edu

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity. Nominations and applications from women and individuals from a broad spectrum of backgrounds are encouraged.