College of Veterinary Medicine

Innovations in Veterinary Medical Education

RESEARCH

Innovations in Veterinary Medical Education

Leveraging the expertise of Drs. Fuentealba, Illanes and K. Inzana’s in medical education research, Long Island University College of Veterinary faculty will be encouraged to pursue research that promotes excellence in teaching innovation and scholarship. Novel teaching methods research will focus on assessment tool validation, development of new learning resources to support different learning styles and evaluation of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) teaching technology effectiveness in the acquisition of required professional competencies.

College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary education and innovation teaching and research areas may include:
  • Early immersion effectiveness on development of competency in the various facets of veterinary practice
  • Impact of deliberate practice on early clinical competency acquisition
  • Clinical veterinary education distributive model advantages/disadvantages
  • Exposure to a Doctor of Veterinary research-rich learning environment
  • Use of low/high fidelity simulations and gaming technologies to supplement the Doctor of Veterinary learning environment

An immediate project will be the development of a Virtual Pathology Rounds iBook, which will include clinical information, gross and microscopic findings from autopsy cases seen at off-campus clinical sites and partner shelters, to supplement integration of pathology across the curriculum. Each case will include a thorough review of the pertinent scientific literature performed by Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students; thus, emphasizing the importance of an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and management of diseases observed in veterinary practice. A scholarly approach to the diagnostic case load will provide opportunities to publish in peer-reviewed journals in collaboration with off-campus clinicians.