The Opportunities Map at Cornell University: finding direction in dairy production medicine

Hilda M Mitchell, Daryl V Nydam, Kristen Reyher, Robert O Gilbert

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    Discussion between faculty and interested students revealed the existence of a multitude of opportunities in dairy production medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. Many of these were not well known to students, or even to some of the faculty, and the means of accessing specific learning experiences were sometimes obscure. Together, an informal group of faculty, students, and alumni set about cataloging available educational opportunities, resulting in a 31-page publication referred to as the "Opportunities Map." Essentially a student handbook for production medicine students, the Opportunities Map at Cornell helps guide the travel of food animal-interested students through the curriculum without missing the important highlights along the way. The map was originally developed to chronicle the opportunities and resources available to students, but it has also been used to foster face-to-face communications between students and faculty, to welcome incoming students with production animal interests, and to provide a baseline description for further discussion about the curriculum.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)384-6
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Veterinary Medical Education
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


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