Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency and Student Externship/Fellowship Training Programs
The University of Chicago Laboratory Animal Medicine Training Program is a 3-year non-degree seeking American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)- recognized residency program intended for veterinarians who want to pursue a career in the laboratory animal medicine field. The principal aim of the program is to provide the trainee with the knowledge and technical skills necessary to develop a successful career in laboratory animal medicine and science in an academic or industry setting. This is performed through the following components: Experiential Learning, Didactic Training, Mentored Research and Presentation/Teaching Experience.
The program started in 2016 and accepts one resident (postdoctoral scholar) each year, for a total of 3 residents at any given time. The program director, Dr. Kerith Luchins, acts as the primary mentor throughout the program with regular mentor meetings. All faculty provide daily mentorship to the trainees.