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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Leadership Program for Veterinary Students

The Leadership Program for Veterinary Students at Cornell University is a unique summer research experience for veterinary students who seek to broadly influence the veterinary profession through a science-based career. The program is research-oriented with a laboratory research assignment for each participant. It combines this faculty-guided research project with student-directed learning through participation in modules, workshops and group discussions. The activities encourage responsible leadership, critical thinking and the development of teamwork skills. The program also focuses on career counseling and highlights graduate training opportunities calculated to promote the professional development of program alumni as independent scientists and public health professionals.

Program benefits

Program participants receive a scholarship that will enable them to spend ten weeks at Cornell during the summer. Program benefits include:

  • $5,000 stipend (subject to U.S. income tax)
  • In-residence housing
  • Costs of travel and accommodation for visit to National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC
  • Social activities
  • Professional networking
  • A world-class research experience
  • Participation in workshops and modules designed to enhance leadership skills and knowledge of opportunities for training in research and public health

For more information about the program, visit the program website.