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Information for Applicants of Clinical Pathology

We strongly recommend that you consider visiting Ithaca and meeting with our faculty and residents before applying to our program. Below is a list of requirements for applying to our residency program in Clinical Pathology. Note: We do not participate in the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP).

• DVM or equivalent degree (we do not require veterinary schools be AVMA accredited)
• At least one year in clinical practice/internship or completion of a PhD program in biomedical sciences is preferred
• Letter of intent, including short- and long-term career goals
• Curriculum vitae, including the names, title, position, and email addresses of referees.
• Three letters of reference on professional letterhead. These can be sent by mail, by the applicant (in a sealed envelope with the referees’ signature across the back flap) or electronically (must contain the referee’s signature). We strongly recommend that referees review our website for instructions regarding the content of these letters, so please direct them to this site: General information about the requirements for applying to our program.
• Official university (DVM) transcripts (this must be received from the College/University Registrar)
• Cornell University has a rich international diversity with an on-campus office for international students and scholars to assist with integration to the university. For international applicants, we do not require TOEFL scores. If you are not a US citizen but are residing in the US, please indicate your visa status.
• Vacancies for our residency program are listed on our website and the ASVCP/ACVP training websites. An advertisement is also posted in JAVMA.
• Electronic applications are acceptable (except for transcripts)