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.
2021 Leadership Program Dates & Deadlines
For US-born applicants, deadline for completed applications is January 31, 2021.
For overseas applicants, deadline for completed applications is December 20, 2020.
- For 2021 decisions about the possibility to host overseas students will be made in Mid-January and decisions about the US students in the first or second week of February.
- The Program Directors of VIP and Leadership work in coordination to try and place successful applicants into their preferred summer program while taking into consideration programmatic limitations.
Program Dates: May 31, 2021 – August 6, 2021 (students arriving in Ithaca May 29 & 30)