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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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The Illinois Integrated Veterinary Professional Curriculum


What makes this curriculum different?

The Illinois Integrated curriculum offers:

  • Increased time working with animal patients in a clinical setting, beginning with the first eight-week block of the program during which students will rotate through a new area of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital each week;
  • Shorter, more intensive basic science courses that emphasize the clinical relevance of the material;
  • Self-directed learning through online modules and in the Clinical Skills Learning Center;
  • Comprehensive milestone examinations in the second and third years to help students assess their mastery of the material;
  • An eight-week “professional development” period immediately before graduation.