The Student Committee for the 2022 International Wildlife Disease Association Conference is seeking mentors! If you are a wildlife professional planning to attend the conference in Madison next month, please consider participating to help students learn about the variety of wildlife careers that are out there. The student-mentor mixer is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26 from 5:30-6:30pm. For more details, click here.
The American College of Zoological Medicine’s Education Committee and Ad Hoc Wildlife Committee will sponsor an introductory workshop at the 70th International Wildlife Disease Association Conference in Madison, WI. This workshop is for veterinarians who may be interested in pursuing board certification in zoological medicine. Free-living wildlife population health is one of the areas of emphasis within ACZM and the workshop will focus on, and feature speakers from, this area. Information on ACZM, the training required to qualify for the examination, examination preparation and format, how to study and how to analyze articles for potential examination questions content will be included. Recognizing that there may be a number of misconceptions and/or some apprehension, there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. This is a full day workshop with refreshment breaks and lunch included, and is approved for 6 CE credits.
More information can be found in the announcement.
The ACZM Exam Prep Course is typically held in conjunction with a conference each year, providing 1.5 days of learning and networking opportunities. This year the course has the same great opportunities but with a new and exciting virtual format over Zoom from October 3-4. The ACZM Education Committee has partnered with the North Carolina State University Office of Continuing Education to provide 1.5 days of content including introduction to the ACZM Exam format and structure, in depth literature reviews on a variety of topics, Q&A sessions with members of the Exam and Credentialing Committees and Mock Examination. Most exciting is that this year the course will provide 9 RACE CE credit hours. The course is open to all veterinarians whether interested in taking the ACZM Exam in the near (or far!) future or any veterinarian who would benefit from a detailed review of topics in Zoological Medicine. For more information, including a complete schedule and details on registration, please visit the ACZM website.
The ACZM Exam Preparation and Study Course will be held the weekend before the AAZV conference on Saturday, September 28 (8am – 5pm) and Sunday, September 29 (8am – 1pm).
Additionally, on Sunday, September 29 (11:30am – 12:30pm) there will be a 1-hour round table discussion entitled: “Mentor-Mentee Round Table Discussion: Debunking ACZM Exam Myths”. This was created based on years of feedback (concerns/complaints/questions) the Exam committee received about the exam and the studying process.
Remote access is an option for those not attending the conference. Click here for more details.
The American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) is conducting a survey of wildlife veterinarians to try to determine how to encourage more wildlife veterinarians to consider sitting for the certification examination. The survey can be found at the following URL: https://www.surveymonkey.
The ACZM has allocated funds to sponsor the registration costs for one individual to be used towards an ACZM-sponsored exam preparation event. This year, we will have one in association with AAZV/NAG/AAV/AARV/AEMW in Saint Louis in September. These funds are intended to stimulate the participation of colleagues following the “experiential pathway” (previously known as the “alternative pathway”). For more details, click here.
What: American College of Zoological Medicine Exam Preparation and Study Course
Where: Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
When: Saturday, August 4th, 2018
The American College of Zoological Medicine’s Education Committee is proud to sponsor an exam preparation and study course in conjunction with the Wildlife Disease Association and American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians Conference.
The registration fee for this course if $250 per person for early registration (through July 4th) or $300 per person for registration July 5th through August 4th. If there are not enough registrants by July 16th, the course may be cancelled and payments returned. Course registration and payment should be done separately from WDA/AAWV registration.
Click here for credentials information for ACZM board eligibility.