Upcoming Events
Advancing Disease Modeling in Animal-Based Research in Support of Precision Medicine
Washington, D.C.
5-6 October 2017
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2018 ACLAM Forum
Lake Tahoe, NV
28 April-2 May 2018
Hyatt Regency-Lake Tahoe
2018 ACLAM Certifying Exam
Hyatt Regency, Bethesda, MD
1 July 2018
 
 September 2017
President's Message: 1
ACLAM Announcements: 2
Foundation News: 8
Open Positions: 10

 

Mentoring

Mentors
*  Characteristics and
     expectations

*  Mentor registration
     form
 

Mentees
*  Characteristics and
     expectations

*  Mentee registration
     form

Note: Matches will be made quarterly, in January, April, July, and October.

More Information
Laboratory Animal Medicine
*  Resources for veterinary
     practitioners

*  Resources for veterinary
     students 

ACLAM certification
*  Resources for ACLAM
     Board Preparation

*  List of References 

Professional Development
*  Resources for
     Professional
     Development
 

ACLAM’s Mentoring Committee implemented and sustains a mentoring program to recruit veterinarians into laboratory animal medicine to address the national shortage of laboratory animal veterinarians in biomedical research and to provide guidance and support to those already within the specialty. Our mentoring program targets three populations: veterinarians and veterinary students interested in opportunities in laboratory animal medicine, veterinarians pursuing ACLAM certification, and laboratory animal veterinarians seeking professional development.

Mentors and mentees submit applications describing their qualifications and objectives. These applications are reviewed, and mentees are matched with appropriate mentors quarterly: January, April, July and October. Mentoring coordinators facilitate introductions between mentees and mentors, provide support as needed for mentee/mentor interactions, and conduct follow-up reviews of mentor/mentee pairs at least once every 3 to 6 months. If either the mentor or the mentee finds that the match is not working, he or she may contact the Mentoring Committee or Mentoring Coordinator for a reassignment. Feedback is solicited to support continuous improvement in the program.

ACLAM sustains its mentoring program with the help of these collaborating organizations: