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. 3 The result is an increased need by veterinary students to borrow funds while pursuing their education and a corresponding escalation in educational debt at the time of graduation. From 2003 to 2013, mean educational debt for the approximately 90

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Many veterinary educators have moved away from the use of procedures-based methods toward the use of skills-based approaches to teaching surgical techniques to their students. 1,2 Because of animal welfare concerns and financial constraints

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primary objective of the study reported here was to evaluate differences in laparoscopic surgical skill scores assessed by MISTELS among students with no prior laparoscopy experience in years 1 through 4 at a veterinary college. A secondary objective was

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veterinary schools, educational debt is increasing at a rate 4.5 times as fast as the rate of increase of income, pushing the debt-to-income ratio steadily upward. 2 This phenomenon is not unique to the veterinary profession. With student debt increasing

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curriculum prepared them for diagnosis and treatment of behavior problems after graduation, 14 indicating that some curricula may lack sufficient depth or rigor. These results suggest that veterinary students graduate with a wide range of educational

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Because of increasing numbers of students, expanding curricula, and limited time and financial resources, medical educators are compelled to develop innovative teaching methods for surgical skills instruction. Although there is a need for surgical

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Since the late 1980s and early 1990s, surgical training for veterinary medical students has been skills-oriented, focusing on the acquisition of fundamental surgical skills that are applicable to a wide variety of surgical procedures, including an

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depression also have been reported in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students. 14 – 16 Early mental health interventions are important for addressing mental health risk factors. 17 Therefore, to counteract the negative mental health outcomes observed

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in veterinary contexts, examine the validity of this measure, and present preliminary evidence of the influence these psychological facets and other demonstrative behaviors exert on the manifestation of trust between veterinary students and

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training in these procedures into their curricula. However, fiscal constraints, time limitations, ethical and legal considerations associated with using patients for student training, and difficulties associated with acquiring and storing cadavers have

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