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Factors affecting track selection by veterinary professional students admitted to the school of veterinary medicine at the University of California, Davis.
J Vet Med Educ. 2010 Summer; 37(2):154-8.JV

Abstract

Factors affecting track selection before admission to the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis, and factors affecting change of tracks after the first two years of the curriculum were investigated by means of a survey of the 118 students of the graduating class of 2009. The student's background experience before admission to the School of Veterinary Medicine and other personal reasons were significant factors affecting small-animal and mixed-animal track choices. The student's background experience before admission to the School of Veterinary Medicine was the only significant factor for choosing the zoological track. The most significant factor for students to change their track from the mixed or zoological track to the small-animal track was background experience before admission to the School of Veterinary Medicine. Anticipated increased employment opportunities after graduation was the most significant factor for students to change their track from the mixed- or small-animal track to the zoological track. Other personal reasons was the significant variable for students to change their track from small-animal or zoological to mixed-animal track. Thus, to increase the number of students interested in tracks with lower enrollment, exposure of potential applicants to experience relevant to that track before admission and Admissions Committee selection criteria are likely to increase the odds of students' choosing that track.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Medicine and Epidemiology Department, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95618, USA. mchigerwe@ucdavis.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20576904

Citation

Chigerwe, Munashe, et al. "Factors Affecting Track Selection By Veterinary Professional Students Admitted to the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis." Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, vol. 37, no. 2, 2010, pp. 154-8.
Chigerwe M, Boudreaux KA, Ilkiw JE. Factors affecting track selection by veterinary professional students admitted to the school of veterinary medicine at the University of California, Davis. J Vet Med Educ. 2010;37(2):154-8.
Chigerwe, M., Boudreaux, K. A., & Ilkiw, J. E. (2010). Factors affecting track selection by veterinary professional students admitted to the school of veterinary medicine at the University of California, Davis. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 37(2), 154-8. https://doi.org/10.3138/jvme.37.2.154
Chigerwe M, Boudreaux KA, Ilkiw JE. Factors Affecting Track Selection By Veterinary Professional Students Admitted to the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. J Vet Med Educ. 2010;37(2):154-8. PubMed PMID: 20576904.
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