This course provides critical information for contacts completing the 2022-2023 IDR Surveys. This is your one-stop-shop for survey completion instructions, as well as resources to help you in that process. 

This webinar series couples two data sets that create a portrait of the US veterinary admissions process. The first session will focus on lessons learned from AAVMC’s applicant research project. Attendees will learn which factors are most predictive of receiving an offer of admission, but also how unconscious bias continues to potentially shape entering veterinary school classes. The second session will focus on a study of admissions requirements and practices conducted in December 2021. This data provides insights on what application elements are important to admissions committees as well as how internal, unspoken admissions expectations potentially create space for bias in decision making. This second session will also point out the crosswalks between the two data sets and what it means for the future of veterinary school admissions.

Each session will consist of an approximately 30 minute talk, with 30 minutes for Q&A.

This course provides critical information for contacts completing the 2022-2023 IDR Surveys. This is your one-stop-shop for survey completion instructions, as well as resources to help you in that process. 

The AAVMC’s annual conference is considered one of the leading professional development events in international academic veterinary medicine. Hundreds of educators and other leaders from the veterinary medical profession gather every year for a three day-symposium that features respected thought-leaders from around the world, explores issues and opportunities, shares best practices, and focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion. The conference also features the AAVMC’s annual Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.

You’ll learn about all the tools available through Altus Assessments and how they can be incorporated in your selection process to complement existing evaluations. As part of this discussion, we’ll review reliability and validity evidence for these professionalism assessments as well as how Altus is addressing equity and diversity. Lastly, you will hear from a Director of Admissions in a veterinary medicine program about their experience using the Casper test and conducting assessment research with Altus.