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ACVP Veterinary Student Poster Awards

To qualify, veterinary students must submit an abstract and be in attendance at the Annual Meeting to present a quality poster of pathology-related research or case work material. The deadline for submission is Monday, August 31, 2020. One abstract per student will be considered. Abstracts can be submitted online through the ACVP website
Criteria for the Veterinary Student Poster Award include the following:
The student must:
* Be the first author of the presentation;

* Have performed the major portion of the work; and

* Be currently enrolled as a veterinary student.
The poster must present original work of the competitor or group completed during the period of student training.

All veterinary student abstracts are considered eligible for the ACVP Veterinary Student Poster Award. Six (6) veterinary student abstracts will be selected for oral presentations at the Veterinary Student Selected Poster Platform Presentations. These students will also have a poster. The Veterinary Student Selected Poster Platform Presentations is not a component of the award. Veterinary students will be notified after the review period if they are selected for an oral presentation. Given that the oral presentations are selected prior to judging, it is possible that an awardee may also be providing an oral presentation.

Two awards of $250 each will be presented: 
* One for the best experimental disease poster; and  

* One for the best clinical case report/series poster. 
An additional award of $250 will go to the ACVP-recognized Student Chapter (if the recipient[s] is/are a member of a Student Chapter).

Mentor of the Year Award

Do you want to recognize an outstanding Chapter Faculty Advisor? Is there a Pathology Resident or Graduate Student who has been actively engaged in Chapter Activities? How about a Pathologist, either within or outside your veterinary school, who was a great mentor to you during an externship? Please consider nominating him or her for the Annual Mentor of the Year Award to be announced at the Annual Meeting during the Veterinary Student Breakfast.

To nominate someone, complete the nomination packet (2021 deadline TBA), and include letters of nomination from: (a) Student Chapter Officers/Members, AND (b) a pathologist from the nominated mentor’s workplace. For information on how the Mentor of the Year is selected, please see the scoring rubric. Although not necessary, resident and graduate student input and signatures on the student letters of recommendation are encouraged.

Student Chapters Travel Award

ACVP provides a greatly reduced registration of at the Annual Meeting to veterinary students and several activities, including a breakfast, the Veterinary Student Residency Forum, and Meet the Pathologists. To qualify for the $1,000 Travel Award, Chapters must:

  • Be active as defined by completing 3/5 recommended activities over a 2-year period:
    • Semi-annual chapter meetings
    • 1 wet lab
    • 1 guest speaker (inside or outside their veterinary school)
    • Attendance at 1 Annual Meeting
    • Poster presentation at an Annual Meeting by at least 1 chapter member
  • At least one student from each chapter must attend the Veterinary Student Breakfast.
  • Submit a Chapter Annual Report (deadline TBA)
  • Submit a Post-Meeting Activity Report (deadline TBA) in lieu of receipts, which includes the members attending the meeting, activities/sessions in which they participated, things that were learned and the fun that was had. Selected reports will be published in the ACVP Newsletter.

Student Award for Excellence in Pathology

This annual award is given to one or more students at each veterinary school that has an ACVP Student Chapter. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge outstanding 4th year veterinary students who have demonstrated exceptional proficiency and interest in anatomic and/or clinical pathology.

The award will include a Certificate of Recognition that can be linked to a preexisting pathology-related monetary award at the university or can be a stand-alone award.

Criteria for the ACVP Excellence in Pathology Award will be as follows:

  • One or more fourth year (graduating) veterinary students at each AVMA-accredited school in North America with an active ACVP Student Chapter.
  • The recipient(s) would be selected by the pathology faculty, including the Student Chapter Advisor, at each institution.
  • Recommended criteria for selection should include:
    • Excellence in pathology coursework
    • Excellence in senior pathology rotations and/or externships
    • Dedicated involvement in pathology departmental activities (i.e. rounds, slide seminars, research seminars, etc.
    • Demonstration of strong leadership abilities
    • Active membership in the active ACVP Student Chapter