The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation® resident training programs provide the foundation for a candidate to take the board-certification examination leading to Diplomate status. In addition to completing the core curriculum and other residency training program requirements, it is the responsibility of the resident, under the guidance of the active diplomate resident program director, to achieve the following goals:
- Develop a high level of clinical skills and expertise in the field of veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation.
- Develop a critical understanding and working knowledge of the current veterinary and human literature related to sports medicine and rehabilitation and proficiency in literature review and the synthesis and clinical application of new information.
- Develop critical thought processes and the use of a problem-based approach to patient care.
- Demonstrate an ability to teach, communicate and effectively present information.
- Demonstrate exceptional ethical standards and the ability to act as a professional role model.
Working to achieve these goals supports the spirit of the residency standards and the excellence that is expected of a residency training program.