5th Year Student Veterinary Intern Program


Student Veterinary Intern Rotation Schedule

Due to resource restrictions and personal preferences, there are 12 group schedules from which student interns can be allocated using a preference and ballot system.

The sequence of rotations is different for each of the 12 groups of approximately 10 interns. This means that intern groups begin any given rotation period with different prior experience, skills and self confidence. To review the basic Rotation Schedule, visit the following link:
2014 Rotation Schedule Shell (xlsx)

Students at the end of 3rd year or undertaking the Bachelor of Science Veterinay who have completed 3rd and are not entering into final year after completing the Bachelor of Science Veterinary are required to enter preferences for each of the 12 group schedules indicated above, nominating in order of preference when they wish to undertake their Sydney and Camden Teaching Hospital placements, and subsequently be able to nominate around their Sydney and Camden Teaching Hospital placements when they wish to undertake their compulsory extramural units of study and when to schedule their vacation periods.

Students in entering preferences for each of the 12 groups should consider when is the most opportune time to undertake placements in their area of interest.

Dairy Practice

Students interested for example in undertaking their electives and or Rural Mixed Practice unit of study at a dairy practice should consider when is the best time to undertake this placement for calving either at a NSW dairy practice or the appropriate times to undertake a placement at a Victorian dairy practice.

Equine Reproduction

Students interested in equine reproduction should consider when is the best time to undertake this type of placement in the chosen country they wish to undertake the placement in, e.g. in Australia usually during rotations 1, 2, 3, and 10, 11, and 12.

*F.V.S. Advance Reproductive Technologies Externship

Students interested in undertaking the *F.V.S. Advance Reproductive Technologies Externship should select groups where they can reserve Rotation 4 as an elective period.

Wildlife Electives

Students with interest in undertaking wildlife electives should review when wildlife sites – and zoos have previously taken students to determine when they should undertake their elective rotations.

Cornell Leadership Program

Students interested in undertaking the Cornell Leadership Program should look to be selecting times when they can schedule a vacation and elective periods for Rotations 7, 8 and 9 when the program is run as their top preference choices.

Honours

Students interested in undertaking honours should look to be able to undertake their elective placements and one or both of their vacations periods before Rotation 10, when honours is due for submission. Students interested in honours should also consult with prospective supervisors on the most appropriate times to schedule their electives and vacation periods to best facilitate the type of project they wish to undertake before entering group preferences.


Students who have an interest in attending a specific practice should review their past availability via the Veterinary Practices Database to determine when the site is usually available to assist in determine the most appropriate group schedules to enter as their top group preferences.

Students will be allocated a ballot number randomly and will then be allocated to a group in order of their ballot number and group scheduled preferences. Students will be allowed a week to swap their allocated group with another student, after allocations have been made. After this period no changes to an allocated group will be possible. Students must be aware that only 10 students will be allocated to any given group and therefore not every student will get their top group preferences. Approximately 70% of students will receive one of their top 4 preferences and some students may receive their 12th preference nomination.

Once group allocations are confirmed it is not possible to change your Sydney or Camden Teaching Hospital Rotations.

2014 Student Veterinary Intern Rotation Schedule Preference Entering

Students in 3rd Year or undertaking the Bachelor of Science Veterinary who are scheduled to undertake 5th Year in 2012 are required to enter preferences for each of the 12 group schedules for the 2014 program by 9am, 6th March 2013.

Students are required to enter their preferences via the Virtual Veterinary Campus, and will receive instruction on how to do so through a lunch time information session, scheduled for second semester. Group Schedule Preference Entering Procedure.

Students will be allocated to a group by 12th March, 2013.

Students wishing to swap their group with another student must do so by 18th March, 2013. Each student is required to email the Co-ordinator Extramural Placements with the below information and must cc the person they are swapping with. Each person involved in the swap must individually email the Co-ordinator Extramural Placements and cc their swap partner, or no swap will be facilitated. Co-ordinator Extramural Placements will not follow up on any swap where swap partners have not both emailed the Co-ordinator Extramural Placements.

To: vetscience.clinicalstudies@sydney.edu.au

Subject heading: Group Swap
Cc: person you are swapping with

Body of email:

Your First Name:
Your Surname:
Your Allocated Group:

Surname of person I am swapping with:
First name of the person I am swapping with:
Allocated group of the person I am swapping with:

Student Veterinary Intern Rotation Schedule - Unit of Study Entering Procedures

Students will be required to enter when they will undertake their
vacations and each of the following units of study after they have been allocated a Rotation Group Schedule:

VETS5350 Elective Rotation 1
VETS5351 Elective Rotation 2
VETS5359 Small Animal Practice Extramural
VETS5357 Rural Mixed Practice Extramural
VETS5362 Public Health

For full details on how to enter your units of study and vacation periods around your Sydney and Camden Teaching Hospital rotations refer the document issued during the information session.

2013 Rotation Schedules are to be entered as a draft by students on Tuesday 12th March, 2013.

Schedules are final and non changeable from 3rd June, 2013.


Deferral of 5th Year - and Your Intern Rotation Schedule


If after being allocated a 5th year group, you decide to defer or undertake the Bachelor of Science Veterinary (BScVet) instead of 5th Year then:

  1. The group you are allocated to is no longer valid and is cancelled. You will be required to enter preferences for a group for the following Veterinary Student Inter Program Year.
  2. You are required to notify the Co-ordinator Extramural Placements and the 5th Year Co-ordinator in writing that you are will not be undertaking 5th year as intended, and outline why. You will also need to request that the year you are indicated to be in, via the Virtual Veterinary Campus be reset to 3rd year so that you can enter group preferences at the end of the next year.
  3. If you are deferring, the usual process is for the university to suspend your uni extro key and password access, until you re-enrol. You will need to request that the Co-ordinator Extramural Placements, notifies ITC to continue your uni extro key and password access, so that you may enter preferences and have access to the Virtual Veterinary Campus whilst deferred, to meet 5th year organisational requirements.
  4. Students undertaking the BScVet are required to select groups which allow them to undertake two vacation periods first, to facilitate the change over and enrolment from the Bachelor of Science Vet to the Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the above is undertaken, so that you may have a smooth transition into 5th year. All correspondence is to be sent to vetscience.clinicalstudies@sydney.edu.au

Note: the above is in addition to the standard Faculty policy on deferring or applications for the BScVet.

Failed a Barrier Unit of Study to 5th Year?

If after being allocated a 5th year group, you do no complete all barrier units of study (years 1 – 4), as intended, then:

Failed a 1st Semester, 4th Year Unit of Study:

If you have failed a 4th Year unit of study, you will not be able to progress into 5th Year until you pass this unit of study. If you pass this failed unit of study in first semester of the year, you will be able to progress into 5th year in rotation 10 of that year. Provided you do not fail a 4th Year second semester unit of study. The following applies to you to ensure that you have a smooth transition into 5th year.

  1. You are required to notify the Co-ordinator Extramural Placements and the 5th Year Co-ordinator in writing of the above situation and that you intend to commence into 5th year in rotation 10 instead of rotation 1.
  2. The group you were initially allocated to, is no longer valid and is cancelled.
  3. You will be allocated a new rotation schedule for the program commencing Rotaton 10 and given advice on how to proceed with regards to site preference entering for the new program you have been assigned.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the above is undertaken, so that you may have a smooth transition into 5th year. All correspondence is to be sent to vetscience.clinicalstudies@sydney.edu.au

Failed a 2nd Semester, 4th Year Unit of Study:

If you have failed a 4th Year unit of study in second semester, you will not be able to progress into 5th Year until you pass this unit of study. If you pass this failed unit in the following year, you will be able to progress into 5th year at the end of that year. The following applies to you to ensure that you have a smooth transition into 5th year.

  1. You are required to notify the Co-ordinator Extramural Placements and the 5th Year Co-ordinator in writing, of the above situation and that you will not be commencing into 5th year as scheduled.
  2. The group you are allocated to, is no longer valid and is cancelled. You will need to request that the year you are indicated to be in, via the Virtual Veterinary Campus be reset to 3rd year so that you can enter group preferences for the next scheduled V.S.I.P.
  3. Each site that you have been allocated to attend will need to be cancelled by the Co-ordinator Extramural Placements.
  4. It is the usual process of the university to suspend your uni extro key and password access, during periods of non-enrolment. You will need to request that the Co-ordinator Extramural Placements, notifies ITC to continue your uni extro key and password access, so that you may enter preferences and have access to the Virtual Veterinary Campus whilst deferred (during 1st Semester 2014, if you are not undertaking any units of study during this period), to meet 5th year organisational requirements.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the above is undertaken, so that you may have a smooth transition into 5th year. All correspondence is to be sent to vetscience.clinicalstudies@sydney.edu.au