Kudos Lisa Greenhill!


WOTD: Awesome!  

Look what went up on the AAVMC webpage today:

Survey of Recent DVM Graduates of Schools and Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in the United States

prepared by the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges.

I was so excited to see it I haven't dug through it yet, just took a quick look.  The numbers are presented a little confusingly, I'm having a hard time at first glance figuring out exactly what total number of bodies the bar graphs correspond to.  

Could be because I am just so delighted that AAVMC responded

-in a timely fashion

-in a data driven way

THANK YOU LISA GREENHILL!!!!  who is the AAVMC Associate Director for Institutional Research and Diversity.

I believe I sense Deb Kochevar's hand in this as well, I think, Dean at Tufts University and current AAVMC President.

Thank you for keeping us in the loop! 


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commented 2013-02-26 13:45:27 -0500 · Flag
Worked with a lot of numbers prior to veterinary school. Not finance, unfortunately. :-(
commented 2013-02-26 13:32:00 -0500 · Flag
Awesome comments, Jennifer. Even though the report tries to acknowledge that, I’m not sure most people saw it as clearly as you did, especially the inability to assess quality of employment. Thanks!
commented 2013-02-26 09:30:49 -0500 · Flag
Basically, they’ve got self-reported data from around two-thirds of 2011 grads and two-thirds of 2012 grads. The percentage enrolled in higher education was lower in 2011 grads, probably because a number of new grads go on to internship, not residency.

One major cautionary note for examining this data would be that it almost certainly underreports those either not working in veterinary medicine or not employed/not enrolled in higher education. Two major reasons are that those not employed in veterinary medicine or enrolled in a training program are both less likely to provide correct contact information and less likely to return the survey (shame). The survey also does not distinguish between full- and part-time positions, nor continuous employment since graduation. Big problems.
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