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  • AVMA
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  • Who I am
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  • . American Veterinary Medical Association Jan Strother, DVM AVMA Vice President drjanvet@aol.com
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  • Todays Goals What is organized veterinary medicine? Your Voice! Provides Benefits! Your Profession!
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  • How it all works
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  • We ARE Veterinary Medicine We Are The AVMA!!!
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  • A Great Professionbut small Over 1,000,000 lawyers in the U.S. Over 30% are ABA members Around 1,000,000 physicians in the U.S. Under 30% are AMA members Around 100,000 veterinarians in the U.S. 83% are AVMA members SAVMA has over 12,000 members Over 92% of U.S. and Caribbean students
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  • AVMA working for you Advocacy Economic viability Recent graduate initiatives
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  • Advocating for the Profession AVMA Governmental Relations Division AVMA Student Legislative Fly-in AVMA Congressional Advocacy Network Federal Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Up to $25,000 each year for a three year period Visit http://nifa.usda.gov/vmlrp for the detailshttp://nifa.usda.gov/vmlrp
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  • Veterinary medicine is a personally and financially rewarding profession New economic vision statement from AVMA $5 million towards Strategic Economics Initiatives National Economics Strategy Reserve Fund Veterinary Economic Strategy Committee Veterinary Economics Division within AVMA Economics communication strategy with a web presence
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  • Recent Graduate Initiatives 2011 Task Force on AVMA Programs for Students and Recent Graduates Early Career Development Committee Oversee AVMAs recent graduate programs/ services and develop niche membership benefits Online community for recent graduates Creation of a staff position dedicated to Recent Graduate members
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  • AVMA Analytics FAQs
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  • E-newsletters
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  • Social media
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  • AVMA Publications Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association American Journal of Veterinary Research SAVMA members pay $40 instead of over $200 Online version for subscribers
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  • October 1, 2011 JAVMA
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  • 2011 AVMA Convention
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  • 2012 AVMA Convention Network with colleagues from around the country Participate and assist in great wet labs Learn cutting edge research and medicine FREE ADVANCED REGISTRATION FOR SAVMA MEMBERS, A $475 VALUE!
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  • Veterinary Career Center Jobs Search hundreds of openings 24-7 Post your resume Let Job Agent alert YOU! Externships Student Externship Locator! Career Resources A Working Diagnosis gives tips to job-seekers
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  • Vcc website
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  • Student externship homepage
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  • AVMA Governmental Relations Veterinary Student Externship www.externsonthehill.com Ten $1,200 stipends Lobby for your profession Deadline is October 14, 2012 Spend 4 weeks in Washington D.C. Contact the Governmental Relations Division at 800.321.1473 or externship@avma.org externship@avma.org
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  • AVMA Student Externship Stipends Fifteen $1,000 stipends Deadline is January 2013 Secure an externship and apply Nonclinical veterinary medicine (CDC, USDA, APHIS, research labs, wildlife and pharmaceutical companies) Food Supply Veterinary Practices www.avma.org/savma Events & Opportunities www.avma.org/savma
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  • AVMA Headquarters Externship Five $1,200 stipends Work with any division Tailor your experience Deadline is March 15, 2012 Spend 3-4 weeks at AVMA Headquarters in Schaumburg, IL www.avma.org/savma Events & Opportunities www.avma.org/savma
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  • Student American Veterinary Medical Association Networking Resources Benefits Scholarships Grants Awards
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  • Savma website
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  • What is SAVMA
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  • The vet gazette
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  • Savma facebook
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  • SAVMA Educational Symposium LSU March, 2013 Interact with over 1,000 students from around the nation Compete in academic and athletic events Attend lectures and participate in wet labs
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  • International Opportunities Did you know all SAVMA members are also members of the International Veterinary Student Association (IVSA) Free with SAVMA membership Fosters international cooperation Exchange opportunities
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  • AVMA
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  • SAVMA Awards, Competitions, and Scholarships www.avma.org/savma/SAVMA_Awards.asp $250 Extracurricular Funding Grant $250 Multicultural Diversity Awareness Grant $500 Underserved Area/Youth Interest Stipends
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  • AVMA PLIT Professional Liability Insurance Are you going to do an externship? Only $10 a year Same amount of professional liability coverage as your sponsoring PLIT-insured veterinarian www.avmaplit.com 1-800-228-PLIT (7548)
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  • AVMA GHLIT Personal, Health, Life, and Disability Insurance Student exclusive plans available in the U.S. Graduate Guarantee Offer No pre-qualifications Interest-free loan for 6 months Lowest starting premiums for 18 months Best of all, AVMA GHLIT is YOURS and it is PORTABLE www.avmaghlit.org 1-800-621-6360 www.avmaghlit.org
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  • How can you get involved? Join your SCAVMA Become an officer Work on a committee Network Participate in SAVMA Become a SAVMA Delegate Go to Symposium & Convention Apply for an award
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  • AVMA Contacts AVMA Staff Dr. Derrick Hall, SAVMA Advisor dhall@avma.org 1-800-248-2862 ext. 6681 Theresa De Carli, Program Coordinator tdecarli@avma.org 1-800-248-2862 ext. 6693 AVMA Vice President Dr. Jan Strother Students voice on the AVMA Executive Board drjanvet@aol.com
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  • Questions??