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2 Veterinary Education in Americas Benedito Fortes de Arruda, DVM Brazilian Federal Council of Veterinary Medicine President

3 History Lyon - France (1761)

4 History Mexico – 1853; Canada – 1862; U.S.A. – 1879; Argentina – 1883; Brazil – 1917;

5 Present Situation CountrySchools Argentine11 Bolivia11 Brazil207 Canada5 Chile30 Colombia20 Costa Rica3 Cuba4 Guatemala1 Ecuador1 El Salvador3 CountrySchools USA30 Panama1 Paraguay2 Peru14 Mexico52 Nicaragua5 Dominican Republic3 Uruguay1 Venezuela16 TOTAL420 Modified from: Asociación Panamericana de Facultades y Escuelas de Veterinaria

6 PANVET Panamerican Association of Veterinary Sciences; Membership from veterinary associations within North, South, and Central America; Platform to develop strategies to address issues of mutual interest and concern: –veterinary workforce needs, –control of transboundary diseases, and –quality of veterinary medical education

7 COPEVET Panamerican Council of Education in Veterinary Sciences: –PANVET; –American Federation of Colleges of Veterinary Science (FPFECV); –Committees: Accreditation; Certification; Homologation;

8 Quality of Veterinary Education Higher to lower quality: –Professors; –Teaching system; –Static curricula; –Infra-structure; –Excessively specialized teaching; –Budget; –Accreditation systems with low demands; –Lack of certification in some countries;

9 How to improve the quality? Well formed professors with experience in pratical veterinary medicine; Flexible curricula which reaches the social needs (national and international organizations); Increment or improve the management of the budget

10 How to improve the quality? Investment in infra-structure (some schools); Expose the students to the maximum number of professional situations, in different areas, avoiding premature specialization; Veterinary Education Core Curriculum (OIE);

11 How to improve the quality? Increment the political action of international organization (OIE, PANVET) to more demanding accreditation systems, as well as, for professional certification;

12 More transformative teaching rather than formative and informative teaching;

13 MUITO OBRIGADO


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