Mar
14
2012

About two-thirds of students surveyed in a recent campus climate survey report that underrepresented veterinary medical students receive high to very high levels of support from their schools.

The survey, conducted by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) studied the campus comfort levels of students from underrepresented groups such as racial and ethnic minorities, those with disabilities, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities.

The survey was designed to answer four questions:
1) What is the comfort level across institutions with respect to differences in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and religion?
2) What is the perceived level of institutional community support for underrepresented veterinary medical students?
3) What is the relative frequency of intolerant language on campuses?
4) Do students experience harassment in veterinary medical school?

Read more about the results of the survey from the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC).

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