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Laboratory Animal Medicine MS

How Do I Apply to the Laboratory Animal Medicine MS Program?

Penn State College of Medicine’s Laboratory Animal Medicine MS program requires application through the Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program (VIRMP).

All students must submit an application through VIRMP.

Prerequisites/Requirements

Admission is open only to students who have received graduate veterinary degrees (DVM, VMD).

Because of the major commitment that this intensive three-year training program entails, those who accept a residency position may not hold part-time employment or devote significant portions of their time to activities unrelated to the training program.

Key Dates

Oct. 14: Applicants can view programs and begin registering at VIRMP.

Nov. 6: Application deadline; letters of reference and transcripts must also be received by VIRMP.

Feb. 13: Match results posted on VIRMP website.

July: Laboratory Animal Medicine MS/Residence program begins.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Laboratory Animal Medicine MS program, please contact Nannette M. Kirst, Administrative Support Coordinator, at 717-531-8460 or nkirst@hmc.psu.edu.