Lessons learned from OIE Veterinary Educational Twinning Projects 

Friday, March 13, 2015

8:00–10:00 a.m.

Under the OIE’s Veterinary Education Twinning Programme, launched in 2013, OIE twinning projects are off to a strong start with projects underway in Thailand, Kazakhstan and Bangladesh, involving AAVMC member schools.  The OIE is currently reviewing expressions of interest from other AAVMC members for twinning in the Middle East, Africa, Central and Southeast Asia.  Progress to date demonstrates how multiple approaches are being used to improve curriculum and the teaching of veterinary education in each country. As tools to facilitate this progress, twinning partners are using the OIE Recommendations on the Competencies of graduating veterinarians (‘Day 1 graduates’) to assure National Veterinary Services of quality, the OIE Guidelines on Veterinary Education Core Curriculum and the OIE Guide to Veterinary Education Twinning Projects. This session will provide an update on twinning projects, lessons learned, and opportunities for additional members to be involved in the programme.