Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, OH

Description of Elective Experience: 

This elective will serve as an entry-level virtual rotation exposing veterinary students to the diverse field of fish medicine and different career opportunities. Oral lectures, journal article reviews, and interactive virutal wet labs will introduce the principles and practices of fish medicine with emphasis on the role of the veterinarian.

Concepts/Topics will cover principles of aquaculture, ornamental fish medicine, zebrafish husbandry & care, the natural aquatic environment, common diseases, and treatments. 

Institutional and Educational Resources - staffing, equipment, etc.: 

Diverse guest lecturers whom will use Zoom videoconferenceing to share powerpoint presentations, clincal techniques, and surgical procedures.

Student Responsibilities - what is expected of students in terms of hours, days of the week, shadowing or actual support?: 

Students will be expected to participate in all virutal rotation lectures (~6-8 hours per day) via the Zoom videoconference software. Each student must ask at least 2-3 questions per lecture and actively engage. Students will be assigned research articles and initaite a disucssion during the daily journal club sessions. A series of fsh medicine webinars will be assinged and expected to be completed by the end of the two week block.

Student Housing (include costs, amenities, pet friendly, contact info if different from elective contact info): 


Raphael A. Malbrue
700 Children's Way
Columbus, OH 43147
United States
Animal Type: 
Is student housing available?: 
Hours of supervision by a licensed veterinarian per week: