i had the great pleasure and privilege this week to meet with professor dr. kang kroesna, dean of the faculty of veterinary medicine at the rua, phnom penh, and her colleagues to discuss in which ways arc might be able to cooperate with the university and how best i might be involved in sharing my knowledge and experience with both bachelor and masters students.
teaching and education of not only the public but khmer vets is at the heart of the ethos at arc. the preliminary four years of the course (bachelor degree) focuses on production animals and the students often are unable to gain experience in surgery and small animal medicine. the subsequent two-year masters course with its first batch currently studying, features more in depth surgical and small animal education but there is still little chance, not least through lack of funds, for students to gain gold-standard experience, the likes of which is taken for granted by students in the uk.
i look forward to getting stuck in with surgical practicals; seminars on subjects as wide-ranging as surgical principles, asepsis, antimicrobial resistance, imaging and medicine; and there is promise of the opportunity to collaborate with undergraduate theses in the subjects closest to arc's key goals.
on that note, coincidentally it turns out that the faculty is collaborating in a study on amr with my alma mater, the university of liverpool and not only that but with my elective supervisor, the one and only dai grove-white! ten years on and i am sure he won't remember that plucky student with an interest in calf medicine, now almost as beardy and hairy as him but headed down a far different path. i look forward to meeting him again when he visits the faculty!
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