Review aims to ensure that Day One Competences – which define the level to be expected of new veterinary graduates when they first qualify – remain valid and reflect current and likely future expectations.
Views on the Day One Competences required of newly qualified veterinary surgeons are being sought in a survey by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).
The survey is the first step in a review of the Day One Competences (D1C), which define the level to be expected of new veterinary graduates when they first qualify and provide the foundation for curriculum design and student assessment in UK veterinary courses.
RCVS council member David Catlow, who chairs the working party undertaking the review, said: “The Day One Competences are deliberately general as they aim to convey the important principles that all students must master by the time they graduate, regardless of the precise curriculum they have followed, so they are safe to practise in a range of veterinary contexts from day one after they graduate.
“As it is more than ten years since these competences were confirmed, we are reviewing them to ensure they remain valid, and to seek to ensure they reflect current and likely future expectations.”
The working party will report to the Education Policy and Specialisation Committee (EPSC), and includes representatives from the veterinary schools and the British Veterinary Association (BVA), as well as a recent veterinary graduate.
- Interested parties can access the survey via the RCVS website until May 31, 2013.