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Extramural Studies Placement at the VMD 2024

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This post was originally published by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate.

We are delighted to launch the 2024 VMD extramural studies placement. We would like to invite veterinary students who are in their final two years of study to attend a one-week placement in July 2024, at our offices in Addlestone, Surrey.

The placement is an exciting opportunity to discover how veterinary medicines and vaccines are authorised. Students will also explore other important aspects of the our work and will learn about a range of veterinary career opportunities in government.

The placement will be run from 8 - 12 July 2024. The week will be structured with lectures and workshops. Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • Medicine use in clinical practice
  • Assessing new medicine applications, including Quality, Safety and Efficacy of medicines
  • Generic medicines; bioequivalence and biowaivers
  • Pharmacovigilance and the importance of reporting adverse events
  • Novel and emerging therapies
  • VMD international activities
  • Antimicrobial and anthelmintic resistance
  • Veterinary medicine legislation

To apply please complete the 2024 EMS Application Form (MS Word Document45.5 KB) and email to

Applications will close on 1 March. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 8 March.

Please note, students will be responsible for their own accommodation and travel costs.

We look forward to receiving your applications.

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