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A fresh look at EMS
  1. Barry Johnson

    Barry Johnson is a recently retired practitioner. He has been an elected member of the RCVS Council since 1985 and was its president in 1993/94. He has chaired the RCVS Education Committee and was involved with the shaping of the Professional Development Phase. He led the recent RCVS EMS working party.


The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) guidance for veterinary practices hosting undergraduates for extramural studies (EMS) has been updated in line with the recommendations of the RCVS EMS working party, which were accepted by the RCVS Council in November 2009. This advice was issued following a year-long review of EMS and underpinned by two consultations carried out by the working party within the veterinary profession. In this article, Barry Johnson explains what the new guidelines mean for practices, students and universities.

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