Who are the Key Players?
Building Relationships with Clients
A Facilitator's Perspective
The Diagnostic Challenge Provides Real-World Experience
The Diagnostic Challenges are multidisciplinary, case-based exercises that began at WSU in 1991 to help students learn in a simulated "real world" setting. The exercises are now conducted collaboratively by instructors in Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Bacteriology/Mycology, Virology, Immunology and Toxicology. Visiting veterinarians, mostly WSU College of Veterinary Medicine alumni, play an increasingly important role as case facilitators. In addition, important contributions are made by faculty and staff in Radiology, Large and Small Animal Medicine, WSU's Animal Health Library, the CVM Office of Student Services and Biomedical Communications Unit.
- DC1: October 11-14 (Tuesday - Friday)
- DC2: November 14-18 (Monday - Friday)
Remember your Diagnostic Challenge? Well now DC needs you. Become a Facilitator or a "Client" and help train a new generation of veterinarians.
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For questions about giving, contact Lynne Haley, Director of Development, at (509) 335-5021 or email.
In the News
Passing the baton: Abbott to lead WSU’s Diagnostic Challenges
Once a participant in the fourth Diagnostic Challenges, 26 years later Dr. Jeffrey Abbott will lead the program.
Volunteers Matter: Using innovative education to train tomorrow's veterinarians
During one week in October and a second week in November, 60 volunteers helped 130 second-year veterinary students hone their diagnostic and communications skills.
- WSU News - "Future vets practice problem solving, communication" - November 2011
- Veterinary Executive Report - Education Innovators; WSU's Commitment to Training the Country's Best Veterinarians - Spring/Summer 2011
- The Health Sciences Library as partner in case-based learning exercises: the diagnostic challenges at Washington State University - July 2005
- WSU Week - "Diagnostic Challenge gives vet students first-hand experience of treating animals"- December 1999
- College of Veterinary Medicine Supporter Profile - DC Facilitators: