Guidelines for Senior Student Off-Campus Block with Adjunct Faculty for Credit (VM 89000)

Opportunities for as many 60 off-campus, three-week blocks for individual study with adjunct faculty are available for each 4th year class.* Only educational experiences that have no comparable coverage in the Purdue DVM curriculum will be acceptable. Students may apply for up to four off-campus blocks, including blocks with adjunct faculty. All proposed off-campus blocks with adjunct faculty will be evaluated for educational merit and judged on a competitive basis by the Curriculum Committee. Prior level of academic performance in the DVM program may be considered in the evaluation process. Application will be made by each interested student using a standard format provided by the Curriculum Committee. 

All applications must be reviewed and approved by the student's faculty advisor prior to submission to the Curriculum Committee. Off-campus block applications must be received by the Curriculum Committee chairperson for committee action no later than November 1 prior to the start of the 4th year curriculum. In general, a total of four off-campus experiences (VM 89000 and VM 89100) may be activated during each of the seventeen senior year rotation times. 

An off-campus elective block shall be three credits. The course number VM 89000 will be assigned. The experience will be graded as either pass/not pass by the professor supervisor. 

A student who is on probation at the scheduled time of their approved off-campus block with adjunct faculty must forfeit that block. 

*A maximum combined of 60 off-campus experiences (VM 89000 and VM 89100) will be allowed in a given year.  

Faculty Document #95-2 (4th Revision)

College of Veterinary Medicine Student Handbook