I've been researching veterinary qualifications post-grad and I'm a bit confused about RCVS certificates.
According to the following website http://www.rcvs.org.uk/Templates/Int...ntNodeID=94964
'Enrolment for the RCVS Certificate Examinations is no longer available. For those candidates currently enrolled, the last examination will be held in 2012.'
What does this mean for future vets? Do you think RCVS diplomas will be discontinued also?
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- Thread Starter
- 09-06-2008 15:19
- 09-06-2008 15:52
They mention the certificate in advanced veterinary practice...maybe that is going to replace it
- 09-06-2008 17:13
Yeah it’s the AVP certificates that are coming in now. I've talked to vets about them and the general feedback isn’t great.
With the AVP you can just do some non specific modules to get a cert AVP if you want to specialise in the AVP you have to do specific modules i.e. cert avp (zoomed).
Apparently the avps are very general so the certificate where more specialised, such as small animal surgery compared to small animal practice.
The vet i worked with in April, said he much preferred the RCVS certificates to the new ones.
I don't think it mans too much to future vets, I think I will worry about post grad certificates after I've got the bloody vet degree in the first place or even an offer. lol
I couldn't see anything about rcvs discontinuing the diplomas, i just assume you would have to have a cert avp to progress as they do now...(dont they? cant remember)
- 09-06-2008 18:46
Sorry I'm a little confused is this the certificate gained on qualifying that makes you MRCVS or is it regarding further specialisation like a cardiology certificate?
- 09-06-2008 19:01
you have to be a mrcvs to enroll, its basically you do your vet degree then a few modules on something more in depth than at vet school, and get a certificate.
- 19-11-2009 16:12
Hi, I’m the education officer at the RCVS so if you have any questions about the modular certificate scheme - CertAVP, the please do email me [email protected]
The modular certificate scheme has replaced the “old style” certificates and is open to any member of the RCVS or anyone who would be eligible to be a member of the RCVS for example an EU national with a degree from within the EU.
Its not true to say that the new certificates are very general. Modcerts were brought in to bring a much more flexible approach to the certificate system. You have a wide choice of modules available for assessment at a range of Universities. You can specialise, or not, as you choose and you can change your mind about which modules you wish to take as your career progresses. The certificate you will receive when you have achieved 60 credits is the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice CertAVP. You can choose to specialise and get a designated certificate by passing particular modules for example CertAVP (Small Animal Medicine).
If you want to go on to diploma level you will need to have been assessed in certain certificate modules.
There is a lot of information about modular certificates on the RCVS website www.rcvs.org.uk/modcerts including the list of modules and where they can be assessed.
I hope this is helpful.