OERS Professional Career Experiences

Marine Mammal Research Skills / Biomedical Research Skills (ongoing)

B. Advanced (100 hours)

This program is intended for students interested in pursuing a career in Research. This will provide a more in depth opportunity to experience the diverse nature of this career path with a focus on exploring in a virtual fashion an area, how to conduct effective literature searches, formulating a question, research plan, understanding the limitations of collecting data, analyzing data, conduct of basic laboratory analysis, statistics and data presentation and write-up. (exact proportion of these experiences will vary dependant on the timing of the internship). There may be opportunity for limited hands on experiences but this is not guaranteed. There are two programs available depending on the individual’s study area of interest: biomedical or OERS marine animal. One year complimentary OERS Membership included. The cost for this is $1200. 

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“Taking part in the advanced pre-vet internship has been the smartest
move I made since entering university. Great mentors, awesome
opportunities to learn many things about vet medicine and too much fun!”

— Hamsha 2008 Advanced Pre-vet Intern

“This is a worthwhile experience, especially if you don’t have a lot hands on experience in a lab.”

– Deniece 2007 Advanced Research Intern

“It is a pivotal experience for anyone considering research.”

– Arthur 2008 Advanced Biomedical Research Internship

“Participating in the pre-vet internship was probably the most informative and worthwhile experience I’ve had during my years of university”

– Patricia 2007 Pre-Vet Intern

“There is definitely a great energy among the OERS members that makes everyone who participates in their internships feel welcome.”

– Ashley 2007 Advanced Research Intern

“Great hands on experience…..unbelievable opportunity to experience the diversity of a veterinary career…..this has been the most exciting and worthwhile thing I have done ever…”

— Ashley 2006 Pre-Vet Intern

“I would strongly recommend this course to anyone who wish to pursue an academic career in science.”

— Andrew 2007 Advanced Research Intern

“For any students planning of a future in research, this program is a must have.” — Chelsea 2007 Research Intern