A One Health opinion piece...
“...There can be no doubt about the unique potential for the One Health Model for Multidisciplinary Training and Collaboration.”
Gary Roubin, veterinarian-physician trained Interventional Cardiologist research team member who helped developed the first Balloon-expandable Coronary artery stent for humans.
Veterinarians merged with physician educations: Past and present combined into one individual “One Health” examples—a useful conjoined degree program?
Bruce Kaplan, DVM and *Steven W. Atwood, VMD, MRCVS, MD, MPH
Dr. Kaplan is a co-founding member of the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH ▪ Thomas M. Yuill, PhD ▪ Helena J. Chapman, MD, MPH, PhD ▪ Craig N. Carter, DVM, PhD https://goo.gl/rs7MjP
* Dr. Atwood practices veterinary medicine at Animal Health Care Associates, West Tisbury, MA (USA) http://animalhealthcaremv.com/about-us/meet-the-team/. He has also uniquely earned a human medical degree (MD) and is a longstanding member of the One Health Initiative team’s Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.
“...This paper advances a case for considering establishment of unique DVM/VMD-MD/DO programs in the U.S. and internationally. Other veterinary medical degree titles exist in other nations, e.g. BVSc, BVM & S, BVetMed (London), VetMB (Cambridge), BVM etc. as well as medical degrees, e.g. MB, MBBS, BMBS, MBChB, MBBCh etc. ...
... the authors contend that schools of medicine, veterinary medicine and public health should seriously consider instituting this sea change educational One Health approach within and among appropriate university campuses. It would help facilitate the established premise of “One Health implementation will help protect and/or save untold millions of lives in our generation and for those to come.”
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