Students honored for communications skills

As an expansion of the Bayer Communication Project, the UF College of Veterinary Medicine faculty recently presented two awards to veterinary medical students in recognition of their communications skills.

Receiving the first place 2017 Bayer Excellence in Communication Award, a cash award sponsored by Bayer Animal Health, was Kaitlyn Smith (’18.) Receiving the second place textbook award, sponsored by Dr. Amy Stone, was Jacqueline Shen (’18.)

The awards were announced in May.

Created and funded by Bayer HealthCare LLC’s animal health division, the purpose of the award is to identify and reward veterinary students who are mastering effective communication skills. These skills are considered crucial for helping to establish strong client relationships, which in turn lead to better compliance with medications and treatment plans for their animals.

Students competing for the award, which includes a $2,500 scholarship, submit recorded interviews of themselves in a clinical setting with a client. The submissions are judged by a panel of faculty at each institution, who select their school’s winner.

The textbook award is a new award that was created to expand the recognition for students’ communications skill sets.

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