Admission Requirements & Process



Graduates of foreign veterinary colleges will be considered if they are graduates of a college or school of veterinary medicine accredited by the AVMA, or who possess an Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduate (ECFVG) certificate, or by the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE), or possess a license to practice veterinary medicine in any state or territory of the United States of America or Canada.

How to Apply

Applicants should complete an online application and submit all required materials through the VIRMP at Online applications can be initiated beginning on November 1, 2023 and must be completed no later than December 11, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The deadline for applications to laboratory animal medicine training programs participating in the VIRMP is December 11, 2023. As the December 11th deadline is distinct from the deadline used by other residency specialties participating in the VIRMP, you should contact your references and registrar to ensure they submit their letters of support and your transcripts ahead of the December 11th deadline. It is essential you select the Tri-Institutional Training Program as a program to which you would like to apply. Your program rankings must be completed by February 16, 2024 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Additional details can be found online at

Tri-Institutional Training Program specific questions should be addressed to:

Neil S. Lipman, VMD 
Center of Comparative Medicine and Pathology 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine 
1275 York Avenue 
Box 270 
New York, NY 10065

Email: [email protected] or [email protected] 
Phone: 646-888-2400

Learn more about the Tri-Institutional Training Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine & Science.

  • Training Facilities
    The Tri-Institutional Training Program provides trainees access to world-class biomedical research facilities.
  • Training Description
    Learn about the training program at the Tri-Institutional Training Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine & Science. It consists of two main training components: clinical, management, and administrative training and research training.
  • Faculty
    The faculty of the Tri-Institutional Training Program is composed of laboratory animal specialists, comparative pathologists, regulatory specialists, and veterinary scientists.
  • Program Duration & Completion
    The duration of the Tri-Institutional Training Program is three years.
  • Postdoctoral Fellows
    Current and prior trainees.
  • Admission Requirements & Process
    Learn more about applying to the Tri-Institutional Training Program.
  • Contact Us: Tri-Institutional Training Program
    Contact the Tri-Institutional Training Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine & Science at MSK.