Final-year student and employer views of essential personal, interpersonal and professional attributes for new veterinary science graduates

Schull, D. N., Morton, J. M., Coleman, G. T. and Mills, P. C. (2012) Final-year student and employer views of essential personal, interpersonal and professional attributes for new veterinary science graduates. Australian Veterinary Journal, 90 3: 100-104. doi:10.1111/j.1751-0813.2011.00874.x


Author Schull, D. N.
Morton, J. M.
Coleman, G. T.
Mills, P. C.
Title Final-year student and employer views of essential personal, interpersonal and professional attributes for new veterinary science graduates
Journal name Australian Veterinary Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0005-0423
1751-0813
Publication date 2012-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1751-0813.2011.00874.x
Volume 90
Issue 3
Start page 100
End page 104
Total pages 5
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective To describe the perceptions of final-year veterinary science students regarding the importance of a variety of personal, interpersonal and professional attributes for new graduates, and to compare these with the views held by employers of new veterinary science graduates.
Design Final-year veterinary science students at The University of Queensland and a sample of employers of new graduates from The University of Queensland were surveyed using a written questionnaire.
Results The distributions of responses given by students and employers did not differ significantly for 44 of 54 attributes listed. Communication skills, teamwork, respect for co-workers, honesty and an awareness of personal limitations were valued highly by students and employers.
Conclusion Final-year students and employers of new graduates from The University of Queensland ascribe similar importance to a variety of personal, interpersonal and professional attributes for new veterinary science graduates.
Keyword Education
Employers
Graduates
Students
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2013 Collection
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