Training Modules

Training can be completed once your GatorLink account and password have been created. Please be advised, activation of your GatorLink account can take up to 24 hours. Once it is active select the links below to complete the required training modules.

When prompted on the modules indicated with an asterisk (*) below, make sure to select “University of Florida” (not “UF Health Shands”) as your provider.

Required Training for Residents & Interns

ALL Residents & Interns (DVM and Technician):

ALL Residents Only:

  • IACUC Training
    • IACUC Training is required for research activities during your residency. The module outlined below is the initial training and any additional departmental or research specific modules beyond this basic module will be completed post arrival.
    • Select “For Investigators” and sign in with your GatorLink username and password (if prompted)
    • Under “Getting Started Working with IACUC“:
      1. Expand the “IACUC Registration, Protocol Submission, and Review Process Overview” section. Review the instructions and register with the online portal, myIACUC
      2. Expand the “EH&S Animal Research Health & Safety” section. This section outlines filling out the “Risk Assessment for Animal Contact” form, which was also mailed to you with your hire paperwork. If you have already filled it out and sent it back please disregard this step. If not please fill out this form and return it to: UF College of Veterinary Medicine c/o Glen Mapes 2015 SW 16th Avenue, Gainesville FL 32608
      3. Expand the “AALAS Training Requirements” section. Review the information.
      4. Expand the “Instructions for Working with the UF IACUC Training” section. Review the information and log-in to the AALAS Website. Search for and complete the following module: “Working with the IACUC“. Once complete, print or digitally keep a copy of your certificate for your records along with forwarding a copy to

Required Training for Specific Services

ECC Technician Interns:

ALL Technician Interns:

Small Animal Residents & Interns (DVMs and Technicians):

The following training reviews the overall infection control policies for the Small Animal Hospital and isolation polices when utilizing the isolation rooms located in the Progressive Care Ward

Rotating Interns (DVMs & Technicians) and Small Animal Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Neurology, and Emergency & Critical Care Residents & Interns:

Large Animal Medicine, Large Animal Surgery, and Ophthalmology Residents & Interns:

The following training is required in the event you have to process a payment overnight through the Large Animal Hospital

 Medical Oncology and Anatomic Pathology Residents & Interns:

  • Respirator Training*
    • For the embedded forms: 1.) Skip the “Respirator Review Form”. Your department or supervisor will submit this for you. 2.) Submit the “Medical Questionnaire for Respirator Use Form” to CVM Nurse, Mike Wuerz, instead (DO NOT hit the submit button on the form to send it to Occupation Medical Clinic).
    • You will be provided medical clearance and scheduled a respirator fitting after you arrive on campus

Large Animal Medicine, Large Animal Surgery, FARMS, and Zoological Medicine Residents & Interns:

  • USDA Accreditation Training
    • Complete the “Initial Accreditation Training (IAT)” by following the directions outlined here
    • Print your completion certificate and have it available for collection during Orientation after you arrive on-campus
    • Fill out the VS Form 1-36A and have it available for collection during Orientation after you arrive on-campus
      • Under the License Category enter either LAP or your Florida license number
      • LAP Designation: Once you complete the Federal and State Sessions during on-campus Orientation, you will be designated as LAP. This gives you the ability to use the UF license as long as and only while you are with UF. If you already attended a previous Federal Session you will only need to attend the State Session to obtain this designation.

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