Today the concept of One Medicine is highlighting a call for increased integration of veterinary medicine among other biomedical scientific disciplines. Interdisciplinary training as a veterinary pathologist and comparative biomedical scientist sets the stage for a fulfilling career exploring challenges in detecting and understanding the biology of diseases.

With this in mind, the Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI) has developed two training programs, administered by NCI's Molecular Pathology Unit . The first is a graduate program, the CBSTP (Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program), for doctors of veterinary medicine, incorporating veterinary medicine and pathology with training in human biomedical research.

The second is a Summer Internship Program for veterinary medical students, which was created to give students a research experience and to provide opportunities to interact with veterinarians at the NIH, FDA, and DOD who have chosen many different career paths involved in research, animal models, medical device approval, and other paths.

Trainees have the opportunity to make a significant impact on societal problems and lead contributions to the public’s health, to human health, and to animal and ecosystem health as well.