What is Day One Competences?

Day One Competences is a concept that integrates the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that veterinarians should possess on the first day after graduation, and serves as a minimum standard for the veterinary profession that students will need no matter what field they enter. In the VNJ Program, 36 Day One Competences have been established based on the following 1-4 specific degree awarding standards (Diploma Policy):


  1. to learn standards of conduct that are based on the logic and ethics needed for veterinarians in their duties;
  2. to acquire proficient knowledge and skills on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of animal diseases, as well as on the maintenance and improvement of animal health and public health;
  3. to gain the international perspectives, expertise and specialized skills necessary to contribute to the solving of global issues such as food supply stability, the safety of livestock animals and their products, and the control of zoonoses; and
  4. to develop, through research experience on leading-edge life sciences, problem-solving abilities based on veterinary medicine and the ability to conduct international activities for new discoveries related to life phenomena and drug development.


At the same time, the development of students who can do all of these will guarantee the quality of education in the VNJ Program and ultimately lead to the value of a veterinary license.


Day One Competencies(PDF)