LCOM Cares

Welcome to the LCOM Community Service Hub! LCOMcares Service Corps was initially created as a COVID-19 Task Force to help facilitate volunteer efforts and services pertaining to COVID-19 between the Larner College of Medicine faculty, staff, and students, the University of Vermont Medical Center, the College's clinical partners, and the surrounding community.

We now use it as a central location to promote service groups that are available for students to join as well as service opportunities in the community. We are committed to helping you find an opportunity that you are passionate about, so if you would like more information or have a service project idea or question, please reach out to your community service chairs!

The Lud Eyasu Community Service Award

Is intended to provide financial support to medical students seeking to work alongside our community to address a local, unmet need. The project may but does not require sponsorship or collaboration with a Student Interest Group (SIG). This is a Medical Student Council initiative and as such, we encourage applications from all medical students at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. The Lud Eyasu Community Service Award Form...

Some of our Larner Community Service Medical Student Interest Groups

Here to Help

The Here to Help SIG provides a monthly service day for the homeless community of Burlington. Our goals include organizing and distributing free meals, free clothing, free haircuts, free toiletries, and free access to showers for our community members. This is part of a multiorganization collaboration that aims to further create the idea of community involvement and inclusiveness


SMILE Docs aims to excite elementary students about the field of medicine through interactive and fun lesson plans. Our lessons cover many body systems, including the cardiovascular system, the lungs, the GI tract, the five senses, and many more. Our lessons are adaptable for students aged 6-12 and students and volunteers alike always have a fantastic time!

Spartans Advance

The Spartans Advance initiative is a program to build confidence in students at Winooski Middle & High School in regards to navigating life after school. We work to create a myriad of hands-on healthcare-oriented workshops to build their interest in various fields in medicine. For example, we’ve created ultrasound, phlebotomy, and intubation simulation workshops. These sessions bring a new light to the world of medicine and help students explore a myriad of exciting and accessible health careers!

HERO Mentors

The HERO Mentors SIG is responsible for facilitating the AHEC HERO Mentors program. We partner with current medical students with high school students across Northern Vermont who are interested in the healthcare field. Through this program, we aim to educate high school students on the various careers that exist in healthcare, and we hope to steer them in the appropriate direction through different STEM modules and 1:1 meetings.

Science Whiz

Science Whiz brings excitement to the inpatient kids at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital through a variety of science experiments and activities each month. Whether it’s sensory buckets for those who prefer to participate independently or mini bottle rockets for those who are interested in more engagement, we’re looking forward to brightening each child’s hospital stay!


Karen George, M.D, M.P.HAssociate Dean of Students, Faculty Advisor
Micaila BaroffioClass of 2023 Medical Student
Sydney CardozoClass of 2024 Medical Student, Larner Medical Student Council Community Service Chair
Raj ChawlaLarner Technology Services
Lud HabtuClass of 2023 Medical Student, Larner Medical Student Council Community Service Chair
Kiersten Tavares, M.Ed.Office of Medical Student Education, Student Services Coordinator
Nick KrantClass of 2024 Medical Student, Larner Medical Student Council Community Service Chair
Michael LawlerClass of 2023 Medical Student
Vinh LeClass of 2024 Medical Student
Gabriela Sarriera ValentinClass of 2025 Medical Student, Larner Medical Student Council Community Service Chair
Karen VincentUVM Medical Center Human Resources


Contact LCOMcares

Email the LCOMcares Service Corps

Community Service Chairs

Please also feel free to contact any of the Larner Community Service Chairs with any questions.