Community Spotlight

What's New with the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship?

November 14, 2018 by Jennifer Nachbur

Eight students from the Larner College of Medicine at UVM have been selected to complete one-year-long Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships at Hudson Headwaters Health Network in Queensbury, N.Y., and the new pilot program at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, Vt.

CVMC LIC Coordinator Sarah Child (left) and Site Director Christine Payne, M.D. (Courtesy photo)

Eight students from the Class of 2021 will be headed off to Longitudinal Clerkships (LICs) in March 2019. Four will go to Glens Falls, N.Y.-based Hudson Headwaters Health Network (HHHN) and four will go to the brand-new LIC at Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) in Berlin, Vt., which is part of the UVM Health Network. Class of 2021 students Kalle Fjeld, Jordan Munger, Casandra Nowicki and Connor Scagnelli will be doing an LIC at HHHN. Second-year students Alexa Golden, Flora Liu, Jessica Lyon and Catherine Westbom will be doing an LIC at CVMC.

Meet the CVMC LIC Site Director & Coordinator
The CVMC LIC is a pilot program that will launch in March 2019. The site director, Christine Payne, M.D., clinical assistant professor of family medicine, received her medical degree from Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and completed a family medicine residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

“I really loved life in northern New England,” says Payne, who enjoys running and hiking and spent time living in Korea, Massachusetts and upstate New York before moving to Waterbury, Vt. and her current family practice office. “I have always enjoyed teaching medical students both here in Vermont and when I used to work for Tufts, so I am really excited to be spending more time with students and help to arrange a great learning experience for them. I think [CVMC] is a great place for students to see a system of medical care and physicians here are very enthusiastic about teaching.”

Sarah Child is the new CVMC LIC coordinator. She originally worked in undergraduate college admissions and then found her way to the healthcare arena.

“I was pulled in by the passion I saw in the faculty, students and alumni who worked extremely hard for little glory and in very challenging situations," Child says. "These were smart people who were infectious to be around.”

After working in recruitment at UVM Medical Center for several years, Child moved into practice management in central Vermont and eventually became a physician recruiter at CVMC, where she says she “found a home” and has worked for 11 years.  “I am really excited to be a part of creating an incredible experience for the medical students. There are some many wonderful and interesting things happening in our community medical center.”

Learn more about the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM.