Medical Student E-newsletter
January 17, 2018 · Volume 7, Issue 1

Student Ambassador Training

► Student ambassadors practiced team building skills at a trainiing held in the Larner Classroom, January 8. Visit the Student Ambassador page for more information about applying.

Public Health ProjectsPublic Health Projects Address Challenging Issues Like Suicide Prevention & Opioid Prescribing

Members of the Class of 2020 displayed their public health project findings at a poster session and celebration attended by community agency representatives, faculty, staff and students in the Hoehl Gallery on January 18. Partners for this year’s 17 projects included Community Health Centers of Burlington, American Lung Association, Vermont Department of Health, American Red Cross and UVM Medical Center's Community Health Improvement program. “These public health issues are also national priorities, and our students' projects contribute to broader knowledge of community engagement, advocacy, and scholarship in public health,” says Associate Dean for Public Health Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H. Read more about the projects. 

Diversity and Inclusion LogoOffice of Diversity & Inclusion to Move to Community-Friendly Space

New digs are in store for the Office of Diversity & Inclusion – a larger facility in Given D201 that will accommodate not only the office’s growth in staff, but also a place for students, faculty, staff and affiliates interested in issues of diversity, inclusion and cultural competency in medicine to gather. The new office will feature meeting space for 8 with audio-visual technology, diversity educational resources and library, quiet study space, a soft seating area and a kitchenette. The move is expected to take place sometime in February. Read Strategic Priorities Translate to Expanded Staff and Space for Office of Diversity. 

Student Interest Group RepsCongratulations New SEG Leaders

The Student Education Group or SEG, is a student leadership group comprised of four representatives from each class year at the Larner College of Medicine. Elected by their classmates, the representatives act as liaisons between the student body and faculty to "bring pertinent educational issues to the attention of faculty and course directors." Joining the SEG this year are, Sidney Hilker, Flora Liu, Sienna Searles, and Audrea Bose from the Class of 2021. 

Bryce Bludevich '17On the Blog: My First Year as a Resident: A Sense of Shared Purpose

Bryce Bludevich ‘17 discusses the transition from being a medical student to beginning residency:  “The transition to residency can be rocky, but thanks to the hard work and dedication of the residents and attendings at the University of Vermont Medical Center, I felt ready to start my intern year at UMass Memorial Medical Center.” Read more about her experience in the full blog post >>

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SIG Leadership TrainingsSIG Highlight: New Leaders

This week, Student Interest Group (SIG) leaders in the Class of 2020 are passing the baton to their counterparts in the Class of 2021 as they prepare to start clinical clerkships. To ready the new leaders for their role, the Student Council held a mandatory SIG leadership training on Tuesday, January 16 led by Davina Tolbert '21. The training included presentations by Evan Lowry '21, COMAV’s Pamela James, and Student Services Coordinator Kiersten Hallquist on helpful topics, such as budgeting, use of the Commons for documentation, required event forms and more. A follow-up training for those unable to attend the first session is scheduled for Tuesday, January 30 from 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm in Med Ed 300. View the list of new leaders >>


  • January 19: Wellness Committee Fresh Friday, 12 pm, Student Lounge
  • January 20: LCOM Student Council presents "Casino Royale" to benefit UVM Children's Hospital. Event starts at 8:00 PM at UVM Davis Center
  • January 22: Wellness Committee Peer Support Group, 12 pm, Med Ed 303 and 304. For more information, contact Lexi Churchill.
  • January 23: UVM MLK Celebration, Education & Learning Series 2018 Keynote Speaker Dr. Marc Lamont Hill Tickets required & available through LCOM Dean’s Office Event starts at 4:00 PM in Ira Allen Chapel.   
  • January 24: Wellness Committee Tea@3, 3:00 pm, Med Ed 201. Every Wednesday in January and February. For more information, contact Liv Larkin
  • January 25: Wellness Committee Sleep Hygiene Workshop, 12 pm, Med Ed 200. For more information, contact Alexa Arvidson.
  • January 25: End of Foundations Celebration: Join Foundations Director Paula Tracy, Ph.D., and the Class of 2020 as they honor their faculty and staff mentors in Hoehl Gallery on January 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM.   
  • January 31: Wellness Committee Tea@3, 3:00 pm, Med Ed 201. Every Wednesday in January and February. For more information, contact Liv Larkin.

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  • March 16: Match Day

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