Medical Student E-newsletter
March 14, 2018 · Volume 7, Issue 5

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Wilderness Medicine SIG leaders Tyler Prince ’21, Ryan Harned ’21, and Hillary Danis ’21 hosted a talk by flight paramedic, former Army Special Forces medic and current fourth-year Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine student Michael Lauria on “Imperterbability: Learning Cognitive and Psychological Skills for Medical Emergencies,” on March 6.

Match DayWho's Matching on March 16? Meet 3 Class of 2018 Students

It's Match Week – possibly the most stressful and exciting period in a medical student’s life. Meet three of the students eagerly awaiting news of where their residency will take place: Tinh Huynh, who’s matching into anesthesiology; Maggie Graham, who’s matching into family medicine, and Astia Roper-Batker, who’s matching into internal medicine. Read more about these students.

Molly MarkowitzMarkowitz Discusses Power of Social Media & Pediatrics

Want to be a "tweetiatrician"? Class of ’18 student Molly Markowitz says it’s a powerful way to advocate for children and families and forge both personal and broader connections – all for a good cause and to effect change. What’s the key to creating these connections? Hashtags! Read more about her leadership role in a national social media campaign to encourage Congress to #ExtendCHIP.

Ava Bakhtyari

Bakhtyari Named Class of '20 President-Elect

The Student Council has announced the election of Ava Bakhtyari as the Class of 2020’s President-Elect. March 16  - Match Day for the Class of 2018 – marks the transition of the current Class of 2019 President-Elect Hyunsoo No into his new role as President. At this time, Ava will assume the vacated President-Elect position and then transition into the role of President during her fourth year. The Council represents all medical students enrolled at UVM’s Larner College of Medicine. Members are responsible for serving as a liaison between the student body and administrative offices, oversight of the class budgets and Student Interest Groups, and promotion of camaraderie among students through creation of various social functions, including class events.

Candice WolfOn the Blog: The Big Change Roundup & the Power of Community

“As of today, I am not qualified to diagnose or treat children, but I have found a way to impact the lives of the children of Vermont and surrounding communities,” says Candice Wolf ’21, a leader in the Pediatric Student Interest Group, who “got involved in the Big Change Roundup, the largest fundraiser for the UVM Children’s Hospital and a beloved community event.”  Read about Candice’s involvement with the program on the blog

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SMASH MD SIGSIG Highlight: Students for Mechanical Augmentation, Social Habit, and Mindful Demeanor (SMASH MD)

Advised by Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Lee Rosen, Ph.D. and led by Class of 2021 students Marc Hammond, Liam du Preez, and Ashton Pike, the SMASH MD (Students for Mechanical Augmentation, Social Habit, and Mindful Demeanor) SIG became official in the last week of February 2018. The SIG began humbly as nothing more than a group of first- and second-year medical students gathering during lunch to play a video game called Super Smash Brothers as a way to relax and unwind between classes and studying. Now, as an official SIG, the group hopes to work with the UVM Clinical Simulation Laboratory to provide medical students with greater access to the tools and equipment offered by the lab in order to enhance the professional relationship they will have with technology as physicians. Currently, the SIG is planning a video game event in conjunction with the Pediatrics SIG for children at the UVM Children's Hospital. Stay tuned for more about the event!

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  • March 16: Match Day! Join the Class of 2018 at 12:00 noon in the Hoehl Gallery to celebrate their four years of hard work and their residency matches. Get the details about Match Day.
  • March 17: Here to Help Clinic. Join the Here to Help SIG from1 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church to volunteer at the clinic. Sign up to volunteer or learn more.
  • March 19: DEADLINE for nominations for the Patricia O'Brien Global Health Leadership and Humanitarian Award and the Beth Kirkpatrick Citizen of the World Award. Learn more and nominate someone.
  • March 24:  Join the Med Mentors SIG for Health Career Exploration Day – an all-day event for students from six area high schools. Sign up to volunteer or learn more.
  • April 3: Community Medical School special panel presentation (featuring Eli Goldberg '20) on "Transgender Healthcare: Transitioning to Affirmative Care." 6:00 to 7:30 pm in Carpenter Auditorium. Learn more about Community Medical School.   

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