Medical Student E-newsletter
November 29, 2017 · Volume 6, Issue 21

First year students gather after PCR

► Anya Koutras, M.D., associate professor of family medicine and a faculty preceptor for PCR hosted her group’s weekly meeting over a home-cooked meal, November 14.

Radiology SessionCross-Sectional Radiology Sessions Allowed Students the Ability to Learn Outside the Pressures of the Classroom

Between October and November, UVM first-year medical students had the unique opportunity to attend cross-sectional radiology education sessions hosted by assistant professor of neurological sciences Sarah McCarthy, Ph.D. and fourth-year radiology resident Katherine Barton, M.D. The sessions were part of a project meant to increase students' exposure to radiology and cross-sectional anatomy through the study of magnetic resonance (MR) images from four anatomical donors. Read more about the sessions.

Margaret Johnston and Andrew CorseClass of '19 Students Receive VT Medical Society Scholarships

Each year, the Vermont Medical Society’s (VMS) Education and Research Foundation awards one or more $5,000 scholarship to medical students at the UVM Larner College of Medicine. This year's recipients - Margaret Johnston and Andrew Corse - were honored on November 4 at the Vermont Medical Society’s 204th annual meeting in Woodstock, Vt. Read more about the scholarships and recipients.

Grace Adamson and her familyFourth-Year Wisdom: Being a Mother and a Medical Student

In this month's #MEDSCHOOLADVICE column, Grace Adamson '18 talks about her journey from the courtroom to the exam room and the lessons she's learned along the way. Adamson was a lawyer in Washington D.C. for over ten years before she decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a family medicine physician. Read a Q&A with Adamson about her journey.

Global HealthEngage in Global Health Cultural and Educational Exchange Summer ’18 Elective Application Deadline December 4

Global Health electives, open to Class of 2019 and 2021 medical students, are entirely subsidized and provide students with a rich cultural experience through a variety of historical and language seminars, field trips, and the host family program. Each rotation is up to 6 weeks and consists of two central components: clinical and sociocultural. First year students fulfill their clinical component by carrying out research projects, while senior medical students and residents complete a clinical rotation in addition to optional research. Apply now! The deadline is December 4. Participants are selected via an interviewing process. Find the elective application on the Global Health Electives web page or email Audree Frey with questions.

Read the Global Health blog and see the UVM Medicine Blog (below) to learn more from the student perspective.

Katie Grenoble during her Global Health ElectiveOn the blog: Patience, Creativity and Perseverance

Katie Grenoble ’20 completed a Global Health elective in Uganda this past summer.  After witnessing the lack of availability of many clinical tools, she realized that patient interaction is the key element in providing healthcare.  Read more in the full blog post >>

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Plastic Surgery SIGSIG Highlight: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRG) 

Advised by Assistant Professor of Surgery Meredith Collins, M.D., the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery SIG was created in 2016 to give students a window into the specialty through events such as suture clinics, meet and greets with UVM plastic surgeons, and shadowing opportunities. According SIG leader Zach Ehret ’20 the goal is to provide students with information about plastic surgery procedures, lifestyle, research opportunities, and the field’s overall place in the medical world. Read more here >>

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  • Ends November 30: 2017 Winter Coat Drive sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Drop of gently-used coats in the donation barrel in Given Courtyard for the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS).
  • November 30: Careers in Medicine Panel with UVM Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry Robert Emmons, MD on "Private Practice," 12:00 pm in MedEd 200. 
  • December 3: Deadline to apply or renew your application to become a Larner College of Medicine Student Ambassador! Read the details >> 
  • December 4: Laura Mann Integrative Healthcare Lecture Series presents "Burnout: Why it Matters to Patients and Health Care Organizations" at 8:00 am in the Davis Auditorium. Lecture by Lotte Dyrbye, MD, MHPE.
  • December 6: Research Tapas: "Rigor & Reproduceability" with UVM Professor of Pathology Douglas Taatjes, PhD. 12:00 PM in HSRF 400.
  • December 7: "Home for the Holidays" reception at Allen House from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Read the details >>

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