Medical Student E-newsletter
October 18, 2017 · Volume 6, Issue 17

White Coat 2017

► Members of the Class of 2021 gather on the steps of Ira Allen Chapel following the White Coat ceremony, October 13.

Congrats, Class of 2021, You Are Now the Proud Owners of White Coats!

Family, friends and College faculty and staff filled Ira Allen Chapel on Oct. 13 for the Class of 2021's White Coat Ceremony, where students celebrated not only a rite of passage, but also the goal for all physicians to practice humanism in medicine. Learn about the ceremony and watch the news story, or view the photo gallery.

Steps to Wellness Schweitzer FellowsSchweitzer Fellows Help Cancer Survivors Lose a Collective 135 Pounds

Weight loss can be challenging for anyone, but in particular, for cancer patients whose treatments can make the task even more daunting. But second-year medical students Lauren Donnelly and Kirsten Martin are having huge – and unexpected – success helping one group of women cancer survivors achieve their weight loss and activity goals.  This is thanks to a 12-week weight management program they have been delivering to Steps to Wellness patients as their 2017-18 Schweitzer Fellowship project

eric schmmidtAdvice from a Fourth-Year Student: Knowing What I Know Now

This month's #MEDSCHOOLADVICE column features Eric Schmidt '18, who reflects on his first year, what he would have done differently, and what he's learned in the past four years - outside of the classroom - in terms of study habits, preventing burnout, and seeking support. Read Escape the Bubble and Burnout >>

Katherine CliffordOn the blog: My Summer Research

Katherine Clifford, ’19, spent her summer investigating longitudinal brain atrophy rates in HIV-positive patients.  Upon completion of the project at the University of California San Francisco, and many conference calls reviewing data analyses, her and her colleagues' paper was published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiencey Syndromes.  Learn more about her fellowshiop on the student blog >>

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AnesthesiologySIG Highlight: Anesthesiology Interest Group (ASIG)

Advised by Kevin Abnet, MD, associate professor of anesthesiology, the Anesthesiology Student Interest Group (ASIG) raises students' awareness about the field by presenting a range of events throughout the year, including faculty panels, informal resident Q&A, guest lectures, clinical skills practicum, and journal club. The group facilitates faculty shadowing opportunities and residency advising for interested students. Current members interests include understanding pain and alleviating pain so that patients can be as comfortable and functional as possible and an appreciation for anesthesiology as one of the few fields in medicine where the physician sees pathology in many different fields across all patient demographics. For more information on this SIG, contact Arjun Patel or Timothy Wong.  

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COM CaresLarner COMCares Opportunities

Shelburne Museum – Help run games and other activities at Haunted Happenings on October 29th. A great family opportunity! Contact Laura Need at 802-985-0865.
Volunteer in Nicaragua, Tanzania, Thailand, and Laos with GIVE: Travel the world, broaden your perspective and help us change the lives of others. Learn all about our unique international volunteer opportunities this upcoming winter and summer. Learn more about GIVE >>


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