Medical Student E-newsletter
October 4, 2017 · Volume 6, Issue 16

Medical students at the Color Run

► Members of the Class of 2020 gather before running in The Color Run, September 23.  From left to right: Amanda Kardys, Melissa Romero, Gesca Borchardt, Laura Thompson-Martin and Lauren Gaffaney

Imbasciani Lecture 2017LGBT Health Expert Henry Ng Delivers Imbasciani Lecture on Transgender Care

Trans 101, creating a welcoming environment of care, hormone therapy and its impact on health and medical monitoring were among the areas touched on by national LGBTQ health expert Henry Ng, M.D., M.P.H., during the College's 4th annual Imbasciani Lecture on “Incorporating Transgender Care into Everyday Primary Care.” The past president of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality and chair of internal medicine/pediatrics at Cleveland’s MetroHealth Medical Center, Ng established the Pride Clinic, Ohio’s first LGBT medical home. Learn more about the Imbasciani Lecture.

Study SpaceWhat's Your Favorite Place to Study? Check Out the Larner List!

Did you know that there are 52 different indoor spaces in which medical students can study on the Larner campus? Add that to the fave study spots across campus and in the greater Burlington area (insert coffee shop name here) and you've got a relative mountain of choices for whatever your preferred noise, traffic and comfort level! Check out the list.

FYI – Where’s the Photo Studio?

Need your photo taken and wondering what happened to the folks formerly located next to the medical student lounge? The photo studio – and all of the Office of Medical Communications staff – have moved to the Given Courtyard South 100 suite. In addition to the photo studio, you’ll find creative services, public relations, social media, web, events and marketing staff there, too. Contact us

JennaOn the Blog: Active Learning Study Tips from a First-Year Med Student

“Active learning means listening, drawing, and moving. Rewrite your notes. Draw out diagrams. Listen to podcasts. Perform practice questions.” First-year medical student, Jenna Dafgek, shares her advice on how to study for a new way of learning.  The blog post was originally published on September 6, 2017 on the White Coats and Polka Dots blog.  Read Notes from a First-Year Med Student: Active Learning Study Tips. 

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MicroscopeSIG Highlight: Pathology Student Interest Group

Advised by Suzanne Tucker, M.D., assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, the Medical Student Pathology Interest Group engages medical students interested in a career in Pathology, the study of disease. The group meets several times each semester touring different areas of pathology, hosting panel lunches and fun outings with pathologists, including a casual, apple picking event on Saturday, October 7th from 11:00 am-1:00 pm at Chapin Orchards in Essex Junction. These activities allow students to interact with members of the pathology department to gain a greater understanding of the role of pathologists in medicine and pathology as a career. For more details on this SIG and the apple picking event, please email leaders Lizzie McLeod and Danielle Smith.

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Student Council Election Results

The following students have been elected for the 4 Chair positions for the class of 2021: Evan Lowry, Cameron Burke, Davina Tolbert, and Sidika KajtezovicNaira Goukasian has been selected as the Community Service Coordinator.

Wellness Committee October Announcements

Fresh Friday and Wellness Committee Information Session: Class of 2021! Interested in being part of the Wellness Committee? Attend the information session on Friday October 6 at 12:00 pm in the Student Lounge. Stop by and also enjoy Fresh Friday (open to all students) and learn more about what being a member of the Wellness Committee looks like. Information about the election process and current Wellness Committee members will be on hand to talk about how this experience has positively impacted their medical careers. Email Lizzie McLeod or Florence Lambert-Fliszar for details.

Peer Support Group: Monday October 9 from 12:00-1:00pm in Med Ed 302. This is a nonjudgmental, confidential meeting for students to share their experiences and listen to those of their peers. Food will be provided. Email Alexa Arvidson for details.

Student Mental Health Panel: Wednesday October 18 from 12:00-1:00pm in Med Ed 200. Everyone is welcome to attend and engage in the dialogue. If you are open to being on the panel yourself or have any questions, please contact Lizzie McLeod.



  • October 6: Fresh Friday, 12:00 noon, Student Lounge
  • October 9: Wellness Committee’s Monthly Peer Support Group, 12:00 noon, MedEd 302, Email Alexa Arvidson for more details
  • October 12: 2017 George V. Kidder Lecture with Dr. Lewis R. First, 5:00 pm, Alumni House, Register for the event.
  • October 13: Class of 2021 White Coat Ceremony Ira Allen Chapel
  • October 18: Student Mental Health Panel, 12:00 noon, Sullivan Classroom, Email Lizzie McLeod for more details


  • November 2: 2017 Women’s Summit at UVM
  • November 10-13: Celebrating Excellence in Research at the Larner College of Medicine  

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