Medical Student E-newsletter
September 6, 2017 · Volume 6, Issue 14

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► Public Health Projects groups participate in a flipped classroom session on doing a medical literature search and developing research methods on August 29.

LICThe Year-Long Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship

What’s it been like to do an LIC – Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship – for Larner medical students at Hudson Headwaters Health Network (HHHN) in upstate New York? At a September 1 info session, three third-years shared tales of their experiences working as part of a multidisciplinary team in inpatient, outpatient and urgent care settings. HHHN includes 15 primary care centers, three obstetrics/gynecology centers and free school-based dental care facilities. Glens Falls Hospital – a 300-bed inpatient facility – offers students exposure to surgery, inpatient medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and cancer care. In addition to their clinical work, all three students are currently conducting community projects. Holly Bachilas ’19 is running a smoking cessation program; Sunit Misra ’19 is providing a wellness/fitness curriculum to elementary school children; and Khaled al Tawil ’19 is doing a point-of-care ultrasound activity. Class of 2020 LIC applications are due to OMSE by Sept. 8! Read more about the LIC.

Rick Morin, M.D.Capstone of a Career: Dean Morin to Step Down in 2018

On August 31, Larner College of Medicine Dean Rick Morin, M.D., announced his plan to step down as dean in 2018 once a successor has been named. Since becoming the College’s 17th dean ten years ago, he's had many achievements, including his work in philanthropy, which resulted in an unprecedented commitment of $100 million in lifetime giving from late alumnus Robert Larner, M.D.’42 and his wife Helen, and related naming of the College in Dr. Larner’s honor. Read more >>

Color Run LogoRun or Volunteer to Support the UVM Children’s Hospital

COMCares is looking for participants to join their group for The Color Run - The Happiest 5K on the Planet.  The event takes place on September 23 and anyone who registers using the code “UVMHN” will automatically contribute $5 to the UVM Children’s Hospital.  If you’re not a runner, but want to participate, sign up to volunteer at the event and the hospital will receive an additional $40 donation!  For more information, contact Emily Vayda.

Kathryn Patton '20On the Blog: A Focus on the Health Care System: Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

How can future physicians make the health care system better for patients? Class of ’20 med student Kathryn Patton discusses her involvement in quality improvement and patient safety through the Students for Quality Improvement & Patient Safety (SQIPS) Student Interest Group, which serves as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School chapter for the Larner College of Medicine. Read the blog.

SQIPSSIG Highlight: Students for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (SQIPS)

Advised by Keith Robinson, M.D., UVM assistant professor of pediatrics, Students for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (SQIPS) aims to provide a place for Larner College of Medicine students to interact with faculty in an interprofessional manner to understand and improve healthcare delivery models and patient safety through discussion, course offers and quality improvement projects. SQIPS discourse and projects seek to not only improve the lives of patients and health of communities but the cohesiveness of the healthcare workforce by embracing the missions, vision and values of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. To learn more about this SIG, contact Kathryn Patton and Jennifer Boccia.

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  • September 10: BTV Pride Parade and Festival, 12:00 pm, Battery Park, Burlington
  • September 23: AHA Vermont Heart Walk, 8:45 am, Oakledge Park, Burlington
  • September 25: The Annual Stetson Lecture in Technological Advances in Medicine featuring Robert Langer, Sc.D., 1:00 pm, Larner Classroom
  • September 27: VT AHEC Health Care Workforce Recruitment and Networking Day, 11:00 am, Hoehl Gallery
  • October 3: Community Medical School presents SPECIAL PANEL PRESENTATION “Lyme Disease: Big, Bad Borrelia burgdorferi & the Tiny Tick,” 6:00 pm, Carpenter Auditorium
  • October 13: Class of 2021 White Coat Ceremony, Ira Allen Chapel

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