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May 20-24, 2024


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Class Information- All Classes

 

  • Tell Us About Your Pet! Do you have a pet you love? Larner is planning a pet spotlight series on social media. Please submit a high-quality photo along with your name/pronouns /area of study/class year, pet's name, age, breed/species, and 1-paragraph description. Example spotlight: Meet Scooby, our first Larner Pet Spotlight of the semester! Scooby is a chatty five-year-old great dane who belongs to M1 student John Glenn. Scooby loves watching birds and squirrels through the window, scrounging for scraps of pizza, and bouncing for attention. John attests that Scooby is incredibly curious and sweet, and his "best friend in the whole world". Submit photos and descriptions to Margie Brenner, Digital Content Specialist.
  • UVM Annual Heating Plant Shutdown-Sunday, May 19-Friday, May 24. The availability of heat, hot water, steam, air conditioning, cage washing, and autoclaves are impacted by this shutdown. We highly recommend users power down any equipment connected to building steam the night prior to the building’s scheduled shutdown. Visit this site to better understand the shutdown’s impact by date by building. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns or reach out to sos@uvm.edu.


Class of 2024

 

Class of 2025

  • Co2025: Family Medicine Residency Application Webinar- Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 1 p.m. ET. Are you applying to Family Medicine Residency this year? The AAMC ERAS and CiM teams will kick off a series of webinars featuring specialty-specific guidance for your students on Thursday, May 23 at 1 p.m. ET when we present Optimal Strategies for Your Residency Application, with a Focus on Family Medicine. If you are unable to attend, please register and the recording will be sent directly to you. Register: AAMC Webinars and Online Courses: Optimal Strategies for Your Residency Application, with a focus on Family Medicine: Webinar for Advisors and Applicants - May 23 (commpartners.com) Panelists for Family Medicine, May 23: Steven R. Brown, MD, FAAFP is Program Director and Professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix Family Medicine Residency. Alice L. Mills, MD, is Director of Career Development and Associate Professor at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
  • Co2025: Select Ortho Courses Surgery Requirement- Beginning with the class of 2025, the three orthopedics courses listed below may be used toward the surgery subspecialty graduation requirement. As with surgery acting internships, no double-dipping allowed: if you use ORTH-xxxx as your choice AI, it cannot also be used to fulfill the subspecialty requirement. The courses are: Ortho 8506 – AI: Orthopaedic Surgery; Ortho 8507 -Ortho for the PC Physician; and Ortho 8520 -Diabetic Foot Management. For more information, click here.

 

Class of 2026

  •  More information coming soon!

 

Class of 2027

  • Co2027- Share Words of Wisdom with the Incoming Class of 2028- Submissions are due by 5PM EST July 19th, 2024. The LCOM Student Council asks for students of the Class of 2027 to share any advice or Words of Wisdom that they might have for the incoming class of 2028. Feel free to submit more than 1 submission at this link.

 

Class of 2028

  • Co2028: Off-Campus Living - UVM Office of Student & Community Relations (OSCR): UVM OSCR has a robust website with many resources including but not limited to how to find local housing, community in neighborhoods, and support in off-campus spaces. The Office of Student & Community Relations has a robust website with many PDFs and pages about how to find local housing, community in neighborhoods, and support in off-campus spaces. Their resources page is incredibly extensive, including rent & housing assistance, food insecurity resources, utilities in BTV, community-oriented ways to spend free time, and more! We recommend saving this page for future reference this summer, as it is a wonderfully helpful masterlist of resources.

 

Upcoming and Ongoing Opportunities

  •  Summer Employment Opportunities with the Office of Medical Education- Apply now! Three positions available: Two working with Foundations and Capstone Curriculum Quality Improvement, and one with LCOM Admissions. Full job descriptions can be found here. Positions run for 6-8 weeks, starting in mid-June and ending the first week of August. Please send a letter of interest and CV or resume to Kauther Hassan with either “Admissions or Curriculum Summer Employment Opportunities” in the subject line.
  • Red Wheelbarrow Call for Submissions- submit by May 31st, 2024. The Red Wheelbarrow, UVM Larner College of Medicine’s literary and visual arts magazine, is now open for submissions for the 2024 digital and print publication! Please submit your artwork, writing, or performance here or by email.
  • The Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust Awards Program for Coronary Heart Disease Research is now accepting pre-proposals through the InfoReady Review portal. This program supports research in the area of the prevention of coronary heart disease or circulatory failure, and improving care for these patients. The program focuses on basic and translational scientific research. Clinical studies are currently ineligible. Applications examining the intersection of coronary heart disease and/or congestive heart failure and COVID-19 or similar viral illnesses are highly encouraged to apply. Pre-proposals are due Friday, June 7th at 11:59 pm. Please submit applications using the UVM InfoReady Review Portal.
  • Whole Health for People and Planet Hybrid Summit – submit work by June 15, event taking place Thursday, October 17, 8:30-3:30PM. Organized by the Osher Center for Integrative Health at the University of Vermont, the themes of this event include 1) Nature - Whole Health Connection 2) Food - Whole Health Connection and 3) Mindfulness - Whole Health Connection. Aimed towards health professionals, researchers, educators, policy experts, and students. This is a hybrid event. Full info here.


Events

  • Drop-in Hours with AHEC- Tuesday, May 21, 11:30-1:30pm, Given Rolling table/counter (generally located in front of MedComm office space.) These drop-in hours are provided for students and residents to connect with members of the AHEC team. Drop-in hours are offered regularly to ensure AHEC staff are available on-site to discuss our programs, including the AHEC Scholars Program, AHEC’s incentive scholarships and educational loan repayment programs, Vermont physician job placement services, and more. Schedule a time to visit with a specific member of the AHEC team or drop by any Tuesday between 11:30-1:30 to visit with the AHEC team member on-site. For more information, contact: Jennifer Gaudreau, CPRP, Physician Placement Professional or Patti Smith-Urie, MA, Outreach Professional.
  • Narrative Medicine SIG/Red Wheelbarrow Workshop- Tuesday, May 28th, 11AM-1PM, MedEd 100. We are hosting a 30 minute podcast discussion and providing students with a space to work on potential submissions to the Red Wheelbarrow. Paints and pizza provided! Sponsored by the Wellness Committee.
  • FMIG Lunch Time Mini-Rounds-Tuesday, May 28, 12-1:30PM, MedEdCenter 203. The Family Medicine SIG with our faculty advisor Dr. Amalia Kane will be hosting an informal lunch-time mini rounds. The goal of this session is to structure it similar to a “grand rounds” meeting with Dr. Kane presenting a medical problem, how it is treated in the field of Family Medicine, and the social determinants of health that may play a role in these conditions. It is an educational session that will be open to all students, however we expect mostly members of the co2027 to attend. The session will either be focused on Diabetes Mellitus in Family Medicine, or the role of Family Medicine in Pediatric care (we are waiting to hear back from Dr. Kane for confirmation on which of these topics will be discussed on this date). Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. Sponsoring Organization: Family Medicine Student Interest Group.
  • M1/M2 AMWA Women’s Trivia- Thursday, May 30, 12-1 PM, MedEdCenter 201. Inviting students to participate in trivia to learn more about women’s history. Sponsoring Organization:  AMWA. Event Primary Contact: Chloe Ruscilli.
  • Coffee/Tea/Cocoa with Dean Zehle-Friday, May 31, 7:30-8:15, outside Given Courtyard N100. Dean Zehle would like to invite you to stop by before class/rotations to join her for coffee/tea/cocoa. Feel free to stop by for a chat, catch up on events, share a story – whatever you would like to talk about – or simply feel free to grab a drink and head off to start your day! She often hosts special guests and looks forward to seeing you whenever you are able to come by. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to her Executive Assistant, Colleen Case for more information.

 

Additional Updates

  • More information coming soon!

 

Optional External Surveys

  • AAMC’s social media team is conducting a brief (5 min) survey to gather insights into their social media usage, communication preferences, and content consumption habits.

 

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Housing Opportunities

Graduate students are highly sought tenants in the Burlington area and property owners often advertise specifically to them with special rates (less than would be offered to undergraduate students). Don't hesitate to ask housing contacts if they would consider lowering the advertised rate to secure a graduate student; it never hurts to ask!

Explore housing opportunities & housing support resources via the UVM Off-campus Housing Site...

Burlington Off-campus Living Guide: Includes information to help off-campus students have successful experiences off campus. Check out the 6th edition of the UVM Off-Campus Student and Community Relations (OSCR) Off Campus Living Guide....

Landlord/Tenant and Housing Questions and Issues: Please contact OSCR (802-656-9405)

Lost & Found

Lost something? Email the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) a description of the item. OMSE and the Dana Medical Library recently joined the UVM campus-wide lost & found system and search not only the College of Medicine, but campus as a whole to see if it's been turned in. If it hasn't, the office can file a claim for the item should someone turn it in soon!

Found something? Please turn it into either the Office of Medical Student Education (Given Courtyard n100) or the Dana Medical Library (First floor of the Medical Education Center) and we will be sure to log it into the Campus-Wide Lost & Found Database.

Found items are kept up to 30 days, and then are donated to various local organizations depending on the item.