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September 24 - 30, 2018


The WeeklyWire is an official communication tool of the Larner College of Medicine. Student feedback led to its development and continues to inform iterative improvements. All non-curriculum-related email communications are directed through the Wire to help support manageable email inboxes for our students; it's your one-stop-shop for all med school happenings outside of the classroom! Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Medical Student Education with any questions.

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 * = All postings flagged with an asterisk are not UVM-sponsored/endorsed 

CLASS INFORMATION

Class of 2019

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Class of 2020

  • APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE - Pathology Student Fellowship: 10/8 application deadline. An exceptional opportunity to work closely with and learn from an enthusiastic teaching faculty and resident staff, regardless of specialty interest. A Master's degree will be awarded at the successful completion of the fellowship year. Read more about the fellowship opportunity... 
  • APPROACHING SUBMISSION DEADLINE - INPUT REQUESTED - Seeking Sample Study Schedules and Student Tips and Tricks for USMLE Step 1: 10/1 submission deadline. If you have a study schedule, resources, or any tips and tricks you would like to share with our members of the class of 2021, we would love to formally compile them for our upcoming Step 1 Support Series Sessions. Please submit any items to studentCOMservices@med.uvm.edu.
  • Clerkship Student Support Lunch: 10/18. Wellness Committee is offering a new opportunity for third and fourth year medical students on clinical rotations. An opportunity for students on clinical rotations to come together and share their experience in a confidential, nonjudgmental space. Read more about this unique clerkship student support opportunity...

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Class of 2021

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Class of 2022

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WEEKLY FYIs FROM OMSE - WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

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LCOMcares: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Support the upcoming Mental Health Panel: 10/15. The Wellness Committee is currently looking for student volunteers to join our bi-annual Mental Health Panel. It aims to create an opportunity for classmates to share their personal stories and strip away at stigma associated with mental health experiences. Interested? Questions? Contact Olivia Larkin at olivia.larkin@med.uvm.edu. Read more about the panel event...

Student Council's LCOMcares quarterly event will be this next month - Support Special Olympics Vermont Fall Games: 10/19 - 10/21. Students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to sign up and reach out to Emily Vayda or Naira Goukasian if you need to coordinate rides or have questions. Read more about the Student Council October community service event (MORE INFO AVAILABLE)...

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS

L.L. BEAN Larner College of Medicine Apparel COMING SOON! Brought to you by your Student Council: There has been a slight delay in the order, stay tuned for details soon. These limited edition products are ONLY available for a set time only so don’t wait! The LL Bean order will be replacing the Patagonia order this year. Read more in the activities calendar Fall Pop-up Event details…

Connect with your Wellness Committee: The Wellness Committee is here to provide confidential peer support, advice, or further resources whenever you need. In addition to reaching out to us individually in person or by email, you can also reach us at our committee email: StudentWellnessCommittee@med.uvm.edu. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

THIS WEEK - LCOM Peer Support Group: 9/24. All students welcome. A nonjudgmental, non-academic, confidential meeting for students to share their experiences and listen to those of their peers. Lots of food will be provided! Read more about the LCOM Peer Support Group...

THIS WEEK - Dan & Carole Burack President's Distinguished Lecture Series - "Why Words Matter: Lessons From Neuroanatomy" with Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD: 9/24. Read more about the Burack Lecture with Dr. Barrett...

THIS WEEK - Careers in Medicine Specialty Panel Series - Dermatology: 9/25. Read more about the Dermatology series session...

THIS WEEK - UVM Children’s Hospital Pediatric Resource Fair*: 9/26. The UVM Children’s Hospital Advocacy Creativity Team is sponsoring our Second Annual Resource Fair.  The focus this year is to create resiliency and reduce the Impact of Adverse Childhood Expeiences (ACES).  All faculty, staff, students are welcome to attend. Read more in the resource fair event details, on the activities calendar...

THIS WEEK - Vermont AHEC’s Health Care Workforce Recruitment & Networking Day: 9/26. Free lunch provided - Come ask Vermont’s hospitals and other health care employers about clinical rotations, electives, internships, job shadowing, research projects, careers, and more! It’s never too early to network, network, network! Read more about the Vermont AHEC Networking Day...

THIS WEEK - Careers in Medicine Specialty Panel Series - Orthopaedics & Physiatry: 9/27. Read more about the Orthopaedics & Physiatry series session...

"Why America and Europe Need Each Other" with Marko Mihkelson: 10/2. Read more about this lecture opportunity...

"Cannabis: How it Affects the Body & the Brain": 10/2. Free and open to the public, takes place in Carpenter Auditorium from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., and includes a Q&A session. Read more about Community Medical School...

Dan & Carole Burack President's Distinguished Lecture Series - "The Americas in a New Age of Discover" with Jago Cooper, PhD: 10/3. Read more about the Burack Lecture Series with Dr. Cooper...

Dan & Carole Burack President's Distinguished Lecture Series - "Mechanics of Cell-Nanomaterial Interactions: Applications in Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicity" with Huajuan Gao, PhD: 10/4. Read more about the Burack Lecture Series lecture with Dr. Gao...

Welcome Reception for Dean Richard L. Page, M.D.: 10/9, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, in the Hoehl Gallery (HSRF 100). In honor of joyous occasion and your readership, enter our WeeklyWire weekly drawing! Oh, and you can also add the reception to your calendar...

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RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIP, AWARDS, & SCHOLARSHIP

THIS WEEK - BNGAP Northeast Regional Academic Medicine Career Development Conference*: 9/28 - 9/29, in Albany, NY. Read more about the BNGAP conference...

Join the VERMONT ARMY NATIONAL GUARD* as a Medical Student and earn a monthly stipend of $2,300 in addition to a $250,000 Student Loan Repayment. Read more about the Vermont Army National Guard opportunity...

UVM Health Network Medical Group 2018 Integration Summit*: 11/2-11/3.  A day-and-a-half event. All LCOM medical students can attend for FREE! Hear from national thought leaders on everything from rethinking how we deliver healthcare. Read more about this unique professional development opportunity...

FASPE 2019 Medical Fellowship Program NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS*: 12/17 application deadline. an intensive, two-week study program in professional ethics and ethical leadership taking place in Berlin, Krakow, and Oswiecim (the location of the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz). Fully-funded. Read more about the FASPE fellowship program...

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ARTS & PUBLICATION

Annual William Carlos Williams Poetry Contest*: 12/31 submission deadline. The competition is open to students attending colleges of medicine or osteopathy in the United States and Canada. Cash prizes and the editors of the Journal of Medical Humanities will review the winning poems and consider them for publication. Read more about the poetry contest in the activities calendar event details...

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* = All postings flagged with an asterisk are not UVM-sponsored/endorsed

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for inclusion in the upcoming Monday issue.

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.

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); thus, the Office of Medical Student Education pulls together a list of housing opportunities posted specifically for this group, so you don't miss out on a good deal. Moreover, medical students also try to keep good spaces "in the family" and are known to post to this list. Please contact the Office of Medical Education if you have any questions.

Don't hesitate to ask the contact if they would consider lowering the advertised rate to secure a graduate student; it never hurts to ask!