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July 14-28th, 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.
  • Continue Riding the GMT Bus Fare-free- through Thursday, August 1st (at least.) UVM riders will continue to show your CatCard (virtual or physical) to the bus driver to ride fare-free. This system will be in place until at least August 1. Read more here.


Class of 2025

  • Co2025: ERAS and Careers in Medicine (CiM) are partnering for a new series of specialty-specific webinars for medical school advisors and residency applicants. Each webinar includes a program director and an advisor who will share best practices in preparation for the 2025 ERAS application season. You can access the webinar registration links here:

Emergency Medicine, Thursday, July 25 at 2 p.m. ET

Find other key information about the 2025 ERAS application season including upcoming events on the AAMC Students & Residents website.

  • Co2025: Internal Medicine Residency - Letters of Applications- contact by July 15th, 2024. All students interested in applying to Internal Medicine for residency (categorical only), and will need a Letter of Recommendation from the Department of Medicine/Chair, please contact Gina Sears
  • Co2025: The New England Anesthesia Resident (NEAR) Conference- Saturday, September 14, 2024, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. Are you applying to Anesthesiology residency this year? The Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists is hosting The New England Anesthesia Resident (NEAR) Conference this year! The conference will take place on September 14th, 2024, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. They have a great lineup of speakers, breakout sessions, and social events that medical students, residents, fellows, and attendings will find valuable. There are specific sessions for medical students including a program director panel, simulation session, and a social with residents from anesthesiology programs in New England. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to submit research for presentation. The small registration fee of $25 includes access to all programming, breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Game On! in Fenway. Registration deadline is August 14th, 2024. Please visit the Conference website for more information and registration.

 

Class of 2026

  •  Co2026: Harvard Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship- Funded research fellowship at BIDMC Harvard Plastic Surgery focused on lymphatic surgery and lymphedema. Hello everyone, My name is James Fanning, I am originally a member of the LCOM Class of 2025 but will be joining the LCOM Class of 2027 in March 2025. I am currently completing a paid, 2-year research fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Plastic Surgery studying lymphatic surgery and lymphedema under my mentor, Dr. Dhruv Singhal. Dr. Singhal is a world leader in lymphatic surgery and co-director of the Boston Lymphatic Center. We are currently looking for the next lymphatic research fellow to succeed me when I return to LCOM in March 2025. This is a sponsored 1- or 2-year position between 2nd and 3rd year / 3rd and 4th year, in which you will live in Boston, conduct compelling NIH-funded research, travel to conferences, and get to know the incredibly personable and well-connected team of plastic surgeons and medical student research fellows here at BIDMC Harvard Plastic Surgery. As a research fellow, you will lead projects in basic science, translational, and clinical research. This is an incredible opportunity for students interested in pursuing plastic surgery and general surgery residency. Prior to myself, Rosie Friedman (LCOM Class of 2024) was the lymphatic research fellow in the Singhal Lab for 2 years. This position is again being advertised to LCOM students first, so if you are interested or have questions, please email me at jfannin1@bidmc.harvard.edu before we expand advertisement of this position to other institutions. Please find the application here.
  • Co2026: Med Student Furnished Housing- Fitzwilliam, NH. Ongoing beginning Oct 1, 2024 - Fully furnished 2-bedroom, 1.5 bathroom for rent in Fitzwilliam, NH. All utilities included. This is an apartment in an owner-occupied home, so the landlord will be on-site if you need them, while still maintaining completely separate living quarters. This home has a fully fenced in yard, which also contains a fire pit, and a grill! See the listing on Furnished Finders for more information, or to schedule a video call to view the apartment and meet the landlord.

 

 

Class of 2027

  • Co2027: Harvard Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship- Funded research fellowship at BIDMC Harvard Plastic Surgery focused on lymphatic surgery and lymphedema. Hello everyone, My name is James Fanning, I am originally a member of the LCOM Class of 2025 but will be joining the LCOM Class of 2027 in March 2025. I am currently completing a paid, 2-year research fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Plastic Surgery studying lymphatic surgery and lymphedema under my mentor, Dr. Dhruv Singhal. Dr. Singhal is a world leader in lymphatic surgery and co-director of the Boston Lymphatic Center. We are currently looking for the next lymphatic research fellow to succeed me when I return to LCOM in March 2025. This is a sponsored 1- or 2-year position between 2nd and 3rd year / 3rd and 4th year, in which you will live in Boston, conduct compelling NIH-funded research, travel to conferences, and get to know the incredibly personable and well-connected team of plastic surgeons and medical student research fellows here at BIDMC Harvard Plastic Surgery. As a research fellow, you will lead projects in basic science, translational, and clinical research. This is an incredible opportunity for students interested in pursuing plastic surgery and general surgery residency. Prior to myself, Rosie Friedman (LCOM Class of 2024) was the lymphatic research fellow in the Singhal Lab for 2 years. This position is again being advertised to LCOM students first, so if you are interested or have questions, please email me at jfannin1@bidmc.harvard.edu before we expand advertisement of this position to other institutions. Please find the application here.
  • Co2027: Share Words of Wisdom with the Incoming Class of 2028- Submissions are due by 5PM EST Friday, 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.
  • Co2027: LCOM Connect Program Survey -Submissions are due by 11:59PM on Friday, July 19, 2024. The LCOM Connect Program (historically referred to as "Big Sib/Little Sib") is brought to you by the Larner College of Medicine Student Council. The LCOM Connect Program is brought to you by the Larner College of Medicine Student Council. It's a way to help incoming first-years find answers to questions, connect with students who have "been there", start school with a friend and have someone on their team for their first year of medical school. The LCOM Connect Committee will pair you (the 'Connector') with a member from the Class of 2028 (the 'Connectee'). Help us make the best matches we can by completing this survey and telling us about yourself! If you did not receive the email with your personalized survey link, please email the LCOM Medical Student Council.

 

Class of 2028

Class of 2028 - WELCOME TO THE WEEKLYWIRE! (and UVM Larner Med, of course)


    • UPCOMING DEADLINES:
  • Co2028: LCOM Connect Program Survey- Submissions are due by 11:59PM on Friday, July 19, 2024. The LCOM Connect Program (historically referred to as "Big Sib/Little Sib") is brought to you by the Larner College of Medicine Student Council. The goal of this program is to help incoming first years find answers to questions, connect with students who have "been there", start school with a friend and have someone on their team for their first year of medical school. The LCOM Connect Committee will pair you (the 'Connectee') with a member from the Class of 2027 (the 'Connector'). Help us make the best matches we can by completing this survey and telling us about yourself! Based on feedback from previous years, we will be doing an ‘opt out’ only for the class of 2028 so that everyone who wants to be paired with an M2 will be. If you do not wish to be included in this program, please let us know via email by the deadline.
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Upcoming and Ongoing Opportunities

  • 2024 AMA Research Challenge- deadline is Tuesday, July 16, 2024. Submit and abstract! Win a prize??? The American Medical Association is accepting abstracts for the 2024 AMA Research Challenge—the largest national, multi-specialty research event for medical students and residents—and the winner will receive a $10,000 grand prize! Don't miss this opportunity! Submit an abstract to the AMA Research Challenge - the largest research event of its kind - for the opportunity to showcase your research, enhance your CV, and win a $10,000 grand prize presented by Laurel Road. Submission is free for AMA members. Deadline is July 16. Learn more or submit an abstract at ama-assn.org/researchchallenge.
  • Housing Opportunity- Available Sunday, September 1. Essex Junction, Vermont- Furnished ONE Bedroom/ ONE Bathroom with Jacuzzi. $1850/mo utilities and internet included. Smoke & Pet Free. Private Stair Entrance. Mini portable Washer & Dryer in unit. Short and long term leases will be considered. Located 15min from UVMMC, Lake Champlain, Downtown Burlington, and 45 min or less to several ski resorts. Please contact this email for pictures and more details.
  • Unique opportunity for lakefront housing- Available Sept 1. Furnished, renovated 3 bedroom 2 bathroom lakefront home available for rent in North Hero, September 1.Would consider a 6-month, 9-month, or 12-month lease. 3000/month, all inclusive of Wifi, all streaming services (Hulu, Netflix, Max, Paramount+, ESPN+ and more), utilities, landscaping, property manager services, snow removal, etc. Reach out via email for more information.


Events

  •  2024 Annual Family Medicine Interest Group Picnic- Monday, August 26th, 5:30pm - 8pm- Oakledge Park, Upper Pavilion, 11 Flynn Ave, Burlington, Vermont, 05401. Please join the FMIG for an evening of good food and camaraderie at the Annual Family Medicine picnic! All Family Medicine faculty, residents, and departmental staff are warmly welcome to attend! We will be welcoming our new FM-interested Class of 2028 students, and checking in with our MS2s - MS4s on their journeys thus far. Family members are welcome, too -- please indicate your total headcount and sign up here.

 

Additional Updates

  • New episode of Green Mountain Medicine Podcast- Click here to listen to Dr. Priscilla Carr on this month's episode of Green Mountain Medicine Podcast. On this episode of GMM, we are joined by internal medicine physician and Chapter Government of American College of Physicians (ACP) Vermont Dr. Priscilla Carr. We discuss patient Dr. Carr's personal health journey and hear an elevator pitch for those who are interested in internal medicine. Tune in for even more here.

 

 

Optional External Surveys

  • Seeking Medical Students for Research Initiative on Experiences with Racism and Ableism in Medical School- A new research initiative from the DocsWithDisabilities Initiative, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,  titled "Experiences with Racism & Ableism in Medical School” is seeking medical students with disabilities from underrepresented backgrounds to participate in 1-2 hour research interviews. Their insights and experiences are invaluable in helping us understand and address the challenges faced in medical education and practice. The purpose of these interviews is to inform change and improve inclusivity in medical education. To participate, click this link.
  • Optional External Surveys for Medical Students on LGBTQI+ Experience in Didactic Years- Hey there! My name is Sam, I am a third year medical student at PCOM in Philadelphia. Two other queer medical students and I are conducting a research study aimed at understanding the unique experiences faced by LGBTQIA+ medical students during their didactic years…. More information at survey link here.  

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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.