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MAY 22, 2017 - MAY 28, 2017

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CLASS INFORMATION

Class of 2017

  • THIS WEEK - Final WeeklyWire: This will be your last WeeklyWire emailed directly to your account. Celebrate/mourn by reading it all from top to bottom? We will miss you too gosh darn much. It's been an absolute pleasure and honor. Affectionately, the Student Services Team. (P.S. – you can always re-live the glory days of LCOM education and visit the WeeklyWire online anytime)
  • Email Accounts: Students retain their COM email address for one year following their graduation. COMTS suggests students configure their COM email with a forwarding rule as soon as they get a new (professional) email address. This can be done via Outlook Web Access. If you have questions, use https://comis.med.uvm.edu/footprints or call (802) 656-7300.
  • 2016-2017 Yearbooks: Congratulations to all the graduates! GREAT NEWS: Your yearbooks are ready and waiting for you in your Given mailboxes. We hope you enjoy them and have a wonderful commencement. Reminder: You can find your mailbox combination in their OASIS Academic History section, under the ‘mailboxes’ tab. Please contact Student Council with any questions.
  • Commencement: Find videos, slideshows, and additional information regarding this past Sunday's Commencement Ceremony on the UVMLCOM Commencement event webpage. Please contact the Student Services Team with any questions.
  • COMMENCEMENT LOST & FOUND: Did you lose something at Sunday's Commencement Ceremony? All gathered items will be available for pick-up in Given Courtyard C118 (Design & Photography Office) starting Monday, May 22nd. We will hold items for two weeks and then items of high value will be transferred to Police Services and items of low value will be donated to GoodWill. Please contact Medical Communicationswith any questions.
  • SFS Loan Repayment Webinar:  If you were unable to log on to one of the many webinars SFS offered, you are encouraged to watch the recordings online. Please contact Kari Brayden, the UVMLCOM Student Financial Services Coordinator with any questions.
  • Student Financial Services Tip: Many of you have been working with us about repayment strategies and how to start managing your education debt. If you have not yet connected with Medical Student Financial Services (Kari Brayden), it's not too late! In the meantime, this article is very helpful in comparing the three income-based payment plans that almost all MD graduates will be utilizing during training. Check out the article online; it summarizes the three choices very well, especially Pay As You Earn vs Revised Pay As You Earn. If you have any questions, please contact Kari Brayden, the UVMLCOM Student Financial Services Coordinator.
  • Class Gift: Don’t miss your chance to contribute to your Class Gift! All gifts will go to naming a locker for you class and in memory of Dr. John Meserve, M.D. ’83. Thank you to those of you who have already made a gift. Gifts, no matter the size, helps your class get closer to its goal of 100% participation! Please contact the Alumni Office with any questions.

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Class of 2018

  • APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE - Visiting Clerkship Program @HMS: Visiting Clerkship Program (VCP) for medical students, particularly targeting African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native students in their fourth year of medical school. Read more...
  • PRISM UPDATES at UVMMC: “Capturing Clinical Images with Mobile Devices” – Haiku & Canto: Utilizing the materials provided in this eLearn training, students will look at setting up their mobile device with Haiku or Canto, Epic’s mobile applications.  Students will explore how to use their device to take clinical images in a secure way and import those photos into their patients’ charts and notes. For more information please contact PRISMTraining@uvmhealth.org.

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Class of 2019

  • LIC-Maine: The Maine LIC has provided an EMHS Calendar of Events for your reference. Please contact Michael Perry, MA, LIC Medical Education Coordinator, with any questions.
  • PRISM UPDATES at UVMMC: “Capturing Clinical Images with Mobile Devices” – Haiku & Canto: Utilizing the materials provided in this eLearn training, students will look at setting up their mobile device with Haiku or Canto, Epic’s mobile applications.  Students will explore how to use their device to take clinical images in a secure way and import those photos into their patients’ charts and notes. For more information please contact PRISMTraining@uvmhealth.org.

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Class of 2020

  • No announcements posted for this class.

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LARNER COMcares Opportunities 

THIS WEEK - Burlington Marathon volunteering on May 28th: Please join the LCOM volunteers and sign up for Relay Exchange Battery Park or Park Ambassador. Email Emily Vayda if you sign up because you are invited to the post race BBQ on Sunday at Ethan Allen Homestead. Read more/Sign Up...

THIS WEEK - St. Baldrick's Fundraiser - Shave for the Brave Event @ Foam Brewers: May 28. To date, head-shaving events have raised a total of $200 million! So how can you get involved? Whether you decide to shave for the brave, donate, or volunteer, there is a place for you. Read more/Sign Up/Donate...

THIS WEEK - the UVMLCOM Running SIG Marathon Team Runs for Steps to Wellness! Please consider donating to the team to support the Vermont Cancer Center's Steps to Wellness Program. Contact Nate Dreyfus, Running SIG Leader, with any questions.

Medical Student Volunteers Wanted for the 21st IAMSE Conference: Sign up to volunteer for the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) conference JUNE 11 or JUNE 12. A great networking and professional development opportunity! Moreover, and EXCELLENT way to give back to the institution and its community! Read more...

Seeking Volunteers to Deliver Advance Care Planning Presentations: We are seeking interested parties to deliver advance care planning presentations (including facilitated discussions of “Being Mortal” screenings) to businesses and community groups in Chittenden & Grand Isle Counties. We will provide a training, PowerPoint presentation and materials. Read more... 

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WEEKLY FYIs FROM OMSE - WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

  • NBME Updates:
    • Upcoming Changes to the NBME Self-Assessment Services: The NBME will provide examinees with the correct answers for questions they have answered incorrectly as part of the expanded feedback for the NBME Self-Assessment Services starting July 10, 2017. Please be advised that starting June 1, 2017, institutions will no longer be able to order vouchers for standard feedback self-assessments through the NBME store. Read more...
    • NBME to Discontinue Pediatrics Advanced Clinical and Surgery Advanced Clinical Subject Examinations: Due to low utilization, the Pediatrics Advanced Clinical and Surgery Advanced Clinical Subject Examinations are being discontinued. Effective July 1, 2017, these exams will not be available for administration. The last possible date to order these exams is June 28, 2017. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the NBME Subject Examinations team at subjectexams@nbme.org.
  • Med Student Life Podcast (a helpful resource from our friends @ the University of Maryland School of Medicine): Topics include wellness, burnout, preparing for Step 1, transitioning to internship, health policy basics, and career decisions such as, “should I stay or should I go?” Producing public radio pieces has been a hobby of mine, even before this podcast came to life. Anyone can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or Google Play. Check out some of the podcasts...
  • Upcoming AAMC Webinars: Take advantage of the FIRST Friday Webinar series. Watch videos and webinars to learn about paying for medical school, repaying student loans, and more.  
  • UPDATE - UVM Campus Recreation: Reduced Facility Hours 

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES

NOMINATION DEADLINE THIS WEEK - AAMC Excellence in Medical Student Career Advising Awards: 05/21/2017. Careers in Medicine presents the fifth annual Excellence in Medical Student Career Advising Awards to recognize the importance of effective career decisions and those who support students in this process. There are three awards; please nominate! Read more...

THIS WEEK - Peer Support Group: 05/23/2017. The Wellness Committee invites you to the monthly Peer Support Group. This is a nonjudgmental, confidential meeting for students to share their experiences and listen to those of their peers. Read more...

THIS WEEK - Fresh Friday: The Wellness Committee invites you to the monthly Fresh Friday. Come by the Student Lounge on Friday, May 26, at noon for some fresh produce! Please contact Florence Lambert-Fliszar (florence.lambert-fliszar@med.uvm.edu) with any questions.

COMU Opportunities: Your future in healthcare is waiting. Check out these programs offered through the UVM Larner College of Medicine, designed to prepare you for a career in medical or other health professional fields.

SAVE THE DATE! CVRI 2016-2017 Burton E. Sobel Visiting Professor - Robert A. Harrington, MD: 06/01/2017. Dr. Harrington will host a morning discussion on “Social Media in Medicine and a noon seminar on interventional cardiology and heart disease (lunch provided). Read more...

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RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIP, AWARDS, & SCHOLARSHIP

THIS WEEK - Third Annual Regional Telehealth Conference: 05/23-24/2017. Stakeholders from across the NETRC region (New England, New Jersey, and New York) and beyond will gather to learn about telehealth best practice and innovation, network with colleagues, and identify opportunities to advance their telehealth programs. Read more...

Apply for ‘Helping Hands’ Grant: Application deadline is May 31. Helping Hands Grant Program provides grants of up to $5,000 to medical schools for mental health and substance use disorder projects, particularly in under-served minority communities. Read more...

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ARTS & PUBLICATION

The Red Wheelbarrow - Call for Submissions: UVMLCOM’s own literary and visual arts journal, The Red Wheelbarrow, is looking for submissions in the literary and visual arts related to the medical humanities. The medical humanities is an interdisciplinary field that aims to make sense of medical practice, education and human health and disease. We also encourage submissions that are unrelated to the medical humanities – we just love to see people’s creativity! Read more…

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LOST & FOUND

LOST:

Lost something? Email the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) a description of the item, where and when it was last seen, and who to contact if someone finds the item, and we will happily post it here.

FOUND:

Please visit the Office of Medical Education, in Given Courtyard N100, if one of the following items is yours (items left unclaimed for more than three weeks will be left as freebies in the student lounge):

  • COMMENCEMENT LOST & FOUND: Did you lose something at Sunday's Commencement Ceremony? All gathered items will be available for pick-up in Given Courtyard C118 (Design & Photography Office) starting Monday, May 22nd. We will hold items for two weeks and then items of high value will be transferred to Police Services and items of low value will be donated to GoodWill. Please contact Medical Communications with any questions.
  • May 15th Student Lounge Clean-up Finds:
    • Off-white Arctic Zone reusable lunch cooler bag with red floral-esque pattern and black trim
    • Microsoft Surface 65W Power Supply Power adapter
    • Black long insulated bag (maybe for a bike?) containing Sistema clear Tupperware with aquamarine trim, a small travel container of soy sauce, and wooden chopsticks
  • A paper Trader Joe's bag containing 4 sets of scrubs, size M

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CLASSIFIEDS

FOR THE KIDDOS - UVM Perkins Museum Science Day Camp: UVM Perkins Museum shared their program application/flyer with the Office of Medical Student Education for anyone interested in sending their kids in grades 1-7 to a Science Day Camp.

Housing Opportunities for Medical Students >>

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