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July 16 - July 29 2018
SUMMER BI-WEEKLY SCHEDULE


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.

Summer WeeklyWire Schedule:
During the summer, the WeeklyWire becomes the "Bi-WeeklyWire" and is issued every other week for the Jun 18 - August 12 issues. Please note the following submission deadline schedule for their associated summer issues:

  • 7 a.m. EDT, Friday, Jul 27 (for Jul 30 - Aug 12 issue)
  • 7 a.m. EDT, Friday, Aug 10 - returns to weekly schedule (for Aug 13 - Aug 19 issue)

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

CLASS INFORMATION

Class of 2019

  • RIMM Rural Internal Medicine Maine residency training program*: For those medical students seeking a training program specializing in rural medicine, Maine Medical Center, in Portland, ME, offers the Rural Internal Medicine Maine (RIMM) Track. Read more...
  • Harvard Affiliated Residency Programs Showcase*: 9/2 registration deadline. Read more...
  • New Urology Residency Training Program*: 8/16 application deadline. The American Urological Association (AUA) and its Urology Care Foundation are funding a new, three-year research training program embedded within urology residency.  Read more...
  • Updates from ERAS: In case you missed Emma's email, which provided highlights from recent ERAS updates announcements, we have it for your review...
  • Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) Advising Students Committee in Emergency Medicine (ASC-EM)*: Resources for medical students applying for residency in emergency medicine...

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Class of 2020

  • Harvard Affiliated Residency Programs Showcase*: 9/2 registration deadline. Read more...
  • Vermont Medical Society Mimi Reardon Scholarship - Accepting Applications*! 8/2 application deadline. This is a $10,000 scholarship open to all M3 students (co2020). Read more...
  • NBME Update - New Information About New Item Formats on the Medicine Clinical Science Subject Examination*: beginning August 2018. Read more...

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Class of 2021

  • 2018 Summer Reading for Compassionate Clinicians*: The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) compiled this list of 15 books published in the past year that they're looking forward to reading this summer, chosen for their likelihood of inspiring clinicians to commit themselves to the compassionate care of both patients and themselves. Check it out...
  • Summer Reading List*: The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) put together a summer reading list. Check it out...
  • Big Sib Survey: If you have not already done so, please complete your Big Sib survey ASAP so that you can be matched with an incoming M1 student. After surviving and thriving in M1, this is an excellent opportunity for you to pass on your wisdom to the incoming students! Questions? Contact LCOM Student Council.

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Class of 2022

  • 2018 AAMC Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ) Opened: Thus far, a little over 40% of your class has responded to the AAMC MSQ. Thank you so much, your feedback is greatly appreciated. The survey is open through September 15. The next reminder from the AAMC to eligible participants will be sent July 20, 2018. Read more...
  • 2018 Summer Reading for Compassionate Clinicians*: The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) compiled this list of 15 books published in the past year that they're looking forward to reading this summer, chosen for their likelihood of inspiring clinicians to commit themselves to the compassionate care of both patients and themselves. Check it out..
  • NEW CHECKLIST ITEM LIVE - SAPG (formerly HAVEN) Course is NOW AVAILABLE: 8/1 deadline. It uses evidenced-based research to teach students about sexual misconduct. Whether you encounter misconduct or not, SAPG will help empower you to make informed choices. SAPG Part 1 must be completed as part of your checklist between July 01 and August 01 (extension to checklist deadline on this one item due to a delayed launch from the vendor). Please contact studentCOMservices@med.uvm.edu with any questions.
  • Little Sib Survey: Congrats on your acceptance and welcome to UVM! Please complete our “Little Sib Survey” ASAP (if you haven't done so already); the info helps us match you with an M2 student with similar interests, experiences, and/or backgrounds as your “Big Sib” (a peer mentor & resource who helps you get acquainted with our community). Questions? Contact LCOM Student Council.
  • COM Student Activities Calendar: Did you know we have a COM Student Activities Calendar? You can view it in outlook, online, or even subscribe to it on your smart phone! Read more…
  • You Can Submit to the WeeklyWire: Have something you would like to advertise here? The Wire goes out to all students via email midday Sundays, and submissions are due by 7am EDT, the Fridays prior. Simply email your posting to studentCOMservices@med.uvm.edu, and we will be sure to include it in the upcoming issue. The current WeeklyWire and recent issues are all available online, as well.
  • Summer Reading List*: The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) put together a summer reading list. Check it out...
  • William B. Bean Student Research Award*: 3/1/19 submission deadline. Supports medical student research in medical history and medical humanities and is an excellent opportunity for medical students to engage in supported research with a mentor. The research award is $1500. Read more...

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WEEKLY FYIs FROM OMSE - WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

  • OMSE Welcomes Two New People! Please join us in welcome Lyndsay Landrey and Karina Lopez to our department. Read more...
  • Students may not park in the UVMMC parking garage during the day: Students working at the hospital during the evening or night hours must register with UVMMC Security for a parking permit. The garage is strictly for patients and visitors of the hospital. Students who park in the garage put themselves at a great risk for being towed or having their car booted.
  • 2018 Summer Reading for Compassionate Clinicians*: The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) compiled this list of 15 books published in the past year that they're looking forward to reading this summer, chosen for their likelihood of inspiring clinicians to commit themselves to the compassionate care of both patients and themselves. Check it out...
  • The Married to Doctors Podcast: A New Great Resource for Medical Students and Residents*: Read more...
  • LCOM E-mail Filter Update from COMIS: In response to complaints of increased email spam, we will be changing how we filter incoming email. These stricter rules will be implemented on June 19th at 10PM. Read the full FYI email...
  • NBME Updates*: Fee Increase for Subject Examination Program Services effective 7/1, New Histology Basic Science Subject Examination to Launch 7/2, Improvements to the NBME Self-Assessments beginning 7/2. Read about it...

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LCOMcares: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

July Here to Help Clinic: 7/20 and/or 7/21. Come to our monthly Here to Help Clinic, the 3rd Saturday of this month, the 4th Saturday of August and every month after! Our aim is to connect patrons with services, a hot meal, clothes, toiletries, haircuts, showers, and fellowship! Contact the organizer with any questions and/or sign up to help cook on 7/20 or Help setup/support/clean-up on 7/21...

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES

No events were posted for this issue of the WeeklyWire.

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RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIP, AWARDS, & SCHOLARSHIP

Columbia Univ./LDA Lyme Conference Scholarships & Travel Expenses for Eligible Students*: 8/15 application deadline. Read more...

William B. Bean Student Research Award*: 3/1/19 submission deadline. Supports medical student research in medical history and medical humanities and is an excellent opportunity for medical students to engage in supported research with a mentor. The research award is $1500. Read more...

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

Submit to the Wire

Questions or comments?
Want to submit to the Wire?
Email your posting to the Office of Medical Student Education.

Deadline for submissions is 
7:00 AM EST, on Fridays,
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!