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April 8th-12th, 2024

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Class Information- All Classes

  •  New/Revised Student Handbook Policies and Procedures- PLEASE REVIEW - New/revised Handbook policies approved by the Medical Curriculum Committee since March 2023 have been summarized for your convenience.The LCOM Medical Student Handbook governs expected student roles and responsibilities. All students should be familiar with the content. Questions about any listed policy? Please contact the office listed under “Policy Oversight.”
  • Water and Natural Gas Service Shutdown in the Given Building- Saturday, April 20th 6AM-12PM. On Saturday April 20 water and natural gas service to the Given building will be offline from 6AM to 12PM. This service interruption is necessary to complete projects coordinated by UVM’s Physical Plant Department and contractors. Full information here.


Class of 2024

  • Co2024- Stop the Bleed Kits available- Pick up Given Courtyard N329. Sent on behalf of Alia Aunchman, Assistant Professor Acute Care Surgery: As you may remember, many of you participated in a study related to the Stop the Bleed training you received during the surgery clerkship. Whether you participated or not, we would like to offer you a Stop the Bleed kit to take with you as you go out into the world. Please pick up your kit from Lisa Washburn (Given Courtyard N329).


Class of 2025

  • Co2025: Dr. U.R. Plante Medical Scholarship- Deadline 05/14/2024. Successful candidates will receive up to $10,000. More information here.


Class of 2026

  • Co2026: Dr. U.R. Plante Medical Scholarship- Deadline 05/14/2024. Successful candidates will receive up to $10,000. More information here.


Class of 2027

  • Co2027: Dr. U.R. Plante Medical Scholarship- Deadline 05/14/2024. Successful candidates will receive up to $10,000. More information here.

Upcoming and Ongoing Opportunities

  • Campus Rec - Free Stickers and Group Fitness for "Eclipse Day!"- April 8th. Beginning April 8, stop by Campus Rec and grab an eclipse sticker. Stickers will be available while supplies last at the three check-in desks at PFG - group fitness, MAC, and Gucciardi Fitness Center. Also- FREE Group Fitness Classes on Eclipse Day, Monday, April 8 after 5pm.
  • Volunteer Opportunity- Vermont City Marathon- Sunday, May 26th. Come volunteer in the medical tent at the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday, May 26th! This is a great chance to treat a unique patient population (athletes and recreational runners) in the pre-hospital setting while serving the community and working to limit the stress on the local medical resources. You should sign up as "non-credentialed," but you will be placed on an MD team. See this flyer for more information. 
  • Housing Opportunity: 37 East Terrace, So. Burlington. 12 month lease starting 06/15/2024. Charming 3BR/2BA Cape Cod style home on a quiet dead end street, blocks from UVM, and less than a mile to UVMMC and downtown. See flyer here.



  • UVM Campus Rec- Yoga Day- Sunday, April 7th, 10AM-3PM, Studio C114 in the Group Fitness Hub. This is a celebration of our new 200-HR Yoga Teacher Training graduates. All of the graduates team-teach a one-hour yoga session. This event is free and open to the public. All classes take place in studio C114 in the new Group Fitness Hub at PFG. In addition, “Tea with John” is also being offered at 12:45PM for anyone interested in UVM’s next 200-hr training- have a conversation over tea with John McConnell, the director of the Yoga Teacher Training program, to learn more. You will receive a free mug for attending this discussion! Full information and schedule here.
  • April Random Chats Statistics Workshop - ArcGIS and other Geographical Information Systems- Tuesday, Apr 9th 2024, 11:30:00 am - 12:30:00 pm, Dana Library Classroom (108). The are two more Random Chats about Data happening before the end of the semester- More information here.
  • Drop-In Hours with AHEC- Tuesday, Apr 9th 2024, 11:30:00 am - 1:30:00 pm, 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. Full info here.
  • Vermont’s AHEC Education Loan Repayment Program- Wednesday, April 10th, 2024, 12-1PM via Zoom. Medical Student Financial Services is excited to have Jennifer Gaudreau presenting in our Senior Series! Jennifer, UVM’s Physician Placement Professional in the Office of Primary Care and AHEC Program, will discuss the AHEC Vermont Educational Loan Repayment Program for primary care physicians (family medicine, general internal medicine/adult primary care, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, geriatrics, and psychiatry).  Join us to learn more about this program and have your questions answered.
  • Gender Equity Education Series: Menopause and the Workplace- Wednesday, April 10th, 12-1PM via Zoom. Presented by Claire Hardy, PhD
  • Exciting Housing Announcement for UVM Medical Students! 303 Market Street, South Burlington, VT, Tours being held April 11+12th and 18th and 19th, 2-4:00PM (tours held every half hour until 3:30.) Attention all UVM medical students! We are thrilled to announce that regular open houses will be held at Catamount Run, inviting you to explore these brand-new, modern apartments tailored specifically for medical students like you. Full information here.
  • April Random Chats Statistics Workshop - Statistical Output- Friday, Apr 12th, 8:30-9:30AM, Howe Library Media Classroom (Room 001B.) The are two more Random Chats about Data happening before the end of the semester. More information here.
  • UVM Larner Med Seventh Annual Community Clothing Swap Drop-Off-Monday, Apr 15th, 8AM-4:30PM, MedEd Center 300. The Office of Medical Education and the Larner Medical Student Council is co-hosting the SEVENTH Annual Larner College of Medicine Community Clothing Swap! Full information here.
  • UVM Larner Med SEVENTH Annual Community Clothing Swap- April 16 at 8AM- April 17, 12PM. Event details here.
  • Coffee/Tea/Cocoa with Dean Zehle-Friday, April 19, 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.
  • UVM Chabad Invites you to join them for Passover Seders on campus- Monday, April 22nd at 8:00 PM and Tuesday, April 23rd at 8:30PM. Friends, Food, Wisdom, Matzah, Song, and Celebration! This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the traditions and rituals of Passover in a warm and welcoming environment. There are two Seder opportunities: Seder 1: Monday, April 22 at 8:00 PM and Seder 2: Tuesday, April 23 at 8:30 PM. RSVP required- text SEDER1 or SEDER2 to 802-242-8894. Please text the number with any questions or concerns.
  • Together Vermont Volunteer Event- Sunday, April 28th, multiple locations in Burlington. Are you interested in building connection to the community? Together Vermont serves as a conduit, bringing UVM communities together with the outside Burlington community on Sunday April 28th to perform acts of service in our beautiful city and make connections. We have partnered with various organizations around Burlington providing various volunteer opportunities for a powerful day of service. Together Vermont will conclude in the evening with a Community Mixer Dinner Party sponsored by the University of Vermont & Student Government Association in the Davis Center. Additional info and sign up information here. Email Evan Siegel with questions.


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    Additional Updates

  • Appointment Announcement-Dr. Garth Garrison has officially accepted the secondary position of the Assistant Dean for Advanced Integration in the Office of Medical Education at The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont. His appointment begins on Monday April 1, 2024. The Assistant Dean for the Advanced Integration Curriculum is a member of the Medical Education Leadership Team and the Curriculum Team within the Office of Medical Education and is responsible for leading and managing the Advanced Integration level of the Vermont Integrated Curriculum.

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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.