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October 16 - October 22, 2017


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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CLASS INFORMATION

Class of 2018

  • SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE THIS WEEK - NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program Application: 10/19/17. The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) provides up to $120,000 to medical (MD and DO) or dental (DDS or DMD) students in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care full time for at least 3 years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need. Read more...

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Class of 2019

  • Advanced Integration Informational Session: 11/14/2017. Light dinner provided to in-person attendees; RSVP for in-person attendees by 11/7. Webinar attendance option available. A mandatory info session with the rising fourth-year class to review and answer any questions about planning your AI year. Read more...

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Class of 2020

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Class of 2021

  • THIS WEEK - Klingenstein Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: 10/17/17. The Fellowship pairs students with faculty mentors in child and adolescent psychiatry and meets bi/monthly to discuss interesting and emerging topics in the field. Read more...

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Larner COMcares

October LCOMcares opportunities: Here are some great ways to get involved in the community this upcoming month. Each event has a specific contact, but overall questions can be directed to Emily Vayda, Class of 2020. Please let Emily Know if you need help with transportation to any event as carpooling can be set up.

  • Shelburne Museum – Help run games and other activities at Haunted Happenings on October 29th. A great family opportunity! Contact Laura Need (802-985-0865).

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WEEKLY FYIs FROM OMSE - WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

  • THIS WEEK - COMIS Systems Updates - services may be briefly interrupted as systems are restarted or modified: 10/18/17. COM Technology Services is changing the systems maintenance schedule to better respond to security and vulnerability threats. Instead of quarterly weekend maintenance windows, we will move to shorter, monthly work periods. Read more...
  • AAMC presents "7 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score": 10/20/17. Learn things you can do to raise and repair your credit report and score. Advice is tailored to graduate students! Read more...
  • We love to make you happy, so we give prizes! Thank you for reading; enter to win a free flick at the local cinema, now.
  • AAMC Featured Initiative - Using Social Media to Inspire Wellness: Collaborators at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences launched an Instagram account @BeWellGW in April 2016 to support and encourage wellness in the school's community. Read more...
  • SEG Has Updated the Study Spaces Document/Reference (always featured under the "Useful Resources" on the online version of the WeeklyWire): Check out all of the great places available for student studying...

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES

Register for Coffeehouse Open Mic: Hello musicians, dancers, poets, and the like! The Music SIG will be holding a coffeehouse open mic on Thursday, November 9th at 5pm and we want you! If you are interested in performing, please let us know a bit about your act. Please contact Tasha Jost (co2020) with any questions.

THIS WEEK - October Dining with the Deans:  10/16/17. Enjoy a SugarSnap-catered lunch with Drs. Zehle and Jeffries and special guests throughout the year to promote positive collaboration between the students and members of the administration. First 15 students to sign-up are in! RSVP required. Read more...

THIS WEEK - Halloween Dance Tickets Go on Sale! Starting 10/16/17. Tickets for sale 2 WEEKS before the event (starting 10/16), at lunchtime in the Given area for $10. Tickets will be $12 at the door the night of the event. Dance is on 10/27/17 - Prizes, awesome DJ, dancing, food available for purchase, and a bar. Read more...

THIS WEEK - Intro to APHA SIG: 10/16/17. The American Public Health Association SIG will be hosting an introductory meeting from 12-1 on Monday, October 16 in MedEd 205. Contact Carolyn Payne (co2018) with questions.

THIS WEEK - 2017 Fall AAMC Careers in Medicine Specialty Panels Series: During the noon-hour, in Med Ed 200. 10/17/17 - Internal Medicine with Dr. Mark Pasanen. 10/19/17 - Neurology with Dr. Tim Fries. View the full fall schedule...

THIS WEEK - Klingenstein Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: 10/17/17. The Fellowship pairs students with faculty mentors in child and adolescent psychiatry and meets bi/monthly to discuss interesting and emerging topics in the field. Read more...

THIS WEEK - National Health Service Corps and NURSE Corps Virtual Job Fair: 10/17/17. These online recruitment events that connect primary care clinicians with health care organizations located in underserved communities nationwide. Read more...

THIS WEEK - Student Mental Health Panel: 10/18/17. The Wellness Committee invites you for our bi-annual Student Mental Health Panel. Lunch will be served. Read more...

THIS WEEK - National Health Service Corps 101 Webcast: 10/18/17. The NHSC provides financial, professional and educational resources to medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health care providers who bring their skills to areas of the United States with limited access to health care. Read more...

THIS WEEK - Pulp Culture Comic Arts Festival & Symposium: 10/19/17-10/21/17. A who's-who lineup of comic artists and graphic novelists. Read more...

THIS WEEK - AAMC presents "7 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score": 10/20/17. Learn things you can do to raise and repair your credit report and score. Advice is tailored to graduate students! Read more...

"Dealing with Bias on Campus: Research and Clinical Perspectives on Ideology and Hatred": 10/23/17. Registration required; space limited. This workshop will blend information from studies on how students cope in the moment with non-violent forms of bias and victimization. Read more...

Dana Workshop - Introduction to EndNote for Windows users: 10/24/17. This workshop will teach you how to export citations from popular online databases, manage those citations, and automatically insert them into your paper or manuscript. Read more...

Launch of the First Ever Graphic Medicine Book Club! 10/25/2017. Dana will have its first ever Graphic Medicine Book Club. The first book club pick is Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Vermont author Alison Bechdel. Read more...

"Bringing NASA Technology Down to Earth" with Daniel Lockney: 10/25/17. Read more...

Office Trick or Treating at the Office of Medical Student Education: 10/31/17. We love when Halloween lands on a workday! Please swing by our office for "office trick or treating!" Read more...

Deb Markowitz's Lecture Series: The Trump Transition and the Environment - Rumors and Realities, 11/1/17 @ 3:00 p.m. This is open to the public and there’s no registration or fee to attend. Read more...

Save the Date! Celebrating Excellence in Research: November 10 & 13, 2017. Graduate Student and PostDoc Research Showcase and keynote speakers delivering "Networking and Personal Branding: Two Keys to Success"  and "Basic Research: The Foundation on Which Advances in Medicine are Built."  Read more...

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RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIP, AWARDS, & SCHOLARSHIP

APPLICATION THIS WEEK - University of Miami DOCS Community Health Leadership Conference: 12/8/17-12/9/17. Application Deadline 10/22/17. CHLC aims to enhance the community health initiatives of our nation's medical schools through collaboration and discussion. Read more...

THIS WEEK - 11th Annual National APAMSA Hepatitis B & C Conference: 10/21/17. This conference is a unique opportunity for medical students and other health professional students from across the nation to network and learn from world-renowned hepatologists and hepatitis advocates about the epidemiology, physiology, and treatment of hepatitis B and C. Read more...

Submit Abstract to 17th Annual New England Symposium (NESS): Deadline 01/04/2018. Share your biomedical and health-related research activities through oral or poster presentations, engage in discussions related to career development in the sciences, exchange ideas and expand your professional networks. Read more...

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ARTS & PUBLICATION

APPROACHING SUBMISSION DEADLINE - Red Wheelbarrow - Fall 2017! 10/30/17 submission deadline. UVMLCOM’s literary and visual arts magazine, The Red Wheelbarrow, is looking for submissions in the literary and visual arts. Read more...

Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards: 01/31/18 Submission deadline. $1000 for first prize! Read more...

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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!