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November 19 - 25, 2018


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

CLASS INFORMATION

Class of 2019 

  • THIS WEEK - APPLICATION DEADLINE - Now Accepting Applications for Class Agents! 11/19 application deadline. Class agents play several roles at LCOM; they serve as the liaison between the College and their classmates. We are looking to select three class agents for the Class of 2019, who will continue to serve as class agents post-graduation. Read more about class agents/apply...
  • International Plastic Surgery Educational Opportunity – scholarship funded: 12/15 application deadline. Provides funding for two M3/M4 students to attend the Israel Society of Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery at the Red Sea International Meeting March 6-9, 2019 (held biennially at the Red Sea, Eliat, Israel). Read more about the Slavin Scholarship...
  • RateaResidency.com*: A website where you can review residency programs you have rotated at during your third and fourth years at medical school (home or away) and directly chat with those that have rotated at programs you are interested in. Visit RateaResidency.com...
  • IMPORTANT - Graduation Requirements: 01/01/19 deadline. Please confirm OASIS reflects all course requirements for graduation. In accordance with Policy 565.45 Graduation Degree Requirements, all reqs must be scheduled by January 1.  Please contact Advanced Integration Level Curriculum Coordinator, Emma Faustner for assistance. Add this deadline to your calendar...
  • National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program*: 12/20 application deadline. Provides up to $120,000 (tax free) to students in M4 for a commitment to provide primary health care full-time for at least 3yrs or part-time for 6yrs at an approved NHSC site (Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need). Read more about this loan repayment program...
  • New Training Programs Approved at Hackensack Meridian Health – Ocean Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center*:Read more about this Internal Medicine residency training opportunity...

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Class of 2020

  • International Plastic Surgery Educational Opportunity – scholarship funded: 12/15 application deadline. Provides funding for two M3/M4 students to attend the Israel Society of Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery at the Red Sea International Meeting March 6-9, 2019 (held biennially at the Red Sea, Eliat, Israel). Read more about the Slavin Scholarship...
  • RateaResidency.com*: A website where you can review residency programs you have rotated at during your third and fourth years at medical school (home or away) and directly chat with those that have rotated at programs you are interested in. Visit RateaResidency.com...

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Class of 2021

  • APPRAOCHING RSVP DEADLINE - Step 1 Support Series Session IV - Health & Wellbeing with Dr. Lee Rosen: 11/26 RSVP deadline. 12/3 @noon, in Med Ed 200. Dr. Lee Rosen will lead a session focused on maintaining well-being as you prep for your Step 1 exam from noon – 1:00 – Lunch provided! We ask that students respectfully RSVP by Monday, November 26th.
  • Special Present for You! The Medical Student Services Team want you to know we are thinking of you and believe in you as you further develop your Step 1 study plans. We left you a token of our support in your given mailbox! Access your mailbox number and access information under your OASIS Academic History...
  • Step 1 Support Series Session IV - Health & Wellbeing with Dr. Lee Rosen: 12/3 @noon, in Med Ed 200. Dr. Lee Rosen will lead a session focused on maintaining well-being as you prep for your Step 1 exam from noon – 1:00 – Lunch provided! RSVP/Add this session to your calendar...

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Class of 2022

  • THIS WEEK - ELECTION DEADLINE - Vote for Your Class Student Education Group (SEG) Representatives: 11/25 voting deadline. SEG is looking for the class of 2022 to select 4 representatives. Be sure to vote through the emailed LimeSurvey invitation. Reps ultimately improve our educational experience at the Larner COM. Read more about the SEG role and election...
  • HIV Vaccine Research Grants for Medical Students*: 1/8 final application deadline; however, they issued a reminder students need to identify research mentors by 12/7. Read more about the HVTN RAMP Program...
  • Vanderbilt Medical Student Research Training Program for the Summer of 2019*: 2/4 application deadline. conduct research under the direction of an established Vanderbilt scientist in the area of diabetes and obesity, kidney disease, and digestive disease. Prior research experience not required. Read more about this summer research opportunity...
  • Welcome to the Class of 2022 Wellness Committee Representatives! Congratulations Isi Beach, Tierra Lynch, Colby McGinn, and Emerson Wheeler; thank you to all that participated in the election process. Please view these newest members of the Wellness Committee as your primary contacts for any wellness concerns, ideas, or questions. Read more about the Wellness Election...

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WEEKLY FYIs FROM OMSE - WE ARE HERE TO HELP!  

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LCOMcares: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Here to Help Clinic: 12/1. Please sign up to volunteer for the upcoming Here to Help clinic on December 1st. Our aim is to help the homeless community by connecting them with services, a hot meal, showers, toiletries, and more! Sign-up to support the Here to Help Clinic Student Interest Group event...

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS

SEG UPDATE - So, what are your Student Education Group (SEG) Representatives up to this month? Here’s a brief overview: Update from the Dana Medical Library Staff; Overview of the You Said/We Did Project; Social Justice Coalition update. Read more about your SEG activities, including comprehensive meeting minutes and how to contact your representatives...

Mentor Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine & Medical Leadership: An Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) pilot program matching mentees to faculty and/or resident mentors in LCOM who have expressed an interest being a mentor. Matches based on common interests. Interested in being paired with a mentor? Questions? Contact Dr. Eileen CichoskiKelly.

THIS WEEK - Careers in Medicine Specialty Panel Series – Careers Advising Tools for Success with Dr. Christa Zehle: 11/20 @noon. Get this introduction to Careers in Medicine resources presented by our very own Associate Dean for Students and Clinical Pediatrician, Dr. Christa Zehle on your calendar...

THIS WEEK - APPLICATION DEADLINE - LCOM Student Ambassador Program Application/Renewal: 11/25 deadline. We are excited to welcome new members to the UVMLCOM Student Ambassador Program and current members to renew. This cohort represents and promotes LCOM during several college events and activities throughout the year. Read about the Student Ambassador Program and/or apply/renew for the 2019 calendar year...

Write Thank You Notes to Alumni - Pizza Included! 11/26 @noon. Are you grateful to the alumni who support our College? Do you like PIZZA? Note cards, template text, and alumni information will be provided. Please RSVP to inform the food order. Read more about this event/add it to your calendar...

Honors Societies @LCOM: AOA & GHHS Information Session: 12/5. Join us for a light breakfast and hear from our new faculty councilors as they present on the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) and the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society Larner College of Medicine chapters. Read more about the honors societies/add this session to your calendar...

Schweitzer Fellowship Informational Meeting: 12/5 @ noon. Please come and learn about an exciting interdisciplinary community service fellowship opportunity open to Larner UVM COM students. Pizza provided! Read more about this unique community service-directed fellowship program and informational session...

Office of Primary Care & AHEC - Primary Care Series "Social Work and Case Management in Primary Care": 12/5. Lunch will be provided, please bring a beverage! Read more about the OPC/AHEC session...

Speaking Up: Bringing Justice to Sexual Abuse Survivors with Rachael Denhollander: 12/6 @5:30pm. She was only 15 when Larry Nassar sexually abused her. 16yrs later, she was the 1st woman to press criminal charges and publicly reveal she was one of the many victims of the USA Gymnastics team doctor. Now she educates and advocates. Read about this UVM guest speaker/secure tickets...

UVM Prism Center Presents "Home for the Holidays": 12/7 @4pm. The holidays can be tough. We’re here for you. Come celebrate the end-of-semester in community. Enjoy crafts, games, and food. Read more about this Prism Center Event/add it to your calendar...

Winter Driving Course with Lt. Gary Scott: 12/10 @noon. Do you feel uncomfortable driving in the snow? Nervous about driving this winter? No worries! Come learn how to prepare yourself to drive this winter! Learn the basics of driving in snowy conditions. Read more about the winter driving course/add it to your calendar...

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RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIP, AWARDS, & SCHOLARSHIP

APPROACHING ELECTION DEADLINE - NIH Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) Research Fellowship: 11/30 deadline. The Northern New England Clinical and Translational Research Network is accepting student nominations for the NIH MRSP 12-month research fellowship. Interested? Submit a brief paragraph of interest to studentCOMservices for consideration. Add the fellowship deadline to your calendar...

Now Accepting Applications - UVM's George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award: 12/14 nomination deadline. Awarded since 1974 to honor excellence in teaching, is presented annually to one full-time faculty member. Read more about the Kidder award/nominate a faculty member...

Yale School of Medicine Q-Med Healthcare Conference*: 3/30-3/31, 2019. Aims to engage and inspire future LGBTQI+ leaders in health care in the areas of research, clinical care, education, and policy/advocacy. Read more about the Q-Med Conference...

UC Irvine Urology Research Fellowship Opportunity for Medical Students*: 2/15 application deadline. A highly competitive, one-year research fellowship under the mentorship of two of the most prolific academic urologists. Read more about this urology fellowship opportunity...

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ARTS & PUBLICATIONS

16th annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards*: 1/31 submission deadline. Cash prizes. Honors the legendary, preeminent cardiovascular surgeon, pioneering medical scientist, gifted medical educator, prolific author and scholar, and passionate advocate of optimal healthcare throughout the world. Read more about this poetry contest...

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

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PLEASE NOTE: In light of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the deadline for our 11/26 issue will be 7am, on Wednesday, 11/21.

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!