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November 11 - 17, 2019

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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If you receive feedback from students and put that feedback into action, please let our student community know; submit postings/updates to Medical Student Services by 7am, on Fridays. Postings are reviewed by the Office of Medical Student Education Medical Education Leadership Team on Mondays for inclusion in an upcoming issue of the WeeklyWire. Community members can also view our database of current and past “You Said, We Did” submissions, in the Learning Commons.

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At a recent EdTech Student Advisory Group, students noted that the unisex jackets had an interior pocket placed in a way that allowed for balanced carrying of a tablet, phone, or other tool. The standard gender-specific jackets were noted to only have outside pockets.We currently have 40-50 gender-specific coats in stock that we do not want to waste. As such, our plan is to offer both unisex and the remaining gender-specific coats next year and, in future years, only offer unisex coats to provide students more pocket space and a more gender-inclusive option.

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  • Here to Help: 11/22 & 11/23. Please sign up to volunteer for the upcoming Here to Help event on November 22/23. Our aim is to share a meal people from the homeless community and to connect them with services, showers, toiletries, haircuts, and more! Sign up, now…
  • House/Pet sitting: Looking someone who may be in the Burlington area from 11/25 to 11/29, and may want a home in Essex Junction to themselves! It comes with an amazing labradoodle named Penny and a cat named Willow as well as a nice back yard and hot tub (and some cash for your efforts.) If you are interested, please email Raj Chawla, in the EdTech department.

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  • Choosing Wisely Recommendation of the Week - Choose Wisely and WIN! Join the LCOM Choosing Wisely STARS in promoting high value care in medical education. Review this week's spotlight recommendation and enter our PRIZE RAFFLE...
    • Thanks for Choosing Wisely! The winners of last month’s raffle prizes are Catrina Hood, Taylor Marquis, Lauren Coritt and Erick MacLean! The Choosing Wisely STARS rep will email winners with information on how to claim their prize.  Don’t forget – every edition of the Weekly Wire includes another chance to win!





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Opportunity for peer-reviewed online publication for medical students on in-Training*: Seeking students of all class years to submit articles and essays about their experiences in medicine for peer-edited online publication; also accepting applications for medical student editors, managing editors, and social media managers...


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

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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.

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!

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.