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December 16 - December 22, 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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  • THIS WEEK - UVM Fitness Center Goes to Reduced Hours 12/14 - 01/11: The UVM fitness center reduces their hours for the winter break, starting December 14th, through January 11. The PFG Facility is closed December 21-January 1. This also means there will be no group fitness classes during that time. We will resume classes, and open the fitness center, on January 2, 2019.
  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Special Extended Winter Break Two-week Issue of the WeeklyWire: All submissions for the WeeklyWire for 12/23 - January 05 should be submitted no later than 7am, on Friday, 12/20. The regular WeeklyWire schedule (weekly issues) will resume with the 01/06 issue (01/03, 7am submission deadline).
  • DEADLINE THIS WEEK - NBME Self-Assessment Vouchers for Winter Break: 12/20 noon request deadline. As some of you know, OMSE provides students with NBME practice vouchers. If you would like to use a voucher during winter break, request no later than Noon, Friday, December 20th. Learn more about the NBME vouchers and how to request one, via our Academic Achievement Commons...
  • Congratulations to our new Student Education Group (SEG) representatives for the Class of 2023: Anna Chamby, Delaney Sztraicher, Raj Aurora, and Will Brown. Thank you to everyone who ran in this election and participated in the voting process!
  • UVMMC After Hours Access: UVMMC security services provided a wonderfully helpful map with access points and instructions on how to access the hospital after hours. Please note: you MUST have your UVMMC badge to enter the hospital after hours. Please contact UVMMC Security Services with any questions.
  • Missed the StorySlam Story-Telling Workshop? If you are thinking about telling a story at the 01/23 StorySlamRx and were unable to attend the 12/04 workshop with Susanne Schmidt, please contact Kiersten Hallquist. She was given permission to record the session for internal use/story-teller support only and will share a link to watch the video recording of the training.
  • UVM Offices Closed: 12/24/2019 - 01/01/2020. All UVM Offices, including the Office of Medical Student Education, are closed in observance of the holidays and winter break 12/24/2019 – 01/01/2020, to re-open at 8am, on Thursday, 01/02/2020. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please plan accordingly.

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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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Foundations sessions run too slowly and could focus more on Step 1 related content. Off-topic questions detract from a quality experience in sessions. We are re-emphasizing to faculty the importance of pacing as well as starting and finishing on time. We are working with faculty and course directors to identify and highlight Step 1 relevant course content. We created a “Question Box” in VIC Portal for questions that may be beyond the scope of the session.

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Student Lounge Redesign Task Force: First meeting will be in the early-Jan., date TBD. Are you interested in redesigning our Student Lounge! Student Council is undertaking a remodel of the current Student Lounge and WE WANT YOU to be part of the task force! All students welcome! Interested in revamping our "home away from home", contact Alex Jenkins, Chair of Student Life.


  • MON, December 16: 
    • No LCOM community events posted for this day.
  • TUE, December 17:
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  • THU, December 19 - SUN, December 22 No LCOM community events posted for these days.



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All submissions for the WeeklyWire for 12/23 - January 05 should be submitted no later than 7am, on Friday, 12/20. The regular WeeklyWire schedule (weekly issues) will resume with the 01/06 issue (01/03, 7am submission deadline).

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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); 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.