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May 25 - 31, 2020


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 2020

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Class of 2021

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Class of 2022

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Class of 2023

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WEEKLY FYIs/INFO GOLD MINE - WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

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COMMUNITY WELLNESS

Welcome to the new "Community Wellness" section of the WeeklyWire! Be sure to review this section for any announcements regarding student wellness! If you ever have any questions about this section, it's postings, or any wellness topics, please do not hesitate to contact our Director of Student Well-being, Dr. Lee Rosen.

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LCOMcares: VOLUNTEER/SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS

UVM Events under COVID-19:
Now, through June 15th (subject to extension), events should be hosted remotely where and when possible to support our current shelter-in-place recommendations. UVM campus will limit any events/group gatherings to no more than 10 people, physical distancing should be practiced at all times (6 or more feet apart), and hosts should always provide a remote attendance option
Please be familiar with the UVM COVID-19 information & resources.

THIS WEEK:

 

  • MON, May 25 - TUE, May 26: No UVM/UVMLarnerMed community events posted for these days.
    • UVM Offices Closed Monday, May 25: 05/25, all day. UVM Offices, including the Office of Medical Student Education, are closed in observance of Memorial Day. Offices will re-open on Tuesday, May 26, at 8am. Please plan accordingly and we apologize for any inconvenience.
  • WED, May 27:
    • Pediatrics Grand Rounds - “Telehealth, Experience and Equity: Stories from Patients and Families”: 05/27, 8-9am, via Zoom.
    • Working in LGBT+ Health Q&A Panel: 05/27, 12-1pm, via Zoom. The Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Student Interest Group (SIG) is hosting the Director of Transgender Health at Fenway Health in Boston for a Question and Answer panel. If you have any questions about taking care of LGBTQIA+ individuals or working specifically in the field, please join us!
    • Pathology Grand Rounds - Mansour Gergi, MD & Andy Goodwin, MD: Homeostasis in COVID-19 Patients: 05/27, 1-2pm, via Zoom.
    • Matching into Ob/Gyn Panel: 05/27, 4-5pm ET, via Zoom. Join us for a chat with M4s who recently matched into Ob/Gyn! They will discuss their journey, the application process, and any questions you might have.
  • THU, May 28: 
  • FRI, May 29:
    • Virtual Coffee/Tea Hour with Dean Zehle: 05/29, 11am-12pm ET, via Zoom. Grab a tea or coffee and log in with Dean Zehle. Catch up, discuss any issues, concerns or simply sign in to say HELLO!!  We hope to see you there!
  • SAT, May 30 - SUN, May 31: No UVM/UVMLarnerMed community events posted for these days.

UPCOMING:

  • IM SIG Case Review with the Chief Residents: 06/03, 12-1pm, via Zoom. Case review with the Internal Medicine Chief Residents. We will review and discuss an interesting case from a real patient, facilitated by the chief residents.
  • UVMLarnerMed Monthly Medical Student Council Meeting: 06/03, 5-6pm, via Zoom. Meetings are open to the community.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES

2020/2021 Federal Interest Rates on track to DROP! Utilizing federal education loans? Good news!...

Financial Resources for Graduating Students: The Association of American Medical Colleges FIRST Team shared a comprehensive list of FIRST resources, including Quick Clips, videos, and general resources that are sure to help students and graduating M4’s with some of the pressing financial concerns regarding loan repayment and money management...

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RESEARCH, LEADERSHIP & FELLOWSHIP

UPCOMING:

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ARTS & PUBLICATION

Green Mtn Medicine Episode 9 - Public Health & Physicians in Crisis*: In this episode, Matt & Dylan interview Health Commissioner and ACP Fellow Dr. Mark Levine on his experience as a physician leader in government during the COVID19 pandemic...

The Nocturnists Spring Issue*: New collaboration with Pop Up Magazine announced. The Nocturnists' podcast series on Covid19 and interactive story map continue to grow. They are especially proud of our most recent episode, "Insomnia"...

Green Mtn Medicine - Faculty Spotlight*: In this exclusive feature, Matt & Dylan interview 8 LCOM faculty for their perspectives on how COVID19 has impacted them as educators, as clinicians and as people...

Vermont Medicine Now Online: The spring 2020 issue of Vermont Medicine is now online! View the latest issue, including feature stories that explore a new UVM Medical Center primary care-based genetic testing program and efforts to help students build a positive professional identity, on our website. Contact Erin Post, Medical Communications Senior Writer, with any questions.

THIS WEEK:

  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE - Call for Submissions - Diary of a Medical Student*: 05/31 Deadline. Submit your story for this book created by medical students, for medical students, doctors, pre-med students, and their loved ones to look backward, forward, and laterally on the wonderful world of med school.

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YOU SAID, WE DID - YOUR WORDS IN ACTION

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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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.