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June 15 - 21, 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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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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Larner Mask Initiative: Your Wellness Committee and "Mask Making Task Force" are looking for help sewing cloth masks for clinical 3rd and 4th year students. If you’re interested and able to help, please fill out our online form, and we will follow up with more information. Contact Tierra Lynch, co2022, with any questions.

COVID-19 Disproportionately Impacts Racial & Ethnic Minorities: Read a quote from Wanda Heading-Grant and review a brief selection of helpful anti-racist resources (shared via the UVM Staff Council COVID-19 resources newsletter)...

Little Free Pantries: Consider building a Little Free Pantry for your neighbors in need. Here is a technical plan for building one (PDF). Learn more on the Little Free Pantry website...

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UVM Events under COVID-19:
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.


  • Choosing Wisely Recommendation of the Week(s) - 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 this month's raffle prizes are: Anthony Gallegos, Adessa Morano, Kate Kurchena, Hillary Danis, and Keara Lynn! The Choosing Wisely STARS rep will email you with information on how to claim your prize. Don’t forget – every edition of the Weekly Wire includes another chance to win!



  • Pediatrics Grand Rounds - “Pediatric Stroke”: 06/24, 8-9am, via Zoom.
  • APPROACHING DEADLINE (Important Reminder to All Classes) - Don't forget to sign-up for health insurance! 07/01 deadline. All UVM students are required to have health insurance. Every year, by July 1, you MUST sign up for the coverage offered by UVM or supply the name of your current insurance provider.


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Scholarship Sweepstakes with Citizens Bank! 06/30/2021 entry deadline. Simply enter your email for a scholarship sweepstake!

Emergency Financial Grants from the CARES Act - App Reopened! Open until funds are depleted (no deadline available). Have financial emergency as a result of COVID-19?...

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UVM Research Study Recruitment - Testing Effectiveness of a Biofeedback App as an Intervention for Panic Attacks*: Eligible if you've had a panic attack in the last month, are a UVM student, are 18 or older, and you own an iPhone. By participating in this research study, you will earn up to $50...


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The Nocturnists: Black Voices in Healthcare*: In the wake of George Floyd's murder, yet another expression of the racism that plagues this country, The Noturnists team has been reflecting on the importance of taking anti-racist action. They've decided to hand over the mic. We are excited to announce a new audio documentary project, Black Voices in Healthcare...

The Gold Humanism Honor Society Invites you to Participate in #FrontLineFaces: Join GHHS's call for human connection in this pandemic by sharing your photos and stories...

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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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PLEASE NOTE - Temporary Summer WeeklyWire Schedule: During the summer, the WeeklyWire becomes the "Bi-WeeklyWire" and is issued every other week for the June 22 - August 02 issues.

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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.