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September 07 - 13, 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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Local Food Shelf Volunteer Opportunities*: Feeding Chittenden is looking for volunteers to assist with their food insecurity programs here in Burlington...

Rally Together - Volunteer at the COVID-19 Student Testing Clinic: There are several volunteer shifts available all week. Any current UVM student or employee is welcome to volunteer at the testing center. Volunteering at the testing center is a fun and SAFE way to participate in this unique chapter of UVM’s history. Sign-up via the Sign-Up Genius Page (Passcode: RallyTogether)...

Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) 2020 National Initiative - "Humanism and Healing: Structural Racism and Its Impact on Medicine": Each year, GHHS announces a National Initiative to spotlight an important issue around humanism in healthcare and encourage each chapter (as well as members who have graduated or are not connected to a medical school/residency chapter) to create events and activities around this topic. Learn more about the 2020 GHHS National Initiative...

Reporting tools for helping UVM Monitor our Campus Learning Environments and Community:
  • Larner Learning Environment Reporting Concerns/Unprofessional Behavior: The website includes a link to our anonymous reporting form at the bottom of the page (password and a quick access QR code are on your badge buddy)
  • Student Conduct Implications for Violations of the Green & Gold Promise: Outlines consequences for violating the Green & Gold Promise and also links to reporting incidents of Student Misconduct.
  • UVM Campus-wide Concern Reporting website includes online forms for…
    • Concerning And/or Risky Event (CARE) Team: To share concerns about a student
    • Bias Response Form: To report an incident of Bias, Harassment or Discrimination involving UVM students, staff, or faculty
    • Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Form: To report potential violations of the Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy to the UVM Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
    • Police Tip Line (Anonymous): To report (anonymously or not) public safety or potential criminal
    • General Student Misconduct Form: To report potential violations of UVM Policy
    • Academic Misconduct Form: To report potential violations of the Code of Academic Integrity

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STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES (Scholarships, Awards, & Finance FYIs)

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The Nocturnists: Season Finale of Black Voices in Healthcare*: The 9th and final episode of Black Voices in Healthcare, BIRTH, is out...

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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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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.