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December 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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CLASS INFORMATION

Class of 2021

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Class of 2023

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Class of 2024

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WEEKLY UVM Larner Med FYIs

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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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ADDITIONAL WELLNESS INFORMATION/OPPORTUNITIES:

UVM COVID-19 Student Testing Protocol: Are you visiting our VT-campus weekly to use space/resources in person? Then, you MUST be testing every seven days, at our Davis Center COVID-19 testing center. Testing is being offered through the winter break (and slots are already posted - plan your Dec and Early-Jan testing schedule, now!). NO WALK-INS. Schedule tests via the CoVerified app/browser-based platform.

  • Clinical Students Excused for Testing: The Clinical Level course directors support this protocol. They are aware of the weekly requirement and support students to be excused from their curriculum for 30 minute weekly testing windows.
  • Temporary Exemption Request Process: If you are away and will therefore miss the 7-9 day testing window, you must submit a temporary exemption request. You can submit one exemption request that covers multiple weeks. You cannot step onto VT/UVMMC campus(es) during an exemption window. An exemption will not block you from testing at the Davis Center.
  • Vermont Travel Guidelines: All students must still continue to adhere to state and local health and safety guidelines, including travel and quarantine requirements. If you enter a travel-mandated quarantine and you are not experiencing any symptoms, you can secure your day-seven test via the Davis Center clinic (counts as your weekly test, too!).

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LCOMcares: VOLUNTEER/SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

THIS WEEK:

  • Migrant Justice: 12/8-12/11, 5-9pm. Looking for volunteers for phone banking Dec 8-11 from 5-9pm. Sign up for any dates...
  • Age Well and Meals on Wheels: Burlington routes are in good shape, but they may need more drivers as cases increase. St. Albans, Grand Isle, and Northern Franklin County are in need of volunteer drivers. They are distributing Emergency Meals once a month to all their Burlington routes and could use some volunteers for this though in the Burlington area. Please consider volunteering...
  • Red Cross: Blood donation availabilities in Burlington...
  • Addison Allies: Always looking for donations.
  • Open Door Clinic: Doesn’t have the capacity to train new volunteers right now but will be looking for more come Spring.

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS

THIS WEEK:

  • MON, Dec 07: No UVM/UVMLarnerMed community events posted for this day.
  • TUES, Dec 08: 
  • WED, Dec 09:
    • Pediatrics Grand Rounds - “Cases From the Wards”: 12/09, 8-9am, via Zoom.
    • Gender Equity Education Series Lecture 3 - Male Champions for Gender Equity Change: An Inside Look at Change the Story Vermont’s Program “Champions for Change”: 12/09, 12-1pm, via Zoom webinar.
  • THU, Dec 10:
    • Class of 2023 Public Health Projects - Virtual Poster Session & Community Celebration: 12/10, 12-5pm, live virtual event12/11, 12-5pm, live virtual event. We hope you will join us! Each of the students' 17 posters will be presented through a short recorded video; you can share comments and ask questions about their projects.
    • Fermentation Friends Trivia Night: 12/10 @7pm, via Zoom. Interested in learning more about your favorite fermented goods? Join the Fermentation Friends for their inaugural meeting featuring Fermentation Trivia and a chance to show off your favorite ferment!
  • FRI, Dec 11:
    • Class of 2023 Public Health Projects - Virtual Poster Session & Community Celebration: 12/10, 12-5pm, live virtual event.   12/11, 12-5pm, live virtual event. We hope you will join us! Each of the students' 17 posters will be presented through a short, recorded video; you can share comments and ask questions about their projects.
  • SAT, Dec 12 - SUN, Dec 13: No UVM/UVMLarnerMed community events posted for these days. 

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RECURRING EVENTS:

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

THIS WEEK:

  • The Impact of the CARES Act on Student Loans: 12/08, 1-2pm, via free webinar (registration required). During this webinar, AAMC staff will discuss the details of the CARES Act as it relates to federal student loans, the current landscape of implementation, and an analysis of the quantitative impact on a 2021 graduate’s loan portfolio.

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RESEARCH, LEADERSHIP & FELLOWSHIP

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ARTS & PUBLICATION

The Nocturnists - Add Your Voice to our Holiday Episode! Many of us are celebrating the holidays in isolation this year, so we wanted to offer a few Nocturnists “holiday activities” to get your creative juices flowing, and encourage moments of connection and catharsis...

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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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PLEASE NOTE: The University is closed to normal operations 12/19 - 01/03, thus submit no later than 7am, Friday, 12/18 for inclusion in the 12/21/20 - 01/10/21 issue of the WeeklyWire (3-week issue).

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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.