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December 14 - 20, 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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* = All postings flagged with an asterisk are not UVM-sponsored/endorse

CLASS INFORMATION

Class of 2021

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Class of 2022

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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

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.
  • UVM COVID-19 Student Testing Protocol Exemption Request: If you are away and will therefore miss the 7-9 day testing window, you must submit a temporary exemption request. You cannot step onto VT/UVMMC campus(es) during an exemption window. One request can cover multiple weeks! Exemption should end the day you plan to return to campus. 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 - WAYS TO HELP/VOLUNTEER

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS

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  • 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. See this week's spotlight recommendation and to enter our PRIZE RAFFLE...
    • Thanks for Choosing Wisely! The winners of this month's raffle prizes are: Laura Gernon, Alayna Westcom, Stephanie Udawatta, Alexis Miller, and Julia Clemens! 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!

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

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RESEARCH, LEADERSHIP & FELLOWSHIP

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  • RMIE SUBMISSION DEADLINE - 2021 AAMC Learn Serve Lead: 01/18 submission deadline. Research in Medical Education (RIME) is a forum promoting the transformation of health care through medical education innovation and research.  RIME consists of research papers describing completed medical education research and review papers synthesizing existing research.
  • AMA ChangeMedEd® 2021 going VIRTUAL*: 09/29 - 10/01. Save the date for this virtual conference and keep an eye out for a call for abstract submissions January 2021. Brings together innovators and influencers from across the medical education continuum and related health care fields, to share bold ideas to change the way future physicians are trained.

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ARTS & PUBLICATION

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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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Deadline for submissions is 
7:00 AM EST, on Fridays,
for inclusion in the upcoming Monday issue,
unless noted otherwise.

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.