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April 26  - May 02, 2021 


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 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 or reach out to one of your Larner College of Medicine Wellness Committee representatives.

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ADDITIONAL WELLNESS RESOURCES/INFORMATION:

  • Derek Chauvin Trial & Verdict: We will all have unique needs as we navigate the potential and cumulative impact of this moment. What follows are some University opportunities for learning, community support, and space for healing:
    • In solidarity with the BIPOC community, the Student Government Association (SGA) has approved our request to raise the Black Lives Matter flag in front of the Davis Center this week, per the SGA’s flag protocol.
    • Beginning Friday, the Interfaith Center will host an interactive art installation on the fourth floor of the Davis Center inviting people to share their hopes and concerns for racial justice in this moment.
    • Counseling support is available for all students via Counseling and Psychiatry Services (CAPS) and through the identity centers on campus.
    • Community gatherings to learn, be together, and process are being developed by campus partners, including the Center for Cultural Pluralism and Identity Centers.
  • Regional Electric Assist Bikeshare Coming Soon! Next month there will be 200 electric-assist bikes on the ground at ~30 hubs in Burlington, South Burlington, Winooski and the academic medical campus district.  These bikes will replace the current Greenride pedal bikes. Learn more about Greenride...
  • UVM COVID-19 Student Testing Protocol: All students who are on-campus/in-person (UVMMC and/or UVM-VT) and/or who live in Burlington, South Burlington or Winooski and who do not have a testing exemption must engage in UVM COVID-19 surveillance testing (Green & Gold Promiseverify your permanent address reflects your real location in myUVM).
    • Vaccine Information for the UVM Community: A new web page, Vaccine Information for the UVM Community, provides guidance on UVM policies during this time when some in our community are vaccinated but many still are not. This page will be updated as more vaccine information becomes available.
    • UPDATED - Exemption Requests: If you are away and will therefore miss the 7-9 day testing window, you must submit a temporary exemption request. If you fall under "required to test" guidelines and still feel you should be exempt, please include extenuating circumstance in your exemption request form to help expedite processing.
      • One request can cover multiple weeks! Exemption should end the day you plan to return to campus.
      • You must use your netID@uvm.edu email address/Outlook account to enter the UVM portal and sign-into the request tool (UVM Credentials); this might require you to log out of your MED Outlook or open a guest window/profile in Chrome to use a browser without your remembered MED credentials.
      • You cannot step onto VT/UVMMC campus(es) during an exemption window. However, an exemption will not block you from testing at the Davis Center. 
      • Approved exemptions include:
        • Temporary Exemption (set personalized start & end date) - make sure to submit one if/when you will not be able to complete your day-seven surveillance test: 
          • "I am enrolled in clinical rotations occurring outside of Chittenden County and do not live in Burlington, Winooski, or South Burlington. I will not physically visit the UVM or UVM Medical Center campus(es)."
          • "I will miss testing due to essential travel or extenuating circumstances: (briefly describe circumstances)"
          • "I am not stepping onto the UVM-VT and/or the UVMMC campus(es), and I am not living, meeting or socializing with any student, faculty or staff who is going to either campus(es) during this exemption period."
        • Exemption from 2nd Weekly Testing for fully vaccinated students ("through end of semester" option; students must continue to test every seven days): "I’ve completed a full COVID-19 Vaccination cycle (2 doses and 2+ weeks out from second dose), and I am requesting exemption from second weekly testing. I will continue to test every seven days, per University COVID-19 testing protocols."
    • UVM Weekly Testing Report

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LCOMcares - WAYS TO HELP/VOLUNTEER

We are sharing opportunities and needs in the State of Vermont. The University of Vermont has not vetted or researched these opportunities and cannot warrant or recommend one opportunity over another. It is your sole responsibility to thoroughly evaluate any volunteer organization or opportunity before engaging. Please practice physical distancing and follow the established guidelines to keep yourself and your community safe. Consider the following opportunities independently and carefully after looking into the organization and their safety practices.

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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  • APPROACHING DEADLINE - 2021 NHSC Loan Repayment Programs: 05/06 application deadline.
    • The NHSC Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP) awards up to $50,000 in exchange for a two-year commitment to provide primary medical, dental or mental/behavioral health care at approved sites in high-need, underserved areas.
    • The NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program (NHSC SUD Workforce LRP) provides up to $75,000 in exchange for a three-year commitment to health care professionals who provide substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services.
    • Providers in rural communities may apply to the NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program (NHSC Rural Community LRP), which awards up to $100,000 for three years of service.

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RESEARCH, LEADERSHIP & FELLOWSHIP

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ADDITIONAL RESEARCH, LEADERSHIP & FELLOWSHIP INFORMATION:

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ARTS & PUBLICATION

UPCOMING:

ADDITIONAL ARTS & PUBLICATION NEWS:

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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). Don't hesitate to ask housing contacts if they would consider lowering the advertised rate to secure a graduate student; it never hurts to ask!

Explore housing opportunities & housing support resources via the UVM Off-campus Housing Site...

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.