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May 24  - 30, 2021 


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Congrats class of 2021

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.

THIS WEEK:

  • The Farmers to Families food box program continues in May for the following dates/towns (pre-register at their website): 5/21: Springfield; 5/24: St. Johnsbury; 5/25: Newbury; 5/26: Manchester; 5/27: Shoreham; 5/28: St. Albans.
    • May will be the final month of Farmers to Families.
    • Full Plates VT: The Vermont Foodbank is launching a new food box program called Full Plates VT, which will distribute food boxes made up of produce and other fresh and shelf-stable items at drive-through style distributions throughout all fourteen counties in Vermont.
      • The program is currently scheduled to run from June – September 2021.
      • To receive a food box you will be asked to self-certify that you meet the income requirements listed here (PDF). You will not be asked for documentation on the registration website or at the food distribution events. Registration opens on May 24, 2021.

UPCOMING:

ADDITIONAL WELLNESS RESOURCES/INFORMATION:

  • 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 at the Davis Center COVID-19 testing center (Green & Gold Promiseverify your permanent address reflects your real location in myUVM).
    • Summer COVID-19 Testing at UVM: UVM will continue to offer COVID-19 testing on campus over the summer. Students living on/visiting campus, including those who are fully vaccinated, are required to continue to test every seven days. If you plan to be on campus this summer, refer to sponsorship and testing requirements on this page (COVID-19 Summer Testing)...
      • Clinical Students Are Excused from the Curriculum to Complete Seven-Day Test: 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.
      • Any current students remaining in the area who are not covered in the required testing categories are encouraged to continue taking advantage of COVID-19 testing at the Testing Center.
    • Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test, using CoVerified: CoVerified allows you to pull the formal report/documentation for your COVID test when you test via our Davis Center UVM Strong Testing Center. Simply navigate to your test results within the App or in the Browser and you can view and/or send the attachment (PDF of your test and test result).
    • 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.
    • 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.

UPCOMING:

ADDITIONAL WAYS TO CARE:

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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UPCOMING:

ADDITIONAL SFS INFORMATION:

  • Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program Reopened: The Vermont Housing Finance Agency is accepting applications again from Vermont homeowners who are behind on their mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This latest round of program funding provides grants for up to 12 months of past-due mortgage and property tax payments for eligible Vermont homeowners. Visit the website or call (888) 714-2260 to learn more and apply.
  • The Vermont Emergency Rental Assistance Program (VERAP) was created to help renters dealing with financial challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. VERAP helps tenant households with paying rent, past-due rent balances (also known as arrears), utility and home energy costs, utility and home energy cost arrears, and other expenses related to housing. Rent expenses include rent, rent arrears.
  • Student Loan Interest Rates Increasing for 21/22 Year: Do you have unused loan funds from the current 20/21 Year?...

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RESEARCH, LEADERSHIP & FELLOWSHIP

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ARTS & PUBLICATION

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ADDITIONAL ARTS & PUBLICATION NEWS:

  • NEW! Larner Medicine Issue: Larner Medicine | May 19, 2021 | Volume III, Issue 10 recently "hit the shelves." This issue announces the Class of 2021 Honors Celebration award recipients and includes a blog highlight for Sadie Casale, member of the class of 2024! Check out the latest issue of Larner Medicine...

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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.