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February 06 - 12, 2023

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 WeeklyWire to help support manageable email inboxes for our students; it's a one-stop-shop for all med school happenings outside of the classroom!

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Class of 2023

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    Class of 2024

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    Class of 2025

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    Class of 2026

    • THIS WEEK - Eye Protection Order selection: Try on your preferred 3 frame styles and select your preferred color, by 02/07. Thanks to the generosity of the Larner Alumni Association, we are happy to provide co2026 students with Stoggles as an option for eye protection.
    • LCOM Medical Student Summer Research - Pre-Proposal Co2026 Submission: 02/13, submission deadline. Submit the pre-proposal form electronically to Amir Sadick Must be submitted as a single PDF document with the file name “2023_SummeResearch-PreProposal_studentlastnamestudentfirstname”.
    • 2023 NYU/ Bellevue Emergency Medicine Summer Medical Student Fellowship for Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine*: 02/15 application deadline. We encourage URM students who are interested in EM to apply to our 4-week Summer Fellowship. We are offering 5 funded positions, including NYU housing & travel to New York City.
    • The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) Mentorship Opportunity for URiM M1 Students*:02/24, Application Deadline. This program is specifically designed to provide Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM) first-year medical students the opportunity to participate in an in-person, all-expenses-paid, two-week mentorship program at the ABEM headquarters (East Lansing, Michigan) June 5-16, 2023.
    • 2023 Gold Student Summer Fellowships*: 03/20, application deadline. The grant award includes a stipend for a single project of up to $4,000 for a 10-week period. Proposals are selected based on a set of criteria that includes quality and quantity of patient interaction, methodology, and more.
    • Welcome Social Justice Coalition Organizers for the Co2026: Please help us congratulate and welcome Camila Salcedo, Krystal Ramos Barrera, and Wendy Memishian as the Social Justice Coalition Organizers for the Class of 2026. 
    • AAMC Virtual Specialty Forum - Get your specialty questions answered!: 03/23, 1 - 4 Pm, Virtual event online registration required. This annual event hosted by the Careers in Medicine® program works to provide equitable access to specialty exposure, where medical students can view resources, chat with specialty representatives and AAMC staff, as well as attend a live presentation with residents about their specialty choice.
    • Summer Research Scholarship in Neurosurgery for Black Medical Students*: 04/01 Application Deadline. The purpose of the award is to provide a neurosurgical-based research fellowship for Black students attending medical school or post–graduate training (Master's or Ph.D.), who wish to gain research experience in the fields of neuroscience and neurosurgery, and have early exposure to the field of neurosurgery.

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    WEEKLY UVM Larner Med FYIs

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    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.


    • Brain Club: Urgency Culture & Internalized Ableism: 02/07, at 6 - 7 pm. Virtual event. This month's theme centers around Urgency Culture. We live in a world where there is so much pressure to do more, achieve more, be more -- and it's hurting our health, literally. 
    • Brave the Elements Feb. 10: Winter Bike to Work Day: 02/10, 12 - 1 pm at UVM Bikes Coop at Booth House. Join the growing community of cyclists in Burlington and around the world to celebrate Winter Bike to Work Day. 


    • Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care: Feb, 13 - 17. Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care is a weeklong recognition event. GHHS chapters, medical schools, and patient care institutions from across the country promote activities to celebrate their dedication to ensuring compassionate, patient-centered care.
    • Healthcare Burnout Symposium: Feb 23 - 25, in Los Angeles, CA.  Learn how to productively & proactively discuss the factors that impact wellness
    • Help Plan Student Performance Night: TBD. Are you musically inclined and interested in helping plan a coffeehouse/student performance night this February? Please contact Chellie Nayar and James Fanning with a Short email indicating your interest.
      • Kaiut Yoga for Chronic Conditions: Thursdays 9-10 a.m. on Zoom, offered through UVM Medical Center. For more information or to register, email Julia Oshea.
      • Mindfulness Tools for Health and Wellbeing for ALL Cancer Patients, Caregivers, Providers: 01/04. Virtual meetings 5:00-6:30 pm 1st Wednesday of each month. All offerings Mindfulness Tools offerings are free. For more information or to sign up, contact Donna Smith.


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    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.


    • Art From The Heart:  a program connecting volunteers and art supplies to patients and caregivers. Free for patients at UVM Medical Center and Children's Hospital. Learn more...

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    UVM always has a TON of event opportunities flying around. The list below was hand-picked/designed for our medical student community (also check out the Larner Medical Student Activities Calendar anytime for the latest and greatest list of events). Students may also explore the UVM Bored? Calendar for even more opportunities open to all UVM students...


    • FRI, Feb 10:
      • WeeklyWire Submission Deadline: Fridays, no later than 7am unless noted otherwise. Want to submit to the Wire? Submit your posting using our WeeklyWire Online Submission Form.
      • Funding Opportunity for Early Career Investigators in Cardiovascular Research: 02/10 application deadline. The Early Career Advisory Committee of the CVRI is pleased to announce a unique funding opportunity for Early Career investigators funding applications requesting up to $10,000 will be considered.
    • SAT, Feb 11, Sun, Feb 12: No UVM/UVM Larner Med community events posted for this day


    • Environmental Health SIG Journal Club: 02/14, 12 - 1 pm, in MedEd 202. We will be discussing the environmental side effects of medication usage and how we can better treat wastewater for human and non-human health.
    • Pediatrics Grand Rounds - "Creating an Empowerment (Decolonized) Model in Global Health: An Evolving Practice to Build Capacity, Research Methodologies, Educational Modalities, and Health Equity": 02/15, 8 - 9 am, Davis Auditorium and via zoom.
    • UVM Biomedical Engineering Research Conference: 02/15, 12 - 1 pm. In HSRF 200. This interdisciplinary research conference is intended to bring together the rich pool of faculty and students participating in BME-related research here at UVM.
    • Updates on All Things Research at UVM: 02/15, 4:30 - 6 pm, in Waterman 427. Vice President Kirk Dombrowski hosts a Research Forum to answer any questions from faculty, staff, and researchers. The event will also be live-streamed on UVM's YouTube channel.
    • Pediatrics Grand Rounds - "Pollution, Climate Change and Children's Health": 02/22, 8 - 9 am, in Davis Auditorium and via zoom.
    • SAVE THE DATE- The UVM DEI & Flynn Partnership Featuring a Show by the ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER: 05/02 - 7:30 - 9:30 pm. This season, the UVM Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is sponsoring a show featuring the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.


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

    Our Medical Student Financial Services begin with prospective students and continue through the curriculum to commencement. We advise students on various aspects such as financing their medical education, loan debt management matters, and financial wellness. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Assistant Director of Medical Student Financial Services, Ryan Gates, with any questions.


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    • National Academies to host webinar on new report exploring anti-racism in STEMM organizations: 02/14, at 11 am ET, Virtual event. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will release a consensus study report, Advancing Anti-racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEMM Organizations,
    • ASH HONORS (Hematology Opportunities for the Next Generation of Research Scientists) Award:02/15 application deadline. The ASH HONORS Award contributes to the development of the next generation of hematologists by providing research funding for talented M1 and M2 as well as first- and second-year medical residents. $5,000 stipend and $1,000 travel expense included. 
    • Application Deadline - all medical students " Integrative Medicine Leadership Training Opportunity": Application due 02/15. Interested in leadership and education around integrative medicine? Apply for this summer program. 
    • National SKMC Buprenorphine Waiver Training: 03/04, 8 - 4:30 pm - via Zoom free, registration required. The chapter has chosen to focus its efforts this year on discussing topics that are not always given a great deal of attention in the medical school curriculum, but that greatly impact the ability to provide humanistic care
    • 2023 Gold Student Summer Fellowships*: 03/20, application deadline. The grant award includes a stipend for a single project of up to $4,000 for a 10-week period. Proposals are selected based on a set of criteria that includes quality and quantity of patient interaction, methodology, and more.
    • Jump into creating solutions for a healthcare challenge at the inaugural Healthcare Barrier Hackathon: March 24 - 26, Hybrid and option in-person Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. Winning teams will receive cash prizes of $750 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place! 


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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...

    Burlington Off-campus Living Guide: Includes information to help off-campus students have successful experiences off campus. Check out the 6th edition of the UVM Off-Campus Student and Community Relations (OSCR) Off Campus Living Guide....

    Landlord/Tenant and Housing Questions and Issues: Please contact OSCR (802-656-9405)

    Lost & Found

    Lost something? Email the Office of Medical Education (OME) a description of the item. OME 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 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.