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May 01 - 07, 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

  • THIS WEEK - DEADLINE - Michigan Urology Academy June 2-3, 2023 (virtual program)*: 05/01 application deadline. The Michigan Medicine Urology program is looking for URiM M1-M4 med students interested in urology. The virtual program will tackle the importance of finding mentors and sponsors, the nuts and bolts of applying, how to be a successful sub-I and how to address microaggressions.
  • THIS WEEK - DEADLINE - 2023 Pisacano Scholarship Application: 05/01 application deadline. Up to $28,000 scholarships available. Students who have made a commitment to the field of family medicine and who will enter their fourth year in medical school in the fall of 2023 may apply.
  • APPROACHING DEADLINE - UConn Visiting Elective for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (VESUM)*: 05/08 application deadline. Electives for 4th year medical students are offered in Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Otolaryngology. 
  • Request Step 2 Self-Assessment Vouchers: co2024 students can request a Step 2 CK NBME self-assessment voucher by emailing StudentCOMServices@med.uvm.edu...
  • Studying for Step 2 on campus? MedEdCenter rooms can now be reserved same-day for studying...
  • URiM visiting student OBGYN rotation*: 05/31 application deadline. $1500 stipend. One month rotation with the Department of OB/GYN in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Class of 2025

  • THIS WEEK - DEADLINE - Michigan Urology Academy June 2-3, 2023 (virtual program)*: 05/01 application deadline. The Michigan Medicine Urology program is looking for URiM M1-M4 med students interested in urology. The virtual program will tackle the importance of finding mentors and sponsors, the nuts and bolts of applying, how to be a successful sub-I and how to address microaggressions.
  • THIS WEEK - Spotlight on Primary Care Series - Professional Advocacy with the Vermont Medical Society: 05/03, 12-1pm, via Zoom. This one-hour session is an AHEC Scholars eligible activity to begin building your AHEC transcript.
  • ACTION REQUIRED – Given Locker Clean Out: 07/01 deadline. July 01, 2023 is the deadline to clean out your Given lockers. Failure to do so will result in a $50 cleaning fee.

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Class of 2026

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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.

Do you have any suggestions on the ways the Wellness Committee can address the wellbeing needs of the LCOM community? You can provide them anonymously via the Wellness Committee digital suggestion box! We will monitor responses every few weeks.


  • Mindfulness Tools for Health and Wellbeing for ALL Cancer Patients, Caregivers, Providers: 05/03, 5-6:30pm, virtual. Virtual meetings 5:00-6:30pm 1st Wednesday of each month. All offerings Mindfulness Tools offerings are free. For more information or to sign up, contact Donna Smith.
    • TEA TIME TUESDAYS! Every Tuesday, 9–10 am, UVM Interfaith Center (on Redstone Campus next to blue water tower). Craving an opportunity to just sit and chat with others? Come to our first Tea Time Tuesday of the year for bagels, a beverage (not just tea!), and informal conversation. Drop by anytime. The entire UVM community is welcome! For questions contact interfaith@uvm.edu.
    • Spiritual Practice - Connect: Tuesdays, 7-8pm, UVM Interfaith Center (on Redstone Campus next to blue water tower). This inclusive spiritual gathering is an opportunity to pause in the midst of your busy week and spend some quality time connecting - with yourself, others, and the sources of support that are meaningful to you. Includes time for open discussion, as well as a chance to try on a spiritual practice for cultivating awareness and connection.
    • Kaiut Yoga for Chronic Conditions: Thursdays 9-10am, via Zoom. Offered through UVM Medical Center. For more information or to register, email Julia Oshea.
    • Hot Tea; Warm Reads: Thursdays, this spring, 5-6:30pm, Prism Center (Unity Lounge, 3rd floor Davis Center across from Bookstore). Decompress your spring evenings with a hot beverage and uplifting read aloud from stories centering intersectional identities, hope, and healing.  No  RSVP required. For questions contact Elyse.
    • SPIRITUAL PRACTICE - Friday Jummah Prayer: Fridays, 12:30–1:30pm, UVM Interfaith Center (on Redstone Campus, next to blue water tower). Gather weekly with other Muslims on campus for prayers and a Khutbah (aka sermon). Co-hosted by UVM Interfaith Center and the Muslim Student Association. For questions contact interfaith@uvm.edu.


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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. Consider the following opportunities independently and carefully after looking into the organization and their safety practices.




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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...




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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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  • Free Virtual Medical Symposium*: 05/05, 7am-4pm CST, virtual (registration required). showcases nationally recognized dermatology experts in the skin of color, as well as other speakers selected for their knowledge and commitment to diversity and cultural competence in medical education and related health topics.


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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.