• UVM Campus Recreation - Old CATcards Deactivated: Accounts connected to Old CATCards are being deactivated. If you have not yet been issued your NEW CATCard, you will need to obtain it by Friday, March 10 in order to continue accessing Campus Recreation facilities. This includes people who are registered for biometrics (finger scan). In order to continue facility access, please visit the CATCard office prior to your next facility visit. The CATcard office is open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm and is located in Billings B-150. Access will not be granted after March 10 until the NEW CATCard has been obtained. Access will not be granted after March 10 until the NEW CATCard has been obtained.
  • Gender-Inclusive Restrooms: The Gender-Inclusive Task Force @ UVM published their findings and recommendations and have informed progress and plans for the campus, including a map of gender-inclusive bathrooms on campus. Visit UVM's Trans* Info for Students, Faculty, and Staff webpage for more information and resources.
  • LCOM Facilities Update March 2017: Read the latest update on LCOM Facilities in the March email.
  • Webinar on Taxes: Tax time arrives every year and it often comes with different laws—as well as different financial situations to consider. To help you prepare, the AAMC is offering a webinar on Taxes on March 16, 2017 at 3 PM EST. This webinar will help you prepare for tax season and identify salient tax related information that a student (or soon to be graduate) should know. After the webinar, you will have a solid understanding of relevant and critical tax information. Register for this webinar online. With questions please contact Kari Brayden.
  • OMSE Staffing Updates: On Monday, March 6th welcome Colleen Case to our team as our new Administrative Assistant, serving students at the OMSE front desk. Don’t worry, Jessie Raven is not leaving us; she will continue working in the office as a temporary full time Foundations Coordinator. Please join OMSE in welcoming Colleen and congratulating Jessie! Contact the Office of Medical Student Education with any questions.
  • UVM Housing & Meal Plan Options (more info added): OMSE was asked to investigate UVM housing and meal plan options for medical students. This information is both available at UVM Res Life and UVM Dining Services. Students can sign up for a meal plan and on campus housing would depend upon availability after all required students are housed and their ability to sign a 9 month contract.  However there is also off-campus, affiliate housing available to graduate students.  Please feel free to refer students to Residential Life or UVM Dining Services if they have questions. UVM Dining Services actually has a specific page for Medical & Graduate Meal Plans. UVM Res Life has information regarding Off-Campus Housing – Affiliate Housing and how to get housing.  For more information you can view the UVM Res Life Housing and Meal Plan Contract Terms & Conditions. Another valuable resource is the Office of Student and Community Relations (http://www.uvm.edu/oscr/). In addition to providing a listing of off-campus rentals, OSCR has great information and advice about housing in the Burlington area. To set up an appointment, students can contact them at (802) 656-9405 or oscr@uvm.edu.There are meal plans available to graduate and medical students. See https://uvmdining.sodexomyway.com/dining-plans/plans_medgrad.html for more information. Any question should be directed to the Meal Plan Office in A110 Living/Learning Center (656-4664).

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Policy 570.10 - Holidays and Vacations: Foundations

Policy Statement

Students will be excused for major holidays of religions they observe.  During Foundations, they will need to work with the course director and course coordinator to make up any missed requirements.

  1. All University Administrative holidays will be observed, with no classes or other activities scheduled:
    1. Independence Day
    2. Labor Day
    3. Thanksgiving
    4. Christmas Holiday
    5. New Year's Holiday
    6. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    7. President's Day
    8. Memorial Day
  2. Vacation periods will be observed as follows:
    1. Noon the Wednesday before Thanksgiving until the following Monday morning
    2. Two weeks including the Christmas and New Year's Holidays
    3. One week in March and/or April
    4. Eight weeks following the first year of medical school
  3. Leaves of absence are not covered by this policy statement. Students seeking such leave should review the Leave of Absence policy, and must consult with the Associate Dean for Students. Taking a Leave of Absence could delay a student’s graduation date.

View this policy and others in the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont Medical Student Handbook, NOW ONLINE >>

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Class of 2017

  • RSVP DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Official Registration is Now Open for the Larner College of Medicine Class of 2017 Dinner (evening before Match Day!) hosted by the UVM Medical Alumni Association: The UVM Medical Alumni Association invites you and one guest to attend the Class of 2017 Dinner. The dinner is scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2017 (the night before Match Day!) at UVM's Davis Student Center, 4th floor Grand Maple Ballroom. The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a reception, followed by a seated dinner and program. Register to attend today! (Please note: Students and family members please coordinate before registering to avoid duplicate registrations) Kindly respond by March 9, 2017. Please contact Cristin Gildea, Director of the Alumni Relations, with any questions.
  • SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Scholarship Opportunities: Two scholarship opportunities are available for current fourth-year students. Please review the full descriptions linked below and submit the application materials (an essay and CV) to Kari Brayden by Friday, March 10, 2017 if you are interested and fulfill the requirements. Contact Kari Brayden, Medical Student Financial Services Coordinator, with any questions.
  • Returning your UVMMC Lockers (Baird) & Pagers: If you no longer need your pager, please return it to the Office of Medical Student Education. If you no longer use your locker, please email Jacqueline Drouin and let her know that you no longer use your locker. We will be welcoming students from the Class of 2019 into the Clerkship year, and we will need to provide them with pagers and UVMMC lockers. Many thanks for your assistance!
  • LGBTQAwards & Graduation now open! Register for Rainbow Graduation, now, if you are interested in participating. Please contact Becky Swem, Education & Outreach Coordinator for the LGBTQA center@uvm with any questions.
  • Please Take A few Moments to assess your Musculoskeletal Knowledge: Dr. McCarthy needs your help to assess your musculoskeletal knowledge! In case you didn’t know, musculoskeletal injuries are the second most common reason patients seek medical attention. There is a multiple-choice exam on COMET (https://comet.med.uvm.edu; Password: themsk17) under “Assessment of Musculoskeletal Knowledge.” It should take about 10-15 minutes to complete. This research will help you see where your knowledge lies, and will help us to refine the musculoskeletal curriculum at UVM to benefit future classes. Thank you! Please contact Dr. Sarah McCarthy with any questions.
  • End of the Year Banquet Video Call for Talent/Funzies: Hi Fourth Years! Andy Liu and Mohammad Mertaban are going to be coordinating a video for the End of the Year Banquet (formerly known as the Osler Banquet). We are giving it a new name this year because previously there was a notion that this banquet was only for 4th years when, in reality, it is a celebration for the entire school. Thus, we are going to be making our own video for our own class. If you would like to help create, act, plan, this video, please email mohammad.mertaban@med.uvm.edu and chi-anh.liu@med.uvm.edu. We are going to need a lot of people (30+) to help so I encourage you all to participate! If you don’t want to help in planning or acting, then please email Mohammad and Andy your ideas, nonetheless. We need lots of ideas to make this video memorable and hilarious!
  • Match Week Info will run under the University Opportunities section of the WeeklyWire!
  • Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®): SOAP® is the process through which positions offered by unfilled programs are accepted by unmatched applicants during Match Week supported by the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) and the NRMP®. The AAMC’s ERAS team (@ERASinfo) will host a #SOAP2017 Twitter chat with the NRMP (@TheNRMP) on March 8, from 2-3 pm ET to answer any questions you may have about the process. Check out the 2017 SOAP schedule for a detailed timeline of the SOAP process.

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Class of 2018

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Vascular Surgery Away Elective for MS4 Students: The Vascular Surgery Department at the University of Colorado has secured funding to support travel and housing for a student rotation in vascular surgery. Away rotations can be a good way for students to get to know a department and also for recruitment. The surgery department is committed to excellence and diversity. If you are interested, review the full program flyer for more information and contacts. The application deadline is March 10, 2017.
  • APPROACHING DEADLINE - Visiting Elective Program for Underrepresented Students, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: The Icahn School of Medicine's Visiting Electives Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (VEPSUM) Fellowship, sponsored by the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs. VEPSUM Fellowship offers four-week electives at The Mount Sinai Hospital to a limited number of qualified 4th-year medical students who attend United States accredited medical schools, and who are from groups underrepresented in medicine. Application deadline: March 15. For more information, please contact Sherria McDowell, MPH, Program Manager (212-241-8276). Visit us on the web!
  • Michigan Health Equity Visiting Clerkship: The Office of Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) at Michigan Medicine invites interested medical students to apply to the Michigan Health Equity Visiting Clerkship Program. Medical Students in their final year of medical school with a career interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion may apply for the 4 week visiting clerkship. Read more... 

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Class of 2019

  • Freeman Foundation Legacy Scholarship Opportunity: The Larner College of Medicine is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the Freeman Foundation Legacy Medical Scholarship for at least four members of the Class of 2019 to be awarded at least $5,000 in the current 2016-2017 academic year (amount may vary based on number of applicants). Applicants should have a passion for, and commitment to, meeting the health care needs of Vermonters post-residency. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 27th, 2017. Questions about the scholarship or commitment letter should be directed to Melissa Liebig.

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Class of 2020

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Applications for MedQuest Mentor and AHEC Summer Project positions close at midnight Monday, March 6th. The link to the application is on COMET or at www.svahec.org. Please contact Beth Brothers at bbrothers@svahec.org with any questions.
  • THIS WEEK - Research Emphasis Information Session: Join Dr. Renee Stapleton, Director of Medical Student Research, on Wednesday, March 08th, at noon, in the Sullivan Classroom (Med Ed 200) to learn more about the New Research Emphasis and have your questions answered. Read more about the program under the "Research Section" of the WeeklyWire. Please email Dr. Renee Stapleton at renee.stapleton@uvm.edu if you are interested or have any questions. While there is no formal acceptance process, an “application” page will be posted shortly.
  • Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) summer internship: Do you have an interest in medical education?  Are you looking for summer employment in the Burlington area? Apply to become an Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) summer intern. The Office of Medical Student Education is looking to hire two class of 2020 medical students to assist with medical education research and program development. Salary would be equivalent to a summer research fellowship.  Please submit your CV and a one page letter of interest to StudentCOMServices by March 30, 2017. The letter of interest should include relevant prior research or education experience, areas of medical education interest and how this experience will impact your medical career. Please contact Dr. Christa Zehle with questions.
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Student Summer Fellowship: The Student Summer Fellowship program offers opportunities for medical students to complete a domestic or international research or service project related to community health. Projects must be focused on studying cultural competency issues, developing skills to become relationship-centered physicians, and addressing a public health need in an under-served community or population. The Fellowship award includes a stipend of up to $4,000 for a 10-week project. Medical students at accredited U.S. or Canadian schools of allopathy or osteopathy may apply for either the Research or Service Fellowships. Applications and full details for the 2017 Student Summer Fellowship are now available on our website. Deadline for submission: March 20, 2017.
  • Larner College of Medicine Diversity & Inclusion Internship, Summer 2017: The Larner College of Medicine Office of Diversity & Inclusion is offering a six-week internship during the summer of 2017 for a medical student who will have completed their first year of training. This summer internship will provide an opportunity to learn more about how diversity, inclusion and principles of social justice can positively influence medical education and the intern will learn more about strategies for incorporating these principles into the culture and curriculum at the Larner College of Medicine. Application deadline is March 20, 2017. Read more...

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LARNER COMcares Opportunities 

DODGEBALL – United Way

United Way of Northwest Vermont is gearing up for its 5th Annual Play United Dodgeball Tournament on April 2, in St. Albans.  Volunteers can help set up, run the snack bar, keep score, clean up, and share a day of fun, healthy competition and share information.  Contact Amanda Elcan at 861-7816 or email Amanda@unitedwaynwvt.org.

A FRIENDLY VISIT – Cathedral Square Corporation

Cathedral Square Corporation is seeking a male volunteer to spend time playing games or working on adult coloring with a homebound gentleman in the Williston community.  A great opportunity to build a lifelong relationship and give a caregiver some respite.  Contact Beth Alpert at 859-8819 or email alpert@cathedralsquare.org.

REACHING OUT – Habitat for Humanity

GreenMountain Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to help them communicate with civic groups, churches and businesses.  Volunteers should have a basic knowledge of marketing and communications.  Flexible time commitment.  Contact David Mullin at 872-8726 or email dmullin@vermonthabitat.org.

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LGBTQAwards Accepting Nominations

The LGBTQA center@uvm is now accepting nominations for the Rainbow Awards Ceremony. Please visit their nomination page to review available awards and make your nominations. Please contact Becky Swem, Education & Outreach Coordinator for the LGBTQA center@uvm with any questions.


Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves for this year's College of Medicine talent show, it's going to be HUGE! To all of the many hidden talents out there, the show will be Wednesday, March 15th. You can sign up to take part in this fun opportunity by contacting Liz O'Neill (co2020) with your talent and participant names!

THIS WEEK - Community Medical School Begins on March 7, with "Happiness: Exploring the Science of Well-Being"

Each semester, more than 1000 people attend our Community Medical School lecture series, confirming that the community is more interested than ever in learning about the work of faculty at the UVM Larner College of Medicine and the UVM Medical Center. On Tuesday evening, March 7, Community Medical School begins its Spring series in Carpenter Auditorium at 6:00 pm with a presentation on exploring the science of well-being. The series, which is free and open to the public, will continue this semester on the first Tuesday of the month in April, May and June with lectures on a wide range of current topics in medicine. For more information on the Spring 2017 schedule, visit Community Medical School. To view past lectures and materials, visit the Community Medical School archives.

On Tuesday, March 07, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, in Carpenter Auditorium, Andrew Rosenfeld, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry will present "Happiness: Exploring the Science of Well-Being." Can money buy happiness and do we have the ability to change our minds? Learn about the history of positive psychology, the brain's ability to reorganize itself, and the science behind relationships and happiness.

  • UP NEXT - "Battle of the Bacteria: Antibiotic Resistance and the Evolution of Superbugs" with W. Kemper Alston, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine and Division Chief, Infectious Disease (April 04) - Explore a brief history of antibiotics and the mechanisms that lead to antibiotic resistance. Gain an understanding of "superbugs" - the bacteria that are resistant to many common antibiotics - what they are, how they evolved, and what we need to do to slow their spread.

A joint program between the UVM Larner College of Medicine and the UVM Medical Center, Community Medical School is an expression of our dedication to science, teaching and patient care. Lectures are presented by the same faculty who teach medical students, conduct research, and care for patients here at our academic medical center. Many faculty are world-renowned experts in their fields; all of them are passionate about sharing their knowledge and love of medical science.  We encourage you to attend one or more of the presentations to not only learn more about the work of our colleagues, but to see first-hand the important interaction between our academic medical center and the community we serve. Please contact Brittany Willette, LCOM Event Manager, with any questions.

THIS WEEK - Steps to Wellness Patient Panel

 Tuesday, March 07, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, in the Sullivan Classroom (Med Ed 200). Interested in running in the Vermont City Marathon with the UVM COM marathon team? Wondering about who we will be fundraising for? Come join us for a patient panel on Tuesday, March 7th to hear directly from former and current patients about Steps to Wellness, the local non-profit that will be the recipient of our fundraising.  Steps to Wellness is an oncology rehabilitation program that provides free physical therapy, personal training, and social support to recovering cancer patients who received treatment at the UVM Medical Center. This unique organization improves patient outcomes and quality of life, and the UVM COM marathon team contributions in previous years have helped sustain the program, in part by funding the trainers that work there. Come to the event and hear more about this important organization and how your fundraising efforts can help these patients!  LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED! Please contact Kirsten Martin (co2020) with any questions. 

THIS WEEK - Research Emphasis Information Session

Join Dr. Renee Stapleton, Director of Medical Student Research, on Wednesday, March 08th, at noon, in the Sullivan Classroom (Med Ed 200) to learn more about the New Research Emphasis and have your questions answered.

Beginning March 20th in the evening, a new Research Emphasis will be offered to Medical Students.  This optional Emphasis will be offered jointly to Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Medicine students. It will include several components including a 2-year monthly curriculum, quarterly journal clubs, opportunities to participate in "real-life" aspects of research (e.g. observe the process of clinical trial design), and resources for finding research projects and mentoring throughout the University. The 2-year curriculum will include workshops, hand-on sessions, and seminars on clinical, translational, and basic science research topics to improve your research knowledge and skills. These sessions will occur on the 3rd Monday of the month from 5:30-7pm. Please email Dr. Renee Stapleton at renee.stapleton@uvm.edu if you are interested or have any questions. While there is no formal acceptance process, an “application” page will be posted shortly.

Save Some Space in Your Weekend! You Might Go See a Movie...

Thank you to the 27 WeeklyWire reading rockstars who spotted the hidden link to enter into a drawing to win a movie ticket to the Roxy Movie Theater (it was slipped into last week's Lost and Found section). 15 of them scored a free ticket! Can you count yourself among them this week? Of course! Thank you for reading. Please sign up for your chance to win a movie ticket in week # 4 of our Spring WeeklyWire Movie Tickets giveaway! Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education if you have any questions.

Match Week is March 13 - March 17!

Match Week is almost upon us! Check out some of the #match2017 events/opportunities/info lined up:

  • The third annual Match Challenge is ON! The UVM Foundation has a goal to attract 800 donors by Match Day, March 17. The reward for meeting this goal? A new $50,000 scholarship endowed by alum Anand Parthasarathy, M.D.’02. We need your participation! Gifts of any amount count towards this important goal and more financial support for medical students of today, so please share this link: go.uvm.edu/matchchallenge – with family and friends via social media and encourage them to give! #uvmlarnermed #uvmlarnermed Contact Hannah Burnett with any questions.
  • Match Week on Social Media: The AAMC, National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), and American Medical Association (AMA) would like to invite you to celebrate Match Week with us. Match Week for the 2017 Main Residency Match will take place March 13-17. Throughout the week, we encourage you to share congratulatory messages with photos and videos of students, faculty, and staff taking part in festivities by using #Match2017. You can follow the celebration on our joint #Match2017 Tagboard and Storify pages. The AAMC will also be creating a YouTube playlist of Match Day videos and a Facebook album with photos from across the country. Please send your content to Stephanie Weiner at sweiner@aamc.org. Last year #Match2016 was a top trend on Twitter on Match Day. Our best wishes for a successful Match Week!
  • Match Day Viewing Celebration: AAMC staff are preparing for our annual Match Day viewing celebration! On Match Day, staff will gather in a conference room wearing their alma mater gear to learn more about the match, watch webcasts of match ceremonies around the country, eat cake, and otherwise share in the celebration. We will be alternating webcasts to witness the varied Match Day ceremonies and special traditions. The Larner College of Medicine Live Stream link will be posted on the OMSE Match Day webpage as soon as it is available.

Primary Care Series “Why I Chose Family Medicine”

The Office of Primary Care and AHEC Program welcomes you to join us for the Primary Care Series “Why I Chose Family Medicine” Wednesday, March 15th, 2017, in the Sullivan Classroom (Med Ed 200), from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Listen to some 4th year Medical Students and a Family Medicine Resident talk about why they pursuing Family Medicine. Lunch provided by Junior's in Colchester – Please bring your own drink. Contact Laurie.mclean@uvm.edu for more information.

March Dining with the Deans

Tuesday, March 28, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, in the Dean’s Large Conference Room (Given E105). Join Dean Zehle and Dean Jeffries to promote positive collaboration between the students and members of the administration over a Sugar Snap-catered lunch. Share your concerns, identify problems, and suggest solutions that you may have regarding your medical education. The Larner College of Medicine is a great institution and we would love to hear what works and your ideas on how we can further improve the program. This month’s special guest is Frederick C. Morin III, M.D., Dean of the Larner College of Medicine. The first 15 students to sign up are in! Please contact Kiersten Hallquist if you have any questions.

UVM Jazz/Funk Allstars

Friday, March 31, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, in the Davis Center. Dancing and Hors d'oeuvres. $25 per person. Please feel free to review/print/share the event poster, and visit www.uvm.edu/hrdma/blackboardjungle for more information. 

Vermont Career Networking Night

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, at the UVM Alumni House (61 Summit Street, Burlington). UVM’s Vermont Career Networking Night connects you with successful UVM alumni representing a variety of career fields. Get advice on breaking into a career field, learn job and internship search tips, and grow your professional network with supportive alumni. Professional dress. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free! Read more on the full event email, and please contact Eileen Dudley with any questions.

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Involving students from SIGN in research

Opportunity in Pediatric Neurology Research.  Help develop research questions, work with statistics, literature search, draft IRB, conduct interviews, and participate in grant writing. Read more about this opportunity in the full email.

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Peter Bingham MD at Peter.Bingham@uvmhealth.org. Please Write your name, and 3-5 sentences on one or two of these projects that strike you as interesting—feel free to be creative if you imagine directions these projects could go, or what value they could be in health care.

New Research Emphasis

Beginning March 20th, in the evening, a new Research Emphasis will be offered to Medical Students. This optional Emphasis will be offered jointly to Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Medicine students. It will include several components including a 2-year monthly curriculum, quarterly journal clubs, opportunities to participate in "real-life" aspects of research (e.g. observe the process of clinical trial design), and resources for finding research projects and mentoring throughout the University. The 2-year curriculum will include workshops, hand-on sessions, and seminars on clinical, translational, and basic science research topics to improve your research knowledge and skills. These sessions will occur on the 3rd Monday of the month, from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Please email Dr. Renee Stapleton at renee.stapleton@uvm.edu if you are interested or have any questions. While there is no formal acceptance process, an “application” page will be posted shortly. Also, you can join Dr. Renee Stapleton, Director of Medical Student Research, on Wednesday, March 08th, at noon, in the Sullivan Classroom (Med Ed 200) to learn more about the New Research Emphasis and have your questions answered.

10th Annual Residency Showcase at Northwestern -- Travel Stipends Available

In partnership with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, the GME sponsor at Northwestern, will offer its 10th annual Residency Showcase on Saturday, 29 April 2017.  The primary goal of this program is to diversify the applicant pools in our residency programs.  Thus, we are particularly interested in attracting students with diverse backgrounds to attend.   Our objective is to diversify in a very holistic sense including, but not limited to:  gender, race, ethnicity, language skills, life experience, sexual orientation, religion.  The patient population in our hospitals is extremely diverse and in order to continue to provide excellent care and training we recognize the need for a diverse cohort of trainees.

The McGaw Diversity Council is again offering a limited number of stipends up to $500 for prospective residents to attend the Showcase.  These stipends are intended to defray travel expenses to and from Chicago for students McGaw has defined as underrepresented (see website for program-specific criteria).  Please help us spread the word to your medical students who will be graduating in 2018.  Applications for the stipends are to be submitted online and are due no later than 20 March 2017. Read More... 

AAMC/CiM Clinical and Research Opportunities Database

This is a reminder that the Clinical and Research Opportunities Database is available on the Careers in Medicine® website.  It contains information about summer and year round programs in the United States and abroad that are available to medical students looking to gain valuable research and clinical experience in a desired specialty or scientific area. The database allows you to search by program type, specialty or topic, program duration and country, and includes fellowships, internships, scholarships, and grants.  A short description of the program is presented along with a link to the program’s website for further information.  The Clinical and Research Opportunities data base can be found on the CiM website (aamc.org/cim) under Choose Your Specialty > Explore Options > Clinical and Research Opportunities.  Or, access the database directly (you must have a CiM account to access the resource). Please contact clinicalandresearchopportunities@aamc.org with any questions.

Maltepe University International Student Congress

We are honored to invite you to Maltepe University International Student Congress, which will be held on May 8-9, 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. The main theme of the congress will be 'Personalized Medicine' which has been a particular interest in medical sciences. We would like to meet you in the light of science as the students of Maltepe University Faculty of Medicine, which aims to be "free in thought and universal in science". We are looking forward to your participation and valuable research, which will enrich this international congress. We wish to be together with you at the congress which we combine the natural beauty of our campus with a strong scientific and social program. Please contact mufom2017@maltepe.edu.tr with any questions.

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Haiku Contest - due April Fool's 2017 - thirdspace @ Harvard Medical School

I am contacting you on behalf of thirdspace, the creative literary and arts journal run by Harvard Medical Students. Our hope is to capture perspectives on medical education throughout the ages, one contemporary piece at a time. We want to extend our invitation for submissions about the challenges, rewards, and peculiarities of medical education to the students and faculty at your medical school.
Our journal publishes creative pieces (i.e. fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and visual arts) from any authors. We accept submissions throughout the year on a "rolling basis," which means authors can submit their work to thirdspace at any time.
Upcoming Contest: We also run yearly contests, including our First Poetry - Haiku Contest that ends April 1, 2017. Details for the contest can be found here: http://www.thirdspacejournal.org.

Please contact Simona Bor, MD-PhD student at Harvard Medical School, with any questions.

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest

The 2017 Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest encourages medical students to engage in a reflective writing exercise around a prompt or quote related to humanism in medicine. Winning essays are published in Academic Medicine, the official journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and are eligible to win up to $1,000.

This year, students are asked to reflect on the following quote and respond to the writing prompt with an original essay of 1,000 words or less: "Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity." (Pema Chodron) Using the quote as a reflective prompt, write an essay based on a true story or anecdote that illustrates an experience where you or a team member worked to ensure that humanism (compassionate, collaborative, scientifically excellent care) was at the core of medical practice. Deadline for submission: March 24, 2017.

2017 Stanley M. Kaplan Essay Award for Medical Students

Entries may include topical essays, case reports, review articles, or original research that was conducted in medical school for which the student was first author (first author essays must have been published within the past 12 months of date of current submission).  Entries will be judged on creativity, knowledge of psychiatry, style, and contribution to understanding important problems in any of the biological, psychological, or social dimensions of psychiatry. The winner will receive a cash prize of $500 and two runners-up will be awarded $250 each. Winners will be announced in October, 2017. The submission deadline is JUNE 30, 2017. Read more...


We, at Grant Medical Journals, initiate a call for research papers in all areas of medical sciences, every month. From original research papers, survey papers, case studies and academic or scholarly articles to extended versions of previously published papers in conferences, scholarly journal or academic peer reviewed international journals, we welcome high quality work that focuses on research, development and application in the aforesaid area. Read more...

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Lost something? Email the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) a description of the item, where and when it was last seen, and who to contact if someone finds the item, and we will happily post it here!


Please visit the Office of Medical Education, in Given Courtyard N100, if one of the following items is yours (items left unclaimed for more than three weeks will be left as freebies in the student lounge):

  • A large green Kaplan USMLE Step 1 Lecture Notes: Immunology and Microbiology book
  • A dark green Storm Duds umbrella
  • A Chinese Lucky Charm with red thread and blue and white porcelain beads
  • Turquoise- and green-with-flecks-of-other-colors-striped knit scarf (looks homemade)
  • Floral-print Skida winter cap
  • Black LL Bean Camelbak water bottle

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Home for rent

Three bedroom home, approximately 1000 square feet in quiet South Burlington neighborhood, $1800/month (plus utilities). Close to supermarkets, great schools, and only a 10 minute drive to UVM. Off street parking, no pets, non-smoker. References, credit check required. Contact Meghan at 585-747-3719 or email groth.meghan@gmail.com if interested.

Master Bedroom for Rent - $450/month

Master bedroom available in a shared condominium with another UVM medical student. $450 per month and available now through end of July. Lease can be extended. Located in South Burlington – approximately 7-min drive to UVM and 4-min drive to nearby grocery stores. Washer and dryer in unit. Off-street parking included. No smoking. No pets. Room can be left as furnished. If you are interested, please email parkhw511@gmail.com.

Rare opportunity: Hill Section three story home, with lake and mountain views, for sale.

If you are interested, call 802-238-7897.

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