• Notary Services are available: Jamie Wimble in Admissions, and Colleen Case and Emma Faustner, in OMSE are Notaries Public and will be happy to assist you.
  • 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.

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Policy 940.00 - Official Communication

Policy Statement 

Email is the official means of communication of the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont. Students are expected to check their Larner College of Medicine e-mail accounts daily and maintain their account so that they remain functional (e.g., not allowing their mailboxes to exceed the quota, not forwarding it to a third party account, etc.). Students who do not read official notices sent in email are not excused from responsibility for email contents.

(Plus, you should always read your WeeklyWire because it gives you a chance to win cool things! Big shout out to the 55 WeeklyWire readers who located our Roxy Tickets drawing entry link in last week's issue. A kudos to you finding this one, this week! Please enter this week's drawing for your chance to win a ticket to our local theater. Thank you so much for always reading your email, including your WeeklyWire! Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education if you have any questions.)*

* Not official handbook content


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

  • APPROACHING DEADLINE- CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Class of 2017 Graduation Student Speaker: With Match Week and Commencement in our sights, it is time to start planning for the important selection of the Class of 2017 student graduation speaker. If you are interested in being considered for this role, please submit your speech (5-7 minutes in length) to Kiersten Hallquist no later than Monday, March 20th, at 10:00am. All submissions will be reviewed by a selection Committee and the student will be notified of the selection results no later than April 19th. Please contact Kiersten Hallquist with any questions.
  • Match Week of Events >>
  • Match Day Logistics >>
  • Post-Match residency program paperwork: After Match Day concludes, most students will start receiving paperwork from their programs, part of which will need to be completed by OMSE. Program and state licensure forms can be brought or sent to Emma Faustner for completion. Please include any unique instructions (do the forms need to be sealed, returned to the student, sent directly to the program/board, completed after graduation, etc.). Final transcripts showing the degree conferred and certified copies of the diploma will be available after graduation from the UVM Registrar’s Office.
  • 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.

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Class of 2018

  • DEADLINE THIS WEEK - 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!
  • University of Iowa Jackson Steindler Orthopaedic Clerkship 2017 - application due April 1: The University of Iowa Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Jackson-Steindler Orthopedic Clerkship. Beginning in Spring 2017, one or two outstanding medical students who have successfully completed the third year of medical school at a LCME-accredited institution and who have an interest in orthopedics will be selected for this award.  The award will include support for housing and travel. All applications materials should be received by April 1, 2017.  Awardees will be notified no later than April 29, 2017. Read more...
  • Visiting Externship in Internal Medicine for URM Students Sidney Kimmel Medical College Philadelphia PA: This rotation provides an opportunity for underrepresented minority students to have a month-long clinical experience in the Department of Medicine at Jefferson where they can get to know the institution, department, and residency program. This opportunity is for students who anticipate applying for a residency in internal medicine. This rotation may be done in the months of June, July, August, or September. The application deadline is May 12, 2017. 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

  • DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Pathoma Discount: Pathoma is offering the newly-released 2017 edition of Dr. Sattar's Fundamentals of Pathology text with 12-month access to online videos for only $85 (regularly $99.95) for our class. This offer is valid until Thursday, Mar 16, at midnight. Visit the Pathoma.com Sign Up page, choose the 12-month subscription, and use coupon code UVM85 to obtain the discount. Read more about this discount opportunity in the full email posting, and please contact Liz O'Neill (co2020 Student Council Representative and Chair of Students) with any questions.
  • APPROACHING DEADLINE - 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.
  • APPROACHING DEADLINE - 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...
  • 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.

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LARNER COMcares Opportunities 

Support Community Rounds!

Medical Communications' Jen Nachbur is looking for a few medical students (all years) to participate in the March Community Rounds program on March 22, at 2:30 PM, for the Overview of Medical Student Education session led by Dr. Bill Jeffries. Attendees are health policy stakeholders in the community (legislators, state agency staff, business and community leaders). Interested students can contact Jen Nachbur at jennifer.nachbur@med.uvm.edu.

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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.

THIS WEEK - AMA invitation for students

Fear of being judged by their clinician keeps many patients from seeking care. This is especially true for patients with obesity or mental illness. Sign up now to join the AMA Journal of Ethics discussion forum for an in-depth conversation with students and faculty from around the country about the stigma that such patients may face.

  • Weight stigma in health care: March 8–15
    Studies show that physicians treat patients who are not obese with greater care and empathy, yet fail to refer patients with obesity for necessary diagnostic tests. Are students and clinicians biased against patients with obesity?
  • Stigma towards patients with mental illness: March 15–22
    People with mental illness experience higher mortality rates and are generally in poorer health than others in the general population. Do clinicians contribute to these disparities by stigmatizing patients with mental illness?

Register for the discussion forum: If you haven’t registered for the forum, you can register now, online (Use your school-affiliated email address to create an account or log in to your existing AMA account). Please contact Dean Katie Huggett with any questions.

What is the AMA Journal of Ethics discussion forum? Our school is part of a consortium partnering with the AMA Journal of Ethics to host a series of online discussions to explore topics of ethical import and interest to students. Medical schools in the consortium include Harvard University, Medical College of Wisconsin, New York University, Northwestern University, UCLA, University of Colorado, University of Vermont and University of Washington.

THIS WEEK - 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 to the Future: The Class of 2017 will "Match to the Future" on Friday, March 17, at Noon! Share your stories and photos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and use #Match2017 & #UVMLarnerMed !
  • 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.

THIS WEEK - "The Ethics of End-of-Life Care" with Dr. Robert Macauley

Stop by the month-long traveling Smithsonian Exhibition at Burlington’s Fletcher Free Library, “Exploring Human Origins: What does it mean to be human?” to hear Drs. Leonard and Macauley speak on Feb. 28th and March 14th respectively (see below for topic information). Please feel free to share the event with your colleagues, friends and family.

  • “THE ETHICS OF END-OF-LIFE CARE”: Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 pm, in the Fletcher Room, presented by Dr. Robert Macauley, Medical Director, Clinical Ethics and Pediatric Palliative Medicine, UVM Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics, UVM Larner College of Medicine

The Fletcher Free Library was selected as one of 19 public libraries nationwide to host the Exploring Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? traveling exhibition, which is organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office.  This project was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and support from the Peter Buck Human Origins Fund.

Through panels, interactive kiosks, interactive displays, and videos, the exhibition invites audiences to explore milestones in the evolutionary journey of becoming human — from walking upright, creating technology and eating new foods, to brain enlargement and the development of symbolic language and complex societies — advancements that define the unique position of humans in the history of life. Explore the web site!

THIS WEEK - 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.

THIS WEEK - *VENUE CHANGE FOR TALENT SHOW* Larner College of Medicine Talent Show!

Come one, come all (talents)! Join us on March 15th for the annual talent show! This event will take place at the UVM Alumni House. Not only will there be acts that you will NOT want to miss, but there will also be food, a cash bar... AND... guest judges including Dr. First, Dr. Mawe, and Big Mike!

When: Wednesday March 15th 2017 from 6-10
Where: The UVM Alumni House (61 Summit Street, Burlington, VT 05401)

Hope to see you there. And never forget, we are all talented! Please contact the LCOM Student Council with any questions.

THIS WEEK - 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.

RSVP DEADLINE - You're invited to a UVM Medical Alumni Reception in Portland, Maine

If you find yourself in Portland Maine on Wednesday, March 22, we would love to have you join us at the CellarDoor Winery at the Point, Portland Maine, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM for the Mylan Cohen, MD '87 and Maya Cohen - UVM Medical Alumni Association Event. Ample parking available. Reply respectfully requested by Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 to medalumni.relations@uvm.edu (802-656-4041).

THIS WEEK - Sleep Hygiene Talk

Thursday, March 16, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, in the Larner Classroom (Med Ed 100). Have you been lying awake at night thinking about cholesterol synthesis? The Wellness Committee has arranged for Dr. Matthew Rapp, a Sleep Medicine Specialist, to give a talk on strategies for getting better sleep. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED! Please contact Alexa Arvidson (co2020) with any questions.

THIS WEEK - Annual Specimen Cup!

The Athletics SIG would like to announce that the annual Specimen Cup will be held March 18th, from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, at Gutterson Fieldhouse (UVM Athletic Campus). The Specimen Cup is an annual hockey game between our UVM Larner COM community and our colleagues at the Dartmouth Geisel SOM. The game is a charity event in honor of former UVMLCOM faculty member Bruce Fonda, with donation proceeds going toward the Vermont Respite House. The event is hosted by the Athletics SIG and is a great opportunity for community members to come out and show their school pride, as well as form new relationships with our colleagues at Dartmouth. UVM currently has a several year winning streak, however the last two years have been close games, decided by only 1 goal. The Specimen Cup trophy is on display in the Given Courtyard under the stairs between the North and South buildings.

Come out and support your classmates and colleagues as we try to bring the trophy home for another year! Please contact Benjamin Albertson (co2017) with any questions.

UVM Women's Award Banquet

In honor all women-identified individuals, the UVM Women Center would like to invite you to the annual Women's Award Banquet on March 20, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM, in the Davis Center Silver Maple Ballroom. Each year the Women's Center creates a space to honor women and allies in our community for their outstanding contributions to the lives of women. We honor multiple community members in the several categories at a banquet with family and friends. Dinner will be served; thus, RSVP is required. Please encourage all interested parties to attend. RSVP now! Please contact Enmy Soler, in the Women's Center (802-656-4610), with any questions.

Lunching with Leadership Session

Tuesday, March 21, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, in the Given Courtyard S359 Conference Room. Join representatives from each of the student leadership groups (Student Council, Wellness, OSR, SEG, DACDI and the Curriculum Committee) for the first Lunching with the Leadership session. The purpose of this lunch is to promote bidirectional communication between students and student leadership groups. As you enjoy a catered lunch, you will get an update on current projects being addressed by the various student groups. You will also have a chance to ask questions and share feedback about LCOM activities and your medical education. We will use your concerns and suggestions to drive the agenda at the next Executive Board Meeting between student representatives and LCOM deans. Share your concerns, identify problems, and suggest solutions that you may have regarding your medical education or your experience at LCOM.

The first 12 students to sign up are in! We are hoping to hold these lunches quarterly with the next session in June. If you are unable to make this meeting, we would still love to hear your feedback or concerns. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Kate Anderson (OSR rep co2018, Kathryn.L.Anderson@med.uvm.edu)or any of your leaders at any time with questions or suggestions.

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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APPROACHING DEADLINE - 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... 

Navy Medicine - Financial Assistance Program (FAP)

The Financial Assistance Program (FAP) provides financial incentives for physicians and dentists in select residencies and fellowships leading to appointments on active duty in the Medical Corps or Dental Corps. Benefits: Receive a $45,000 annual grant while in residency or fellowship training; receive a monthly stipend of $2,178.90. Read more...

Navy Medicine - Training in Medical Specialty (TMS)

TMS is a Navy Reserve (SELRES DCO) program designed to provide financial and other incentives for professionals while in select Medical and Dental residency and fellowship programs.  (Anesthesiology, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery). Benefits: Direct Commission Officer Select Reserves (SELRES) status while attending Residency or Fellowship program for which selected; Receive all pay and allowances as a regular drilling Reservist; A Comprehensive health-care benefits package; Time in this program counts towards retirement; Eligible to receive a monthly stipend of about $2,200 while in the program; Eligible to receive up to $210,000 in student loan repayment. Read more...

DRCC Registration now OPEN!

The 12th Annual Dismantling Rape Culture Conference (DRCC) registration is now OPEN -- Register Here. The DRCC is on Thursday, April 13th from 8-5:00 at the UVM Davis Center. We are pleased to have Zerlina Maxwell as our keynote speaker and Muslim Girls Making Change as our guest performance. Limited lunch and keynote speaker spaces available.  Registration is required. Like the DRCC Facebook page! Please contact Jeanne Kaczka-Valliere (802-656-2925) with any questions. Sponsored by the UVM Women's Center.

Invitation for all Female Medical Students in New England to "The B.O.N.E.S. Initiative"

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM, at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston, MA. The Women of Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program invite all female medical students in New England to "The Bones Initiative" (Bringing Orthopedics to New England Students of Medicine) to hear from women in orthopedic residency, fellowship, and practice discuss how they manage their professional and personal lives; learn and practice orthopedic surgical skills, including suturing, fracture reduction and fixation techniques, splinting, and more; join us for an interactive session with skills training and learn why orthopedics is a great profession for women! Please contact Betsy Casey (617-732-8062) with any questions.


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. Dr.was an informational session offered during the lunch hour, on Wednesday, March 08; the PowerPoint Presentation (PDF) is now available for review. If you are interested in the program, please complete the brief application form (docx) and send it to Dr. Renee Stapleton.

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.

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APPROACHING DEADLINE - 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.

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.

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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):

  • Pink box containing unopened folded up fan
  • Pro Windows tablet/computer charger
  • 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

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Comfortable 2-Bedroom in Great O.N.E. Location Available May 1

Comfortable 2 bedroom in a great location in the Old North End (Blodgett St), available for rent May 1. This well-maintained bottom floor apartment has been owner occupied and loved for over a decade. New washer/dryer and oven, recently remodeled bathroom, great bay window, off-street parking, small backyard, raised garden beds and berry bushes, front and side porch along a quiet, family-friendly street. 5 minute walk to Waterfront Park (skate park, Moran Plant, bike path, dog park, concerts) and Battery Park, 20 minute walk downtown or to UVM campus. $1800 plus utilities. Please call/text Darren at (313) 402-6464 to schedule a showing. Please see the craigslist post for pictures.

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