• Match Day 2017: At the Office of Medical Student Education we are still drying our eyes. So proud. Find out where the members of the Class of 2017 are off to after May 2017 at the Match Day webpage (“2017 Match List” button on the right-hand side of the page).
  • THIS WEEK - COMIS Administrator Announcement: COM Technology Services is changing the systems maintenance schedule to better respond to security and vulnerability threats. Instead of quarterly weekend maintenance windows, we will move to shorter, monthly work periods. Starting in February, updates to systems will occur on the third Tuesday of each month from 10PM and 6AM. During that time, services may be briefly interrupted as systems are restarted or modified. We will notify the community if an extended outage is needed or email and internet services are interrupted. COMET maintenance will remain 10 p.m. to midnight every Tuesday. The new schedule will begin immediately. The dates for 2017 are: Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 21 and December 19. If you have questions, use https://comis.med.uvm.edu/footprints or call (802) 656-7300.
  • 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.

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Policy 520.00 - Transportation to Training Sites

Policy Statement 

Travel to clinical sites is a requirement of the LCOM curriculum.

All students must have a valid United States driver's license and have access to a car to meet this requirement. Students completing clerkships at St. Mary's Hospital will be operating a UVM-owned vehicle and must pass the UVM Drivers Safety Course prior to doing so.

The Office of Student Medical Education will purchase one roundtrip airline ticket from Burlington, Vermont to West Palm Beach, Florida for clerkship students completing a clerkship rotation in West Palm Beach. No compensation will be given to students who decline the roundtrip flight for alternate travel arrangement.

Policy Elaboration

In adherence with the University's Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Use Policy, students at St. Mary's Medical Center must follow all rules and regulations presented during the UVM Risk Management Driver's Safety Program. In addition to those rules, the following Larner College of Medicine regulations apply:

  • UVM vehicles are to be used for local driving only.
  • Each apartment in West Palm Beach (WPB) is assigned a vehicle. This vehicle must be left in the garage of the unit with a full tank of gas when departing WPB at the end of the clerkship/rotation. Keys must be left in the designated container on the kitchen counter when leaving. Students are responsible for the cost of replacing lost car keys.
  • Traveling to and from St. Mary's takes priority over other local errands.
  • While in WPB there are a limited number of vehicles for the entire group of students who are completing their clerkships during the rotations, as well as occasional Advanced Integration level students. One car will be housed at each unit, but all approved drivers are able to operate any of the UVM cars. It is the responsibility of the group to figure out a schedule to use the vehicle to get each other to and from the hospital/offices. Each unit has a garage, but vehicles may also be left in the parking lot if another student needs to drive it. (This will prevent the student form needing a key to another unit.)
  • It is the responsibility of the students sharing the vehicle to determine a method for fueling the vehicle. UVM is not responsible for the cost of fuel.
  • If the vehicle is involved in an accident or receives a ticket, the student driver must notify the Associate Dean for Clinical Education within the first 24 hours following the incident.
  • Only approved UVM drivers are allowed to drive the vehicles. If an individual who is not approved is found to be operating a vehicle, this will be considered a professionalism issue and appropriate action will be taken.

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

  • DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Submit Nominations for co2017 Class-Selected Awards: Each student graduating in May 2017 should have received an invite to participate in a LimeSurvey; this allows each member of the class to submit nominations for class-selected awards, which will be presented at the May 15th Honor's Night. You have until 8 AM, on Monday, March 20 to complete the Survey. There will be another survey compiling all nominations for final selection going out soon. Thank you for your input! Contact Kiersten Hallquist or Mohammad Mertaban with any questions.
  • DEADLINE THIS WEEK - 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.
  • Meeting with the Debt Doctor (aka Exit Loan Counseling): Student Financial Services (SFS) is offering small group sessions throughout April to go over many items, including but not limited to learning about loan servicers, what to do during your grace period, how to compare and choose repayment plans, monthly billing examples, potential loan forgiveness options, and more. We highly encourage you to participate in a group session prior to deferring to a one on one meeting, as there is extensive generic information to learn in order for individual questions to be the most productive. Read more...
  • 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.
  • 1-yr MBA for MDs: Tulane University School of Medicine working in partnership with the A.B. Freeman School of Business offers several different opportunities for medical students and physicians to gain a graduate business education. The Freeman School is now offering a unique opportunity for medical students to complete an MBA prior to joining a residency program.  This one-year program is designed for graduating medical students who were either unsuccessful on Match Day or were looking for an opportunity to complete an MBA in one year prior to going on to a residency program. Read more...

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Class of 2018

  • APPROACHING DEADLINE - Visiting Clerkship Program @HMS: We are pleased to announce that the Minority Faculty Development Program within the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership of Harvard Medical School is sponsoring the Visiting Clerkship Program (VCP) for medical students, particularly targeting African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native students in their fourth year of medical school. The next application deadline is March 31st for the July 3 – July 30 rotation. Read more...
  • APPROACHING DEADLINE - Summer Externship Opportunity - Thomas Jefferson University & Hospitals - Philadelphia, PA: The Department of Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University & Hospitals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is offering the annual Simon Kramer Society Externship in Radiation Oncology. This externship was established for the purpose of exposing medical students to the discipline of radiation oncology and provides up to two students each year with the opportunity to spend six weeks in our Department working on a research project and participating in clinical and educational activities. You must be a first or second year student in good standing in an accredited U.S. Medical School in order to be considered for this externship. The start and end dates will be determined with the students after the selection process, but must occur between June and August. If you are interested in more information, please review the program description and application. The application deadline is March 31, 2017. Please contact Marlene Folino Residency & Education Coordinator for the Thomas Jefferson University Department of Radiation Oncology with any questions.
  • APPROACHING DEADLINE - 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...
  • Diversity in Medicine Visiting Student Scholarship: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in collaboration with the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Internal Medicine is sponsoring the Diversity in Medicine Visiting Student Scholarship. The Diversity in Medicine Visiting Student Scholarship is an opportunity for qualified underrepresented (URM) students to participate in clinical electives in the Department of Pediatrics and Department of Internal Medicine. Participants will interact with residents and faculty and will receive mentorship from the members of the Brown Minority Housestaff Association (BMHA). Fourth year medical student in good academic standing at a U.S. accredited medical school. Student must have completed all core clerkships at their home institution. To apply, please fill out the preliminary application and submit to Diversity-Student-Scholarship@Brown.edu. The scholarship award is $1,000.00 for travel, housing and/or personal expenses. Housing is limited and available upon request. Any questions please email Diversity-Student-Scholarship@Brown.edu. The first application deadline is April 3, 2017 (for the May 28 - June 23 rotation).
  • 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

  • APPROACHING DEADLINE - 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.
  • APPROACHING DEADLINE - Summer Externship Opportunity - Thomas Jefferson University & Hospitals - Philadelphia, PA: The Department of Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University & Hospitals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is offering the annual Simon Kramer Society Externship in Radiation Oncology. This externship was established for the purpose of exposing medical students to the discipline of radiation oncology and provides up to two students each year with the opportunity to spend six weeks in our Department working on a research project and participating in clinical and educational activities. You must be a first or second year student in good standing in an accredited U.S. Medical School in order to be considered for this externship. The start and end dates will be determined with the students after the selection process, but must occur between June and August. If you are interested in more information, please review the program description and application. The application deadline is March 31, 2017. Please contact Marlene Folino Residency & Education Coordinator for the Thomas Jefferson University Department of Radiation Oncology with any questions.

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Class of 2020

  • DEADLINE THIS WEEK - 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.
  • DEADLINE THIS WEEK - 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...
  • APPROACHING DEADLINE - 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 

THIS WEEK - 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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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.

  • 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 - Quality Improvement lunchtime series

Students for Quality Improvement & Patient Safety (SQIPS) SIG is hosting an Introduction to Quality Improvement lunchtime series! Please join us next Monday, March 20, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, in the Sullivan Classroom (Med Ed 200), for the first in a three-part series. Dr. Keith Robinson, the Director of Quality Improvement at Vermont Children’s Hospital, will be giving us an intro to QI & how you can apply QI principles to personal and professional practice. Lunch will be provided! Please email Kathryn Patton (Kathryn.a.patton@med.uvm.edu) or Jennifer Boccia (jennifer.boccia@med.uvm.edu) with questions.

THIS WEEK - 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.

THIS WEEK - 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.

THIS WEEK - Student Mental Health Panel

Wednesday, March 22, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, in the Sullivan Classroom (Med Ed 200). Lunch will be served.  Many of us have dealt with mental health issues at various stages of our lives, and medical school is a common time for new struggles to emerge. Whether for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a patient, understanding mental health care is essential. The Wellness Committee will be hosting a student panel on mental health where individuals from each class will share their stories. We will make sure there is time for questions and discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend and engage in the dialogue. If you are open to being on the panel yourself or have any questions, please contact Moshe Bitterman - co2018 at mbitterm@med.uvm.edu or any Wellness Committee member.

THIS WEEK - 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.

THIS WEEK - 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).

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.

Peer Support Group

The Wellness Committee invites you to the monthly Peer Support Group on Wednesday, March 29, in Med Ed 302, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. This is a nonjudgmental, confidential meeting for students to share their experiences and listen to those of their peers. Food will be provided. Please contact Alexa Arvidson (alexa.arvidson@med.uvm.edu) with any questions.

March 30 Webinar on COSFA's Financial Aid Resource

Join members of the Committee on Student Financial Assistance as they preview their new resource that aims to demystify the financial aid process for student diversity officers and others in the student affairs community. Please mark your calendars for “An Introduction to COSFA’s Financial Aid Resource for Student Diversity Officers” webinar that is scheduled for Thursday, March 30th at 2:00 p.m. EST. This webinar will highlight key topics covered in the resource, including information on the role of the financial aid officer, a standard aid application timeline, an overview of student loan repayment plans, information on determining Cost of Attendance and the latest on average debt levels. It will also demonstrate where to find additional financial aid resources on the AAMC's FIRST (Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools) website. Speakers include: Jerel Arceneaux, M.S., Assistant Director, Student and Career Services, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Damien Jackson, M. Ed., Director, Office of Student Finance, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Kristen Earle, Senior Specialist, Student Financial Services, AAMC. Hosted by the GSA Committee on Student Financial Assistance (COSFA), suggested audiences include representatives from: Student Diversity Affairs, Financial Aid, Admissions, Student Affairs, Student Records and others who may have an interest in learning more about this topic. Please register to attend online.  We look forward to your participation! Please contact Kristen Earle, AAMC Senior Student Financial Services Specialist, with any questions.

Fresh Friday

The Wellness Committee invites you to the monthly Fresh Friday. Come by the Student Lounge on Friday, March 31 at noon for some fresh produce! Please contact Florence Lambert-Fliszar (florence.lambert-fliszar@med.uvm.edu) with 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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DEADLINE THIS WEEK - 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... 

THIS WEEK - New Research Emphasis Begins!

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.

THIS WEEK- New England Science Symposium

Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, Massachusetts. The New England Science Symposium (NESS), established in 2002, promotes careers in biomedical sciences. NESS provides a forum for postdocs (research and clinical); medical, dental and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students to share their biomedical and health-related research activities through oral or poster presentations, to engage in discussions related to career development in the sciences, to exchange ideas and to expand their professional networks. Deadline for abstract submission is January 05, 2017. There is no registration fee, but pre-registration is required. Please register as early as possible as seating is limited. Contact Rodolfo Ramos, Program Coordinator (617-432-5580), with any questions.

Now Open: 2017 NHSC Scholarship Program

Now accepting applications! You can apply to the Scholarship Program if you are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. school in one of the following primary care disciplines: Physicians (MD or DO), Dentists, Nurse Practitioners (post graduate degree with clinical practice focus), Certified Nurse-Midwives, and Physician Assistants. The scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically underserved community. Accepting applications through April 27, 7:30 p.m. ET. Read more...

Survey of Students Interested in Free Movie Tickets

Thank you to the 45 WeeklyWire-Reading-Rockstars who participated in last week's movie ticket drawing. 15 of you were randomly-selected to receive a free ticket to our local theater! Please feel free to participate in this week's drawing for your chance to win a ticket. Thank you for reading! Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education with any questions.

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.

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DEADLINE THIS WEEK - 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.

APPROACHING DEADLINE - 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.

in-Training Magazine

in-Training, the online magazine for medical students, is looking for medical students of all class years to submit articles and essays about their experiences in medicine for peer-edited online publication. We are also accepting applications for medical student editors, a managing editor, social media managers, and graphic designers.

For potential writers: With an emphasis on humanism in medicine, in-Training is run entirely by medical students and serves as an outlet for budding physician-journalists and writers at all medical schools around the globe. We seek articles on any topic relevant to the medical student community, including reflections, opinions, policy, research, poetry and art.  Please fill out our interest form at tinyurl.com/intraining if you are interested in contributing.

For potential editors: in-Training is looking for medical student editors to join our 40-member Editorial Board, as well as a supervising managing editor. If you are interested in editing and working with a dynamic staff to produce in-Training, please contact us at editorinchief@in-training.org.

For graphic designers and social media managers: If you have experience with graphic design or social media and are interested in producing a new mobile app for in-Training, please contact us at editorinchief@in-training.org.

Since we went live in July 2012, we have published over 1,000 articles from 400 writers at 150 institutions in seven countries. in-Training has been featured on NPR, USA Today, and Scientific American. We are also winners in the 2014 and 2015 Web Health Awards.

We invite students and faculty to visit in-Training and subscribe to our twice-monthly newsletter at in-training.org/newsletter. Please fill out our interest form at tinyurl.com/intraining or contact us at editorinchief@in-training.org if you are interested in writing or editing for in-Training. We look forward to hearing from you! ~ The in-Training Team

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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):

  • Smith travel mug with a UVM metal decal on it
  • Mason jar mug with Sangha Studio logo on it
  • Pair neon green and black Body Geometry bike gloves
  • Floral Skida winter cap
  • Subzero stainless steel water bottle
  • Pink box containing unopened folded up fan
  • Pro Windows tablet/computer charger

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House for Rent

This 3 bedroom house is located in a quiet neighborhood just a 10 minute drive from downtown Burlington. The rental is $1950 per month. A down payment of $1500 is requested. View photos and house features/details on the full rental  informational flyer. If interested contact Louise Coats or Bob Boehringer at: 540-818-1526 or coatslouise@yahoo.com.

Apartments Available at the Village at Autumn Pond

The Village at Autumn Pond is now accepting applications for June 1st! We have a brand new building opening then and we have availability for 1 bedrooms!

These apartments have an open floor plan for the kitchen and living room.  All stainless steel appliances (stove, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher included) with ample storage and countertop space.  Spacious bedrooms with walk in closets, full bathrooms and washer and dryer in each apartment.  Tenant pays for electric and cable/internet.  We provide 1 reserved garage parking space with storage unit and we have additional outside parking spaces.  We have various amenities on site including an outdoor pool, fitness center, outdoor grills and a fire pit and dog parking opening summer 2017. The property is 20 minutes from the University Of Vermont Medical Center.

We are a smoke free property. We allow both cats and dogs with additional deposit and monthly pet rent. Please contact us for direct pricing. For more information please check out our website. For a virtual tour of our property and our apartments visit our YouTube Channel. Please contact Danielle Mallow, Assistant Property Manager, with any questions.

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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