• Service, Leadership, Research, Honors and Awards: Students are encouraged to maintain a record of service, leadership and research activities performed, and honors and awards received during their medical education in Oasis. Academic history space has been provided as an opportunity for students to build their professional portfolio at all levels of the curriculum. It may be used as a resource for building a CV or other professional documentation. The Office of Medical Student Education will use these records to build Dean’s Letters and write LORs. Significant LCOM awards are read as students cross the stage at Commencement. Instructions are also linked in Oasis. Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education with any questions.
  • Proof of Enrollment: "Proof of Enrollment" (often needed for ski passes, discounts on car insurance, etc.) is obtained through the UVM Registrar's Office, via your myUVM portal. Instructions on how to retrieve your "Proof of Enrollment" can be found at the Registrar's Office Enrollment Verifications webpage. Turnover is usually less than one business day! Please contact the UVM Registrar with any questions.
    • Need Something Call a "Letter of Good Standing?" (different from proof of enrollment): Submit your request to the Office of Medical Student Education. Please indicate whether you need an electronic format, a hardcopy, or both, and where the letter should be sent.
  • "Doctor" Your CV: Want to update your CV to reflect a more medically-inclined candidate? Helpful CV resources, including fun sample templates, are available underCOMET >> Lounge >> Student Affairs >> Residency Application (note, the hyperlink will only work if you are already signed into COMET). The Office of Medical Student Education also has a team of folks that can review CVs and personal statements. If you send your CV or Personal statement to studentCOMservices@med.uvm.edu with #CVreview in the subject line, it should receive track changes and get back to you within 5-7 business days; if, after reviewing the track changes feedback, you wish to connect with someone, studentCOMservices can also help schedule a one-on-one with the person who reviewed your CV. Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education with any questions.
  • 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).

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Policy 955.00 - Student Pagers

Policy Statement 

Early in the Clerkship Year each student is assigned a specific pager. Students accepting pager assignments agree to abide by the terms of this policy as listed below, with the understanding that they are responsible for pagers assigned to them and that the pager is assigned to them for a limited time.

  1. Pagers are intended for use by the assigned student only and should not be given to other students for their use.
  2. Students are responsible for returning the pager when they cease to be enrolled at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont. Pagers must be returned prior to graduation. Unneeded pagers can be returned to Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) at any time.
  3. Lost, stolen, broken or misused pagers are the responsibility of the assigned student. A replacement fee of $200 for pagers and $5 for sleeves will be automatically billed to the student's account unless otherwise arranged. Students with outstanding or delinquent charges will not receive their diploma upon graduation.

When assigned, the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) will record identifying pager information in the student's electronic academic history file.

OMSE will ensure that student names and pager numbers are given to appropriate staff at UVMMC. Please note that neither Telecom nor UVMMC Provider Access Service (PAS) will accept pager updates, except in emergency situations.

When a pager is returned to OMSE, the student's electronic academic history file will be updated to reflect this. This electronic notation serves as proof of receipt for the student. Pagers left in the Office without receipt noted will be considered lost and students charged a replacement fee as listed above.

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

  • 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...
  •  LGBTQAwards & Graduation now open! On May 4, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, in the Grand Maple Ballroom. 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. The RSVP deadline is April 21, 2017.
  • 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 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...
  • DEADLINE THIS WEEK - 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.
  • DEADLINE THIS WEEK - 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...
  • APPROACHING DEADLINE - 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).
  • Washington University School of Medicine ODP Visiting Elective Program: The Office of Diversity Programs (ODP) at Washington University School of Medicine adheres to the principle that a rich and diverse learning environment benefits all students. The ODP Visiting Elective Program enhances the exposure of students considering careers in academic medicine to the Washington University Medical Center, while promoting cultural diversity on the medical school campus. Accepted fourth year medical students will receive a stipend of up to $2000 to cover travel, housing and other living expenses. Students who are members of groups underrepresented in medicine or are socioeconomically disadvantaged are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted until slots are filled for electives typically taking place during the months of July through October.
  • Visiting Clerkship Program Reminder- University of Rochester: Three funded visiting clerkship positions are available at the University of Rochester Medical Center from August through November of 2017 for select applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine (URiM) or who have a demonstrated vision and commitment to improving the health status of diverse patient populations via patient care, research and/or teaching. Funding includes up to $1,000 for reimbursement for travel and housing. Each student will be paired with a faculty member that will serve as a mentor and advisor. Each student will be given the opportunity to meet with the Residency Program Director. Each student will be paired with a URM resident and 4th year medical student who will introduce them to the medical center, its resources and the Rochester community. The application deadline is April 15, 2017. Read more...
  • Medical University of South Carolina - Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Student Program: We sponsor the MUSC Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Student Program which provides financial support to 4th-year students attending a U.S. medical school who are from backgrounds that are underrepresented in medicine including Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. Our program includes a 4-week clinical rotation (elective or externship/sub-I) at MUSC, as well as a stipend to offset the costs of travel and housing in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. Applications will be reviewed beginning on May 1, 2017. Read more...

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Class of 2019

  • DEADLINE THIS WEEK - 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.
  • DEADLINE THIS WEEK - 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.
  • PRISM Power Hour: “Capturing Clinical Images with Mobile Devices”. April 3, 12-1pm, Davis Auditorium
    During this presentation, Angela Boyer, EHR Principal Trainer Senior, PRISM Training & Support, will look at setting up your mobile device with Haiku or Canto, Epic’s mobile applications.  The presentation will explore how to use your device to take clinical images in a secure way and import those photos into your patients’ charts and notes.  Finally we will review Jot, a new Epic feature, that allows you to jot a note into your mobile device and then see it in PRISM.  For more information please contact PRISMTraining@uvmhealth.org. This class is open for all clinical PRISM users.
  • ACTION REQUIRED - Clean Out Your Given Lockers by July 01: The Office of Medical Student Education requires Clerkship level students to have lockers cleared out by July 1st, so we can begin to prepare for the 2021s (I know, right?! Wow… 2021s). If you are going to be on away rotations between now and then, you MUST clear out your locker before leaving (or have someone clear it out for you). Students who are rotating locally should clear out their lockers by July 1 (when you begin your local rotation, your OASIS Academic History Locker Info will be updated to reflect your new UVMMC Locker info; contact Jacqueline Drouin with any questions about your UVMMC locker). As a reminder, students who fail to clean out their lockers by the established deadline will be charged a $50 cleaning fee, as outlined in the UVM Medical Student Handbook Policy 950.00 – Student Lockers. Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education if you have any questions or concerns. Good luck with your rotations! We miss you around here!

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Class of 2020

  • DEADLINE THIS WEEK - 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.
  • NGO Internship Abroad: One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2017 Experiential Learning Programs in Cape Town, South Africa. We are offering a variety of 1, 2, and 4-week volunteer programs and internships next summer. As an OHS Volunteer/Intern you will: Gain international experience for graduate school and employment; Develop skills in international communication, mentorship and community outreach; Mentor students to achieve academic growth and cultivate lasting relationships; Immerse yourself in local communities and broaden your global perspective; and Collaborate with groups of university students from around the world. Apply for our Volunteer Programs: 2017 Application. Next Application Deadline: March 17, 2017. Learn more about our Programs at our website.

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LARNER COMcares Opportunities 


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.

Career Event Seeking Medical Student Representation

We are looking for a medical student or two to attend our career event on April 12th from 4-8pm to meet with undergraduates from across VT. Each year VGN hosts a career event for our partner colleges (Castleton, Lyndon, and Johnson State; Norwich University, Middlebury College, Saint Michael's College, Green Mountain College, Landmark College and the Community College of Vermont).

Are you available April 12th from 4:00-8:00pm to join us for dinner and discussions with undergraduates in Vermont? The event kicks off with a lively undergraduate research poster session followed by dinner and round table discussions with professionals (such as yourself) hosted at the Doubletree hotel - Williston Rd., South Burlington, VT. Please let contact Janet Murray, Director of Professional Development and Education for the Vermont Genetics Network, if you are interested.

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APPROACHING DEADLINE - 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. The nomination submission deadline is April 7, 2017.

SURVEY OPPORTUNITY - Technology Use Among Medical Students

We need your help! Larner College of Medicine has been selected as one of five medical schools in the country to pilot a survey about technology use among medical students. This is an extension of a decade-long national study of undergraduate student technology use by the Educause Center for Applied Research. This anonymous survey will not only provide data to help guide the technology program at LCOM, it will be aggregated with data from the other medical schools to provide a national perspective that will be that will be reported at the Educause and Association of American Medical Colleges meetings. This sort of benchmark data is also vital for the accreditation process.

Your opinion is important. Larner College of Medicine was included in this study because of our reputation for technology integration as well as attracting tech-savvy students.

Participation in the survey is completely voluntary, and you can choose to exit the survey at any point. Your responses are anonymous. Please contact Jill Jemison, Director of UVMLCOM Technology Services, with any questions.

Call for 2018 Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Awards Nominations

If you know of a faculty member who has shown excellence in the classroom, let us know!  The Kroepsch-Maurice Committee depends on you to help identify faculty whom you believe qualify for this award.  Students, faculty, staff and alumni/ae are urged to forward nominations. You are welcome to submit more than one nomination per category or submit nominations in more than one category.
Each recipient will receive $2,500. Nominations are accepted in the following faculty categories: Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Lecturer (Including Senior Lecturer and Continuing Education Instructor). Areas to be considered for selection include: Excellence in instruction (including learning experiences outside the traditional classroom), Capacity to animate students and engage them in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding, Innovation in teaching methods and/or curriculum development, Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity, Ability to motivate and challenge students, and Evidence of excellent advising. The Nomination Form is available online at: http://www.uvm.edu/ctl/km/. The deadline for nominations: April 25, 2017.

 THIS WEEK - Introduction to Quality Improvement lunchtime series

The Introduction to Quality Improvement lunchtime series hosted by SQIPS continues this week! Please join us, March 27, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, in the Sullivan Classroom (Med Ed 200), for the second in a three-part series. Dr. Keith Robinson, the Director of Quality Improvement at Vermont Children’s Hospital, will be building on the concepts he introduced last week and presenting examples of QI projects done at UVMMC. Didn’t attend last week & still want to come? Feel free – these talks can be attended in continuation or individually. Please email Kathryn Patton (Kathryn.a.patton@med.uvm.edu) or Jennifer Boccia (jennifer.boccia@med.uvm.edu) with questions.

THIS WEEK - 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.

THIS WEEK - Statistics Help Available at Dana

Tuesday, March 28 & Thursday, March 30, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, in the Dana Medical Library. Alan Howard, M.S. Biostatistics, from UVM Statistical Software Support and Consulting Services, is available to assist students and faculty with statistics and data methods questions. He will be holding open hours at Dana Medical Library from 2 to 4 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Email Alan to make an appointment or stop by with your questions. For more information, go to the Statistical Software Support and Consulting Services link on the UVM Libraries website.

THIS WEEK - "Understanding and Inhibiting Bacterial Pilus Assembly"

Wednesday, March 29, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, in HSRF 300. UVM Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Seminar Announcement: "Understanding and Inhibiting Bacterial Pilus Assembly" with Dr. David G. Thanassi, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Center for Infectious Diseases, at Stony Brook University. Please contact the UVM Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics with any questions.

THIS WEEK - 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.

THIS WEEK- AMA Session: AMA Policy and Policy-Writing Workshop

Interested in discussing current health policy issues? Ever wondered how the American Medical Association works? Join the AMA SIG on Thursday March 30th, at noon, in Med Ed 308 for a discussion of AMA policy and a policy writing workshop! We’ll be going over what AMA policy is and how it works, and we can work on writing our own policies to submit to future AMA medical student section meetings. Kelsey Sullivan, MS3 and current regional delegate to the AMA-MSS will be guiding us and answering any questions. 3/30 at noon in MedEd 308 - Pizza will be served! Contact laura.thompson-martin@med.uvm.edu with any questions.

THIS WEEK - 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.

THIS WEEK - 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.

THIS WEEK - 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.

THIS WEEK - Med Mentors Hosting Medical Career Exploration Day – April 1

The Med Mentors Student Interest Group will host 72 students from four area high schools on Saturday, April 1, at the Larner College of Medicine for a Medicine Career Exploration Day. The day includes a presentation on careers in health care by Vermont AHEC, breakout sessions put on by other SIGs, and interaction with a panel of health professionals. Please contact Laurie Loveland with any questions.

THIS WEEK - Community Medical School Begins on March 7, with "Battle of the Bacteria: Antibiotic Resistance and the Evolution of Superbugs"

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, April 04, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, in Carpenter Auditorium, W. Kemper Alston, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine and Division Chief, Infectious Disease will present "Battle of the Bacteria: Antibiotic Resistance and the Evolution of Superbugs." 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.

  • UP NEXT - May 2 - "Conversations in Serious Illness: Improving Clinician-Patient-Family Communication" with Robert Gramling, M.D., D.Sc., Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Holly & Bob Miller Chair in Palliative Medicine. Encouraging highly effective communication between clinicians and seriously ill patients and their loved ones is at the core of the Vermont Palliative Care Communication Initiative. Find out about the rationale, design, and implementation of this innovative and timely public health project from a national expert and UVM's first endowed chair in palliative medicine.

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.

The UVM Political Science Department presents "Dreamland: America's Opiate Epidemic and How We Got Where We Are" with Sam Quinones

April 5, 3:30 PM, in the Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center. The Political Science Department is sponsoring a lecture on April 5th by journalist Sam Quinones entitled "Dreamland: America's Opiate Epidemic and How We Got Where We Are." He has recently written a book Dreamland about the opiate crisis that has been nominated for a number of important awards. Sam Quinones is a journalist from Los Angeles.  He was a reporter for the Los Angeles Times from 2004-2014. He has written three nonfiction books including True Tales from Another Mexico and Antonio’s Gun and Delfina’s Dream. His most recent book Dreamland is about the opiate crisis in the United States.  It has been selected for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Dreamland brings together three important stories to explain the opiate epidemic:  the pharmaceutical industry’s aggressive marketing of opiates, the collapse of the middle class in the rust belt, and the emergence of decentralized distribution networks of Mexican heroin dealers. 
You can read more about his work online and see his new article at The Atlantic. Please contact Dr. Jan Carney with any questions.

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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...

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 (617-732-8064) with any questions.

Northwestern University McGaw Residency Program Showcase

April 29, 2017, 8:00 AM- 2:30 PM, in Chicago, IL. Registration Deadline: April 17, 2017. Stipend Deadline: March 20, 2017. Visit their webpage for more information. McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Feinberg School of Medicine are pleased to sponsor the 10th Annual Residency Showcase. This program is open to all rising fourth-year medical students (graduating 2018), and students with diverse backgrounds and skill sets are strongly encouraged to attend to meet program directors and current residents, hear tips about applying, interviewing and submitting a strong application. Each year the Diversity Council sponsors travel stipends for underrepresented minority students.

Located along the shores of Lake Michigan, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University is one of the largest graduate medical education institutions in the country. McGaw’s consortium of world-class clinical affiliates, together with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, provides advanced healthcare to the communities and patients in a variety of diverse settings. McGaw’s member institutions and affiliates include top-ranked urban, suburban, specialized and general hospitals such as our US News & World Report Honor Roll-recognized partners Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Please contact Vicky Radaios, Associate Department Administrator, with any questions.

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DEADLINE THIS WEEK - 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.

Interested in the Arts? Then you MUST Dig Films!

Thank you to the 76 - yes, SEVENTY-SIX! WeeklyWire Reading Rockstars who participated in last week's drawing. 15 lucky winners were randomly selected to receive a free ticket to the downtown theater. Count yourself among these cool peeps [again?] and enter the drawing this week! Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education 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):

  • Black knit Express cardigan sweater with pockets, size S
  • 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

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4-Bedroom and 2-Bathroom Apartment Available June 15

Bright, clean, renovated 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment for one year lease beginning June 15, 2017.  Located close to UVM and downtown, this spacious 4-bedroom apartment offers upscale living with hardwood floors, granite kitchen and up-to-date appliances, including washer and dryer. Off-street parking. Rent is $3000 plus utilities. Plowing, water, trash removal and lawn care included.  No pets, no smoking. Call Janet at (802) 233-4317 or email jliscio@gmail.com.

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.

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