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June 11 - June 17, 2018

The WeeklyWire is an official communication tool of the Larner College of Medicine. Student feedback led to its development and continues to inform iterative improvements. All non-curriculum-related email communications are directed through the Wire to help support manageable email inboxes for our students; it's your one-stop-shop for all med school happenings outside of the classroom! Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Medical Student Education with any questions.

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 * = All postings flagged with an asterisk are not UVM-sponsored/endorsed 


Class of 2018

  • APPROACHING SIGN-UP DEADLINE - Buh-Bye WeeklyWire! You will receive the WeeklyWire to your med email address through the June 18th issue. However, if you wish to continue to receive the weekly missive, please email studentCOMservices@med.uvm.edu with your new email address and say "Please sign me up as an alumni subscriber to the WeeklyWire!" We miss you already, btw.
  • Diversity Attitudes in Medicine Study (DAMS): Take the survey for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card! It's designed to investigate ideas and attitudes related to diverse individuals among physicians, residents and graduating medical students. Read more...
  • Congratulations Doctors! You did an AMAZING job trusting your hooders - these pics are stunning (compliments to you and the photographer)! The photos are downloadable in their original format, using the password 2018GRAD - View the Commencement Photo Gallery...

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Class of 2019

  • Newly-established John Healey, MD ’78 Medical Student Travel Award Fund: Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Established to help offset cost of participating in visiting electives or traveling to residency interviews. Read more/apply…
  • ERAS Opened: 6/7. The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), opens with full services for the 2019 Match cycle. Read more...
  • NBME Update - No Change to Minimum Passing Score for Step 2 CK*: The USMLE® Management Committee voted to maintain the currently recommended Step 2 CK (Clinical Knowledge) minimum passing score at their May 2018 meeting. Read more...
  • AAMC Webinar Recording Available*: Preparing for the AAMC Standardized Video Interview, Information for Applicants, Advisors and Clerkship Directors. Read more...

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Class of 2020

  • NBME Exam Practice Vouchers:Have a NBME exam coming up at the end of rotation 2? Don’t forget to request a practice voucher! Vouchers can be requested by emailing studentcomservices@med.uvm.edu
  • REMINDER - Clean Out Your Given Lockers: 07/01 deadline. Please clean out your locker (or have someone clear it out for you). Students who fail to clean out their lockers by the established deadline will be charged a $50 cleaning fee. Read more... 

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Class of 2021

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  • Dr. Richard L. Page appointed Dean of the Larner College of Medicine: Read the full announcement from the president's office...
  • Student Lounge Closed for Maintenance: 6/19-6/20. Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education with any questions regarding the project. Read more…
  • WEEKLYWIRE WILL MOVE TO A TWO-WEEK SCHEDULE SOON - Summer WeeklyWire Schedule: During the summer, the WeeklyWire becomes the "Bi-WeeklyWire" and is issued every other week for the Jun 18 - August 12 issues. Please note the following submission deadline schedule for their associated summer issues:
    • 7 a.m. EDT, Friday, Jun 15 (Jun 18 - Jul 1 issue) 
    • 7 a.m. EDT, Friday, Jun 29 (for Jul 2 - Jul 15 issue)
    • 7 a.m. EDT, Friday, Jul 13 (for Jul 16 - Jul 29 issue)
    • 7 a.m. EDT, Friday, Jul 27 (for Jul 30 - Aug 12 issue)
    • 7 a.m. EDT, Friday, Aug 10 - returns to weekly schedule (for Aug 13 - Aug 19 issue)

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 No announcements were posted for this section of this issue.

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Student Council Update: Student Council met 6/6. Highlights included: new dean, upcoming student lounge temporary closure, co2022 orientation updates, an update from the Social Justice Coalition, and more! Read details about these highlights and more (i.e. full minutes) on the Student Council webpage. Please contact your student council with any questions.

THIS WEEK - Dana Medical Library Workshop - PubMed: Advanced Search Strategies: 6/12. Learn how to turn your so-so PubMed searches into virtual powerhouses by exploring sophisticated strategies and techniques. Read more... 

THIS WEEK - LCOM Medical Student Yoga Class: 6/13. Led by instructors from the community, mats and blocks are provided, and all levels are encouraged to join! Read more...

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THIS WEEK - SUBMISSION DEADLINE - Call for proposals - Learners leading learners: The Student Programming Showcase*: 6/15 submission form deadline. ubmit a proposal for the medical student session titled “Learners leading learners: The Student Programming Showcase” at the Learn Serve Lead 2018: The AAMC Annual Meeting, to be held in Austin, TX, this fall. Read more...

Research Emphasis for Medical Students and Doctor of Nursing Practice Students: Interested in learning more about research? The 2-year monthly curriculum includes workshops, hand-on sessions, and seminars on clinical, translational, and basic science research topics to improve your research knowledge and skills. Read more...

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* = All postings flagged with an asterisk are not UVM-sponsored/endorsed

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Questions or comments?
Want to submit to the Wire?
Email your posting to the Office of Medical Student Education.

Deadline for submissions is 
7:00 AM EST, on Fridays,
for inclusion in the upcoming Monday issue.

Lost & Found

Lost something? Email the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) a description of the item. OMSE and the Dana Medical Library recently joined the UVM campus-wide lost & found system and search not only the College of Medicine, but campus as a whole to see if it's been turned in. If it hasn't, the office can file a claim for the item should someone turn it in soon!

Found something? Please turn it into either the Office of Medical Student Education (Given Courtyard n100) or the Dana Medical Library (First floor of the Medical Education Center) and we will be sure to log it into the Campus-Wide Lost & Found Database.

Found items are kept up to 30 days, and then are donated to various local organizations depending on the item.

Housing Opportunities

Graduate students are highly sought tenants in the Burlington area and property owners often advertise specifically to them with special rates (less than would be offered to undergraduate students); thus, the Office of Medical Student Education pulls together a list of housing opportunities posted specifically for this group, so you don't miss out on a good deal. Moreover, medical students also try to keep good spaces "in the family" and are known to post to this list. Please contact the Office of Medical Education if you have any questions.

Don't hesitate to ask the contact if they would consider lowering the advertised rate to secure a graduate student; it never hurts to ask!