Social Justice Coalition (SJC)

Faculty Advisors - Drs. Mercedes Avila, Tim Lahey, Shaden Eldakar-Hein, and Michael Upton
Staff Liaison - TBD

The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) serves as a platform to coordinate and create accountability for already ongoing efforts in the LCOM community aimed at promoting critical social dialogue in our training and establishing systems of justice and equity in the community. By pooling resources and seeking common ground between the efforts of different groups and individuals, we hope to encourage an atmosphere of critical social consciousness and reflection at LCOM. In coalition, we seek to build sustainable curricular and extracurricular vehicles for making social justice and cultural competency a key tenet of LCOM’s identity.

Class Representatives

Class of 2021
Class of 2022
Class of 2023
Class of 2024

Christina Dawson
Samuel Epstein
Raghav Goyal
Reed Hausser

Richard Brach
Sheridan Finnie
Luke Higgins
Adam Ross
Nikkole Turgeon

Bradley Blansky
Krisandra Kneer

Zachary Osborn

TBD

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Foundations Committee

This committee is responsible for oversight of the pre-clinical portion of the curriculum, spanning the first and second years. The committee is chaired by Dr. Karen Lounsbury (Level Director Foundations Curriculum), and is comprised of course directors, Dr. Christa Zehle (Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education), the COMET manager, a Coordinator from the Dana Medical Library, and one student representative.

The election is held in the spring and is open all members of the third-year class. Two months prior to end of the academic year, SEG calls for paragraphs of intent. A vote is held internally, and selection must be approved by the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE).

Current Representative: Lizzi Hahn, 2022 MD Candidate

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Clerkship Committee

This committee is charged with oversight of clinical aspect of the curriculum, which begins in the second year. The body performs an ongoing review of clerkship rotations at all affiliated hospitals, including evaluation of overall student exam performance and other student proficiency outcomes. The committee is comprised of each Clerkship Director, Dr. Tania Bertsch (Associate Dean for Clinical Education), Dr. Elise Everett (Level Director Clinical Curriculum), Dr. Christa Zehle Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education), and one student representative.

The election is held in the spring and is open to all members of the third-year class. Two months prior to end of the academic year, SEG calls for paragraphs of intent. A vote is held internally, and selection must be approved by the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE).

Current Representative: Trina Thornburgh, 2021 MD Candidate

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Medical Curriculum Committee (MCC)

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Christa Zehle
Staff Liaison - Colleen Case

MCC is the highest committee involved with curricular oversight at the Larner College of Medicine. The committee advances the best overall interest and educational objectives of the college as a whole, evaluating course and program effectiveness, monitoring content and workload and reviewing stated course and clerkship objectives. This committee is comprised of the Chair, Dr. Christa Zehle (Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education), 15 members of the faculty (seven appointed by the Dean and eight elected by the faculty) and one student representative from each class. Students serve as full voting members in this three-year term.

Class Representatives

Class of 2021
Class of 2022
Class of 2023
Class of 2024
Kalle FjeldLuke Higgins
Dinkar Ahuja
TBD

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Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Organization of Student Representatives

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Christa Zehle
Staff Liaison - Kiersten Hallquist

The Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) is the student wing of the AAMC, with each medical school sending delegates to biannual AAMC conferences. UVM OSR representatives serve as a link between LCOM and the organization, presenting those areas where LCOM can serve as a model for other medical schools, and bringing back relevant innovations from other institutions.

Class Representatives

Class of 2021
Class of 2022
Class of 2023
Class of 2024
Brian GrossGia Eapen
Ariella Yazdani
TBD

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Committee on Advancement

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Shaden Eldakar-Hein
Staff Liaison - Kiersten Hallquist

The Larner College of Medicine Committee on Advancement is responsible for monitoring the progress of medical students struggling academically and assessing their ability to continue in the curriculum. The committee’s processes are outlined extensively in the student handbook. The committee is comprised of faculty members and one student representative from each class. Student representatives serve as full voting members, but do not vote in cases related to members of their class year.

Class Representatives

Class of 2021
Class of 2022
Class of 2023
Class of 2024
Menna AwadallaKalin Gregory-Davis
Evan Gaston
TBD

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