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 (Foundations Curriculum Chair), and is comprised of course directors, Dr. Christa Zehle (Interim 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: Scott Olehnik, 2021 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 (Clerkship/Bridge Curriculum Chair), Dr. Christa Zehle (Interim 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: Caroline Vines, Class of 2020 and Hanna Mathers, Class of 2020

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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, bridging Foundations and Clerkship. The committee continuously reviews and evaluates educational programs and makes recommendations to the faculty, the Advisory Council, and the Dean of the Larner College of Medicine. This committee is comprised of the Chair, Dr. Christa Zehle (Interim 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.

Class Representatives

Class of 2020

Class of 2021

Class of 2022

Class of 2023

Chad Serels Kalle FjeldLuke Higgins
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 2020

Class of 2021

Class of 2022

Class of 2023

Charlie NicoliBrian Gross
Gia Eapen
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

Menna Awadalla

Class of 2020

Class of 2021

Class of 2022

Class of 2023

Nektarios KonstantinopoulosMenna AwadallaKalin Gregory-Davis
TBD

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