Vermont Medicine magazine features stories about students, faculty, and the alumni of the Larner College of Medicine and its engagement with the wider community.

Merging Mortalities
I recently recalled a patient who was admitted to the hospital during my first medical school rotation in the late 1970s. He was a 25-year-old man with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Typically, medical students on call would eagerly divide up the newly admitted patients, aiming to work up a variety of different conditions—a flare-up of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, diabetic ketoacidosis—and hoping to get something “interesting” to present to the attending physician. READ MORE

A Search for Meaning
Into the Fray

Medical students in the Larner Class of 2020 celebrated their Match Day on March 20 of that year, just nine days after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. READ MORE




Achieving Excellence

In the few short months since he joined the University of Vermont Cancer Center as its director, Randall Holcombe, M.D., M.B.A., has drawn on four decades of experience—most recently leading the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center to full NCI redesignation—to plan the next chapter of cancer research and care in Vermont. Shortly after assuming the new J. Walter Juckett Chair in Cancer Research this fall, Dr. Holcombe joined Dean Richard L. Page, M.D., for a wide-ranging discussion of these plans. READ MORE