Web Extras - Vermont Medicine Spring 2023

Expand your view of activities at the UVM Larner College of Medicine with this additional material!

Mallory Stultz holding photo of her great-great grandfather Walter Stultz, Ph.D.

When Mallory Stultz '26 entered the Larner College of Medicine in August of 2022, she started a new chapter in her family’s history at the institution. Mallory’s great-grandfather, Walter Stultz, Ph.D., was a key member of the college’s faculty for more than 30 years until his retirement in 1969. In the photograph above, Mallory holds an old eight-by-ten image from the college’s archive that shows Dr. Stultz (in white shirt, at right in the photo) instructing several medical students in the early 1950s that was discovered to be one of several such images taken to illustrate a long article about the college in the spring 1953 issue of Vermont Life (the quarterly promotional magazine published by the State of Vermont from 1946 to 2018.) “Our College of Medicine” featured two images of Professor Stultz, whose hiring in the 1930s was a key part of the revamping of the medical faculty in those years. Stultz was the first formally trained anatomist at the college. After his “retirement,” he went on to teach for several years at both the University of California at San Diego and Dartmouth Medical School.

View the 1953 issue of Vermont Life — with the feature "Our College of Medicine" on page 16.

Wilderness Medicine Winter session

Rappelling and rock climbing are among the range of activities that fourth-year medical students participate in during a two-week elective course in Wilderness Medicine. The intensive curriculum takes students out of the hospital and into the woods, lakes and mountains. Developed and led by Dr. Schlein, associate professor of emergency medicine and fellowship director for the UVM Health Network Wilderness Medicine Fellowship, the course provides an opportunity to focus on both the content and problem-solving of caring for patients in remote environments. Chance Sullivan, M.D., clinical instructor for emergency medicine and a Wilderness Medicine Fellow, also instructs the course. The students spend each day of the course outdoors, learning and practicing skills for saving victims of drowning, diving accidents, altitude sickness, hypothermia, and crush injuries.

Watch a video of Wilderness Medicine training mock rescue

Match Day 2023 celebration

Larner graduating medical students were among a record-breaking 43,000 future physicians who participated in the National Resident Matching Program’s (NRMP) 2023 Main Residency Match at noontime on Friday, March 17. For the first time since 2019, the Match festivities took place in the Hoehl Gallery in the Health Science Research Facility. The Larner Match Day event was virtual in 2020 and 2021 and took place in-person at UVM’s Davis Center in 2022. Features included bagpiper and Class of 1988 member James Wallace, M.D., leading the procession of medical students, and the main event: students opening their match envelopes to announce where the next phase of their medical careers would take place. Crowds of family and friends filled the gallery and its balconies, with a spread in age of onlookers from a three-month-old infant to a 97-year-old grandmother. The Class of 2023 will graduate on May 21, and most new physicians will begin their residencies in mid-June.

Watch the Larner Match Day highlight video

Read the Larner Match Day story

View the Larner Match Day photo gallery

View the Larner Match Map