Dear Members of the Larner College of Medicine Class of 2025,
Congratulations and welcome to the Larner College of Medicine! We look forward to welcoming you to campus and supporting your IT needs during your medical education.
Greetings from the Technology Services team. This email is the first in a series of communications that will help you transition into the technology environment at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine (LCOM) at the University of Vermont. This email focuses on your new account; subsequent communications will have more details about curriculum systems and the computer you will be receiving during Orientation week. First, all committed incoming students are first established with a UVM ID upon acceptance, which you use to launch your matriculation requirements checklist.
In mid-summer, however, you will receive a medical school username (or COMID), which you will use to access most services you will need as a medical student, including email, academic and learning systems, student group collaboration spaces, etc. This account and your new LCOM email address is currently scheduled for activation on Wednesday, July 7th or when we are notified of your commitment to the LCOM. At the same time, your UVM email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be set to forward automatically to your new LCOM email address (email@example.com). From that point forward all communication from the institution will come to the new email address.
On your first day of Orientation you will be provided with a new Surface Pro computer, with a keyboard and digital pen. This computer has been specifically chosen, and configured, to integrate with LCOM systems and curriculum. Leveraging Microsoft 365, your data is synced to a secure cloud location, providing flexible access and backup. Your computer is fully warrantied and supported by COMTS over the course of your medical education. Computers are not covered for loss or theft; an insurance policy is recommended.
Please ensure that your housing has adequate broadband to support successful engagement in your curriculum. To support our curriculum, LCOM medical students will need to have a dedicated broadband connection sized to accommodate all residential needs. High speed Cable, or fiber is the most robust and reliable, DSL is adequate but less desirable. Here are some links about broadband connectivity in the state of Vermont.
Vermont State Broadband Connectivity Resources
You will use many different software platforms from admission through the end of your undergraduate medical education. In collaboration with the Office of Medical Student Education, we developed this handy credentials table to provide a snapshot of the various systems you will access as a medical student, with credentials used to access the system, and the purpose of the system.
If you have any questions about this account, please contact the LCOM Service Center at 802-488-5553.
Looking forward to meeting you in August,
The COM Technology Services (COMTS) Team