|Items to Complete||Why is this Important?||Due Date||Questions?|
|Complete the Little Sibling Questionnaire||This questionnaire helps Student Council make compatible mentor matches between incoming students and upper classmen. The Big Sib/Little Sib Program is a great way to find answers to your questions, connect with an upper classman, start
school with a friend, and have a peer mentor for your first year of medical school. Shortly after your orientation week, Student Council will host a luncheon for Big Sibs and Little Sibs, and during the school year, Big Sibs will be
on campus to help you navigate all the twists and turns of M1.||July 1|
LCOM Student Council
Complete Part 1 of Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students (SAPG)
Personalized log-in links will be sent to your UVM email address (@uvm.edu). The link in the email will prompt you to create an account using firstname.lastname@example.org as the username and an Everfi password of your choosing.
NOTE: Students only need to complete the SAPG Training as part of their pre-matriculation requirements; they do NOT need to complete the AlcoholEDU course--AlcoholEdu is for undergraduate students; SAPG is directed toward graduate-level students.
To maintain compliance with federal statutes (Title IX and the Clery Act), the University of Vermont requires every incoming student to take the Haven online educational program, which uses evidence-based research to teach students about sexual misconduct.
Whether you encounter misconduct or not, SAPG will help empower you to make informed choices. This training is to help ensure we are all contributing to a safer and more positive learning environment.
You will be notified when this becomes available in early August.
|Medical Student Education|
Consider Contacting Disability Services at UVM Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
Disability Services at UVM Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides ADA Accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Please visit the Larner College of Medicine Medical Student Handbook Policy 300.00 Technical Standards for Admission, Advancement, and Graduation,
and Policy 310.00 Support for Disabilities: Technical Standards Procedure for Students with Disabilities Seeking Accommodation for more information on
seeking reasonable accommodation.
Students seeking more information on eligibility and accommodations should complete the Getting Started with SAS online intake form, or contact SAS by phone or email.
Students should contact SAS prior to arrival to ensure that eligibility for accommodations is determined and accommodations are in place prior to the start of medical school.
|Prior to arrival|
Visit the SAS-LCOM Resources Webpage
Research and Consider Applying for Student Financial Aid
Watch the pre-recorded Student Financial Services Webinar
Many medical students need financial aid to help cover their medical tuition/fees and living expenses. It is important to start this process early since there can be many steps. For information to get started, please visit
the Larner College of Medicine Tuition and Fees webpage. Your billing notification from UVM is
sent to your UVM e-mail account during the month of July for the fall semester, and in December for the spring semester. If your financial aid award acceptance is completed by the billing date, your aid will be reflected on
your bill as "pending" financial aid.
Student Financial Services has a lot of information to share regarding tuition cycles, financial aid opportunities, and financing your degree in general.
|Prior to arrival|
Student Financial Services
Visit the LCOM Student Financial Services Webpage
Review the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Know your rights. FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.
UVM's FERPA Rights Disclosure Policy Statement
|The Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act requires institutions to notify students of their rights under FERPA. Additionally, the Standards of the LCME reinforce this regulation.||Prior to arrival||1.800.872.5327 (voice)|
Individuals who use TDD may use the Federal Relay Service.
|Consider obtaining Parking Permit|
If you with to have your car on campus, you must obtain a parking permit prior to Orientation.
|Permits are required to park on campus whether you are commuting or living on campus. Parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week using a system of warnings, citations, and/or towing.||Prior to arrival||UVM Transportation and Parking Website|
CATcard is the official identification card for students, faculty and staff at the University of Vermont.
- It provides access to CAT$cratch, UVM's prepaid debit account.
- It functions for dining, library and fitness access.
- It can be programmed for door access and it functions as a bus pass for the CCTA.
|Prior to arrival, or during allocated time during orientation||UVM CATcard Service Center|
Complete AAMC Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ)
The AAMC MSQ Service will send you instructions on how to complete the MSQ.
|The AAMC administers the Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ) annually to all first-year medical students. The web-based questionnaire asks first-year medical students to share their thoughts on a variety of topics, such as pre-medical
experiences, medical school selection processes, future career interests, and educational debt and financing. Student responses to the MSQ are analyzed and then reported, in aggregate, to each participating medical school. This feedback
helps medical schools fine-tune their educational programs to fir the needs of their students.||Sept. 1|
AAMC MSQ Service
|Complete "Health History Form"|
All new incoming students should complete a "Health History Form" upon matriculation.
|If you visit the Student Health Services (SHS) for immunizations, allergy injections, well visits, acute care visits, etc., this form will assist clinical staff in diagnosing and caring for you as a patient.||Prior to being seen at the Center for Health & Wellbeing||Student Health Services|
Update Additional Personal Information with the Registrar's Office:
- Name Change
- A Preferred Name
- Your Pronoun(s)
|To help us ensure all of our systems are preset with your new name when you arrive, please process a name-change formwith the UVM Registrar's Office
as soon as possible. The earlier you process the name change, the more convenient the process is for you; the process is more involved once accounts are established. Accounts are established in early July, prior to your
matriculation. ||You may request a change of name, ID, pronoun, and your preferred name at any time.|
UVM Office of the Registrar
Activate your Osmosis account using your LCOM credentials.
Built on evidence-based research on science of learning, Osmosis’s learning platform, study tools, and comprehensive materials help students stay organized, study more efficiently, and retain information longer.
LCOM has partnered with Osmosis to provide a library of content to students and faculty, including videos, questions, and flashcards. In addition to assigned coursework, students have access to useful study and collaboration tools like group workspaces and study schedulers.
|Prior to arrival.|
Contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
Complete Finding Our Common Ground Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Pre-work
- Complete Part 1 of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Students Personalized log-in links will be sent to your UVM email address.
- Complete the Intercultural Development Inventory The link for the IDI will be sent to your UVM email address and will come from IDIfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Finding Our Common Ground provides a framework for enhancing your knowledge of concepts related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Knowledge of these concepts are essential to living in a diverse community, such as ours, as well as to your success as a future physician. The program was developed based on relevant data and best practices that show cultural humility development is best achieved when it takes place over a period of time and engages people to spend time in reflection.||August 1||Office of Diversity and Inclusion|