Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Larner College of Medicine and the Emergency Medicine faculty at the University of Vermont Medicine Center
- Increase awareness of training and career opportunities in academic emergency medicine.
- Encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply to the University of Vermont Medical Center’s EM residency program.
- Provide mentorship and networking for fourth-year medical students underrepresented in medicine such as racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ-identified or gender nonconforming individuals, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those with
Our Visiting Student Elective is a 4-week clerkship designed for 4th year medical students who intend to pursue a career in emergency medicine (EM). The elective is offered from June through December each year.
program funded through the generous donations of Emergency Medicine faculty members provides a $2,500 stipend to visiting students to support travel and housing during the elective.
Students will work
exclusively at the UVM Medical Center Emergency Department (UVMMC ED) in Burlington, Vermont. This is the primary site for the new UVMMC EM Residency, and sees approximately 60,000 (adult and pediatric) patients per year.
During the elective, students will work approximately 16 clinical shifts (distributed over days, evenings and overnights, pediatric evening shifts, including 2 weekends).
Students participate in weekly didactics on Thursdays
from 12-5pm, including the EM grand rounds, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) rounds, and simulation training. Students will become part of our ED family on their month and join our residents and faculty to attend an evening journal club
dinner at an attending’s home.
For each clinical shift, students will be paired one-on-one with a UVM faculty member. Students will work directly with EM faculty (medical students only present patients to faculty -- they do not present to residents). Students consistently
rate our course highly given this one-on-one teaching! Students rotating have ample opportunities to participate in many procedures within the scope of EM.
Our Ultrasound faculty are internationally renowned, and work directly with
each group of students, both on shifts and in the simulation lab. Students will gain hands-on experience with POCUS with talented teachers and other common Ultrasound guided EM procedure.
Students will benefit from working alongside our dynamic faculty who come from a broad range of backgrounds and have unique academic interests. Mentorship and advising opportunities include a question and answer session with our Program Director,
case-based teaching from our Associate Program Director, and mentorship from faculty with diverse subspecialty training and interests including: