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December 18 - December 24, 2017


The WeeklyWire is an official communication tool of the Larner College of Medicine. Student feedback led to its development and continues to inform iterative improvements. All non-curriculum-related email communications are directed through the Wire to help support manageable email inboxes for our students; it's your one-stop-shop for all med school happenings outside of the classroom! Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Medical Student Education with any questions.

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CLASS INFORMATION

Class of 2018 

  • APPROACHING DEADLINE -  Visiting Clerkship Program @HMS: 12/30. Read more...
  • APPROACHING DEADLINE -  Tracking Grad. Requirements: 01/01/18 deadline. Verify your Oasis schedule reflects all course requirements needed for graduation. All requirements must be scheduled by January 1.  Read more/add this to your calendar...
  • Pulse 2018 Yearbook Class of 2018 Members Half-Page Template Instructions: 03/15/18 submission deadline. Each member of the Larner College of Medicine Class of 2018 is allotted a half-page space for a photo assemblage in the Pulse Yearbook. Templates are provided. Read more...
  • Class of 2018 Class Agents Announced! Class Agents represent their class at the Match Day Eve Dinner, work with the Medical Development and Alumni Relations office on the Class Gift and serve as the liaison for their classmates after graduation. Congratulations to Eric Schmidt, Stephanie Brooks, and Gilana Finogenov. Please contact Cristin Gildea with any questions.
  • Please Take A few Moments to Assess your Musculoskeletal Knowledge: This research will help you see where your knowledge lies, and will help us to refine the musculoskeletal curriculum at UVM to benefit future classes. Read more...

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Class of 2019

  • SEEKING VOLUNTEERS - Preparing EOF Gift: Student Council is working with Communications to prepare an End of Foundations gift for the Class of 2020. You might recall your own little present at your own EOF celebration - it seems so long ago! If you are rotating at the VT campus and are interested in supporting this endeavor, please reach out to Hyunsoo No
  • Jackson-Steindler Orthopedic Clerkship: 04/01/18 application deadline. One of the premiere academic orthopedic depts. in the US and attracts individuals from throughout the US and multiple foreign countries who come to Iowa City to advance their education. The award will include support for housing and travel. Read more...
  • Clinical Research Fellowship Opportunity in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH): 02/23/18 application deadline. This fellowship is awarded to a rising fourth-year medical student who has demonstrated a keen interest in orthopaedics and is a competitive candidate for orthopaedic residency. Read more...
  • SEEKING NOMINATIONS (including self-nominations) - AMAF Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship Program: 01/15/18 nomination deadline. These scholarships provide $5-10,000 tuition-assistance to medical students! Read more...
  • North American Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (NASTH) Student Research Fellowship: 03/30/18 application deadline. Fellows receive a $5000 stipend and $2000 travel allowance for attending and presenting results at a professional meeting. A mentor is required and that mentor receives a $1000 stipend. Read more...

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Class of 2020

  • RSVP DEADLINE THIS WEEK -  Step 1 Support Series - NBME Dinner & Questions: Please RSVP no later than 12/19/17. Event is evening of 01/04/18. During this annual event, students will work in small groups on actual NBME exams with successful third and fourth year students. Read more/sign-up...
  • APPROACHING NOMINATION DEADLINE -  Details on the nominating and voting process for the End of Foundations Awards Ceremony: Nominations can be submitted up until 1/5/2018, via LimeSurvey, which sends a unique invite link to your personal email account, as an email from Student Services. Read more...
  • APPROACHING SURVEY DEADLINE -  AAMC Y2Q Survey: Survey Closes on 01/02/18. Read more...
  • APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE -  Student to the NRMP Board: 01/02/18 submission deadline. The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is seeking two Student Director positions on its Board of Directors. Read more...
  • Please Take A few Moments to Assess your Musculoskeletal Knowledge: This research will help you see where your knowledge lies, and will help us to refine the musculoskeletal curriculum at UVM to benefit future classes. Read more...
  • NBME Comprehensive Basic Science Shelf Exam (CBSSE) self-assessment voucher to prepare for Step 1: Members of the co2020 are eligible for one self-assessment voucher to prepare for Step 1; the purpose would be to guide your study for the exam by helping you to identify areas of strength and weakness. Please contact studentCOMservices to obtain your voucher and/or if you would like to schedule a discussion about the results to aid you in your study plan. As a reminder, UVM offices will be closed for the break; request any voucher you may want to use over the holiday break no later than Thursday, 12/21, at 3:30 PM.
  • Change in Minimum Passing Score for Step 1: 01/01/18. The recommended Step 1 minimum passing score will change from 192 to 194. Read more...
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 2018 Medical Student Summer Fellowship: 01/08/18 application deadline. A ten-week research program offered to first- or second-year students interested in the field of oncology. Read more...  

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Class of 2021

  • APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE -  Student to the NRMP Board: 01/02/18 submission deadline. The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is seeking two Student Director positions on its Board of Directors. Read more...
  • Health Policy Fellowship Initiative: 01/06/18 application deadline. . There are now opportunities to learn first-hand about health policy and advocacy. Read more...
  • MGH 2018 Summer Research Trainee Program: 01/29/18 application deadline. The goal of this program is to build a pipeline of college and medical school students underrepresented in medicine (URM) who are interested in academic biomedical research careers. Read more...
  • CVRI Summer Research Fellowships for Cardiovascular-Related Research: 02/05/18 pre-proposal deadline. CVRI funds up to 3 summer research fellowships, and in addition to the fellowship stipend provides $1,000 to each mentor for research supplies and expenses. Read more... 
  • North American Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (NASTH) Student Research Fellowship: 03/30/18 application deadline. Fellows receive a $5000 stipend and $2000 travel allowance for attending and presenting results at a professional meeting. A mentor is required and that mentor receives a $1000 stipend. Read more...
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 2018 Medical Student Summer Fellowship: 01/08/18 application deadline. A ten-week research program offered to first- or second-year students interested in the field of oncology. Read more... 
  • Change in Minimum Passing Score for Step 1: 01/01/18. The recommended Step 1 minimum passing score will change from 192 to 194. Read more...

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WEEKLY FYIs FROM OMSE - WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

  • THIS WEEK - COMIS Systems Updates: 12/19. Services may be briefly interrupted as systems are restarted or modified. Read more...
  • STARTING THIS WEEK - UVM Office Closures: 12/22/17 - 01/02/18. All UVM Offices, including the Office of Medical Student Education, are closed 12/22/17 through 01/01/2018 for holidays and winter break, re-opening 8AM, on Tuesday, January 02, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Student Financial Services (SFS) Update - Spring 2018 Tuition Bills Systems Issue FYI: 12/7/17. There was an issue with our computer system in that it prevented pending financial aid from showing up as credits within student bills. No action is required on the student's part. Read more...
  • Office of Medical Communications Team Promotion Announced: Congratulations to Michelle Bookless, promoted to Public Relations & Events Manager in the Office of Medical Communications...
  • NRMP Statement on Travel Ban and DACA Program: A statement about recent action on the presidential travel ban and the DACA program and the impact of those actions on NRMP Matching Programs is available online. If you have any questions, please contact admin@nrmp.org.
  • Did you miss the Dean's lovely card in your email? View Dean Morin's Holiday Card...
  • SFS Update - Phone Issue Resolved: Recently, an email communication went out regarding unexpected and temporary phone technical difficulties. This has been restored and the Medical SFS Coordinator can be reached at the same 802-656-9203 / 6-9203.
  • SFS Update - Med SFS Back on Campus: Kari Brayden has joined us on campus again (no longer working remotely). Please feel free to stop into OMSE (N107) if you have SFS questions and wish to discuss them in person. Appointments are highly encouraged but not required. As always, she can be reached at MedSFS@uvm.edu or Kari.Brayden@med.uvm.edu. We are excited to offer in-person SFS services again! 
  • Winter Dana Medical Library Newsletter: After-hour study space, Mobile-friendly website developed, and more...
  • Missing Chairs from Given Courtyard Given Square: Four chairs were removed from the Courtyard at Given Square (1st floor lobby area). These chairs have been missing for approximately one week or so. Read more...

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES

THIS WEEK - Early WeeklyWire Submission Deadline: 12/21. In light of the UVM winter holiday, the Friday, 12/22 submission deadline was moved to 12/21 and covers a two-week, holiday issue: 12/25/2017 - 01/07/2018 issue (no January 01, 2018 issue). If yu would like to post to the winter break issue, please submit to studentCOMservices@med.uvm.edu no later than 7 AM EST, 12/21.

SAVE THE DATE - Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: 01/16 - 01/25/18. Please join us for our annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Education and Learning Events Series, including keynote Speaker Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. Read more/add this to your calendar...

SEEKING NOMINATIONS - 2018 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Awards: 01/22/18 deadline. now accepting nominations for an outstanding medical student currently on track to graduate in May 2018 and an outstanding physician faculty member for the 2018 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Awards. Read more...

LCOM Travel Awards: 01/30/18 application deadline. University of Vermont Medical Student Travel Opportunity was established to support students who would like to travel to conferences, alternative learning opportunities or similar events. Read more...

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RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIP, AWARDS, & SCHOLARSHIP

APPROACHING SUBMISSION DEADLINE -  AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship for member of co2020: 12/30 nomination deadline. Seeking nominations from students, faculty and staff for this $5000 scholarship for a co2020 member who has shown leadership in efforts to eliminate inequities in medical education and health care. Read more...

APPROACHING ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE -  17th Annual New England Symposium: 01/04/18 submissions deadline. Share your biomedical and health-related research activities. Read more...

LCOM Travel Awards: 01/30/18 application deadline. University of Vermont Medical Student Travel Opportunity was established to support students who would like to travel to conferences, alternative learning opportunities or similar events. Read more...

Early Career Research Awards: 02/01/18 letter of intent deadline. 03/15/18 application deadline. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year medical students are eligible for research awards up to $10,000 for research with a UVM or an external (non-UVM) mentor or to pursue cardiovascular-related research training in an external laboratory. Read more...

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science first Pathways to Physician Diversity: National Summit, in collaboration with AAMC: 02/09 - 02/10/18. designed to encourage national conversation on challenges and future solutions by involving a national stakeholders in exploring the current state of the access pathway for under-represented students in medical education. Read more...

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ARTS & PUBLICATIONS

APPROACHING SUBMISSION DEADLINE -  35th William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition: 12/31 submission deadline. The top three poets will be awarded $300, $200 and $100 respectively. Read more...

APPROACHING SUBMISSION DEADLINE -  Medical Student/Health Professional Student Essay Contest: 12/31 submission deadline. To encourage students and residents to reflect on their patient encounters and to inspire others in their caring relationships. Read more...

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Submit to the Wire

Questions or comments?
Want to submit to the Wire?
Email your posting to the Office of Medical Student Education.

Deadline for submissions is 
7:00 AM EST, on Fridays,
for inclusion in the upcoming Monday issue.

PLEASE NOTE, In light of the UVM winter holiday, the 12/22 submission deadline was moved to 12/21 and covers a two-week, holiday issue: 12/25/2017 - 01/07/2018 issue (no January 01, 2018 issue).

Lost & Found

Lost something? Email the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) a description of the item. OMSE and the Dana Medical Library recently joined the UVM campus-wide lost & found system and search not only the College of Medicine, but campus as a whole to see if it's been turned in. If it hasn't, the office can file a claim for the item should someone turn it in soon!

Found something? Please turn it into either the Office of Medical Student Education (Given Courtyard n100) or the Dana Medical Library (First floor of the Medical Education Center) and we will be sure to log it into the Campus-Wide Lost & Found Database.

Found items are kept up to 30 days, and then are donated to various local organizations depending on the item. 

Housing Opportunities

Graduate students are highly sought tenants in the Burlington area and property owners often advertise specifically to them with special rates (less than would be offered to undergraduate students); thus, the Office of Medical Student Education pulls together a list of housing opportunities posted specifically for this group, so you don't miss out on a good deal. Moreover, medical students also try to keep good spaces "in the family" and are known to post to this list. Please contact the Office of Medical Education if you have any questions.

Don't hesitate to ask the contact if they would consider lowering the advertised rate to secure a graduate student; it never hurts to ask!