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December 10 - 16, 2018


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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 * = All postings flagged with an asterisk are not UVM-sponsored/endorsed 

CLASS INFORMATION

Class of 2019

  • THIS WEEK - DEADLINE - Remove Your Items from the Student Lounge Fridge! 12/13 by 4pm. The student lounge fridge will undergo a deep clean early Friday morning, December 14th. All food, Tupperware, etc. will be discarded from the fridge and freezer on Thursday evening in preparation. Read more about the fridge cleaning/get it on your calendar...
  • THIS WEEK - National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program Q&A Sessions*: 12/13, 9am - 5pm. The NHSC awards up to $120,000 to M4s in exchange for a three-year commitment to providing primary care services at NHSC-approved sites in rural and underserved areas. Read more about the NHSC opportunity/add the Q&A event to your calendar)...
  • THIS WEEK - APPLICATION DEADLINE - International Plastic Surgery Educational Opportunity – scholarship funded: 12/15 application deadline. Provides funding for two M3/M4 students to attend the Israel Society of Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery at the Red Sea International Meeting March 6-9, 2019 (held biennially at the Red Sea, Eliat, Israel). Read more about the Slavin Scholarship...
  • Call for Submissions - Yearbook Half-Pages: 03/01/2019 submission deadline. Each member of the Larner College of Medicine Class of 2019 is allotted a half-page space for a photo collage in the Pulse Yearbook. Read about how you submit your personal half-page for the Class of 2019 LCOM Yearbook...
  • Call for UVMMC Lockers (Baird) & Pagers: We are welcoming students from co2021 into the Clerkship year soon and will provide them with pagers and UVMMC lockers. Please review your rotation schedule from now through April; contact Jacqueline Drouin if you will no longer need your pager or locker. You can turn pagers into Given Courtyard, N-112. Thank you so much!
  • APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE - National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program*: 12/20 application deadline. The NHSC awards up to $120,000 to M4s in exchange for a three-year commitment to providing primary care services at NHSC-approved sites in rural and underserved areas. Read more about the NHSC program and how to apply...

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Class of 2020

  • THIS WEEK - UVMMC Emergency Medicine Residency Program Informational Session (UPDATED CONTENT - room change; remote attendance option provided)*: 12/12 @ 4pm. For anyone who is interested in a career in EM, this is a session on how to set up your 3rd and 4th year of medical school for a successful match. This will involve a general discussion with tips for success in matching into any EM residency. Read more about the EM session...
  • THIS WEEK - DEADLINE - Remove Your Items from the Student Lounge Fridge! 12/13 by 4pm. The student lounge fridge will undergo a deep clean early Friday morning, December 14th. All food, Tupperware, etc. will be discarded from the fridge and freezer on Thursday evening in preparation. Read more about the fridge cleaning/get it on your calendar...
  • THIS WEEK - APPLICATION DEADLINE - International Plastic Surgery Educational Opportunity – scholarship funded: 12/15 application deadline. Provides funding for two M3/M4 students to attend the Israel Society of Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery at the Red Sea International Meeting March 6-9, 2019 (held biennially at the Red Sea, Eliat, Israel). Read more about the Slavin Scholarship...

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Class of 2021

  • THIS WEEK - UVMMC Emergency Medicine Residency Program Informational Session (UPDATED CONTENT - room change; remote attendance option provided)*: 12/12 @ 4pm. For anyone who is interested in a career in EM, this is a session on how to set up your 3rd and 4th year of medical school for a successful match. This will involve a general discussion with tips for success in matching into any EM residency. Read more about the EM session...
  • THIS WEEK - DEADLINE - Remove Your Items from the Student Lounge Fridge! 12/13 by 4pm. The student lounge fridge will undergo a deep clean early Friday morning, December 14th. All food, Tupperware, etc. will be discarded from the fridge and freezer on Thursday evening in preparation. Read more about the fridge cleaning/get it on your calendar...
  • Foundations Award Celebration: 01/24/19. An annual event honoring the commitment of the faculty, staff, standardized patients, and teaching assistants who supported students during the Foundations curriculum and celebrates the achievements of the students as they transition from the classroom to the clinic. Read more about the Foundations Celebration...

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Class of 2022

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WEEKLY FYIs - WE ARE ALL HERE TO HELP!  

  • Reminder from the Wellness Committee - What’s covered under the Student Health Services Fee we pay each semester? Services include CAPS and an assigned PCP. This is separate from Student Health insurance and everyone has access to some of these basic services. Visit the UVM Health Fees webpage and our Primary Care and Mental Health policy for information.
  • Update from Student Council - Group Study/Med Ed Rooms/Call for Feedback: In case you missed it in your email, please review this Student Council response, regarding Med Ed Rooms and group study. Also, please consider providing your Student Council with general feedback as they continue to advocate for the student community.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society FYIs: The LCOM AOA Selection Committee officially voted to approve an updated selection process for AOA selection in a pass/fail preclinical curriculum. Review the electronic memorandum from the AOA Faculty Councilor, Dr. Marie Sandoval, for a full overview of the official change for Class of 2020 and all subsequent classes. For more information re: LCOM AOA, including award opportunities and current membership, please visit the AOA Overview webpage.
  • Did you miss the recent LCOM Honors Societies Informational Session? No worries, OMSE Medical Student Services (MSST) recorded it! Please contact OMSE MSST with any questions.
  • Do you order pizza for student group/student events [with budget approval, of course]?* Your Student Services Coordinator just discovered that Papa John’s offers a 40% discount on orders for UVM Student Groups and Leonardo’s offers 10% off on UVM Student Group orders. If/when you are ordering for your student events, don’t forget to tell them we are tax exempt and request the discount (“this order is for a UVM student group").
  • For information on the learning environment or to share praise, concerns or ideas related to the learning environment in a confidential, neutral setting, please contact the Director of the Learning Environment, Dr. Nathalie Feldman (provides impartial independent dispute resolution and mediation services in a manner that respects and protects the personal privacy of those involved). Dr. Feldman has Drop-In Meetings OR report an accolade (praise) or concern online using the password "climate1802"
  • UVM Office Closures: 12/24/18 - 01/01/19. All UVM Offices, including the Office of Medical Student Education, are closed beginning Saturday 12/22/18 through 01/01/2019 for holidays and winter break, re-opening 7:30AM, on Tuesday, January 02, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience. Read more about holiday closures/get this closure on your calendar...
  • APPROACHING DEADLINE - Winter Break Voucher Requests: To request vouchers for Step 1, Step 2 or Clinical Mastery Subject practice exams, please email Student Services and indicate which practice voucher you are requesting (mastery vouchers specify subject). Please request any voucher you may want to use over the holiday break no later than Thursday, 12/20, at 3:30 PM.
  • TEMPORARY WIRE SCHEDULE CHANGE - Updated Submission Deadline & Two-week Issue: In light of the Winter Break, our 12/24 issue (12/21 submission deadline) will be a 2-week issue (12/24/18 - 01/06/19). We will return to a regular schedule with the 01/04/19 Friday submission deadline.

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LCOMcares: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

AOA Medical Student Service Leadership Project Award: 2/15 application deadline (via AOA councilor). Up to $9,000 to complete a service project, across three years to complete a service learning project for an underserved population, e.g., the indigent, immigrants, homeless, etc., or a service project related to professionalism in the school, hospital, or clinic. Read more about this AOA service project funding opportunity…

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS

THIS WEEK - ORDERING DEADLINE - LCOM Apparel Order Live! 12/10 order deadline. This year, we have an assortment of LL Bean products embroidered with the Larner College of Medicine Logo. A range of vests, fleeces and bags are available, starting at $37. Read more about the apparel order/go shopping...

THIS WEEK - Winter Driving Course with Lt. Gary Scott: 12/10 @noon. Pizza lunch provided. Do you feel uncomfortable driving in the snow? Nervous about driving this winter? No worries! Come learn how to prepare yourself to drive this winter! Learn the basics of driving in snowy conditions. Read more about the winter driving course/add it to your calendar...

THIS WEEK - Careers in Medicine Specialty Panel Series – Internal Medicine with Dr. Shaden Eldakar-Hein: 12/11 @noon. Read more about the Careers in Medicine Fall Series/add this session to your calendar...

THIS WEEK - Dean Page Student Town Hall: 12/11 @3pm. In Med Ed 200 or via webinar (remote attendance option supported). Add the Dean Page Town Hall to your calendar/register for the webinar...

THIS WEEK - December Dining with the Deans: 12/12 @noon. This week's special guest is Dr. Jan Gallant, the Associate Dean for Admissions and an Associate Professor of Radiology-Pediatrics. Read more about Dining with the Deans/Sign-up...

THIS WEEK - Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds: "Opioids and ED Pain Management: pitfalls, misconceptions, and controversies" with Dr. Motov*: 12/13 @noon. Read more about this EM Grand Rounds opportunity...

THIS WEEK - DEADLINE - Remove Your Items from the Student Lounge Fridge! 12/13 by 4pm. The student lounge fridge will undergo a deep clean early Friday morning, December 14th. All food, Tupperware, etc. will be discarded from the fridge and freezer on Thursday evening in preparation. Read more about the fridge cleaning/get it on your calendar...

Careers in Medicine Specialty Panel Series – Private Practice with Dr. Robert Emmons: 12/18 @ noon. Read more about the Careers in Medicine Fall panel series...

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RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIP, AWARDS, & SCHOLARSHIP

SUPPORT STUDENT RESEARCH - Survey on Medical Student Mentoring: A group of medical students from the USF Morsani College of Medicine are exploring the nature and role of current mentoring relationships in the medical education setting.  Please take 5-10 minutes to complete this survey. Any questions, please contact Jordan Karsch.

THIS WEEK - NOMINATION DEADLINE -  UVM's George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award*: 12/14 nomination deadline. Awarded since 1974 to honor excellence in teaching, is presented annually to one full-time faculty member. Read more about the Kidder award/nominate a faculty member...

AOA Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship: 01/07 self-nomination deadline. To foster the development of the next generation of medical researchers. $5,000 award and up to $1,000 additional funding available for travel. Read more about the Kuckein Fellowship opportunity and how to apply…

AOA Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award: 4/5 nominations deadline. To recognize outstanding contributions to medical education made by gifted teachers. Each awardee will each receive a $10,000 prize. The awardee's nominating institution will receive a grant of $2,500 for teaching activities, and, if the nominating institution has an AΩA Chapter, the Chapter will receive a $1,000 grant for support of its activities. Read more about the AOA Teacher Award...

Health Equity Student Internships (Paid) at the Vermont Department of Health*: Read about a stipend program in Health Equity at the Vermont Department of Health...

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ARTS & PUBLICATIONS

THIS WEEK - SUBMISSION DEADLINE - Karl Jaspers Award 2019*: 12/15 deadline. Given for the best paper related to the subject of philosophy and psychiatry. Carries a cash prize of $350 and recognition in AAPP publications. Read more about this writing award...

The Scope*: Weekly emails with medical research summarized in a few easy-to-read sentences with humor; like theSkimm for the New England Journal. To help medical students keep up with evidence-based medicine; look great on rounds when you can cite recent journal articles. Check out a sample issues and subscribe at medicinescope.com. Questions? Contact adam@medicinescope.com.

AOA Pharos Student Poetry Contest: 01/04 submission deadline. To encourage medical students to write effective poetry. Authors do not need to be part of AOA! Cash awards of $600 for first place, $350 for second place, and $200 for third place will be given out to three students. Read more about the AOA poetry contest…

AOA Helen H. Glaser Student Essay Award: 01/15 submission deadline. To encourage medical students to write creative narratives or scholarly essays relevant to medicine. Cash awards of $2,000 for first place, $800 for second place, and $550 for third place. Read more about the Glaser Essay contest…

ACLM Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine and Bioethics*: 01/15/19 submission deadline. Every year, the American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM) presents an award for the outstanding original paper on legal medicine. Cash prizes of up to $1000 awarded. Read more about the ACLM writing competition...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - 2019 Red Wheelbarrow: 01/30/2019 submission deadline. LCOM's literary and visual arts magazine, The Red Wheelbarrow, is looking for submissions in the literary and visual arts: prose, poetry, reporting, personal essays, photography, painting, graphic design, drawing and 3-D art. Read more about this publication opportunity/how to get involved...

Memmy Award Competition*: 03/15/19 submission deadline. A national music video contest for student-produced videos from students in the health professions with the top entries receiving a monetary award for their school’s health sciences library - 1st place: $1,500, 2nd place: $1,000, 3rd place: $500. Read more about the Memmy's...

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* = All postings flagged with an asterisk are not UVM-sponsored/endorsed

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.

TEMPORARY WIRE SCHEDULE CHANGE:
In light of the Winter Break, our 12/24 issue (12/21 submission deadline) will be a 2-week issue (12/24/18 - 01/06/19). We will return to a regular schedule with the 01/04/19 Friday submission deadline.

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!