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May 21 - May 27, 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 

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CLASS INFORMATION

Class of 2018

  • THIS WEEK - DEADLINE - ACTION REQUIRED - Remove Your Items from the Student Lounge Fridge! 5/22. The student lounge (and the FRIDGE) will undergo a deep clean on Tuesday, May 22, at 8:00 p.m. EST. Remove your items (or get a buddy to)prior to that time to avoid losing them. Read more...
  • Please Complete Your GQ Survey (if you have not done so already): Survey closes 6/1. We will continue drawing prizes and can ensure they get sent where you want it to land! Submit proof of survey completion to StudentCOMServices@med.uvm.edu to enter our weekly drawings. Read more...

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Class of 2019

  • THIS WEEK - DEADLINE - ACTION REQUIRED - Remove Your Items from the Student Lounge Fridge! 5/22. The student lounge (and the FRIDGE) will undergo a deep clean on Tuesday, May 22, at 8:00 p.m. EST. Remove your items (or get a buddy to)prior to that time to avoid losing them. Read more...
  • New Urology Residency Training Program*: PSRTA supports three years of intensive research training embedded within urology residency and is intended to develop urologic surgeon-scientists who can effectively engage with basic scientists, successfully compete for independent research funding and ultimately lead robust research programs. Read more...
  • Transcripts for VSAS: Students who are applying for Extramural rotations through VSAS must remember to request a copy of their transcript from the UVM Registrar’s Office after they have submitted their applications. Applications can’t be released to programs until all required documentation is uploaded. Transcripts can be requested online via the myUVM portal.
    1. In the "issued to" field enter VSAS
    2. In the "send to email address" field enter Emma.Faustner@med.uvm.edu
  • IMPORTANT - ERAS Opens/ERAS Tokens: 6/7 - Electronic Residency Application Service, will open with full services for the 2019 Match cycle. You will be able to start working on your main application at this time; tokens will be issued to you in the coming days. Read more...
  • Visiting Elective Scholars Program in Psychiatry at UCLA*: Apply through Sept 2018. Read more... 

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Class of 2020

  • THIS WEEK - DEADLINE - ACTION REQUIRED - Remove Your Items from the Student Lounge Fridge! 5/22. The student lounge (and the FRIDGE) will undergo a deep clean on Tuesday, May 22, at 8:00 p.m. EST. Remove your items (or get a buddy to)prior to that time to avoid losing them. Read more...
  • New Item Formats to Appear on Medicine Clinical Science Subject Examination*: Beginning Aug 2018. NBME will incorporate short-answer questions examinations administered at both medical schools and Prometric. Read more...

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Class of 2021

  • THIS WEEK - DEADLINE - ACTION REQUIRED - Remove Your Items from the Student Lounge Fridge! 5/22. The student lounge (and the FRIDGE) will undergo a deep clean on Tuesday, May 22, at 8:00 p.m. EST. Remove your items (or get a buddy to)prior to that time to avoid losing them. Read more...
  • THIS WEEK - PLEASE RSVP - Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) Information Session: 5/24 (RSVP by 5/23). Learn about/apply to the LIC Program in Glen Falls, NY. Students at the regional campus site will meet the objectives of each clerkship in a longitudinal manner rather than in the traditional block schedule. Read more/RSVP...
  • Big Sib/Little Sib Match: 6/4 survey deadline. Pairing second-year students with an incoming first-year is a great way to provide new students with the best resource on campus – you! Please complete our survey to indicate your willingness to serve as a Big Sib! Read more…
  • Aquifer (formerly MedU) Summer Project*: 6/4 application deadline. Seeking 5-6 first-year medical students to participate in an exciting national medical education project. Read more...
  • Summer Opportunity with Dr. Zehle: Are you around Burlington for the summer? Want to work with Dr. Zehle to further develop our specialty advising programming? Please contact Dr. Zehle if you are interested. Stipend available.
  • Free Practice USMLE Step 1 questions*: Test yourself on 75 Kaplan USMLE step 1-style questions with explanations...
  • 36th Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics*: 6/11 - 6/29. Offers short, intensive courses in epidemiology and biostatistics intended to develop an understanding of the principles, methodologic strategies and practical aspects of epidemiological research. Read more...

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WEEKLY FYIs FROM OMSE - WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

  • APPROACHING  - UVM Offices Closed 5/28: In honor of the Memorial Day Holiday, all UVM Offices, including the Office of Medical Student Education, are closed Monday, 528. We will re-open on Tuesday, 5/29, at 8 AM. Please plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • The UVM Disbursement Center is coming back to campus! They have been renting offices in Colchester; however, the Travel & Expense, Accounts Payable, and PurCard teams will be on campus at 23 Mansfield Avenue as of June 6, 2018. Contact disperse@uvm.edu with any questions.
  • NEW! Dana Medical Library Spring 2018 Newsletter: The library director retires, UVM libraries are running an important survey, plaque-hanging ceremony and medical history open house, and more! Read the newsletter... 
  • New Foundations Director: Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D., was appointed director of Foundations in the Office of Medical Student Education, effective May 1, succeeding Paula Tracy, Ph.D., who stepped down after six years in the position. Read more...
  • Upcoming Improvements to NBME Self-Assessments:* Beginning 6/2. Examinees who complete an NBME self-assessment will see the correct answers for all questions, several changes will be made to the performance profile, and several updates to the Score Interpretation Guide for the CBSSA and the CCSSA to occur. Read more...

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LCOMcares - VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

No volunteer opportunities were submitted for this issue.

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES

Graduate student representatives for the Transportation and Parking Services Advisory Committee (TAPSAC) are collecting data to present to parking services in an effort to communicate how these adjustments will negatively impact graduate students and propose possible changes. Read more...

Please Note: The aforementioned survey was not OMSE endorsed and has not been reviewed; it is included in the WeeklyWire due to its relevance to student concerns voiced Student Services, this past year. We hope it will be a tool for positive change for our students.

Student Council - May Meeting Update: Student Lounge – cost estimates requested to increase the electrical circuits in the kitchen to enable more microwaves to be utilized without overloading breaker; COMTS is working to get the computer kiosks running well; fridge cleaning will take place later this month. Vermont Marathon Community service opportunityEnd of Year Banquet - "the Endies". Read more on the student council webpage (including meeting minutes)...

THIS WEEK - LCOM Medical Student Yoga Class: 5/23. Led by instructors from the community, mats and blocks are provided, and all levels are encouraged to join! Read more...

THIS WEEK - Medical Specialty Panel: 5/21. Unsure about what the specialties of PM&R and Sports Medicine entail? The PM&R and Sports Medicine SIG invites you to a panel and lunch to hear from physicians in each of these specialties. Read more...

THIS WEEK - DEADLINE - ACTION REQUIRED - Remove Your Items from the Student Lounge Fridge! 5/22. The student lounge (and the FRIDGE) will undergo a deep clean on Tuesday, May 22, at 8:00 p.m. EST. Remove your items (or get a buddy to)prior to that time to avoid losing them. Read more...

THIS WEEK - Wilderness Medicine SIG Talk: 5/25. A talk given by Dr. Schlein. Read more...

THIS WEEK - Pre-Race Vermont City Marathon community dinner open to all! 5/25. The Running SIG will be hosting a dinner for all runners and friends of runners in conjunction with our charity partner Never Give Up Ever. The dinner will be on Friday @ 6:00 in the Larner Classroom (Med Ed 100). Get this on your calendar... 

THIS WEEK - RSVP DEADLINE - Larner Leadership Discussion: "My journey to bench research, away, and back!" with Dr. Matthew Hsieh '98: 6/8. Hear from this prominent alumni about his career as a physician scientist at the NIH and how the UVM Larner College of Medicine prepared him for this role. Please RSVP by May 25 to attend – Lunch will be provided! Read more...

Dana Medical Library Workshop - Advanced EndNote: 5/30. Move beyond the basics of creating an EndNote Library. Learn how to collaborate with others, manipulate formatting in citations and bibliographies, and harness EndNote's functionality to better manage your literature. Read more... 

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RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIP, AWARDS, & SCHOLARSHIP

Call for proposals - Learners leading learners: The Student Programming Showcase*: 6/15 submission form deadline. ubmit a proposal for the medical student session titled “Learners leading learners: The Student Programming Showcase” at the Learn Serve Lead 2018: The AAMC Annual Meeting, to be held in Austin, TX, this fall. Read more...

Call for Submissions - Karl Jaspers Award 2018*: 12/15 submission deadline. Each year the AAPP offers the Karl Jaspers Award for a paper authored by a student, trainee, or early-career academic or practitioner. The award is given for the best paper related to the subject of philosophy and psychiatry. Read more...

VT Army National Guard Loan Repayment Program* (Updated Submission): Join as a Medical Student and earn a monthly stipend of $2,270 in addition to a $250,000 Student Loan Repayment. Read more...

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OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Scholarly Opportunity - Contribute to a USMLE Question Bank*: We have been fortunate to have a number of your students become involved and some who are now members of our Editorial Review Board. Our site has over 1300 free USMLE Step 1 questions and explanations with Step 2 to follow soon. Contribute questions to this QBank as a way to help build your CVs. Read more...

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

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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!