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August 13 - August 19, 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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CLASS INFORMATION

Class of 2019

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE THIS WEEK - New Urology Residency Training Program*: 8/16 application deadline. The American Urological Association (AUA) and its Urology Care Foundation are funding a new, three-year research training program embedded within urology residency.  Read more...
  • Harvard Affiliated Residency Programs Showcase*: 9/2 registration deadline. Read more...
  • RAD Meetings and the MSPE (spaces are limited!): If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for your Residency Application Decision (RAD) meeting with Dr. Zehle. You must also complete and upload a handful of items at least ONE WEEK prior to your scheduled meeting. Read more...
  • Did you do an extramural rotation? Are you waiting on a grade? Please make sure to send a copy of the evaluation form to the host site. You’ll find PDF versions of the form in Comet>Lounge Student Affairs>Advanced Integration, scroll to section on Extramurals. Grades received by mid-Sep. will make it into the MSPE. Questions? Email emma.faustner@med.uvm.edu.
  • Are you interested in becoming an MMI interviewer for LCOM? Must be in good standing, and willing to commit to participating in a training session and three interview days Aug.-Feb. Contact Jamie Wimble at medadmissions@med.uvm.edu if interested.

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Class of 2020

  • NBME Update - New Item Formats on the Medicine Clinical Science Subject Examination Have Launched*: NBME has added short-answer questions to the Medicine clinical science subject examinations administered at both medical schools and Prometric test centers. Read more...
  • Are you interested in becoming an MMI interviewer for LCOM? Must be in good standing, and willing to commit to participating in a training session and three interview days Aug.-Feb. Contact Jamie Wimble at medadmissions@med.uvm.edu if interested.

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Class of 2021

  • THIS WEEK - Big Sib-Little Sib Program Launch Luncheon: 8/14. For all members of the Class of 2022 and Class of 2021 participating in the Big Sib-Little Sib Program. Read more...
  • Are you interested in becoming an MMI interviewer for LCOM? Must be in good standing, and willing to commit to participating in a training session and three interview days Aug.-Feb. Contact Jamie Wimble at medadmissions@med.uvm.edu if interested.

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Class of 2022

  • THIS WEEK - Big Sib-Little Sib Program Launch Luncheon: 8/14. For all members of the Class of 2022 and Class of 2021 participating in the Big Sib-Little Sib Program. Read more...
  • THIS WEEK - Class of 2022 Dean's Welcome Reception: 8/14. Deans Morin, Jeffries, and Zehle welcome members of the class of 2022. This event is by invitation only. All members of the class of 2022 are invited to attend. Read more...
  • THIS WEEK - REQUIRED READING for Orientation: 8/14 deadline. All first-year students are expected to have read Make it Stick and a short article by the time they arrive for Orientation. Read more...
  • ACTION REQUESTED - 2018 AAMC Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ): As of 8/1, almost 60% of you had responded to the AAMC MSQ. Thank you so much! The feedback is greatly appreciated. The survey is open through September 15. Read more...
  • Important information about your new Larner College of Medicine account and email: In preparation for starting the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, we have activated your Larner College of Medicine username (COMID). This also includes your LCOM email address. Read more...
  • Orientation 2018 - VIC Calendar/VIC Team Welcome: All courses in LCOM Foundations have a “COMET” course home page, which houses a link to the electronic “VIC Calendar”, along with other navigation buttons linked to critical course resources. Read more...
  • The AAMC has recently released their 2018 version of the Education Debt Manager for Matriculating Medical Students: Please download and review this free PDF booklet! It is full of information including budgeting, loans, and more. If you have questions please contact MedSFS@uvm.edu or call 802-656-9203.
  • Get involved in a syringe services program*: An M2 who runs a mobile syringe services program is looking for an M1 volunteer. Mobile exchange goes out every Friday afternoon and the M2 is hoping to secure commitment though the fall semester. Read more...

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WEEKLY FYIs FROM OMSE - WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

  • PLEASE REVIEW - New/Revised Policies & Procedures Approved by the Medical Curriculum Committee Since Aug. 2017: The LCOM Student Handbook governs expected student roles and responsibilities; all students must be familiar with its the content. We've summarized all newly-added or revised policies since August 2017 for your convenience. Questions? Contact OMSE.
  • Subscribe to/verify Your Contact Information with the CatAlert System: CatAlert is UVM's rapid emergency notification system. CatAlert's goal is to help keep UVM's community informed and updated during emergency situations. Learn how to subscribe/update your information…
  • NBME Update - New Item Formats on the Medicine Clinical Science Subject Examination Have Launched*: NBME has added short-answer questions to the Medicine clinical science subject examinations administered at both medical schools and Prometric test centers. Read more...
  • OMSE welcomes a new person to Active Learning! Matt Bresler joined us on Monday, July 23. Read more about Matt...

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LCOMcares: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

MEDWAR Race*: 9/22. MEDWAR is an organization that puts on adventure races for medical professionals. The race will be a combination of mountain biking, running, canoeing, and wilderness medicine clinical problem solving. There are opportunities to participate in or volunteer for the race. Read more...

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Student Representatives to the UVM Presidential Search Committee: 8/24 application deadline. We have now been asked to submit three nominations for consideration for a graduate level student representative on the search committee. If you or someone that you know (graduate or medical student) are interested, read more...

THIS WEEK - Drop-in Hours for EndNote: Dana Medical Library began having drop-in hours for EndNote starting August 6. Sessions will be every Monday, 2-4 pm. Take advantage of this great resource! Questions? Contact Kate.Bright@med.uvm.edu. View the flyer...

THIS WEEK - First-Year Medical Student Orientation Week! Our week-long first-year orientation course runs August 13 - August 17. Please join us in welcoming all of our newest members of the medical education community. Read more (including posted schedule)...

Harvard Affiliated Residency Programs Showcase*: 9/2 registration deadline. Read more...

Fall Community Medical School Begins Sept 4! Launching with "All about Flu: The Virus & the Vaccine." It's free and open to the public, takes place in Carpenter Auditorium from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., and includes a Q&A session. Read more...

Join us for the UVM Osteoporosis Update for Primary Care*! 9/7. Attention Medical Students - Join Dr. Jennifer Kelly and other bone experts from the UVM Health Network for the first-ever Osteoporosis Update for Primary Care. Read more...

MEDWAR Race*: 9/22. MEDWAR is an organization that puts on adventure races for medical professionals. The race will be a combination of mountain biking, running, canoeing, and wilderness medicine clinical problem solving. There are opportunities to participate in or volunteer for the race. Read more...

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RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIP, AWARDS, & SCHOLARSHIP

APPLICATION DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Columbia Univ./LDA Lyme Conference Scholarships & Travel Expenses for Eligible Students*: 8/15 application deadline. Read more...

THIS WEEK - International Comics and Medicine Conference 2018*: 9/16 - 9/18. Invites participants to share and reflect upon how graphic medicine works. 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!