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February 11 - 17, 2019


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 - NOMINATION DEADLINE - Class-selected Senior Awards: 02/11 nomination deadline. Nominate your teachers, mentors, and classmates for several honors that will be presented on Honor's Night via LimeSurvey (invite sent to your email). A reminder will go out this week to those who haven't submitted their completed surveys.
  • Resources for the Main Residency Match Rank Order List Certification Deadline*: 02/20 ROL deadline. The Match Illuminator magazine shares the NRMP's resources to help you meet the deadlines...
  • FIRST Friday Webinar Series - How the Updated MedLoans Organizer and Calculator is Helping Single and Married Physicians Manage Their Student Loans*: 02/22. Read more about this and other FIRST Friday webinar series sessions...
  • Class of 2019 Yearbook Half-Page Deadline: 03/01 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 can make and submit your co2019 Yearbook half-page...
  • Student Financial Services Online Exit Counseling Requirement: Did you receive an email regarding a "system-generated hold" when you went to request a transcript? Read about why that may have occurred and potential next steps...
  • Returning your UVMMC Lockers (Baird) & Pagers: No longer need your pager? Please return it to OMSE (Courtyard N100); we need 40 pagers for the Class of 2021! No longer use your locker? Please email Jacqueline Drouin and let her know; welcome co2021 students to Clerkships on 3/11, and we will need to provide them with pagers and UVMMC lockers. THANK YOU!

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Class of 2020

  • THIS WEEK - APPLICATION DEADLINE - UC Irvine Urology Research Fellowship Opportunity for Medical Students*: 02/15 application deadline. A highly competitive, one-year research fellowship under the mentorship of two of the most prolific academic urologists. Read more about this urology fellowship opportunity...
  • APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE - Harvard/MGH Research Fellowship - Orthopaedics Sports Medicine and Join Reconstructions*: 02/23 application deadline. Compensation: Salary, including full benefits. Read more about this fellowship...
  • Join the Dr. Oz Show's Research Team*: 03/15 application deadline for student research position; rolling basis for rotation. Looking for medical students interested in public health, social media, and medical television, that may want to find out more about opportunities offered at The Doctor Oz Show. Read more about this media opportunity for medical students...
  • 2019 UC Irvine School of Medicine Residency Open House*: 03/05 application deadline. Apply for the opportunity to learn about the Graduate Medical Education experience from multiple perspectives within the UCIMC environment. Multiple travel awards will be made available for attendees based on financial need. Learn more about this UC Irvine opportunity...

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Class of 2021

  • No official postings submitted for this class; however, please know that we are here, cheering you on, 2021s! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us: studentCOMservices@med.uvm.edu

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Class of 2022

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WEEKLY FYIs - WE ARE ALL HERE TO HELP!

  • THIS WEEK - Announcement/Warning - Admissions Interview Day: 02/15. Some Med Ed Center rooms will be in use periodically throughout the day and there cow bells ring throughout the morning. Add this admissions day to your calendar...
  • UVM Counseling and Psychiatry Services: Opportunities to drop-in with a counselor; No appointment required. UVM Identity Centers collaborate to ensure counselors are available specifically for students of color and LGBTQAI+ students via the Mosaic Center for Students of Color and The Prism Center. Additional drop-in opportunities open to all identities are available at Living Well.
  • UVM Offices Closed for President's Day: Monday, 02/18. All university administrative offices, including the Office of Medical Student Education, will be closed on Monday, February 18, in observance of President's Day. Please plan accordingly, and we apologize for any inconvenience. Read more about UVM Administrative Closures and holidays...
  • Writing Clinic Opens at Dana: Mondays, 2:30-4:30 and Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30. Whether you drop in with a quick fifteen-minute question or for a longer consultation, this service is free to all UVM graduate students. Discuss course assignments, dissertations and capstones, proposals, personal statements, oral presentations and more! Read about this new Dana Library service...

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LCOMcares: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Looking for Science Fair Judges: Local middle school is hosting Science Fair Feb 20-21 and looking for science- minded volunteers to serve as judges. The commitment would be for only one of the two afternoons. If you are interested, please reach out to the Program Contact at the Mater Christi School: Mark Pendergrass, Science Instructor (802-658-3992)

Here to Help: 02/22 and 02/23 opportunities. Please sign up to volunteer for the upcoming Here to Help event on February 23rd. Our aim is to help the homeless community by connecting them with services, a hot meal, showers, toiletries, and more! Sign up for a "Here to Help" volunteer shift, now... 

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS

THIS WEEK - Free Yoga Class for UVM Students: 02/11 @ 1:30pm. Add the yoga class to your calendar...

THIS WEEK - Writing Clinic at Dana: Mondays, 2:30-4:30 and Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30. Whether you drop in with a quick fifteen-minute question or for a longer consultation, this service is free to all UVM graduate students. Discuss course assignments, dissertations and capstones, proposals, personal statements, oral presentations and more! Read about this new Dana Library service...

THIS WEEK - Yoga Student Interest Group - LCOM Yoga: 02/13 @ 6pm in HSRF 200. Add the yoga class to your calendar...

THIS WEEK - Good Morning with Dr. Zehle: 02/15 @ 7am. Swing by for coffee/tea with Dr. Zehle. Catch up, discuss any issues or concerns, or snag a warm beverage and slowly walk away. We hope to see you there! Add this engagement opportunity to your calendar...

THIS WEEK - UVM Game Night: 02/15 @ 6pm. During the Take a Break Challenge, the Catamount Recover Program is hosting a game night every Friday. Free pizza and seltzer provided. Add the UVM Game Night to your calendar...

Community Medical School presents “Bigger Isn’t Better: Risks & Reasons for an Enlarged Heart”, presented by David Warshaw, Ph.D. and Jonathan Flyer, M.D.: 02/19 @ 6pm. Find out more about this presentation and others...

2019 Gold Humanism Honor Society's Thank a Resident Day: 02/22. If you choose to participate, please share on social media (@goldfdtn) using #SolidarityWeek #CaringForVeterans and #GHHSThankAResidentDay. Read more about GHHS Thank a Resident Day...

Have something to share with the Student Education Group? Come to Feedback Friday! Join Maggie in Med Ed 205, from noon to 1:30PM, Friday, February 22, to share your thoughts on the medical curriculum and reflect on your experience as a student at LCOM. Add this SEG event to your calendar/contact the organizer...

Community Medical School presents “9-1-1: When to go to the Emergency Department vs. Urgent Care or Primary Care”, presented by Peter Weimersheimer, M.D.: 03/05 @ 6pm. Find out more about this presentation and others...

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RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIP, AWARDS, & SCHOLARSHIP

THIS WEEK - SUBMISSION DEADLINE - SallieMae Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program for Graduate Students*: 02/15 submission deadline. Offering FOUR $20,000 scholarships to some amazing nationwide graduate students. Read more about this scholarship opportunity and how to apply...

THIS WEEK - SUBMISSION DEADLINE - Funding Opportunity for Early Career Investigators in Cardiovascular Research: 02/15 application deadline. For those who are developing new skills and/or who are seeking a novel research experience aimed at developing a career in cardiovascular research. Read more about the ECI CVRI funding opportunity...

THIS WEEK - APPLICATION DEADLINE - AOA Medical Student Service Leadership Project Award: 02/15 application deadline. Designed to support leadership development for medical students. A three-year grant with each winning team’s medical school/institution to receive $5,000 the first year, $3,000 the second year, and $1,000 the third year. Read more about this AOA funding opportunity...

APPROACHING REGISTRATION DEADLINE - 2019 UVM Student Research Conference: 02/18 registration deadline. A showcase of student research at every level and across every discipline within UVM. This showcase is a public event held annually in the UVM Davis Center. Read more about this conference opportunity/register your own research poster/exhibit...

Join the Dr. Oz Show's Research Team*: 03/15 application deadline for student research position; rolling basis for rotation. Looking for medical students interested in public health, social media, and medical television, that may want to find out more about opportunities offered at The Doctor Oz Show. Read more about this media opportunity for medical students...

The Academy Awards are just around the corner! Thank you for reading your WeeklyWire carefully. Enter for your chance to complete a little free research in preparation for the big night...

LCOM Research Mentors: OMSE compiled a list of all research mentors who have partnered with our students as far back as Summer 2015. These mentors were listed under the LCOM Final Reports folders in COMET (pre-sign into COMET to use this link), however, students can now explore past mentor participants at a glance. We hope this resource helps as students explore potential research opportunities and partnerships.

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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!