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October 22 - 28, 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

  • APPROACHING TRAINING DEADLINE - ACTION REQUIRED - Epic Upgrade Training Communication to Students: In case you missed it in your email, Epic Upgrade training is now available for all Epic users.  All training must be completed by October 31st in preparation for the upgrade scheduled for November 11th. Read more about this training...
  • SEEKING INPUT - Lottery Process: The Medical Student Services Team is interested in your feedback about last winter's Advanced Integration Level lottery process. Please take a moment to respond to the survey in OASIS (open 10/22-11/4). Thank you!
  • Interview Trail Resource - Swap & Snooze*: The Swap & Snooze site works by connecting medical students who are going on interviews with medical students in the area who would be willing to host them.
  • 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... 
  • Tucson Medical Center is introducing a newly accredited pediatric residency program*:Read more about this opportunity in their program flier...

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Class of 2020

  • APPROACHING TRAINING DEADLINE - ACTION REQUIRED - Epic Upgrade Training Communication to Students: In case you missed it in your email, Epic Upgrade training is now available for all Epic users.  All training must be completed by October 31st  in preparation for the upgrade scheduled for November 11th. Read more about this training...
  • 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... 
  • Need immunization forms for your next rotation? Obtain a signed copy of the AAMC Standardized Immunization form from Student Health Services. To see your copy of the AAMC form, log onto mywellbeing.uvm.edu, locate the secure message in the “Messages” tab, retrieve the attached copy of their entire COM Clearance, and forward it to clinical sites, hospitals, etc., as requested. You can also obtain additional copies by following the Process for Obtaining Medical Records for Away Rotations.

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Class of 2021

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Class of 2022

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WEEKLY FYIs FROM OMSE - WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

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LCOMcares: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

THIS WEEK - Here to Help Clinic: Shifts available on 10/26 & 10/27. Looking for volunteers/classmates to help us to prepare for the events at Saturday's Here to Help Clinic. Read more about the event/sign-up for a shift...

Offer Your Home to Medical Students on the Interview Trail Using Swap & Snooze*: The Swap & Snooze site works by connecting medical students who are going on interviews with medical students in the area who would be willing to host them.

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS

Student Guidebook - Academics: student leaders collaborated with several current a graduated fellow students to generate an academics subsection to our LCOM Student Guidebook. The resources guides students from the first day of med school through commencement. Read more about this new 70+ page resource under the announcement, in the Student Affairs Lounge (COMET)...

So, what are your SEG Representatives up to this month? Here’s a brief overview: Discussion about evaluations with Dr. Huggett and Dr. Holterman; An update on the curriculum changes to FoCS from the Social Justice Coalition; Various committee and course updates. Access full meeting minutes and/or contact SEG...

THIS WEEK - Pharmacology Seminar - CVRI Visiting Professor - "Cerebral vascular dysfunctions detected in human small vessel disease and implications for preclinical studies" with Joanna Wardlaw, MD: 10/22, @9am. Read more about this Pharmacology and CVRI guest lecture...

THIS WEEK - Dan & Carole Burack President's Distinguished Lecture Series - "The Politics of Gaia" with Bruno Latour, PhD: 10/22, @4pm. Free and open to the public. Read more about this Burack Lecture...

THIS WEEK - Careers in Medicine Specialty Panel Series – Internal Medicine/Pediatrics with Dr. Josh Price, Baystate Medical Center: 10/23, @noon. Read more about the Careers in Medicine series...

THIS WEEK - "Valuing and Conserving Natural Capital in China and the U.S." with Stephen Polasky: 10/23, @4pm. This James Marsh Professors-at-Large Program  talk will cover recent science and policy applications in China and the U.S., and some lessons learned. Free and open to the public.

THIS WEEK - AMWA Voter Registration Event: 10/24, 11:30-1pm. Drop-in Voter Registration Event in Med Ed 206 at noon. Stop by, get help registering to vote in VT, and get a tasty treat! Read more about the voter registration event/get it on your calendar...

THIS WEEK - Careers in Medicine Specialty Panel Series – Otolaryngology with Dr. Donna Millay: 10/25, @ noon. Read more about the Careers in Medicine series...

THIS WEEK - Dan & Carole Burack President's Distinguished Lecture Series - "Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality" with Elizabeth Armstrong, PhD: 10/25, @4pm. Read more about this Burack Lecture...

THIS WEEK - White Coat Embroidery: 10/25 and 10/26, in the Given Courtyard. Embroidery costs $15 (please bring cash). For M1’s, there is a CSE Thursday - if you have a morning slot, feel free to drop it off after your CSE, if you have an afternoon slot you can drop it off Friday (but you will need your coat for your CSE, don’t drop it off beforehand!). Feel free to reach out with any questions.

THIS WEEK - Teaching Academy Grand Rounds - "Museums and Medicine: The Power of Observation": 10/26, @noon. Through exercises in observation of objects and artworks, Fleming Museum of Art curator Andrea Rosen will share the potentially powerful crossovers between museum-based learning and medical education. Read more about the grand rounds/RSVP...

LCOM Celebrating Excellence in Research: 10/29-10/30. Read more about the celebration and associated events (including how to RSVP) on our LCOM Student Activities Calendar. Celebration highlights include:

  • “Serendipity and Science: Chance Encounters that Shaped a Career”: Mon, 10/29, 12-1pm, in Med Ed 200). Presented by the 2018 Medical Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award winner Nicholas H. Heintz, M.S.’77, Ph.D.’79, a UVM professor emeritus of pathology and laboratory medicine.
  • 2018 Dean’s Excellence in Research Awards: Tue, 10/30, 4–6:00pm, Davis Auditorium (UVMMC). 4-5pm: “The State of Research at the College” and awards with Senior Associate Dean for Research Gordon Jensen, M.D., Ph.D. 5-6pm: “Canines, Cancer, and Comparative Genomics” presentation with National Institute for Health Distinguished Investigator Elaine Ostrander, Ph.D.

LCOM Peer Support Group: 10/30, @noon. A nonjudgmental, non-academic, confidential meeting for students to share their experiences and listen to those of their peers. Lots of food will be provided! The Wellness Committee invites all students to our monthly group on Tue, 10/30 (Med Ed 302-303), 12-1pm. Questions? Please contact Olivia Larkin. Get the support group on your calendar...

Office Trick or Treating at the Office of Medical Student Education Suite N100: 10/31. We, at OMSE, LOVE when Halloween falls on a weekday! Read about this fun OMSE event/get it on your calendar...

Student Council Presents: Annual Halloween Dance! Saturday, 11/3, @10pm, at ArtsRiot. Always well-attended by all classes and a ton of fun! There will be a cash-bar, a DJ, and a costume contest with prizes. Tickets sold during the lunch hour in the Given Courtyard the week leading up to the dance - $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Get this event on your calendar...

A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates: 11/6. Coates’s book  offers a timely exploration of both the lived experience of race and the structural consequences of racism, weaving together individual experiences and broad insights. Tickets are free but limited in quantity. Read more about this unique lecture opportunity with Ta-Nehisi Coates...

Become a Larner College of Medicine Student Ambassador (or renew your application)! 11/25 application/renewal deadline. LCOM is excited to welcome new members to the Student Ambassador Program, and we invite current members to renew for another term (Jan – Dec). We hope you will apply or renew for the 2019 year...

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RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIP, AWARDS, & SCHOLARSHIP

SUPPORT STUDENT RESEARCH - Complete this Survey - HPV Knowledge in Medical Students: Medical students at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are conducting a national research survey with the purpose of identifying knowledge gaps in HPV education in medical students across the US. Read more about the HPV knowledge survey and/or complete it...

APPROACHING TRAINING DEADLINE - ACTION REQUIRED - Epic Upgrade Training Communication to Students: In case you missed it in your email, Epic Upgrade training is now available for all Epic users.  All training must be completed by October 31st  in preparation for the upgrade scheduled for November 11th. Read more about this training...

APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE - Laurence H. Coffin Award for 2019*: 10/31 application deadline. A $5,000 stipend to help support the individual’s yearlong commitment to his or her project. A work product is expected or publication. A faculty sponsor is required. Read more about the Coffin award...

Consider starting a Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Residents and Medical Students (RAMS) Chapter at Your School*: Reach out to Dr. Mario Trabulsy if you are interested. Read more about what starting a chapter involves... 

Join the VERMONT ARMY NATIONAL GUARD* as a Medical Student and earn a monthly stipend of $2,300 in addition to a $250,000 Student Loan Repayment. Read more about the Vermont Army National Guard opportunity...

VT Cancer Center Clinical Research Opportunity*: The University of Vermont Cancer Center is seeking a medical student interested in clinical research to help analyze data for a currently ongoing clinical trial, “The Modern Approach to Prostate Cancer Screening (MAPS).” Please reach out to Dr. H James Wallace if you would like to be involved.

HIV Vaccine Research Grants for Medical Students (Seeking African American/Black and Latino/a medical students interested in HIV vaccine research)*: 01/08/2019 application deadline. Grant recipients will be mentored by HVTN-affiliated investigators while conducting research projects in areas of basic, clinical, behavioral and social science. Read more about this HIV vaccine research grant program...

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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.

FOUND: 15 movie tickets! Enter our WeeklyWire reading rockstar drawing now, to find out if one of them is yours...

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!