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April 15th-19th, 2024


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Class Information- All Classes

  • Tell Us About Your Pet! Do you have a pet you love? Larner is planning a pet spotlight series on social media. Please submit a high-quality photo along with your name/pronouns /area of study/class year, pet's name, age, breed/species, and 1-paragraph description. Example spotlight: Meet Scooby, our first Larner Pet Spotlight of the semester! Scooby is a chatty five-year-old great dane who belongs to M1 student John Glenn. Scooby loves watching birds and squirrels through the window, scrounging for scraps of pizza, and bouncing for attention. John attests that Scooby is incredibly curious and sweet, and his "best friend in the whole world". Submit photos and descriptions to Margie Brenner, Digital Content Specialist.
  • Water and Natural Gas Service Shutdown in the Given Building- Saturday, April 20th 6AM-12PM. On Saturday April 20 water and natural gas service to the Given building will be offline from 6AM to 12PM. This service interruption is necessary to complete projects coordinated by UVM’s Physical Plant Department and contractors. Full information here.

 

Class of 2024


Class of 2025

  • Co2025: Dr. U.R. Plante Medical Scholarship- Deadline 05/14/2024. Successful candidates will receive up to $10,000. More information here.
  • Co2025: Seeking Student Members of the Admissions Committee- deadline April 29, 2024. The Admissions Committee is accepting applications for student members for the 2024-2025 season. To apply, please fill out the application here. Preference will be given to students who have worked as ambassadors or MMI interviewers, but all are welcome to apply.
  • Co2025- CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Fellowship- application deadline June 5, 2024, 5 PM. The CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) fellowship has been investigating and responding to public health threats since 1951. This fellowship offers a 2-year hands on experience where EIS officers serve on the forefront of public health, protecting Americans and the global community, while training under the guidance of seasoned mentors. Officers are based at CDC sites or state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments. Apply at this link. Frequently Asked Questions about eligibility, fellowship details, benefits, and much more are here. Contact this email for specific questions.
  • Co2025: Applications for Look @ Larner Leadership are Now Open- will take place from September 27-28, 2024 at LCOM. Apply here.
  • Co2025: Visiting Students Elective Opportunity (ONLINE)- Compassion & Resilience Training- remote throughout 2024-2025 via University of Illinois COM Peoria. The Compassion, Resilience, and Emotional Awareness Training for Healthcare Professionals – CREATE Non-Clinical Elective, taught by Dr. Marcelo Bento Soares, will enable development of skills that promote emotional awareness, attention stabilization and clarity, meta-awareness, self-compassion, and compassion towards others. Deepening our experience of common humanity and the realization that others (our patients) are “just like me” enables the arousal of feelings of warm-heartedness, such that upon attending to someone’s vulnerability, empathic concern, and engaged compassion will naturally arise, i.e,the aspiration to bring about some level of comfort and a growing sense of urgency to act in whatever way possible to promote some healing. This course will be offered on Zoom, and will include didactic sessions, reflective writing exercises, guided meditation practices, small group and whole class discussions. For more information, please visit the course catalog (pgs.1 -2) as well as the UICOMP visiting students page .

 

Class of 2026

  • Co2026: Medical Education Working Group Looking for Student Reps- deadline Monday, April 29th at 12PM. The Thematic Working Group, a working group of the Medical Curriculum Committee (MCC) is looking for a class representative from the class of 2025 and 2026. The Charge of this group is to review the location (horizontal and vertical integration), quantity, and quality of thematic content in the curriculum, (ex. reproductive rights, EBMs, Palliative Care, etc.) and making recommendations for curriculum improvements to the Medical Curriculum Committee. Topics change quarterly at the recommendation of the working group and/or MCC, and meetings are held monthly. If interested, please forward a paragraph/statement of interest to Colleen Case no later than Monday, April 29 at noon. For additional information regarding this working group, please contact Colleen.
  • Co2026: Dr. U.R. Plante Medical Scholarship- Deadline 05/14/2024. Successful candidates will receive up to $10,000. More information here.
  • Co2026: Applications for Look @ Larner Leadership are Now Open- will take place from September 27-28, 2024 at LCOM. Apply here.

 

Class of 2027

  • Co2027: Seeking Nominations for new co2027 LEAP Committee Representatives! Deadline Monday, April 15th. The Learning Environment and Professionalism Committee is seeking nominations or self-nominations for 2 Vermont campus students and 1 Connecticut campus student from the Class of 2027. Full information here.
  • Co2027: Medical Education Working Group Looking for Student Reps- deadline Monday, April 29th at 12PM. The Thematic Working Group, a working group of the Medical Curriculum Committee (MCC) is looking for a class representative from the class of 2025 and 2026. The Charge of this group is to review the location (horizontal and vertical integration), quantity, and quality of thematic content in the curriculum, (ex. reproductive rights, EBMs, Palliative Care, etc.) and making recommendations for curriculum improvements to the Medical Curriculum Committee. Topics change quarterly at the recommendation of the working group and/or MCC, and meetings are held monthly. If interested, please forward a paragraph/statement of interest to Colleen Case no later than Monday, April 29 at noon. For additional information regarding this working group, please contact Colleen.
  • Co2027: Dr. U.R. Plante Medical Scholarship- Deadline 05/14/2024. Successful candidates will receive up to $10,000. More information here.
  • Co2027: Applications for Look @ Larner Leadership are Now Open- will take place from September 27-28, 2024 at LCOM. Apply here.

Upcoming and Ongoing Opportunities

  •  Drop-In Hours with AHEC- Tuesdays, 11:30-1:30 through the end of May; at the Given Rolling Table/Counter (generally located in front of MedComm office space). These drop-in hours are provided for students and residents to connect with members of the AHEC team. Drop-in hours are offered regularly to ensure AHEC staff are available on-site to discuss our programs, including the AHEC Scholars Program, AHEC’s incentive scholarships and educational loan repayment programs, Vermont physician job placement services, and more. Schedule a time to visit with a specific member of the AHEC team or drop by any Tuesday between 11:30-1:30 to visit with the AHEC team member on-site. For more information, contact: Jennifer Gaudreau, CPRP, Physician Placement Professional or Patti Smith-Urie, MA, Outreach Professional
  • Deadline: NHSC Scholarship Program- Thursday, April 25th, 2024, 7:30 PM. The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program awards scholarships to students pursuing eligible primary care health professions training. It’s the perfect opportunity to fund your health care career. Get financial support for your education and in return, serve at least two years in a community in need. Full info here.
  • Volunteer Opportunity- Vermont City Marathon- Sunday, May 26th. Come volunteer in the medical tent at the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday, May 26th! This is a great chance to treat a unique patient population (athletes and recreational runners) in the pre-hospital setting while serving the community and working to limit the stress on the local medical resources. You should sign up as "non-credentialed," but you will be placed on an MD team. See this flyer for more information. 
  • Housing Opportunity: 37 East Terrace, So. Burlington. 12 month lease starting 06/15/2024. Charming 3BR/2BA Cape Cod style home on a quiet dead end street, blocks from UVM, and less than a mile to UVMMC and downtown. See flyer here.
  • Summer Opportunity for Graduate Students- Saturday, July 13 to Saturday, July 20 at VTSU Castleton Campus. Paid opportunity for graduate health professions students to join an interprofessional teaching/mentoring team at the 2024 Governor's Institute on Heath & Medicine! The GIV Institue on Health & Medicine is a 7-day, 6-night residential science enrichment and health career exploration program for high school students. Southern Vermont AHEC is seeking graduate health professions students to serve in two shifts - DAY mentors and NIGHT mentors. The mentor position includes in-person and asynchronous training (approximately 40 hours total) and one week of on-site mentoring and instructing (approximately 60 hours) at the weeklong institute. The stipend amount is $1,500. Mentors help with all aspects of the program during their shift and will have the flexibility to create their own active and hands-on learning modules for students. Please contact Amanda Richardson at SVTAHEC for training dates and additional details. This is an AHEC Scholars eligible activity for LCOM medical students. In addition to medical students, the interprofessional team includes graduate PT, Nursing, PA, and is open to all health professions students.

 

Events

  • Exciting Housing Announcement for UVM Medical Students! 303 Market Street, South Burlington, VT, Tours being held April 18th and 19th, 2-4:00PM (tours held every half hour until 3:30.) Attention all UVM medical students! We are thrilled to announce that regular open houses will be held at Catamount Run, inviting you to explore these brand-new, modern apartments tailored specifically for medical students like you. Full information here.
  • April Random Chats Statistics Workshop - Statistical Output- Friday, Apr 12th, 8:30-9:30AM, Howe Library Media Classroom (Room 001B.) The are two more Random Chats about Data happening before the end of the semester. More information here.
  • UVM Larner Med Seventh Annual Community Clothing Swap Drop-Off-Monday, Apr 15th, 8AM-4:30PM, MedEd Center 300. The Office of Medical Education and the Larner Medical Student Council is co-hosting the SEVENTH Annual Larner College of Medicine Community Clothing Swap! Full information here.
  • UVM Larner Med SEVENTH Annual Community Clothing Swap- April 16 at 8AM- April 17, 12PM. Event details here.
  • Specialties in Psychiatry Panel-Tuesday, April 16th, 12-1PM, MedEd 200. Please join us to hear from members of our psychiatry faculty specialized in child psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and psychotherapy! There will be a brief Q&A with time for audience questions.
  • Student Research Conference- Thursday, April 18 9AM-4:30PM, UVM Davis Center, 4th Floor. UVM students from all disciplines are involved in meaningful research that is both fascinating and impactful. The annual Student Research Conference is an opportunity for them to share their research, creative endeavors, and scholarly activity to the broader UVM population; all while creating new connections and fostering a community of intellectual curiosity.
  • Coffee/Tea/Cocoa with Dean Zehle-Friday, April 19, 7:30-8:15, outside Given Courtyard N100. Dean Zehle would like to invite you to stop by before class/rotations to join her for coffee/tea/cocoa. Feel free to stop by for a chat, catch up on events, share a story – whatever you would like to talk about – or simply feel free to grab a drink and head off to start your day! She often hosts special guests and looks forward to seeing you whenever you are able to come by. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to her Executive Assistant, Colleen Case for more information.
  • UVM Chabad Invites you to join them for Passover Seders on campus- Monday, April 22nd at 8:00 PM and Tuesday, April 23rd at 8:30PM. Friends, Food, Wisdom, Matzah, Song, and Celebration! This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the traditions and rituals of Passover in a warm and welcoming environment. There are two Seder opportunities: Seder 1: Monday, April 22 at 8:00 PM and Seder 2: Tuesday, April 23 at 8:30 PM. RSVP required- text SEDER1 or SEDER2 to 802-242-8894. Please text the number with any questions or concerns.
  • Matter of Mind: My Parkinson's documentary screening and panel discussion- Tuesday, April 23rd, 7-8:45PM, virtual. Matter of Mind: My Parkinson's, coordinated by the National AHEC Organization presents the poignant true stories of individuals living with a degenerative illness. Join us for a film screening of the documentary Matter of Mind: My Parkinson's followed by a panel conversation/Q&A with film director and producer, Anna Moot-Levin and film participant, political cartoonist, and graphic novelist, Peter Dunlap-Shohl. The event will consist of a showing of the 57-minute documentary, followed by a panel discussion featuring one of the film’s subjects as well as a producer of the film. Click here to watch the trailer; more information and registration link here.
  • Repayment Strategies for Graduating Medical Students (with MLOC Demo)-Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 1 PM, virtual. Prepared for the Graduating Class of 2024, this LIVE webinar will include an overview of our new Guide to Money Management and Student Loans as well as an MLOC demonstration. We will review sections of the guide that showcase repayment plan options, postponing payments, whether refinancing or consolidating is right for you, and look at forgiveness programs for student loans. The session will wrap up with a special demonstration of the MLOC to assist graduating medical students on how to utilize the tool and help choose the right payment plan! Register now for access to the session and join to ask your questions LIVE.

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    Additional Updates

  • Appointment Announcement-Dr. Garth Garrison has officially accepted the secondary position of the Assistant Dean for Advanced Integration in the Office of Medical Education at The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont. His appointment begins on Monday April 1, 2024. The Assistant Dean for the Advanced Integration Curriculum is a member of the Medical Education Leadership Team and the Curriculum Team within the Office of Medical Education and is responsible for leading and managing the Advanced Integration level of the Vermont Integrated Curriculum.

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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). Don't hesitate to ask housing contacts if they would consider lowering the advertised rate to secure a graduate student; it never hurts to ask!

Explore housing opportunities & housing support resources via the UVM Off-campus Housing Site...

Burlington Off-campus Living Guide: Includes information to help off-campus students have successful experiences off campus. Check out the 6th edition of the UVM Off-Campus Student and Community Relations (OSCR) Off Campus Living Guide....

Landlord/Tenant and Housing Questions and Issues: Please contact OSCR (802-656-9405)

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.