Social Justice Coalition (SJC)

Faculty Advisors - Drs. Mercedes Avila, Tim Lahey, and Michael Upton
Staff Liaison - Michelle Bookless, UVM Larner Med Digital Content Manager

The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) serves as a platform to coordinate and create accountability for already ongoing efforts in the LCOM community aimed at promoting critical social dialogue in our training and establishing systems of justice and equity in the community. By pooling resources and seeking common ground between the efforts of different groups and individuals, we hope to encourage an atmosphere of critical social consciousness and reflection at LCOM. In coalition, we seek to build sustainable curricular and extracurricular vehicles for making social justice and cultural competency a key tenet of LCOM’s identity.

Class Representatives
Class of 2022
Class of 2023
Class of 2024
Class of 2025

Richard Brach
Sheridan Finnie
Luke Higgins
Adam Ross
Nikkole Turgeon

Bradley Blansky
Krisandra Kneer
Zachary Osborn

Tyler Harkness
Mahima Poreddy
Nicole Obongo
Erik Zhang

TBD

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Foundations/Preclinical Level Subcommittee

This committee is responsible for oversight of the pre-clinical portion of the curriculum, spanning the first and second years. The committee is chaired by Dr. Karen Lounsbury (Level Director Foundations Curriculum), and is comprised of course directors, Dr. Christa Zehle (Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education), the COMET manager, a Coordinator from the Dana Medical Library, and one student representative.

The election is held in the spring and is open all members of the third-year class. Two months prior to end of the academic year, SEG calls for paragraphs of intent. A vote is held internally, and selection must be approved by the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE).

Current Representative: Sean Muniz, Member of the Class of 2023

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Clerkship Level Subcommittee

This committee is charged with oversight of clinical aspect of the curriculum, which begins in the second year. The body performs an ongoing review of clerkship rotations at all affiliated hospitals, including evaluation of overall student exam performance and other student proficiency outcomes. The committee is comprised of each Clerkship Director, Dr. Tania Bertsch (Associate Dean for Clinical Education), Dr. Elise Everett (Level Director Clinical Curriculum), Dr. Christa Zehle Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education), and one student representative.

The election is held in the spring and is open to all members of the third-year class. Two months prior to end of the academic year, SEG calls for paragraphs of intent. A vote is held internally, and selection must be approved by the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE).

Current Representative: Anna Quinlan, Member of the Class of 2022

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Advanced Integration Level Subcommittee

This committee provides oversight of the Advanced Integration level curriculum based on best practices, the medical education literature, and in compliance with the Liaison Committee of Medical Education (LCME) standards. This includes, however is not limited to, review of programmatic and level objectives, level courses and requirements, grading and evaluation of courses, and relevant level policies.

The election is held in the spring and is open to all members of the rising fourth year class. Two months prior to the end of the academic year, SEG calls for paragraphs of intent. A vote is held internally and selection must be approved by the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE).

Current Representative: Rachel Harrison, Member of the Class of 2022

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Evaluation Subcommittee

This committee Provide formal, independent review of the required courses and clerkship rotations in the Vermont Integration Curriculum (VIC) using best practices shared by the LCME. They review linkages between learning objectives and medical education program objectives as well as help facilitate review of horizontal and vertical integration of the curriculum. They generate summary evaluation report with recommendations for each course/clerkship and present reports/findings to the MCC for approval.

The election is held in the spring and is open to all members of the rising third year class. Two months prior to the end of the academic year, SEG calls for paragraphs of intent. A vote is held internally and selection must be approved by OMSE.

Current Representative: Ben Weaver, Member of the Class of 2023

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Advancement Committee

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Lee Rosen, Interim Associate Dean for Students
Staff Liaison - Kiersten Hallquist, Student Services Coordinator

The Larner College of Medicine Advancement Committee is responsible for monitoring the progress of medical students struggling academically and assessing their ability to continue in the curriculum. The committee’s processes are outlined extensively in the student handbook. The committee is comprised of faculty members and one student representative from each class. Student representatives serve as full voting members, but do not vote in cases related to members of their class year.

Class Representatives
Class of 2021
Class of 2022
Class of 2023
Class of 2024
Menna AwadallaKalin Gregory-DavisEvan GastonBetsy Assoumou

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Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Organization of Student Representatives (OSRs)

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Lee Rosen, Interim Associate Dean for Students
Staff Liaison - Kiersten Hallquist, Student Services Coordinator

The Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) is the student wing of the AAMC, with each medical school sending delegates to biannual AAMC conferences. UVM OSR representatives serve as a link between LCOM and the organization, presenting those areas where LCOM can serve as a model for other medical schools, and bringing back relevant innovations from other institutions.

Class Representatives
Class of 2021
Class of 2022
Class of 2023
Class of 2024
Brian GrossGia Eapen
Ariella Yazdani
Jack Steinharter

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