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College of Medicine

September 26, 2016 - October 02, 2016

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In This Issue:

Useful Websites University Opportunities
Weekly FYIs From OMSE Research, Fellowship, and Scholarship
Policy of the Week Arts & Publication
Class Information Lost & Found
LCOM Cares Classifieds (housing, jobs, for sale, etc.)
Weekly Wire Archives

USEFUL WEBSITES

Student Handbook Assoc. Dean Drop-In Sessions Activities Calendar
AHEC Website Global Health Vermont Medicine Magazine
Study Spaces "ONE: News for Our Employees" - UVM Medical Center" (Aug. Ed.) UVM OSR Blog
OASIS Log-in UVM Medical Center Grand Rounds Specialty Advisor List
NBME UVMMC Event Calendar/Newsletter
(Sept 23 - Oct 07)
UVM LivingWell Center
Diversity & Inclusion Medicine Newsletter: "The Chart"
(Fall 2015 Edition)
UVM Bored

Weekly FYIs from OMSE - We are here to help!

  • LCOM Technology Services Quarterly Maintenance Weekend: This upcoming weekend, starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, LCOM Technology Services will perform their regular quarterly maintenance. They expected to conclude work on Sunday, October 02, and will notify you when the work is completed. The final quarterly maintenance weekend scheduled for 2016, after this weekend's maintenance, is Dec 17-18. Please call 6-7300 or submit a footprint with any questions regarding the Quarterly Maintenance schedule.
  • CONSTRUCTION NOTICE - ROWELL BRICKYARD: The Brickyard will undergo a renovation in the next few months to create enclosed study space for authorized LCOM and CNHS students. A wall will be installed that separates approximately 1000 SF from the main pathway between Rowell and Given. The room will be designated as Quiet Study space with tables and chairs. Beginning the week of September 19, the seating area will be off-line during construction. The pathway between Given and Rowell will be preserved. Please contact Sue Williams (656-9459) with any questions about the construction/facilities.

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UVM LCOM Policy of the Week

Policy 510.20 - Attendance: Clerkship and Advanced Integration

Students are expected to attend all required sessions while on clinical rotations. All clerkships must be completed under supervision of the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont faculty at an approved clinical site. In the event of extenuating circumstances, such as personal events (participation in a wedding, funerals), personal illness, or serious illness in the family, students should contact the course director to request an excused absence. Students presenting academic work at national meetings are ordinarily allowed two days away from course activities (a travel day and the day of the presentation), with the appropriate permission from the course director who can seek direction from the Associate Dean for Students, if needed. Students are responsible for contacting the course director to learn what make-up assignments must be completed for all the work missed. Failure to complete the work will result in an incomplete grade.

View the this policy and others in The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont Student Handbook, NOW ONLINE >>

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CLASS INFORMATION

Class of 2017

  • UAB's Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program: The Internal Medicine Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) would like to make you aware of our wonderful residency program, the Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program, and we encourage you to apply. We encourage you to watch our residency videos showing our commitment to excellence and diversity. Please visit the program website for more information and access to the videos.
  • New General Surgery Residency Program: MountainView Hospital - Las Vegas: The faculty of the General Surgery Residency Program at MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas is pleased to announce that they will begin accepting applications for 4 Categorical and 4 Preliminary PGY-1 positions beginning September 15, 2016. Senior medical students are encouraged to apply through ERAS. Interviews will begin in December. For more information please review the program flyer (PDF) or visit the website. For any questions. Please contact the Program Coordinator, Kathy Finn (702-562-5832).
  • Welcome to the 2017 Main Residency Match >>
  • National Health Service Corps (NHSC) - One Month Left to Apply! The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) provides up to $120,000 to medical (MD and DO) or dental (DDS or DMD) students in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care full time for at least 3 years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need. Read more on the full opportunity bulletin.
  • AAMC Publishes Results of Residency Program Director Survey, Interview Guide: The AAMC has developed new resources as part of a growing portfolio to support residency applicants and program directors. A new report, Results of the 2016 Program Directors Survey, shares feedback from a national survey of more than 1400 residency program directors that assesses the selection process, identifies information gaps, and examines pain points experienced in the process. The report provides an exclusive snapshot of current trends in U.S. residency-selection practices and includes actionable information for program directors, researchers, medical students, and residents. According to the feedback from program directors surveyed, more than half of the interviews they conduct with residency applicants are unstructured, with limited or no guidance provided about interview content or scoring. To address this concern, the AAMC—informed by feedback from members across the graduate medical education community—has developed a free interview guide for program directors and others involved in residency selection interviews. Best Practices for Conducting Residency Program Interviews provides an overview of interview practices and processes that program directors can implement to improve consistency and better predict resident performance. These publications are part of a growing portfolio of tools and resources intended to support applicants, medical school advisors, and program directors and facilitate a learner's transition to residency. To learn more about the AAMC's Optimizing GME initiative, visit "Optimizing Graduate Medical Education: Phase II."

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Class of 2018

  • THIS WEEK - Pathology Student Fellowship Info Session: The application process is open for the 2017 Pathology Student Fellowship year. There will be an informational meeting regarding the Pathology Student Fellowship on Thursday, September 29, at 5:00 PM, in the Trainer Conference Room (MP1-103), near the hospital lab. For those unfamiliar with this location, some of the current Student Fellows will be stationed at the hospital coffee/snack bar kiosk (located just as you enter the hospital from the medical school) to show you where the meeting is taking place. For a more detailed description of the fellowship, please see the full memorandum from Dr. John Lunde, Director of the Pathology Student Fellowship. All applications must be submitted by Monday, October 17, 2016. Dr. Lunde looks forward to hearing from you, and seeing you at the September 29th meeting.
  • DEADLINE APPROACHING - Summer 2017 Global Health Elective: Applications are now being accepted for the Global Health elective program. If you would like to participate in a Global Health elective during your fourth year, please apply by the Monday, October 03 deadline. The application and information about the program can be found on the Global Health website. Contact Audree Frey, Global Health Program Coordinator, with any questions.

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Class of 2019

  • DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Western Connecticut Site Request Form: Class of 2019 Clerkship Students can now request to spend their entire clerkship year at our WCHN site. Please submit the WCHN Request no later than 11:29 PM, Wednesday, September 28th, in order for the Clerkship Team to process all requests in time for the Lottery. Please contact the Jacqueline Drouin if you have any questions.
  • DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Submitting a Clerkship Site Exemption Request: Your Clerkship Year Informational Meeting is rapidly approaching. If you feel you qualify for an exemption from travelling to any of UVM LCOM affiliate sites for clerkship, please complete the Clerkship Site/Location Exemption form and upload it to your "Exam & Exemption Documentation" Academic History tab in OASIS under "Clerkship Exemption Request (Student Upload)". Then monitor the same Academic History tab for the Associate Dean for Student's decision which will uploaded under "Clerkship Exemption Decision (Student View)." Detailed instructions and the request form are linked within Oasis and within this posting. Please submit your request no later than 11:29 PM, Wednesday, September 28th, in order for the Student Affairs Team and the Clerkship Team to process all requests in time for the Lottery. Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education if you have any questions.
  • DEADLINE THIS WEEK - ANNUAL REMINDER/ACTION NEEDED: In accordance with Joint commission hospital accreditation standards, all medical students must complete annual mandatories training at the beginning of each academic year in order to receive/maintain access to University of Vermont Medical Center information systems. This long-standing requirement has recently been formally articulated in the Student Handbook. The required mandatories are made available through the UVMMC e-Learn platform and should be completed within the first month of enrollment in any academic year. Please complete your Foundations Year 1 or Year 2 mandatories by September 30, 2016. Technical questions should be directed to the UVMMC IS Service Center, 802-847-1414. You can find your M# and more information on your "Admissions/Entering Student Data" academic history tab in Oasis. Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education if you have any questions.
  • OMSE Step 1 Support Series Event - Dinner and Questions: The Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) is hosting "NBME Dinner and Questions" on Tuesday, October 04, at 6:00 PM, starting in the Sullivan Classroom (Med Ed 200) as part of this years' Step 1 Support Series. During this annual event, students will work in small groups on actual NBME exams with successful third and fourth year students. This session will focus on opportunities to practice strategies for answering different types of questions. 6:00pm – 6:30pm we will have a Chili Dinner, drinks and time to socialize in the Med Ed pavilion lobby and Med Ed 200. Students will be in small break out rooms by 6:30pm, where they will work with their mentors from 6:30pm – 8:30pm learning "How to Do Questions." Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education, with any questions.
  • Research Opportunity: Phantosmia research with ENT doctor Donald Leopold is looking for a 1st or 2nd year student to help with running an fMRI study. We had a successful study that produced a poster session early this year and we are now trying to add more controls and publish a paper. This study will likely wrap up by the end of this year so it is a great opportunity to participate in a shorter length project yet get a lot out of it! Duties include helping with recruiting controls, running MRI scans, and writing the paper. Background in neuroscience and fMRI studies helpful. Email Clare Park (co2019) with your interest/background/qualifications. Work will likely start in 1-2 weeks.

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Class of 2020

  • DEADLINE THIS WEEK - ANNUAL REMINDER/ACTION NEEDED: In accordance with Joint commission hospital accreditation standards, all medical students must complete annual mandatories training at the beginning of each academic year in order to receive/maintain access to University of Vermont Medical Center information systems. This long-standing requirement has recently been formally articulated in the Student Handbook. The required mandatories are made available through the UVMMC e-Learn platform and should be completed within the first month of enrollment in any academic year. Please complete your Foundations Year 1 or Year 2 mandatories by September 30, 2016. Technical questions should be directed to the UVMMC IS Service Center, 802-847-1414. You can find your M# and more information on your "Admissions/Entering Student Data" academic history tab in Oasis. Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education if you have any questions.
  • DEADLINE APPROACHING (Extended) - Summer 2017 Global Health Elective: We are now accepting applications for the summer 2017 Global Health elective - apply online, now! The deadline for applications is Monday, October 03, 2016. We will begin scheduling interviews with applicants on October 15, and students will be notified of acceptance status prior to the Thanksgiving break. Please contact Audree Frey, Global Health Coordinator, with any questions.
  • Research Opportunity: Phantosmia research with ENT doctor Donald Leopold is looking for a 1st or 2nd year student to help with running an fMRI study. We had a successful study that produced a poster session early this year and we are now trying to add more controls and publish a paper. This study will likely wrap up by the end of this year so it is a great opportunity to participate in a shorter length project yet get a lot out of it! Duties include helping with recruiting controls, running MRI scans, and writing the paper. Background in neuroscience and fMRI studies helpful. Email Clare Park (co2019) with your interest/background/qualifications. Work will likely start in 1-2 weeks.

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LCOM Cares

The U.S. Surgeon General is Calling on all of Us to Help

The U.S. Surgeon General took a huge and historic step by sending a personal letter to more than 2.3 million physicians, nurses, dentists, and public health leaders. It is a direct appeal from U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, calling on health care professionals and public health advocates to help stem our nation's prescription opioid epidemic. You know, as I do, that this is a serious public health crisis.

I want to make sure you see his letter; please take a moment to read it. Then go to www.TurnTheTideRx.org/join to join with clinicians and public health leaders from across the country in a simple but powerful movement to end this epidemic.

Read the letter. Take the pledge. And please spread the word. I ask you to join me in my support for this initiative. Together, we can #TurnTheTide and save countless lives. Please contact me, Dr. Jan Carney, MD, MPH, with any questions.

Helping New Americans at the Vermont Goat Collaborative

Like goats? On Saturday, October 8th, Schweitzer Fellows and LCOM community Service will be hosting a morning at the Pine Island Farm in Colchester helping New Americans at the Vermont Goat Collaborative. We will be there from 8:00 AM to noon, with a group lunch afterwards. We will provide some coffee, snacks, and sandwich makings, but please bring anything else you would like to eat or share. Learn more about the Vermont Goat Collaborative on the Pine Island Community Farm's website and on their Facebook page.

Sign-up is limited to 20 spots; so, SIGN UP, NOW. We hope to see you there! Please contact Jacob Reibel (co2019) with any questions.

Harvest Run/Walk for Sustainability

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:30am, Burlington's Intervale. Join the Sustainability Academy and City Market for their 5th annual 1K/5K down in the Intervale! Romp through farm fields and dirt roads in this family-friendly event to support place-based learning at the Sustainability Academy. $5 Kids (12 and under), $15 Adults, $30 Family. Read more about the event and register, online!

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES

Interventional Radiology Student Interest Group

Hi All, The Interventional Radiology (IR) Student Interest Group is up and running! We look forward to hosting events ranging from What is IR to Shadowing Opportunities to What is the New IR Residency! Please email us if you are interested in joining this SIG and we will add you to the listserv! If you have any questions, contact the group leaders: Gregory Johnston, Melanie Richardson, and Kiyon Naser-Tavakolian.

UVM LCOM Apparel Order Now Live!

The annual UVM LCOM apparel order is now live and open through the end of this week; place your order by than Friday, September 30. This year, we are pleased to be able to offer gear from Stio along with the usual Patagonia order embroidered with the UVM LCOM logo. If you are interested, review the available pieces and pricing in the full Wire posting email. Please spread the word and direct any questions to Nathan White (co2019), Laura Director (co2019), or Bryce Bludevich (co2017).

THIS WEEK - Fall 2016 AAMC Careers in Medicine Series

The AAMC Fall 2016 Careers in Medicine Specialty Panel Series Schedule is available. All sessions will be during the noon hour, and occur in the Sullivan Classroom (Med Ed 200). Explore different specialty opportunities during this series. You will hear presentations from Specialty Directors, Residents, and fellow students, start to satisfy your curiosity, get your questions answered, and you might even score an occasional free lunch and some "CiM Swag"!

  • TUESDAY - General Surgery with Dr. Jesse Moore: September 27, 12:00pm – 12:50pm, in the Sullivan Classroom (Med Ed 200). Join Dr. Jesse Moore, Assistant Professor of Surgery and the Director for the Surgery Clerkship, to hear about what it is like to be a general and colorectal surgeon.
  • THURSDAY - Radiology with Dr. Hildebrand: September 29, 12:00pm - 12:50pm, in the Sullivan Classroom (Med Ed 200). Join Dr. Andrea Hildebrand, Assistant Professor of Radiology, and other representatives from the Department of Radiology to discuss the field of radiology and to answer questions.

After the 2014 series, students submitted feedback to the Office of Medical Student Education, asking that we limit conflicts during these sessions, allowing students to attend these unique career-exploration opportunities. Thus, the Office of Medical Student Education will decline events scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between September 13 and December 08, 2016 in order to protect this time for students. Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education should you have questions, or if we might be of additional assistance.

THIS WEEK - VT AHEC Healthcare Workforce Recruitment and Networking Day – Sept. 28

The annual Healthcare Workforce Recruitment and Networking Day featuring Vermont and UVM Health Network hospitals and healthcare organizations, will take place on Wednesday, September 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont's Hoehl Gallery and Given Courtyard. Medicine, social work, physical therapy, nursing and other health professions students as well as residents and fellows are invited to network with hospital and health care organization representatives to ask about clinical rotations, electives, course field work, projects and work after graduation. Faculty and staff are urged to attend and to encourage their students to attend. Lunch will be provided and the exhibitors provide raffle prizes. This event is sponsored by the Office of Primary Care and Vermont AHEC; contact us with questions at 656-2179 or vtahec.org.

THIS WEEK - September Dining with the Deans!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, in HSRF 200. Join Dean Zehle and Dean Jeffries to promote positive collaboration between the students and members of the administration over a Sugar Snap-catered lunch. Share your concerns, identify problems, and suggest solutions that you may have regarding your medical education. UVM LCOM is a great institution and we would love to hear what works and your ideas on how we can further improve the program. The first 12 students to sign up are in! Sign up for the luncheon, here!

This month's special guest is Dr. Lee Rosen, Director of Student Support, Director of Professionalism, communication and Reflection Course, and Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Science.

The first 12 students to sign up are in! Please contact Kiersten Hallquist if you have any questions.

SIGN UP, NOW >>

A Dana Medical Library Workshop - Introduction to Systematic Reviews

A Dana Medical Library Workshop, The first of three workshops in a series on Systematic Reviews, Introduction to Systematic Reviews, September 28th, 2016, Noon – 1:00 PM. Instructors: Donna O'Malley & Gary Atwood. This workshop will contrast the rigorous methodology used to produce systematic reviews with other approaches to reviewing the literature. Attendees will have the opportunity to begin constructing their own systematic review protocol, enabling them to both evaluate systematic reviews, and participate in authoring a systematic review.

Workshops are held on Wednesdays in the Dana Classroom, room 108. Questions? Contact Fran Delwiche (802-656-4423).

THIS WEEK - Dan and Carole Burack Distinguish Lecture Series Begins on September 28

Wednesday, September 28, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM, in the Livak Ballroom (Davis Center). Michael Russo, PhD, Charles H. Lundquist Professor of Sustainable Management, at the Lundquist College of Business, at the University of Oregon, will present "How Local Values Give Rise to Green Entrepreneurship." Reception immediately following in the Chittenden Bank Room.

For more information, including the story of the lecture series and upcoming speakers, visit the Burack Distinguished Lecture Series webpage. Please contact Gary Derr with any questions.

Klingenstein Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Meeting

Tuesday, October 4th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Location TBD. Lunch will be provided. This is the first meeting of the year and will serve as an introduction and orientation to the program. All interested students are welcome. The Klingenstein Fellows meet once a month to discuss a topic of interest in child psychiatry. The program pairs each student with a faculty mentor and facilitates exposure to clinical and research experiences in the field. Each year, fellows have the opportunity to attend the Klingenstein games with participating medical schools from across the country. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, October 4, at 12:00 PM, location TBD. Lunch will be served! Visit the UVM chapter's website for more information. Please contact Moshe Bitterman (co2018) with any questions.

UVM LCOM Flu Shot Clinic

As the leaves start to turn and the nights get a little colder, what could go better with those pumpkin-spiced lattes and apple pickings than a flu shot? This year, we are having a flu shot clinic just for students, right here, at the Larner College of Medicine on Tuesday, October 4th, from 11:00am – 2:00pm, in Med Ed 309.

This will be a walk in clinic, so come by at any time during that time frame. Please note that the 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM hour may be busier, and that there is a Careers in Medicine Panel on the Ophthalmology Specialty in Med Ed 200; please plan accordingly.

The flu shots are $21 this year, and are billed directly to your student account. You will be given a record of your shot, which will serve as your receipt. Students on the Student Health Insurance Plan will be automatically reimbursed with no additional paperwork. If you are on another insurance plan, you will need to contact your insurance provider to determine how to be reimbursed. We've been informed that Medicaid does not reimburse for flu shots given through the University.

This year we have the quadrivalent intramuscular shot. The intranasal vaccine will not be available. If you cannot make this clinic, you can stop by Student Health Services at any time for a vaccine. Visit the Center for Health & Wellbeing webpage for more information. Please direct any questions to Drew Corse (co2019).

Fall 2016 Community Medical School Series SPECIAL PANEL PRESENTATION - "The State of Opioid Addiction in Vermont: Treatment & Research"

Each semester, more than 1000 people attend our community Medical School lecture series, confirming that the community is more interested than ever in learning about the work of faculty at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont and the UVM Medical Center. The series, which is free and open to the public, will continue this semester on the first Tuesday of the month in October, November, and December with lectures on a wide range of current topics in medicine. For more information on the Fall 2016 schedule, visit Community Medical School registration. To view past lectures and materials, visit the community Medical School archives. Please contact Brittany Willette if you have any questions.

On Tuesday, October 04, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, in Carpenter Auditorium, Charles MacLean, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Primary Care; Patricia Fisher, M.D., Assistant Professor of Family Medicine; and Stephen Leffler, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Chief Medical Officer at the UVM Medical Center will all present as part of a special panel presentation: "The State of Opioid Addiction in Vermont: Treatment & Research." A little more than a decade ago, clinicians believed pain was under-recognized and under-treated. Fast-forward to the present when Vermont and other states across the U.S. are struggling to address an opioid addiction epidemic. Panelists will discuss current U.S. and Vermont opiate prescribing and overdose statistics, local prescribing practices, educational program to educate providers and learners about safe prescribing, and research on prescribing and treatment.

  • UP NEXT - Tuesday, November 01, 6:00-7:30pm - The Dengue Fever Vaccine: How It Can Help Us Defend Against the Zika Virus: Sean Diehl, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Kristen Pierce, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, and UVM Vaccine Testing Center researchers present. The Dengue virus is part of a group of viruses that include Zika. UVM's Vaccine Testing Center, which conducted clinical research integral to the National Institutes of Health's development of a Dengue vaccine, is now poised to help with research and development of the NIH's Zika virus vaccine. Learn about the characteristics and health impact of these viruses, how immune response is studied, along with other details about vaccine development for these viruses.

Peer Support Group

Wednesday, October 05, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, in Med Ed 307. Peer Support Group is a confidential, non-judgmental monthly meeting of medical students who would like to share their experiences and listen to those of their peers. Students of all years are welcome and food will be provided! Please contact Ben Smith (co2019) or another Wellness committee representative with any questions.

Primary Care Series - "Faces of Primary Care"

Wed, October 05, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, in the Sullivan Classroom (Med Ed 200). The UVM Office of Primary Care & AHEC are proud to present Primary Care Series - "Faces of Primary Care" with Daniel Goodyear, MD, Family Medicine, Richmond Family Medicine; Charles MacLean, MD, Associate Dean of Primary Care; Kristen Connolly, MD, Pediatrics, Franklin County Pediatrics; Anne Dougherty, MD, OB-GYN, UVM Medical Center; Elizabeth Rosy Hill, MD, Geriatrician, Adult Primary Care Williston; A. Evan Eyler, MD, Psychiatrist, UVM Medical Center. A Junior's Colchester lunch will be provided; please bring a beverage! Please contact Laurie McLean with any questions.

UVM Welcomes Pulitzer Prize Winner Isabel Wilkerson

Wednesday, October 05, 2016, 5:00 PM, in Ira Allen Chapel. Free and open to the public. UVM welcomes Pulitzer Prize winner, Isabel Wilkerson, to discuss her New York Times bestseller, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration.

Class of 2020 White Coat Ceremony!

The Larner College of Medicine community is invited to celebrate the Class of 2020 at their White Coat Ceremony on Friday, October 7, 2016, at 2:30 PM, in Ira Allen Chapel. Reception to follow at the Grand Maple Ballroom, UVM Dudley H. Davis Center. No RSVP required. For details, visit the White Coat Ceremony webpage, or contact Carole Whitaker (802-656-1108).

Translating Identity Conference

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, 4th Floor Davis Center, 590 Main St., Burlington, VT. The Translating Identity Conference (TIC) explores a wide array of topics in discourses regarding gender and transgender identities, expressions, communities, and intersections. TIC is a *FREE*, student organized, non-profit conference that seeks to reach not only the University of Vermont & the Burlington community, but the nation as a whole. A one-day event, TIC has numerous sessions to choose from at any time that are directed towards people at all levels of inclusion in the trans and allied communities. This conference is a safe space for everyone to come, learn, and enjoy themselves!

Now announcing the 2016 keynote - Kat Blaque: Kat Blaque, is Feminist YouTuber, Illustrator, Animator and Writer from Orange County, California. She's been a blogger since 2005, Initially turning to the Internet as an emotional outlet, she has transformed her passion for social media and writing into a career. She currently contributes to Everyday Feminism, Pride.com, the Huffington Post and runs a Youtube channel with tens of thousands of followers. She has appeared on Buzzfeed, MTV News and MTV's Decoded. While she graduated from Cal Arts with a degree in Character Animation in 2012, she finds that blogging has become a new and rewarding calling for her and a career for which she was built. Read more about her and her important work on her Facebook page!

You can REGISTER AS AN INDIVIDUAL or REGISTER A BOOTH. Our website is not currently updated, but it will be very soon, and when it is we will include it in this event description!

FMIG Vitals Clinic

Join us Friday, October 14th, during the lunch hour, for a hands-on Vitals Clinic. Learn to take vitals, like pulses and blood pressure, to get ready for your upcoming Clinical Skills sessions and the rest of your career. Bring your stethoscope and blood pressure cuff from your doctoring bag, and we'll bring some tasty treats. We'll also have a few extra scopes/cuffs if you forget yours. Friday, October 14th, 12-1pm, in Med Ed 206. Contact Callie Linehan (co2019) with any questions.

YOU'RE INVITED to: The UVM LCOM Graduate Student Research Showcase

YOU'RE INVITED to The UVM LCOM Graduate Student Research Showcase featuring Anne E. Huot, MS '88 PhD '90, 2016 Medical Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award Recipient ~ Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Read more (including agenda and information about the speaker) on the event poster. Please RSVP for the award reception and/or lecture to the UVM Medical Alumni Association. Contact the UVM Medical Alumni Association with any questions.

Internet Safety: How to Keep Children Safe Online

Join us on October 27, 2016, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and November 14, 2016, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for our two-part Internet Safety Series at the Winooski School District. We will present "Electronic Communications: Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy" on October 27 and "A Compassionate Approach to Discussing Tough Topics with Teens: Navigating the World of Social Media, Sex, and High-Risk Behaviors" on November 14. Read more about the event and/or register on the event webpage.

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RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIP, & SCHOLARSHIP

Charles River District Medical Society Scholarship

The Charles River District Medical Society awards scholarships annually. The Committee on Medical Education invites all eligible students to apply. The Charles River District Medical Society Scholarship Program is available to any medical school student enrolled at an approved US institution who is a legal resident of one of the five towns comprising the district: Needham, Newton, Waltham, Wellesley, and Weston. Applications must be received by December 31st of the sophomore or junior year. The scholarship is awarded for the sophomore year and is renewable for the junior year upon re-application and at the discretion of the Committee on Medical Education. The scholarship is awarded at the Charles River District Annual Meeting in April. Read more about this opportunity, including requirements and contact information in the full opportunity mailing.

UVM LCOM Research Opportunity

Neurologist Dr. Noah Kolb will be starting some research projects later this year and is looking for medical student help. He does studies on chemo-induced neuropathy among other things. You can look him up and contact if you find the topics interesting. Email John McLaren (co2017) to further inquire.

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ARTS & PUBLICATIONS

Call for Abstracts - Becoming a Physician: Ethical Challenges in Medical Education

Call for Abstracts – Second Annual Medical Student Ethics Conference: Becoming a Physician: Ethical Challenges in Medical Education, Saturday January 21, 2017, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. Abstract Submission Deadline - Thursday November 11, 2016. Please contact nada.gligorov@mssm.edu with any questions.

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LOST & FOUND

LOST

Lost something? Email the Office of Medical Student Education a description of the item, where and when it was last seen, and who to contact if someone finds the item, and she will happily post it here!

FOUND:

Please visit the Office of Medical Education, in Given Courtyard N100, if one of the following items is yours:
(items left unclaimed for more than three weeks will be left as freebies in the student lounge)

  • Ten Movie tickets to the Roxy (you're a "WeeklyWire Reading Rockstar," submit your first and last name no later than Thursday, at noon, to be entered to win a free movie ticket to the Roxy! 10 lucky winners will be randomly selected and contact via email on Friday. Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education with any questions.)
  • Purple Red Ledge rain jacket, size S
  • Red spiral bound notebook filled with notes.

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CLASSIFIEDS

45 East Terrace - House for rent

Monthly rent is $2,200, plus utilities, for a 4- or 5-bedroom and 3bathrooms house, located at 45 East Terrace, South Burlington, Vt. Walking distance to University of Vermont, Champlain college, hospital and University Mall shopping area. Quiet and convenient neighborhood. No pets and smoking. Available October 1st, 2016. Please contact (802) 999-6001 is you are interested.

$1200 / 1br - One bedroom apartment available in October (181 North Avenue, Burlington)

Work Study position in the Office of Primary Care and AHEC Program office

Learn more about the healthcare field and health careers in Vermont while working with The Larner College of Medicine's Office of Primary Care and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program! Friendly staff seeks a responsible and reliable student employee to assist with general office tasks, special events, mailings, surveys, and more.

Office is located at 1 South Prospect, Arnold 5 (next to Waterman). We are looking for an individual with computer (MS Office Suite) and general office skills, as well as a willingness to learn and attention to detail. Read the full job posting to learn about how you can become part of our important work of connecting students to careers, professional communities and communities to better health!

2 BR Condo Available in South Burlington

2 Bedroom Condominium in Grandview Estates, South Burlington available November 1. Close enough to be convenient, far enough to not be in the city noise. Washer/dryer/dishwasher. Owned and rented by a UVM Med Center employee available for all concerns. $1100 month. Please contact Bill Rogers at 863-2123 to inquire.

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