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October 24, 2016 - October 30, 2016
Class of 2017
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Class of 2020
New Community Service Coordinator Elected!
Please welcome Emily Vayda, the newly elected community service coordinator for the class of 2020!
If you are a leader of a group that does not currently receive support from the school and is community service based, or a supported group that is planning a community service event and would like some help or support with the event, please contact Theo Cisu (class of 2018).
For general inquiries about community service, please contact Catherine Suppan (class of 2017).
Empowering Adolescents at Woodside
A small group of 3rd & 4th year students are looking for enthusiastic 1st & 2nd years to assist in the creation and implementation of a new enrichment program for residents at Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center. Woodside houses adolescents from 10 to 17 years old, often in the custody of the Department for Children and Families or the Department of Corrections, who have experienced unique challenges and require a secure environment in which to receive significant psychiatric and medical intervention. Our program will be comprised of seven 1 hour long sessions aimed providing education about health and wellbeing and thus empowering the young residents at Woodside to make healthy decisions upon their return to the community. Topics of discussion include sleep hygiene, mindfulness and meditation, nutrition and exercise, gender and sexuality, and mental health. If you are interested in being part of this new project, please email Mary Kate LoPiccolo (co2018).
Seattle Area Alumni Reception
Friday, November 11, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, at the Hotel Sorrento Penthouse Terrace, 900 Madison Street, Seattle, WA. Do you have family or know UVM Larner College of Medicine alumni who live in the Seattle area? If so please share the invitation from Dr. Zehle and Dean Morin to join them for a reception during the annual AAMC Learn Serve Lead Conference. Valet parking available. Reply requested by November 2, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org (802-656-4014).
Participate in a Discussion with Dr. Paul Farmer on 11/3!
Thursday, November 3, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, in the Livak Ballroom, Davis Center. Seats available for 20 medical students!
We have the opportunity for 20 medical students to participate in a discussion session with Dr. Paul Farmer during his visit to UVM on Thursday, November 3 (see the visit announcement for more information). The session will be held in the Livak Ballroom in the Davis Center from 2:00 – 3:00 pm, and will be moderated by Dr. Jan Carney and Dr. Jonah Steinberg from the College of Arts & Sciences. If you are interested and available to join the session, please SIGN UP; we will offer a seat to the first 20 students who sign up! Please contact Carole Whitaker with any questions.
Opportunity to Participate in Interprofessional Education Simulations
Have you signed up for an interprofessional activities offered by the College of Nursing and Health Science during the month of November? Now is your chance to meet other students in the health professions and discuss a case either in person (Nov 1 and 7) or online Nov 9,10,14,15, 16, 17, or 28.
It was valuable to see that the focus on holistic and integrated care as well as focus on patient goals, remains relatively the same across health care professions. - Medical Student, Class of 2015
For more information contact Dr. Mary Val Palumbo (802-656-0023).
Anxiety & Stress Management Group Therapy for Medical Students
Vermont Psychological Services (formerly the Behavior Therapy & Psychotherapy Center at UVM) is offering a therapy group for anxiety and stress management, specifically for medical students. These weekday evening sessions will be led by two psychology Ph.D. candidates, Kelsey Hudson and Jonah Meyerhoff. They will be teaching skills useful for medical students at all stages of training. To participate in this group, contact Vermont Psychological Services at (802) 656-2661. When contacting the clinic, leave a message regarding interest in the group and we will call you back in a timely manner to provide information about the group and take next steps as necessary (i.e., schedule a time to meet in person at the clinic). You can also reach out to Dr. Lee Rosen if you have questions about the group. We are planning to wait until enough folks sign up before setting a set a time for these sessions in order to find a time that works for most people. The general timeline is to begin meeting the first or second week of November and to end in early January. There will be 6-7 sessions.
THIS WEEK - Mondays with Palliative Care Starts Today!
"Introduction to Palliative Care: Perspectives of Patients and Families" with Moderator: Zail S. Berry, MD, MPH, Associate Professor. Monday, October 24, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, in Med Ed 200 - Sullivan Classroom. Lunch is Provided.
Please feel free to review the full schedule for Mondays with Palliative Care or view the events on the COM Student Activities Calendar. Please contact Meg Klepack (UVM COM Class of 2019) with any questions or for additional information.
THIS WEEK - SPARK-VT presents "I have a patent application, now what? A discussion on evaluating and commercializing your idea"
Monday, October 24, 2016, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, in Lafayette 408. SPARK-VT is pleased to host Todd Keiller, M.B.A. presenting "I have a patent application, now what? A discussion on evaluating and commercializing your idea." No RSVP required. Contact email@example.com for more information or visit www.uvm.edu/sparkvt.
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"!
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 - Global Health Careers in Medicine Panel
Monday, October 24, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, in the Mimi Reardon Classroom (Med Ed 300). Are you interested in a global health career? Come join the Global Health SIG and UVM physicians experienced in the field for a Careers in Medicine Panel. Bring any questions you may have and lunch will be provided! Please contact Flo DiBiase (co2019) with any questions.
THIS WEEK - Dermatology SIG-Welcome Meeting!
The Dermatology SIG is having their first meeting of the year on Wednesday, October 26th, from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, in Med Ed 304! Please come join us to learn more about the SIG and upcoming events! Bring your own lunch but snacks will be provided. Please contact Jameson Loyal (co2017) or Sree Kolli (co2019) with any questions.
THIS WEEK - A Dana Medical Library Workshop: Basics of EndNote
Wednesday, October 26, Noon – 1:00 PM, in Dana Medical Library. Learn the basics of EndNote to collect and manage references, and to insert them into a manuscript. If you would like to attend an EndNote workshop, but cannot make this date, contact Frances Delwiche for other options. Instructor: Frances Delwiche, MLS. Workshops are open to all UVM and University of Vermont Medical Center students, staff, and faculty. Unless otherwise noted, preregistration is not required for library workshops. Questions about any of our workshops? Not affiliated with UVM or University of Vermont Medical Center? Please contact Fran Delwiche (802-656-4423).
THIS WEEK - Internet Safety: How to Keep Children Safe Online Part I
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.
THIS WEEK - Laura Mann Integrative Health Lecture Series and Medicine Grand Rounds
The Laura Mann Integrative Health Lecture Series and Medicine Grand Rounds present, "Integrative Health Approaches To Complex Pain Management" by Adam Perlman, M.D., M.P.H, F.A.C.P. Dr. Perlman is the Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness at Duke University Health System and Executive Director of Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, N.C. The lecture takes place on Friday, October 28th, 2016 from 8-9am at the Davis Auditorium, UVM Medical Center, Main Campus, Level 2. Admission is free and open to the public. Please contact Morgan Medeiros with any questions.
THIS WEEK - Student Council Presents: Annual Halloween Dance! Get your tickets this week!
When? Friday October 28th, 9:00PM – 1:00AM Where? ArtsRiot, 400 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401 How Much? $10. How do I get my ticket? Your 2020 Student Council Representatives will be selling tickets from 10/24-10/28, in the Given Courtyard, during the lunch hour (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM). Cash only. What else?! There will be a costume contest, so dress to impress! There will be a cash bar! There will be hors d'oeuvres provided! Please feel free to purchase additional tickets for friends, family, dates, and partners as well. Please contact the Larner College of Medicine Student Council with any questions.
A #WhiteCoatsforBlackLives Event - Implicit Bias and Policing in Vermont: A Panel Discussion
Monday, October 31st: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Larner Classroom (Med Ed 100). Join Captain Ingrid Jonas, Captain of the Vermont State Police, Dr. Stephanie Seguino, UVM Professor of Economics, and Dr. Michael Upton, UVM Professor of Psychiatry, to learn more about how law enforcement agencies in Vermont are exploring the role that implicit bias may play within law enforcement and how the state police are using data training to combat its effect. We will begin to explore the long term effects that implicit bias may play in health, as a continuation of our #WhiteCoatsforBlackLives event held last month. Light lunch will be provided. Please contact Jasmine Robinson (co2019) with any questions.
Office Trick or Treating at the Office of Medical Student Education
Swing by the Office of Medical Student Education (Given Courtyard N100) on Monday, October 31 during office hours (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM) to meet the staff and wander our cubes of HOOORRRROORRRR! Costumes encouraged! We know you've missed the candy dish (not that we had one ever - hi, co2020), so here's your chance to load up! Contact the Office of Medical Student Education if you have any questions.
Interprofessional Palliative Care
Tuesday, November 01, 2016, 4:30-6:30 PM & 7:00-9:00 PM and Monday, November 07, 2016, 4:30-6:30 PM & 7:00-9:00, in the Larner Classroom (Med Ed 100). Discuss Interprofessional Palliative Care with students from Social Work, Nursing, Communication Science, and Physical Therapy. You will discuss your ideas about the care of an ALS patient and family who you will meet in a movie. This interprofessional activity is an in-person opportunity to build your resume of IP experiences and meet your future colleagues. Sign up by OCTOBER 28. FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: Mary Val Palumbo DNP, APRN.
Fall 2016 Community Medical School Series Begins!
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 UVM College of Medicine 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, November 01, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, in Carpenter Auditorium, 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 Fever Vaccine: How It Can Help Us Defend Against the Zika Virus." 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.
Med Students with Kids Fall Celebration!
The Med Students with Kids SIG will be hosting a fall gathering at Perkins Pier Park on November 5th at 9:30 am. Since it is around Halloween, costumes are welcome. We will have some crafts as well!
Kids of all ages, partners, and friends are welcome. Snacks will be provided. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Jenna Conway (co2019).
"All of Me" film on November 10 at 6 pm in UVM's Carpenter Auditorium (free admission)
College of Medicine Community, please join us for a special screening of the documentary film All of Me, on Thursday, November 10th, 6:00-8:00 pm, UVM Carpenter Auditorium. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to share this invitation broadly. Doors open at 5:15 pm and seating is first come.
Vermont filmmaker Bess O'Brien's latest documentary tackles the issue of eating disorders. Through a series of interviews with girls, boys, and women suffering with eating disorders, this film tells the story of the emotional and physical impact of eating disorders on individuals suffering from the disorder, and their families. View the movie trailer on Vimeo.
This special screening is co-hosted by The University of Vermont Medical Center, the UVM Office of Primary Care and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program and the UVM Center for Health and Wellbeing. The screening of the film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring director Bess O'Brien, individuals who shared their stories, and health care providers involved in the treatment of eating disorders. There will also be an opportunity for an audience Q & A.
Neurosurgery 101 for Medical Students
November 10th, 2016, at UCLA. The Departments of Neurosurgery at Saint Louis University (SLU) and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) will be hosting a 1-day course for medical students to provide an overall introduction to the field of neurosurgery. The course will be held at UCLA on Thursday, November 10th, 2016. Please feel free to register online if you wish to have the opportunity to sign up for this course, which is free of charge, for U.S. Medical Students. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE - HHMI Research Opportunities for Medical, Veterinary and Dental Students at U.S. Schools
In order to encourage more students to pursue careers as physician-scientists, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) offers an outstanding year-long research training program for students enrolled in schools in the U.S. Women and under-represented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Students enrolled in MD/PhD programs are not eligible to apply.
THIS WEEK - 2016 Annual Diversity Challenge Conference by Boston College
Please join us for the 16th Annual Diversity Challenge: Race, Culture, and Educating Our Youths: Developing Whole People Not Widgets. Each year the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture (ISPRC) addresses a racial or cultural issue that could benefit from a pragmatic, scholarly, or grassroots focus through its Diversity Challenge conference. The theme of Diversity Challenge 2016 is Race, Culture, and Educating Our Youths. The two-day conference includes panel discussions, symposia, workshops, structured discussions, poster sessions and individual presentations by invited experts in education, administration, research, mental health, and community activism.
Be a part of this year's Challenge by registering for our October 28-29, 2016 conference. For more information, including registration, visit the Diversity Challenge Conference webpage.
NIH Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) Webinar on Friday, November 4, 2016 (11am-12pm EST)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 MRSP class. The application deadline is January 13, 2017.
The NIH MRSP is hosting a webinar to discuss the application process with students and faculty on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 11am-12pm (EST). For more information about the webinar and to register, please visit the MRSP homepage. General MRSP inquiries, and/or questions related to the webinar (prior to and during the webinar) should be directed to email@example.com.
The MRSP is a year-long research enrichment program designed to attract creative, research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary students to the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, MD. The MRSP is designed for U.S. citizens and permanent residents currently enrolled in an accredited medical, dental, or veterinary program who have completed their core clinical rotations. This does not exclude students with strong research interests from applying prior to having completed their clinical rotations.
Students engage in a mentored basic, clinical, or translational research project that matches their professional interests, and research and career goals. Their research experiences are supplemented by academic activities featuring lectures by world-renowned scientists, clinical rounds featuring research patients from the NIH Clinical Center, and an interactive Journal Club addressing major issues in clinical research.
Accepted students start the program in the summer of 2017.
Conference for Medical Students
My name is Rebekah Apple and I work for the American Medical Student Association. I wanted to let you know that AMSA will be holding our Fall Conference for medical students in New York City, November 19-20. Sessions include:
Attendees will also have the opportunity to review hands only CPR, learn about the health system in prisons, and understand how patients are using Wikipedia as a health resource. I'm pleased to offer your students a discount code since they are in the Northeast; if they register using NY17 they will enjoy a promo registration rate of $49/69, member/non-member. Please contact Rebekah Apple with any questions.
ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program Now Accepting Applications for 2017!
Are you a minority medical student who has an interest in research and is thinking about specializing in hematology? The ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) is your chance to learn about the field of hematology, gain first-hand research experience, and get valuable guidance from both a research and career development mentor. The MMSAP is part of the Minority Recruitment Initiative, which was created to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in hematology. The MMSAP is designed to introduce minority medical students to hematology and hematology research through 8- to 12-week research options. Read more about this opportunity in the full recruitment mailing, and/or on the program website.
For assistance with finding a research mentor, submit a request by December 15, 2016. The application deadline is February 01, 2017. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
35th William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition
The Department of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is sponsoring its 35th annual poetry writing competition during the 2016-2017 academic year. The competition is open to students attending colleges of medicine or osteopathy in the United States and Canada. Read more about this opportunity, including submission instructions, on the poetry competition poster. Entries must be post-marked no later than December 31, 2016. Top prize is $300! Please contact Ann Williams with any questions.
Baylor College of Medicine announces 14th annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards
HOUSTON -- (Oct. 5, 2016) – Baylor College of Medicine announces the 14th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards.
This annual contest honors the legendary, preeminent cardiovascular surgeon, pioneering medical scientist, gifted medical educator, prolific author and scholar, and passionate advocate of optimal healthcare throughout the world. Dr. Michael E. DeBakey strongly advocated a role for the humanities in medical education and in the development of a full, enriching intellectual life.
The first-prize recipient will receive a cash prize of $1,000. Entries must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2017. Read more, including submission guidelines, on the full announcement email. If you have any questions, contact Dipali Pathak (713-798-4710).
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!
Please visit the Office of Medical Education, in Given Courtyard N100, if one of the following items is yours:
Renting bedroom in a shared 2-bedroom townhouse - available January 2017
Bedroom available in South Burlington spacious townhouse for female medical or graduate student. 2.5 miles from UVM & UVM Medical Center. Trader Joes, Barnes & Noble, grocery stores, gas stations and other stores within 1 mile. First floor: eat-in kitchen, 1/2 bath, mud/pantry, dining/living room and den. Second floor: 2 bedrooms (1 of the 2 is mine), 1 shared full bathroom with washer & dryer, and bonus room for storage. Front porch and rear deck great for relaxation. Adjacent walking/running trails, & bike path. Off street parking. No pets. No smoking. $650 includes all utilities and Wi-Fi. Security deposit, $650. Text or call Nancy 802-922-7133.
South Burlington, VT - looking for housemate
Monthly rent $650 (includes utilities) per bedroom for a house with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, 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. Please contact (802) 999-6001 or email email@example.com.
Stonehedge Condo for Rent
3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom condominium for rent. One of the best locations in Stonehedge and very close to UVM and UVMMC. Master bedroom with ¾ bath and walk-in closet. Carport parking plus one assigned space. Tons of storage – locked storage in carport and huge basement. Washer/Dryer in unit. Trash, landscaping, and snow removal included in monthly rent. $1950/mo. Details and pictures can be viewed here. If interested, please send an email to E15Stonehedge@gmail.com.