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September 28 - October 04,2015

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Weekly Wellness Tip Research, Fellowship, and Scholarship
Weekly FYIs From OMSE Arts & Publication
Policy of the Week Lost & Found
Class Information Classifieds (housing, jobs, for sale, etc.)
COM Cares (Volunteer Opportunities)  


Student Handbook Ombudsperson Webpage UVM OSR Blog
Activities Calendar AHEC Website Specialty Advisor List
Study Spaces "ONE: News for Our Employees" - UVM Medical Center" (August Edition) Rotating Room (Sublets)
NBME UVM Medical Center Grand Rounds UVM LivingWell Center
Diversity & Inclusion UVMMC Event Calendar/Newsletter UVM Bored
  Medicine Newsletter: "The Chart"
(Spring 2015 Edition)

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wellness committee logo

This week, start each day by writing down something you are thankful for (can be as short as one word). Not a morning person? Do it before bed instead. Next week, transition to writing down what you are grateful for 1-2 times per week instead of daily to avoid burn-out and reap the most benefits.

– Cheers, The Wellness Committee

FMI: Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal >>

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  1. New and Revised Assessment Resources on the AAMC Careers in Medicine Website: On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, the AAMC Careers in Medicine team released a new assessment resource. The Physician Skills Inventory replaced the current Informal Skills Assessment, and provides scores on three transferable skill sets (psychomotor skills, problem solving skills, and counseling skills). In addition students will be able to compare their scores to those of physicians in four major specialty groups (primary care, medical specialties, surgical specialties, and technical specialties). Please note this is a brand new instrument, and all previous results from the Informal Skills Assessment will no longer be available. In addition to the new Physician Skills Inventory, the Specialty Indecision Scale, 2nd Edition has received a facelift. The assessment content is not changing, but the look and feel of the instrument has been revised to improve the user experience in line with new AAMC design standards. Please contact AAMC Careers in Medicine with any questions.
  2. Get the COM Student Activities Calendar on your Smart Phone! Please contact Office of Medical Student Education if you have any questions.
    1. For iOS Devices: Open your email on your iOS device, find the WeeklyWire, and then subscribe to the calendar using this link (Note: the provided link will not work on a computer - Outlook will just recognize it as a static calendar versus a "subscribed calendar" and it will not update; you can ONLY do this on your iOS device; the 'calendar subscription' will appear in your Outlook on your computer and tablet - just make sure not to delete it). You can play with your settings in order to control whether you get alerts/notifications (under settings>>notifications).
    2. For Androids: You need to Subscribe via Google Calendar within your Google/Gmail account - sign into Google Calendar and follow these instructions >>
      (sorry - it's a bit more complicated; if you cannot locate the calendar address, you can snag it from the iOS instructions, which are posted above)
    3. Control Visibility/Notifications: "Turn the calendar on" when you find yourself with some free time, or have it on all of the time and receive notifications on your phone of each and every fun thing UVM and UVM COM has to offer!

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Free Movie Tickets to the Roxy!

Many thanks to the 28 of you who participated in last week's WeeklyWire Policy Quiz! The policy question was "If you feel that you need to take a leave of absence from the curriculum for medical, family or personal reasons, how do you go about requesting it?" and 17 of you answered correctly: "Upload a request form to your Oasis Academic History tab and await upload of approval to Oasis." This is a relatively new policy and system, which was launched at the beginning of the academic year, and announced in the first two issues of the WeeklyWire. All 17 respondents received a free ticket to the Roxy! Congratulations!

Don't worry; you get a second shot at those movie tickets! Take this week's "Office of Medical Student Education's Weekly Policy Quiz, NOW! All respondents who answer our weekly quiz correctly will be entered into a weekly drawing for a free movie ticket to the Roxy. The quiz questions will go out on Monday morning, in the WeeklyWire, the quiz will close on Thursday afternoon of the same week, at 3:00pm, and winners will be randomly selected from the quiz rock stars each Friday (up to 20 winners a week until the tickets run out). Winners will be emailed directly. Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education with any questions. Take the quiz, now >>

General Guidelines for Medical Student Appearance (Policy 640.00)

The UVM College of Medicine believes that professional demeanor and appearance are important and are key to promoting trust, comfort, and confidence while providing patient care. To provide students with clear guidelines for professional dress and demeanor, UVM College of Medicine has adapted The University of Vermont Medical Center guidelines for appearance. All medical students are expected to follow these guidelines when working with real or standardized patients. Individual courses and clerkships may have additional guidelines specific to specialty or location.

View the this policy and others in the University of Vermont College of Medicine Student Handbook, NOW ONLINE >>

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Class of 2016:

  • UVM COM M4 Event THIS WEEK - Pediatric Residency interview panel: October 5th from 5:30-7:00, in Med Ed 300. Dr. First will be reviewing his "Prep for Practice" talk as well as discussing tips for applying and interviewing for pediatric residency. Other members of the pediatric faculty will be there to provide their input as well. Refreshments will be provided. Please contact Gayathri Prabhakar (Class of 2018) you have any questions.
  • A Message from Student Financial Services: If you are thinking of borrowing a "Residency Relocation Loan" for interview travel costs or related expenses, please contact Kari Brayden first, as there may be more favorable loan options.
  • Only 4 Weeks Left to Apply to the FY16 NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program! The 2016 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program application cycle will close on October 22, at 7:30pm, ET. For those interested, there are just four weeks left to apply! Applicants can apply through the Customer Service Portal. Eligibility is open to medical students (allopathic or osteopathic) in their final year of a U.S. accredited school who are planning to pursue a career in primary care, and are committed to working in underserved communities with limited access to care. Students to Service loan repayment award recipients receive up to $120,000 (tax free) for three years of full-time service or six years of half-time service. Upon completion of residency, recipients serve as primary care providers in an NHSC-approved site in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) of greatest need. Please note that applicants who have federally-serviced loans will need to create a FSA ID before beginning the application process. The FSA ID replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN on May 10, 2015. Additional instructions can be found in the 2016 NHSC Students to Service Application and Program Guidance. With just 4 weeks left until the application closes on October 22, now is the time to apply! Please contact the NHSC with any questions.
  • Residency Program Name Change: The Banner University Medical Center Phoenix (BUMCP and what was "Good Samaritan, Phoenix") are now University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix programs. .
  • UT General Surgery Residency Program: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine Nashville is now accepting applications to our new five-year general surgery residency program at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. I have attached a flyer with details on our program. Please feel free to forward this email along to any candidate who might be interested in our program. We have three available PGY-1 slots and are now accepting applications through ERAS. We also have three PGY-2 slots available and are now accepting applications. Qualified applicants should submit documents with their contact information via email to Please send all application materials in separate files. Each file should be clearly titled with the document type and applicant's full name. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted after all application materials are received. For more information on our program, please visit our website.
  • Pediatric Residency Program at Staten Island University Hospital Change of ACGME Sponsorship: As you may know, Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) is part of the North Shore Long Island Jewish (NSLIJ) Health System and as of July 1, 2015 the residency fellowship programs at Staten Island University Hospital have changed its ACGME sponsorship. The new sponsorship reads Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital Program. This change will affect the way you search for the Pediatric Residency Program at Staten Island University Hospital on ERAS as well as NRMP. Please note, the training will remain at the Staten Island site with the same high quality and outstanding leadership as in the past. Please contact April Rand, Pediatric Residency Coordinator (718-226-9359) if you have any questions or concerns.

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Class of 2017:

  • Pathology Student Fellowship: The application process is opening for the 2016 Pathology Student Fellowship year. This is an exceptional opportunity to work closely with a great teaching faculty and resident staff. An additional added value feature new for this year is that a Master's degree will be awarded at completion of the fellowship year, an incredibly great bonus in this age of competitive residency positions. There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, October 6 at 5 PM in Med Ed 300 to discuss the Fellowship in more detail which will include myself and both current Student Fellows. Please see the full memorandum from Dr. John Lunde, Director of the Pathology Student Fellowship, for more details. All applications must be submitted by October 20, 2015. Dr. Lunde looks forward to hearing from you. Please contact Dr. John Lunde with any questions.

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Class of 2018:

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Become of Class of 2018 SEG Rep! The UVM COM Student Education Group (SEG) is looking to select a new member to add to the Class of 2018 Reps. SEG meets on the first Tuesday of every month to discuss a variety of topics that relate to the educational experience at the College of Medicine. If you're interested in evaluating courses, creating improvement projects, and ultimately improving our educational experience please email a short paragraph of interest to Rachel Carlson by Tuesday September 29th. A new member will be selected at the October 6th meeting. Send any questions to Rachel Carlson (UVM COM Class of 2018).
  • ACTION REQUIRED - Second Foundations Level Meeting with PCR Mentor: As you prepare to complete the Foundation curriculum, please download/save the Office of Medical Student Education Foundations Two Meeting Form to your desktop and complete the form (DO NOT complete section under "For Internal Use Only"). Once you've completed it, email the form to your PCR mentor and schedule a meeting with them to discuss your responses. Your advisor will electronically finalize the form, sign it, and submit it to OMSE at the end of your meeting to have it incorporated into your electronic student file. You should have this meeting completed no later than January 29, 2016. If you forget who serves as your PCR mentor or your advisor has changed since last year, you can verify your PCR group on COMET (you must be signed into COMET for this hyperlink to work). Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education if you have questions about the form.
  • Step 1 Identity Verification Forms: The Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) completes your Step 1 Verification form. NOTE: You will need to begin the registration process in order to receive and print the form (it is issued during the process). Please print the form from the NBME website, complete the bottom section (check box of choice and sign), and submit the form to OMSE. We have your photo! YAY! And we will place the photo, stamp the form with the school seal, and sign off on your identity as both yourself and a medical student, and send it off to the NBME for process (yup, we cover envelope and postage too!). The NBME will process the verification. Please contact the NBME should you have any questions regarding your verification status, or contact OMSE should you have any questions regarding the verification process.

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Class of 2019:

  • RSVP DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Opportunity to Review Your MBTI Results: Please RSVP should you wish to have the opportunity to receive and review your MBTI results. The Office of Medical Student Education is inviting an MBTI specialist from Careers Services @UVM to present to the Class of 2019s and discuss the meaning of the MBTI and individual results. We would like to get a sense of numbers, and we want to make sure to pull your results in advance of the session. Please RSVP no later than Thursday, October 1; we will only pull results for student who RSVP within the established deadline. Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education if you have any questions.
  • Wellness Committee Elections: Are you interested in being a part of the Wellness Committee at the UVM College of Medicine? The Wellness Committee is a group of 16 students, 4 from each class year, elected by the student body. Throughout the year you'll help put on activities, sponsor guest speakers, provide delicious food, and hang random things on lockers, all trying to elevate the experiences of the students here at UVM. You will also serve as an anonymous and confidential support system to your classmates. If you would like to learn more, please come to our informational meeting on October 7th from 12-1pm in Med Ed 204. Current members will be there to tell you more about the Committee and answer any questions you may have! Contact Laura Griesinger with any questions, prior to the meeting.
  • Be entered into a raffle to win a $25 UVM Bookstore gift card! The Medical Development and Alumni Relations Office is your connection to the College's alumni. We look forward to getting to know you and your class over the next four years. To ensure that we are able to contact you regarding events, lectures and activities sponsored by the Medical Alumni Association, send you Vermont Medicine, the College's alumni magazine, and supply you with password access to the Medical Alumni Directory please take time to complete our online confidential biographic form. By providing your parents' and/or spouse or partner's contact information you will ensure that your family also receives this well-respected publication from the College. Everyone who completes their bio form will be entered into raffle-winner will be drawn October 1. Please contact Megan Dodge (Alumni Development) with any questions.
  • Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Feedback Sessions Available! If you completed the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and would like to receive your personalized profile and development plan, please sign up to meet individually with Tiffany Delaney or Dr. Michael Upton. These sessions take 30-40 minutes. Any questions? Please contact Tiffany Delaney with any questions.

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No One Dies Alone

Due to various life circumstances, patients sometimes find themselves alone at the end of their life. Volunteers from No One Dies Alone provide companionship to patients who would like someone with them at the end of life. They also provide a presence to families who may need extra support during the final hours of a loved one's life.

As a University of Vermont Medical Student, you are eligible to work as a NODA volunteer at the hospital. The process is simple since you have already been fully vetted and completed medical clearance requirements. I will meet you at Dana library during your lunch break and it will take <30 minutes to get you started.

If you are interested in this opportunity to assist patients and families at the end of life, please contact Margaret Laughlin, UVM Medical Center Director of Volunteer Services.

Fall Harvest on the Farm

Get outside with us this fall! On Saturday October 17th, from 9AM to 12PM, the UVM College of Medicine community will be assisting in the fall crop harvest at an educational farm in Richmond, VT (15 miles away). All faculty, staff, medical students, and spouses/families are invited. Activities may include harvesting fall vegetables, preparing CSA food shares for local families in need, and/or getting the farm ready for the winter. Additionally, we will provide lunch from the Good Food Truck, all proceeds of which go to helping feed hungry families in Vermont. We are hoping to get 30 people at this event, but have room for 40; so, come help out! SIGN UP now, using the online Google Sign Up. What better way to welcome the autumn in Vermont than spend a morning outside, lend a hand, and harvest (and eat) great food?! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Theo Cisu ('18) or Catherine Suppan ('17).

TOY DRIVE for children in Guatemala!

I am looking for donations of any new or used children's toys, crayons, stickers, etc. for a medical mission trip to Guatemala this November! A group of UVM students/residents/faculty we will be working closely with children undergoing surgeries for cleft lip/palate, among other conditions. Crayons, stickers, and simple art activities would be great for the kids to stay distracted pre-op/post-op, while the toys would be so wonderful for the little ones (<6 years old) admitted to the Nutrition Center for malnourishment (often for weeks to months without their parents). I am hoping to bring lots of smaller-sized toys with me (e.g. Beanie Babies and other small stuffed animals) in order to reach more children. Please don't hesitate to contact me, Cordelia Ross (UVM COM 2016) if you have any questions. Thank you in advance!

SAVE THE DATE: Opportunity to Work with the Vermont Goat Collaborative

Save the date! In November, we will be helping the Vermont Goat Collaborative prepare for winter. Many of you have helped before, so you know the drill! We will be helping out with a variety of activities, getting the farm and the animals ready for the cold. Keep your eyes out for the sign up to come! Please contact Catherine Suppan, (Class of 2017 and Student Council Community Service Chair), if you have any questions.

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Wellness Committee Collecting Feedback: Piano Survey

The Wellness Committee, in collaboration with Dr. Janice Gallant, is collecting feedback from the student body on the possible acquisition of an upright piano. Housed in the back room of the student lounge, the piano would be available to anyone in the UVM College of Medicine. Please respond to the survey at your earliest convenience. Please contact John McLaren (Class of 2017) if you have any questions.

Drop In Sessions with the Associate Dean for Students

Unfortunately, the Associate Dean has found herself booked solid again, this week. In lieu of scheduled one-on-one full 30-minute advising appointments during this time, Dr. Zehle is offering blocks of student-drop in hours in order to make herself available to students to discuss any arising issues or concerns. You can secure a 10-minute spot during the provided drop-in hours, using the Student Affairs Dean for Students Drop-In Hours sign up. Please contact Kiersten Hallquist if you have any questions or concerns.

Starting THIS WEEK - "Mondays with Palliative Care"

The Palliative Care Student Interest Group is excited to announce that its annual event, previously known as Palliative Care Week, will this year be a weekly lunchtime series entitled "Mondays with Palliative Care." With the support of the VNA's Madison-Deane Initiative, this unique program will run Mondays Sept. 28th, Oct. 5th, Oct. 12th and Oct. 19th from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in Med Ed 200 with lunch provided. We will be hearing from families on their perspectives, the palliative care team as well as local experts in the field including Dr. Zail Berry, Dr. Mary Ready and Ginny Fry. 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 Alison Mercier (UVM COM Class of 2018) with any questions or for additional information.

THIS WEEK - IMIG - Cardiovascular Lunch Lecture by Dr. Gogo

The Internal Medicine Interest Group is hosting a cardiovascular lunch lecture presented by Dr. Gogo. Come and see just how much you have learned about the cardiovascular system with what are sure to be interesting cases. Monday September 28th from 12-1 PM in Med Ed 300. Lunch will be catered! Please contact Tridu Huynh (UVM COM 2018) with any questions.

THIS WEEK with the 2015 Careers in Medicine Specialty Panel Series

Feel free to mark your calendars with all your favorite specialties: view the full panel series schedule, Now! Please contact Kiersten Hallquist with any questions. This week, we have:

  • Internal Medicine with Dr. Mark Pasanen: Tuesday, September 29, 12:00pm - 12:50pm, in the Larner Classroom. Dr. Mark Pasanen, Associate Professor of Medicine in Primary Care Internal Medicine, and his colleagues would be delighted to talk with you and answer your questions at the upcoming Careers in Medicine Panel dedicated to Internal Medicine. We will have a panel comprised of physicians in general internal medicine, hospital medicine, geriatrics, and specialty medicine. The field is quite broad, so we encourage you to read a definition and brief orientation guide to our discipline from the American College of Physicians.
  • General Surgery with Dr. Jesse Moore: Thursday, October 01, 12:00pm – 12:50pm, the Larner Classroom. 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.

Last year's series produces student feedback requesting the Office of Medical Student Education limit conflicts during these sessions, allowing students to attend these unique specialty-exploration opportunities. Thus, the Office of Medical Student Education will decline events scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between September 17 and December 1, 2015 in order to protect this time for students. Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education should you have questions or concerns regarding this decision.


Please join the Department of Family Medicine and the Family Medicine Interest Group on Wednesday, Sept 30th in Med Ed 300 from 12-1pm. Learn how to take a patient's vital signs from REAL LIFE PROFESSIONAL PHYSICIANS. There will be baked goods and fruit provided, but please bring your own beverage and stethoscope (if available!). RSVP by September 28 to Shirley Pine. Space is limited!

THIS WEEK - Spanish SIG Meeting

Stop by this Wednesday to practice your Spanish, in Med Ed 309. All levels welcome! Contact Astia Roper-Batker (Class of 2018) with any questions.

THIS WEEK - UVM COM Peer Support Group

Wednesday, September 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in the HSRF 200. Peer Support Group is a confidential, non-judgmental monthly meeting of medical students who would like to share their experiences going through medical school. All are welcome to join and food will be provided! Please contact Moshe Bitterman (UVM COM Class of 2018) with any questions.

Fall 2015 Community Medical School

Tuesday, October 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, in Carpenter Auditorium. Andrew Goodwin, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine presents "Lab Samples: How Do Blood, Biopsies and Other Tests Lead to a Diagnosis?" Almost every patient has had laboratory work performed. In fact, 80 percent of medical decisions have lab results that impact treatment plans, but laboratory medicine accounts for less than five percent of health care costs. Find out how body fluids and tissues help pathologists make a diagnosis and how this information is used to determine how a patient will be treated.

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 our work at the UVM College of Medicine and the UVM Medical Center. For more information on the Fall 2015 schedule, or to register through the UVM Medical Center for any or all of the sessions, 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.

  • UP NEXT - Tuesday, November 03, 6:00 - 7:30pm: “Cerebral Consequences: The Impact of Concussions in Youth Athletes,” by  James Hudziak, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Medicine, and Director, Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families. Concussions and related problems are a major concern in professional sports like football and hockey, with little concrete evidence of the long-term consequences. In younger athletes, even less is known, but research using neuroimaging is shedding new light on the impact of sports-related sub-concussive and concussive events on young hockey players' brain structure and function and behavior. Learn about normal childhood brain development and discuss how concussion affects youth and may impact athletes later in life.

University Scholars Lecture Series presents "Cardiac Rehabilitation: One at a Time"

Thursday, October 8, at 4:00pm, in Waterman Memorial Lounge. UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS LECTURE SERIES presents "Cardiac Rehabilitation: One at a Time" with Philip A. Ades, M.D., Professor of Medicine and sponsored by the Dean of the Graduate College, The University of Vermont. Please contact Dean Carole Whitaker with any questions.

Macmillan Symposium: "Solving Stress"

Saturday, October 10, 9:00am - 10:00am, in Davis Auditorium, at UVM Medical Center. Come learn about the underlying neuroscience and psychology of stress and how to cope. For more information, visit the event website.

UVM COM 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 College of Medicine on Monday, October 12th, from 11:00am – 2:00pm, in MedEd 309.

This will be a walk in clinic, so come by at any time during that time frame. However, in anticipation of the 12:00pm – 1:00pm hour being particularly busy, we will have a sign-up sheet (four 15 minute blocks) with priority assigned to those who sign up. Walk-ins during that hour will be accommodated, but the wait may be longer depending on how busy it is. Please Brett Powers ('18 Wellness Committee Rep) if you want to sign up for the 12-1pm hour, and indicate which 15-min block (12-12:15, 12:15-12:30, etc.) you prefer.

The flu shots are $20 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 Brett Powers ('18 Wellness Committee Rep).

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Course in Clinical Research

The UVM College of Medicine Dean's Office and Vaccine Testing Center are again supporting the NIH's Course "Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research" for our 2nd year. This is a broad-ranging, excellent introductory course in all aspects of clinical research including study design, statistical analysis and regulatory components. It is a sizable commitment, with 2 lectures/ week from October to March 2016, but worthwhile. Lectures are given by NIH and international experts in the topic area. At the end of the course, the student can opt to take the final exam toward a certificate of completion.

In 2014, approximately 40 of our medical center-based faculty, staff and students took the course and over 20 took and passed the exam. Nationwide, there are 89 remote sites and 5277 students nationwide.

The course is free to all those affiliated with UVM research. This year (unlike last year), the course will be entirely completed on-line, at the convenience of the student, which means lectures can be batched on one's own schedule. Please visit the course website for more information and the schedule of lectures. To sign up, simply click on the registration link on the right side of the page, select "University of Vermont College of Medicine" as the remote site and add your information.

If you do plan to take the course, please let us know by emailing Megan Barnes at the Vaccine Testing Center. We have several textbooks which can be borrowed for the course.

SAVE THE DATE: The UVM COM Graduate Student Research Showcase

On Monday, October 5 and Tuesday, October 06, the UVM College of Medicine presents the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Graduate Research Showcase featuring Patrick Y-K Wong, PhD '75, 2015 Medical Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award Recipient as a keynote speaker. Please view the showcase flyer for the full schedule or view the events on the COM Student Activities Calendar. Please contact UVM COM Alumni Relations with any questions or to RSVP for the reception.

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in-Training Magazine

in-Training, the online magazine for medical students, is looking for medical students of all class years to submit articles and essays about their experiences in medicine for peer-edited online publication.

With an emphasis on humanism in medicine, in-Training is run entirely by medical students and serves as an outlet for budding physician-journalists and writers at all medical schools around the globe. They seek articles on any topic relevant to the medical student community, including reflections, opinions, policy, research, poetry and art.

Since they went live in July 2012, they have published 750 articles from 300 writers at 120 institutions in seven countries. in-Training was featured on NPR, USA Today, and the Scientific American blog. They are also a winner in the 2014 Web Health Awards.

Students and faculty are invited to visit in-Training at and subscribe to the twice-monthly newsletter at Please at fill out the interest form or contact the editor at if you are interested in writing, editing or reporting for in-Training.

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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:
(items left unclaimed for more than two weeks will be left as freebies in the student lounge)

  • Wide leather wrist band with twisted weave pattern and bronze snap-clasp
  • Purple Contigo travel coffee mug
  • Off-white lunch bag with black paisley patter and black round handles
  • Black SIGG steel water bottle
  • Pink Camelbak Chute 600ml water bottle with a purple and orange cap

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Family-Friendly Church Reaches Out

Very family friendly, progressive, and welcoming church invites medical students and their families to make Malletts Bay Congregational Church (UCC), West Lakeshore Drive, Malletts Bay, your "home away from home" while you are in Vermont. Fall programing begins this Sunday, September 13th at 9:30 am with lively worship, backpack blessing (for all ages), Sunday School for children, and a free cookout after worship. For many years MBCC has welcomed students away from home and all sorts of families (including same-gender parents) to our comfortable and accessible worship space. We'd love to welcome more this fall. Please contact Reverend Marjorie MacNeill, interim pastor, with any questions.

Room for Rent in 3BR House

Room for rent in a 3 bedroom house on a part- time or monthly basis for medical student, resident or faculty member. Safe, quiet place about 1.5 miles from hospital /university and on bus line and with parking. You have a room to study and work. Prefer someone who will have a small footprint. Kitchen privileges. $500 per month or pro-rated per week. Please contact Sharon Ultsch if you are interested or if you have any questions.

Apartment for Rent - Available Now

1BR Apartment available in Prime Downtown Burlington location - A large one bedroom apartment is available in a carriage barn on prime quiet street. Steps from downtown and UVM campus. Includes large bedroom, open kitchen, living and dining area with additional room that can serve as a perfect guest room and/or office. $1,200/month plus heat. For more information, call Nancy at 802-578-6441.

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