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October 20, 2014 - October 26, 2014

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Useful Websites Volunteer Opportunities
Weekly FYIs (Stay Sane Out There!) University Opportunities
Policy of the Week Research, Fellowship, and Scholarship
Class Information Lost & Found
This Week's Events Classifieds (housing, jobs, for sale, etc)

USEFUL WEBSITES

Student Handbook Ombudsperson Webpage UVM OSR Info
UVM LivingWell Center 2014 - 2015 Specialty Advisor List NBME
UVM Bored "ONE: What's Happening at FAHC" (September Edition) Rotating Room (Sublets)
Fletcher Allen Grand Rounds "This Week @FAHC" Newsletter Study Spaces
Office of Diversity & Inclusion Medicine Newsletter: "The Chart" (Fall 2014 Edition) AHEC Website

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FYIs - To Help Make Your Day Slightly Saner:

  1. UVM COM Peer Support Group: 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 is provided! This month's meeting is on October 22, 12pm-1pm, in HSRF 300, and the group will focus their discussion on how HSF is going for the first year class as well as the general pressures of academics and how students can find balance in their lives. Contact Danie Leahy if you have any questions about the UVM COM Peer Support Group!
  2. Did You Know You Can Post on the Monitor Slideshows in Given Courtyard and the Hoehl Gallery?! Students are welcome to submit announcements and events for inclusion in the weekly slideshow that displays on the monitors. Preference is given to events that are open to students, faculty and/or staff. Please send information including event name, date, time, location, contact information and any other details that would be helpful, to Carole Whitaker Friday mornings, by 9 am for inclusion in the following week’s slideshow!

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Policy of the Week

Attendance (Policy 510.10 & Policy 510.20)

Attendance: Foundations

Students are responsible for regular attendance and participation, for completion of assignments, and for thorough preparation for examinations. Students are expected to arrive for learning activities fully prepared to learn (preparative work complete, bringing appropriate learning materials and technology, etc.). Learning activities in foundations include lectures, large group active learning exercises, laboratories, small group sessions, clinical rotations, simulation, experiential learning, formative assessments, homework and other activities as assigned. Each course syllabus will list which activities are mandatory. All students must participate in activities in which they are expected to contribute to the learning of others. Assignments involving direct patient care are never optional. Student absences from mandatory events for significant personal reasons should be requested through the course director. (Examples of such events may include illness, funerals, and serious illnesses in the family.) Absences of more than a two-day duration must be requested from and approved by the Associate Dean for Students, who will coordinate approval with the course director and the course coordinator. Students are responsible for making up all missed work during absence; make-up assignments are at the discretion of the course director.

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 UVM College of Medicine faculty at an approved clinical site. Student absences for significant personal events should be requested through the clerkship or advanced integration course director. (Examples of such events may include residency interviews, illness, funerals, and serious illnesses in the family.) Absences of more than a two-day duration must be requested from and approved by the Associate Dean for Students, who will coordinate approval with the clerkship or course director and the department coordinator. Students presenting academic work at national meetings are ordinarily allowed two days away from a rotation (a travel day and the day of the presentation), with appropriate permission from the clerkship/course director. Make-up work for absences will be determined by the clerkship/course director.

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

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CLASS INFORMATION

Class of 2015:

  • SURVEY RESPONSES NEEDED - Value and Impact of International Health Electives on Medical Education: Have you participated in a global health experience abroad during medical school? This could be formally through school, a medical institution, or informally. If so, please help us gather information about the value and impact of International Health Electives on medical education by taking this 15 minute survey. This survey is part of a research project on medical students participating in International Health Electives (IHEs). Specifically, the goal of our survey is to determine qualities medical students believe are useful for success in an IHE and to determine if IHEs impact career path and medical education. Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Limited demographic information will be collected. Your responses will be kept secure and confidential. If you have any questions about this research study please contact Dr. Molly Moore, the Principal Investigator. If you have any questions about your rights as a participant in a research project, please contact Nancy Stalnaker, the Director of the Research Protections Office at the University of Vermont at (802) 656-5040. We really appreciate your consideration.
  • ADVANCED INTEGRATION INFO SESSION PANELISTS NEEDED! Dr. Zehle and the Student Affairs Team are looking for a few students (~5) applying in a variety of specialties, to participate in a student panel on Thursday, November 20th at ~ 2:30 pm to answer questions from members of the Class of 2016 about the Advanced Integration level of the curriculum. Students really value hearing from their peers about how they navigated the Advanced Integration year. Snacks and drinks will be provided! Please notify Emma Faustner if you are interested in participating and thank you for considering this opportunity!

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Class of 2016:

  • SURVEY RESPONSES NEEDED - Value and Impact of International Health Electives on Medical Education: Have you participated in a global health experience abroad during medical school? This could be formally through school, a medical institution, or informally. If so, please help us gather information about the value and impact of International Health Electives on medical education by taking this 15 minute survey. This survey is part of a research project on medical students participating in International Health Electives (IHEs). Specifically, the goal of our survey is to determine qualities medical students believe are useful for success in an IHE and to determine if IHEs impact career path and medical education. Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Limited demographic information will be collected. Your responses will be kept secure and confidential. If you have any questions about this research study please contact Dr. Molly Moore, the Principal Investigator. If you have any questions about your rights as a participant in a research project, please contact Nancy Stalnaker, the Director of the Research Protections Office at the University of Vermont at (802) 656-5040. We really appreciate your consideration.
  • Any interest in a dermatology information session? The Dermatology Student Interest Group will be hosting an information session with fourth year students applying into dermatology sometime in November. The session will cover such topics as preparing for away rotations, residency applications, interviews, and other related topics. If you are planning on applying into dermatology and are interested in attending this information session please send Jameson Loyal your e-mail so he can appropriately plan for this event.
  • FREE LUNCH -- Looking for Focus Group Members: Let your voice be heard! Fourth-year medical student, Andy Jones, is looking for 5-10 members of the Class of 2016 to participate in an one-time Focus Group as part of an ongoing study of your class, examining attitudes and knowledge about LGBT+ people and healthcare. If you’d like to participate, please send an email to Andy Jones for more information and scheduling, or just drop by at noon on Tuesday the 21st. Thanks again to all who participated in the online surveys to help with this research!

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Class of 2017:

  • SURVEY RESPONSES NEEDED - Value and Impact of International Health Electives on Medical Education: Have you participated in a global health experience abroad during medical school? This could be formally through school, a medical institution, or informally. If so, please help us gather information about the value and impact of International Health Electives on medical education by taking this 15 minute survey. This survey is part of a research project on medical students participating in International Health Electives (IHEs). Specifically, the goal of our survey is to determine qualities medical students believe are useful for success in an IHE and to determine if IHEs impact career path and medical education. Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Limited demographic information will be collected. Your responses will be kept secure and confidential. If you have any questions about this research study please contact Dr. Molly Moore, the Principal Investigator. If you have any questions about your rights as a participant in a research project, please contact Nancy Stalnaker, the Director of the Research Protections Office at the University of Vermont at (802) 656-5040. We really appreciate your consideration.
  • USMLE Step 1 Presentation: The latest version of the Step 1 Presentation, presented as part of your CRR curriculum on Monday, October 13, is now available on COMET in your CRR folder as well as in the USMLE section of Student Affairs (you must be signed into COMET before using this hyperlink). The "NBME How to Do Questions" event Laurey mentioned during the presentation has been scheduled for Thursday, January 15, 5:30pm - 9:00pm. Please contact Kiersten Hallquist if you would like to schedule a meeting with Laurey Burris to discuss Step 1 Prep.

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Class of 2018:

  • Wellness Committee Elections: Interested in running for the Wellness Committee? Please write a paragraph explaining why you are interested in becoming a member of the Wellness Committee and email to John McLaren by 5:00 on Monday, October 27. These paragraphs will be displayed, along with your picture, on the election ballot. Voting begins on October 28 and will close on election day, November 4. Please direct questions to any member of the Wellness Committee.
  • FMIG Suturing Clinic: The Family Medicine Student Interest Group (FMIG) is hosting its annual suturing clinic, led by Sam Fallahian and a few family medicine residents. The event will teach the basics of suturing and is currently only open to first year medical students. The event will begin at 5:30pm on Tuesday, November 4th and will be located in MedEd300. Dinner will be provided at 5:30pm before the event begins. Availability for the first 35 students to reply. RSVP by October 28th to Kathie Beaudry. Please contact Nick Bonenfant if you have any questions.
  • UVM COM Summer Opportunities Panel: OMSE will host a COM Summer Opportunities Panel on Thursday, November 20, 12pm-1pm, in Med Ed 200. Mow-down on some Leonardo's Pizza and pick brains on various ways you might spend the summer between your first and second years. Students as well as MedQuest and AHEC will be present to answer questions. Please contact Kiersten Hallquist if you have any questions.
  • Are you interested in becoming a member of the Student Education Group (SEG)? SEG is a group of students that works to improve the educational environment at the College of Medicine. Four representatives from each class meet once a month with the Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education, our faculty advisor, to discuss a variety of topics relating to the student experience within the Vermont Integrated Curriculum (VIC). We evaluate courses, create improvement projects, expand study space, and help with whatever issues arise throughout our education. SEG meets on the first Tuesday of every month, at 5:30pm, in Med Ed 202. Our meetings are open to any student interested in attending and we encourage you to join us. If you are interested in becoming a SEG Representative we would especially like to meet you. Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 4th, at 5:30pm, in Med Ed 202. If you would like to be considered for one of the four SEG Representative positions in the Class of 2018, please email a short paragraph of interest to Dylan Hershkowitz no later than Tuesday, October 28th. If you have any questions feel free to email Dylan Hershkowitz.

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THIS WEEK'S EVENTS

To find out what is happening at the University of Vermont and the University of Vermont College of Medicine:

  • View the UVM COM Activities Calendar ONLINE:
    • This calendar is populated in REAL TIME from the COM Student Activities Outlook calendar!
    • To publish an event to the COM Student Activities Calendar, simply invite the calendar as a resource the event from within your host-calendar (be sure this does not automatically populate your event location).
      BE SURE TO INCLUDE:
      • Details about your event in the notes
      • The person who serves as a primary contact for event questions, concerns, or RSVPs!
  • The UVM COM Activities Calendar is posted outside of the Student Lounge Daily during weekdays!
  • Add the COM Student Activities Calendar to your Laptop or Desktop Outlook:
    • Right click on "My Calendars"
    • Scroll down/hover over "Add Calendar" and choose "From Address Book"
    • Ensure the drop down menu indicates that you are searching either the "Global Address Book" or "Resources" (either work!)
    • Search "COM Student Activities Calendar"
    • Click on "COM Student Activities Calendar and then click the button labeled "Calendar" at the bottom of the Address Book window, OR double click on "COM Student Activities Calendar
    • Click "OK" and you will now have the COM Student Activities Calendar available in your list of calendars. You can check the box associated with the calendar to "turn it on" and view activities!
  • Get the COM Student Activities Calendar on your Smart Phone:
    • 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).
    • 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 here, or from the iOS instructions, which are posted above)
    • "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!
  • You can also feel free to visit the University of Vermont Events Calendar or the UVM /Bored? Calendar for more events in the UVM and Burlington Community!

Please contact Kiersten Hallquist if you have any questions regarding the UVM COM Events Postings.

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VOLUNTEER

UVM COM Community Service Corner!

Got an idea for a community service event for the school? Contact Catherine Suppan.

October Event Planned: Winooski Teen Center

The October Community Service event is planned! Come join us at the Winooski Teen Center on October 17th from 5:30-8:30 (or anytime in between) to help construct themed trick-or-treat stations that will be used on Halloween for an evening of fun, safe trick-or-treating at the O’Brien Community Center. We will also be staffing a few of the stations on Halloween night from 5:00-7:00, so there will still be plenty of time afterwards to get ready for whatever else you have for Halloween plans! If you are creative and want to hang out with some teenagers, come on the 17th (dinner provided) or if you want to hand out candy and other healthier treats while dressed up, sign up to staff a table on the 31st. Or do both! Any time you can give is greatly appreciated! Friends welcome. Please sign up using the Google Signup Sheet; next week, an email will go out to those who indicated their interest on the Google Doc Signup.

Schweitzer Fellowship Charity Kickball Tournament

The 2014 UVM Schweitzer Fellows are planning a Schweitzer Fellowship Charity Kickball Tournament and we need your help! Family members, friends, and kids are all encouraged to play! It should be a fun day and a great way to raise money for local non-profits and charities.

What: Schweitzer Kickball Tournament Fundraiser. This will be a round-robin style kickball tournament. Games will be 3 innings long each (20-30minutes). No experience necessary. All are welcome!
Why: Come play kickball to support local charities and non-profit organizations
When: Saturday, October 25, 2014: 10am-2pm (Rain or Shine!)
Where: UVM Rec Fields
Cost: $5 per person (cash/checks will be collected at the tournament and all proceeds will go to the winning team’s charity)
How: Assemble a team of 7-10 student, co-workers, friends and/or family members and then sign-up online!
Food: There will be free food provided!
Deadline: Sign up by Friday, October 24 at 10am. Schedule will be released Friday afternoon.

If your team wins all the money raised at the tournament will be given to the charity of your choice! Contact Molly Rideout with any questions.

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES

UVM COM Halloween Dance

doctor holding pumpkin

Come on out for a scarily good night of music, refreshment, and fun at the annual Halloween Dance held Friday, October 31, 9:00pm - 1:00am, at Billings Hall! Come dressed to impress for a chance to win; costume contests will be held for the most creative costume, scariest costume, and best group costume(s). Tickets will be sold for $5 on Oct 27th to Oct 30th from 12:00pm-1:00pm in the Medical Education Atrium. Questions? Contact Andre Robinson.

Office of Primary Care & AHEC Summer Opportunities Meeting

Med Students, Nurse Practitioner and other graduate health professions students: join us to learn about paid summer 2015 opportunities, including MedQuest and AHEC Summer Projects. Sullivan Classroom (Med Ed 200), noon-1pm. Sign-up at meeting. If you have any questions or want more information, please contact ahec@uvm.edu.

UVM AHEC's Annual New York Recruitment Day

Recruiters from hospitals and practices around Northern New York will be present and recruiting for physicians to practice in their communities, free buffet lunch and raffle, 11am-1pm, Fletcher Allen Health Care’s Davis Auditorium Concourse. If you have any questions or want more information, please contact ahec@uvm.edu.

Anesthesiology Mingling Event

The Anesthesiology Interest Group is having its annual fall meeting with the anesthesiology department. Come meet the department and other students interested in anesthesiology. We’ll be talking about events for the upcoming year, opportunities to shadow and more. Pizza will be provided! The meeting is in the hospital. Oct 27th at 5:30PM in ACC 2 Anesthesiology Conference. If you have any questions, please contact Billy Tran.

6th Annual Women of Color Leadership Retreat

Friday, November 7 - Sunday November 9. Applications for the 6th Annual Women of Color Leadership Retreat are being accepted now! Find the application on our website. The Women of Color Leadership Retreat is an annual event supported by offices and departments across UVM and co-convened each year by The ALANA Student Center and The Women's Center at UVM. The Retreat is an opportunity for women of color to come together and discuss the many facets, impacts to and influences of women of color's leadership. Our rich and engaging curriculum is designed by a diverse group of women of color from across the UVM community. Students, staff and faculty at UVM, who identify as women of color, are welcome to apply. Please contact the Women of Color Leadership Retreat with any questions.

UVM 1in4 Program Workshop

Monday, October 27th, at 7:00pm, in Fleming Museum 101 (Marble Court). "Male Student Leaders at the University of Vermont Unite to Educate Peers about Sexual Assault and Rape."

A group of male students at The University of Vermont has founded an all-male sexual assault prevention, peer education group. Their name, "One in Four," comes from the statistic that one in four college women has survived rape or attempted rape at some point in her lifetime. Their debut presentation, also called The Men’s Program, is a fifty-minute presentation geared toward males that provides the knowledge and the tools to support a survivor. Additionally, the workshop teaches bystander skills so that individuals can safely intervene if they see a potential rape about to occur. Please join us in launching 1in4 as UVM’s newest sexual assault prevention group. Please feel free to view/download/print/share the event flyer!

The One in Four program at UVM is facilitated by a colleague of mine at CAPS, Keith Smith. This is very important work. Many believe that the national tragedy of the frequency of sexual assault in general, and specifically here on college campuses, is a problem that men could solve or largely solve if they were to begin to think about the victims of these crimes as their sisters, mothers, nieces, daughters, cousins, partners, and friends.

Yes, there are cases where men are victims and women perpetrators, but the culture which leads to a number of "1 in 4 college women" is predominantly one of sexism and male entitlement and the violence that results. Men taking responsibility for their own culture and its implications is an important piece in solving this terrible and painful aspect of the state of things in our broader community.

The numbers are so overwhelming, it is difficult to think about without wanting to avert one's mind. Many victims walk amongst us without our knowledge because of stigma and shame. Supporting efforts like this one not only raises our own awareness, but demonstrates to others our commitment to a safer, healthier community. Consider taking a study break and invest some time to become part of the solution.

For more information, please contact Keith E. Smith, Men’s Outreach Coordinator (802-656-4428).

ODI Health Equity Spotlight for October

During the month of October we are highlighting issues of health disparities involving the LGBTQ community.

Social inequality is often associated with poorer health status, and sexual orientation has been associated with multiple health threats. The Institute of Medicine's 2011 report, The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Understanding highlights current knowledge of the health status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations; identifies research gaps and opportunities; and outlines a research agenda to help NIH focus its research in this area.

Recognizing that there is a need to prepare culturally-competent physicians who can provide medical care and prevention services that are specific to these populations, the Vermont Integrated Curriculum incorporates medical student education and training in overall health disparities for this important segment of the population. LEARN MORE >>

TAKE THE QUIZ: LGBTQA & Health Disparities

Take the quizA BIGTHANKS to everyone who participated in our first Health Equity Quiz! Congratulations to our winners: Staff member – Maria Sckolnick & Student – Margaret “Maggie” Graham! Both will receive UVM COM sweatshirts from the UVM Bookstore, compliments of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) and Medical Student Education!

Be sure to test your knowledge on October’s Health Equity Quiz!

TAKE THE OCTOBER QUIZ NOW >>

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RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIP, & SCHOLARSHIP

Most rewarding procrastination - help a fellow student do research!
5-Minute Survey: Vaccines and Medical Students

Vaccines are among the most controversial preventive health measures today. At the same time, communities in the United States are experiencing outbreaks of measles and pertussis. Our survey is part of a Public Health Project conducted by second year medical students at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Our goal is to assess knowledge, experience, and attitudes of medical students towards vaccination. Our project has been reviewed and accepted by the University of Vermont Research Protections Office. You may contact Dr. Jan Carney if you have questions or concerns. This survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete.

Symposium- LGBT Health and Human Rights: New Ideas for Dynamic Times

Monday, November 17, 2014, 5:30pm - 8:00pm, Open Society Foundations, 224 West 57th Street, Between Broadway and 7th, New York, NY 10019. The Hastings Center and the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics invite you to a symposium: "LGBT Health and Human Rights: New Ideas for Dynamic Times." Cultural attitudes toward same-sex marriage are changing dramatically, but still LGBT persons experience staggering health burdens and human rights violations. What are the best ways to close the health disparities gap for LGBT persons? Have the most cogent arguments for LGBT rights been advanced? If not, what are stronger arguments? Award-winning author Andrew Solomon and psychiatrist-bioethicist Tia Powell will explore these questions.

A roundtable conversation will follow with a distinguished panel of respondents: Robert Espinoza, M.P.A, senior director of public policy & communications, SAGE, Jamie Lindemann Nelson, Ph.D., philosopher, Michigan State University, and Ram Raju, M.D., president & CEO, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. The discussion will be moderated by The Hastings Center’s president, Mildred Z. Solomon, Ed.D..

This symposium builds on the recent release of LGBT Bioethics: Visibility, Disparities, and Dialogue, a groundbreaking special report, co-edited by Tia Powell and Mary Beth Foglia and published as a supplement to the September-October 2014 Hastings Center Report, a leading bioethics journal.

RSVPs are essential as space is limited. RSVP or direct any questions to Siofra Vizzi (845-424-4040 x202).

Biomedical Informatics Research Training Opportunity at Harvard Medical School

Biomedical Informatics is the convergence of biomedicine, at every level of biological scale, with a variety of technological and quantitative disciplines, including computer and information sciences, biostatistics, and cognitive science.

Selected fellows are provided with many opportunities for training, research, interaction, and collaboration. Our program encompasses multiple research laboratories at Harvard Medical School. All fellows also pursue the two-year Harvard Medical School MMSc in Biomedical Informatics.

Applications for the 2015-2016 academic year, with a start date of July 2015, are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is November 3, 2014. The fellowship program is funded by a grant from the NIH’s National Library of Medicine and is, therefore, open to US citizens and permanent residents. Fellowships provide stipend, travel funds, and tuition.

More information regarding the training program and the required application process is available on the program website.

New England Science Symposium

Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. The New England Science Symposium (NESS), established in 2002, promotes careers in biomedical sciences. NESS provides a forum for postdocs; research fellows; medical, dental and graduate students; post baccalaureates; pharmacy students; college and community college students (particularly for African-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American/Alaska individuals) to share their biomedical and health-related research activities through oral or poster presentations, to engage in discussions related to career development in the sciences, to exchange ideas and to expand their professional networks.

For more information on abstract submission requirements and registration, please see the conference flyer. Contact The New England Science Symposium with any questions.

"Imaging the World" - Research Opportunity for Those Interested in Radiology, Emergency Medicine, or Emergency

Interested in Radiology, Emergency Medicine, or Surgery? Want to do some research? Imaging the World, an organization started by UVM’s Dr. Kristen DeStigter to help improve healthcare in the developing world through the use of ultrasound, is conducting a study to validate its new extended focused assessment with sonography in trauma (eFAST) protocol. Once the protocol is optimized, the long-term goal is to test its utility as a triage tool to help improve trauma outcomes in resource poor areas. The first part of the project will be carried out here at UVM, and we are looking for some students to help identify potential study participants via chart review. In addition to helping complete this important work, opportunities may be available for authorship, as well as training in ultrasound. For more information or to get involved, contact Kovi Bessoff.

Essex South District Medical Society Scholarship

The Essex South District Medical Society awards scholarships annually. The Scholarship Committee invites all eligible students to apply. Their philosophy is to assist in funding the medical education of a student from an Essex South city or town. For more information about eligibility requirements and application instructions, please review the scholarship solicitation letter. Applications are due no later than January 1 of the academic year. Please contact Susan Frazier (1-800-944-5562) with any questions.

Apply for the Lyme Corps Program

Lyme Corps is a train-the-trainer program that equips health professional students and residents to teach others about Lyme disease while concurrently magnifying CDC’s efforts to disseminate accurate information about Lyme disease to health care providers and the general public.

If you are interested in applying for the Lyme Corps program, please complete and submit the following to Dr. Christina Nelson by Wed, November 12, 2014:

  1. Application form (downloadable DOC)
  2. Resume or CV
  3. 1-2 page essay on why you want to join Lyme Corps. If you have any personal experiences with Lyme disease (yourself, friends & family, or patients) please describe these as well.

As a reminder, the average time commitment for Lyme Corps is 5-10 hours per week during the spring/summer, and many of the activities are flexible so can be done on participants’ own time.

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LOST & FOUND

LOST

Lost something? Email Kiersten Hallquist 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 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)

  • White-clear Skirack water bottle with black lid
  • Black Contigo travel coffee mug
  • Gray-framed Banana Republic glasses in a fuzzy green Columbia glasses case
  • ThinkPad USB-Ethernet cord
  • Gray totes umbrella
  • Black Thermos water bottle with clear flip-top
  • Brown woven Nine & CO visor with "Ruth Evant" written on the tag (was not in the Global Address book - do you know her?)
  • Black turtle fur scarf

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CLASSIFIEDS

Efficiency Apartment on Proctor Ave, Near Rice High School

Furnished efficiency apartment available near campus (Proctor Ave) available January 1, 2015. Wonderful, safe neighborhood, close to bus line and necessities:

  • Quiet, heated, garage parking space, private entrance, water, trash, Wi-Fi, dish TV, snow removal (all included)
  • 5 minutes by car to UVM, medical school, and hospital.
  • One person only. Looking for a medical student or resident.
  • $850 plus electric (ranges $15-$25 per month)

View the photo flyer to see pictures of the house, and please contact Elaine Greenfield (Home Landline: 802-864-9209) if you have any questions or are interested.

Rental at Hill Section in Burlington

Lake and Mountain Views, beautiful sunsets on the deck, renovated, bright, sunny home, beautifully landscaped yard on secluded Hill Section Street. Walking distance to UVM, Champlain College, FAHC, and downtown Burlington.

$2400 per month + utilities. Trash and landscape care, large kitchen, extended kitchen area, den, dining room, Living room (build in book cases), washer /dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, disposal, eye level build-in oven, Jenn-air hardwood floors, walk-in closet, finished basement, new energy efficient windows, patio, deck and mudroom, three-zone oil heat, air/partial, and driveway parking are included.

Deposit, credit check, references, min. 6 months lease required. Tenant must carry renter's insurance. Non smokers only. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact hillsectionbtv2012@gmail.com.

$650/mo. 1br in a 2br condo - Just off of Spear St; Just renovated

Looking for a roommate to share a 2-bedroom condo in South Burlington, starting November 1. The condo was recently renovated and includes 2 parking spaces, coin-op washer and dryer in the building, tennis courts, and a pool. Rent is $650/month + half of utilities. You can view pictures at the condo craigslist posting.

I'm a 26 year old working professional and I like to ski, kayak, play kickball and lacrosse. Sorry, but no pets. If you're interested, email Mike Tavares with your phone number and a little about yourself.

Call for Nominations - Open NRMP Positions!

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is seeking nominations for four positions on its Board of Directors. The positions include:

  • One Director
  • Two Resident Physician or Fellow Directors, one of whom must be a graduate of an international medical school
  • One Student Director

The term of service for the Director is four years, with a maximum of two terms. The terms of service for the Resident Physician / Fellow and Student Directors is two years, with a possible second, one-year term if the member maintains current training status for the entirety of the second term. A summary of the qualifications and background being sought is attached to this email. The Board meets three times a year, usually in October, January, and May. Additional day-long meetings, as well as periodic telephone conference calls, may be required for Board committee work.

Nominations should be sent by email to support@nrmp.org or by fax to 202-354-4586. Nominations must include the nominees' curricula vitae (15 pages maximum) and a letter of support. The deadline for receipt of nominations is February 1, 2015. After that date, nominees who meet eligibility criteria will receive a supplemental application requesting information about their knowledge of and experience with the NRMP. A slate of candidates will be presented for election by the Board at its May 2015 meeting, and the terms of service for the newly-elected Board members will commence July 1, 2015.

Prospective Board members may wish to review our public website at www.nrmp.org for information about the Matching Program and NRMP policies. If you have questions, please contact the NRMP at support@nrmp.org or by telephone at 202-400-2233.

$1950 / 3br - Cozy & Convenient 3BR Available NOV. 1st!

Conveniently located on East Ave, a quick walk from campus and the hospital. It's in a quiet neighborhood but still downtown-accessible. Close to Centennial Woods for a touch of nature and Laughing River Yoga when you need to de-stress after exams and big papers. Please follow the link for our craigslist posting for pictures. It is available as early as Oct.15th-Nov. 1st. Please contact Ani at 973.494.1447 to schedule a showing! You can view photos of the place on the house Craigslist posting.

$1950 / 3br - 1700ft² - Lovely house on Mansfield Ave.

Looking for the perfect home in one of Burlington's most sought-after neighborhoods? This 1,700 SF home offers 3 bedrooms on the second floor plus a large office and storage closet on the third floor. Recently updated kitchen with dishwasher, plus plenty of basement storage with a washer/dryer. Only 2 blocks from the hospital/campus, this house connects to an open network of backyards with over 15 kids and all manner of swings, tree houses, ice skating rinks, zip lines and more.

$1,950 includes lawn care, but not gas, electric, trash or water. Tenants coordinate snow removal with the other half of the duplex.

A testimonial from the last tenants: "We only planned on staying for a year, but were here for over 2 as we loved the location so much. Our girls absolutely miss playing with all the kids in the back yard and the house worked out perfectly for us."

Available immediately. 1 year minimum lease. First month + 1 month security deposit due. Pets negotiable. Please contact Jennifer Green if you are interested.

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