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January 16, 2017 - January 22, 2017
Policy 540.30 - Grading: Foundations - Policy Highlight: "Marginal Pass"
(Policy 540.30, Article 1) Most courses in Foundations use the grades of Honors, Pass, Marginal Pass, and Fail. The Marginal Pass grade is a formative grade that does not appear on the official UVM transcript, but is recorded in the student's Larner College of Medicine file and is reviewed by the Committee on Advancement in its evaluation of student progress.
(Policy 540.30, Article 7)Grades in all Foundations courses will be assigned based on the following numerical scale:
Class of 2017
Class of 2018
Class of 2019
Class of 2020
THIS WEEK - January Dining with the Deans!
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, in HSRF 200. Join Dean Zehle and Dean Jeffries to promote positive collaboration between the students and members of the administration over a Sugar Snap-catered lunch. Share your concerns, identify problems, and suggest solutions that you may have regarding your medical education. UVM COM is a great institution and we would love to hear what works and your ideas on how we can further improve the program.
This month's special guests are Dean Gordon Jensen, MD, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Research, and Dr. Renee Stapleton, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Medical Student Research.
THIS WEEK - Health Justice Community Forum
Tuesday January 17th from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Larner Classroom (Med Ed 100), the SNMA (Student National Medical Association) and SNHP (Students for a National Health Program) are sponsoring a Health Justice Community Forum as part of the #ProtectOurPatients campaign. This forum is part of a greater national campaign that many medical schools and institutions are involved in across the country, in response to the changes in political administration, and potential changes to health care and policy. As part of this forum, we want to draft a list of community core-values that are representative of what we stand for. Here is a pre-existing statement of values:
The ultimate purpose of our forum is to empower members of our medical community to speak up, so another part of the event will involve sharing our stories organically. The fundamental question we hope participants will attempt to answer is this: In this time of uncertainty, what do you care about, why do you care about it, and what are you willing to do for it? You can play music, sing a song, or recite a poem as alternatives to telling a personal story. If you are interested in performing, please contact Anna Lidofsky (co2020). This is an inclusive event, and individuals of all backgrounds (including political) are encouraged to attend. Also, dinner will be included!
THIS WEEK - Class of 2019 Public Health Projects Poster Session & Community Celebration
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 3:30 - 5:30 PM, in HSRF 100 (the Hoehl Gallery). Please accept Dr. Jan Carney's special invitation to join the medical students of the Class of 2019 and their faculty mentors in a poster display session at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Work from all 16 project groups will be displayed in a poster session summarizing their work. Students and faculty mentors will be available to answer questions and share their findings. Refreshments will be served.
Please come and help us celebrate the work of the Class of 2019 as they complete their Public Health Projects (PHP)! The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine Public Health Projects are developed in partnership with the United Way of Northwest Vermont. Please contact Dr. Jan K. Carney, Associate Dean for Public Health and PHP Course Director, with any questions.
THIS WEEK - 2017 MLK Health Equity Lecture - Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP
Wednesday, January 18, 5:30 pm, Medical Education Center 200, Sullivan Classroom. 4th Annual MLK Health Equity Lecture: "We Are All Flint: The Flint Water Crisis and Public Health Advocacy" with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, Pediatrician, Hurley Children's Hospital & Michigan State University. Mona Hanna-Attisha MD, MPH, FAAP directs the Michigan State University and Hurley Children's Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative and model public health program to research, monitor and mitigate the impact of the Flint water lead crisis. The Pediatric Public Health Initiative employs evidence-based interventions for inclusion in its response to the Flint water lead exposure. Dr. Hanna-Attisha will speak about the historical and current situation in Flint and the role of public health advocacy in ensuring safe water in our communities. Please visit the event on Facebook, and please feel free to contact email@example.com with any questions.
All-Payer Health Care in Vermont, What is it and What does it mean for us? With Dr. Norman Ward, Chief Medical Officer of OneCare Vermont
Monday, January 23rd, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, in Med Ed 200. The AMA (American Medical Association) and SNHP (Students for a National Health Program) are proud to welcome Dr. Norman Ward, the Chief Medical Officer of OneCare Vermont. OneCare Vermont is the new state-wide Accountable Care Organization, an all-payer system which aims to provide a coordinated group of health care providers who are accountable for the quality and costs of the care they provide. Dr. Ward will speak about the effect of the new system, addressing questions such as "How will this affect us as future physicians?" and "What does this mean for Vermont and healthcare across the country?" Lunch will be provided. Please contact Lauren Gaffaney (co2020) with any questions.
Navigating the Stages of Biotech Entrepreneurship: From Discovery to Exit
SPARK-VT is pleased to host Jake Reder, Ph.D. CEO, Celdara Medical presenting "Navigating the Stages of Biotech Entrepreneurship: From Discovery to Exit" on Monday, January 23, 2017, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, in Lafayette 408. No RSVP required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or visit www.uvm.edu/sparkvt.
Martin Luther King Celebration 2017 Keynote Speaker
The keynote presentation with Sheyann Webb-Christburg will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in Ira Allen Chapel. Sheyann Webb-Christburg, named the "Smallest Freedom Fighter" by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be this year's keynote speaker. At the age of eight, she became inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to become a civil rights activist and participated in the infamous civil rights march known as "Bloody Sunday". Ms. Webb-Christburg is also nationally known as a co-author of the book Selma, Lord, Selma: Girlhood Memories of the Civil Rights Days, which was later made into a Disney movie entitled Selma, Lord, Selma. The keynote presentation is sponsored by President Tom Sullivan, Department of Student Life, and the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.
THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. Tickets are FREE and available per the following: Tuesday, January 17, tickets are available to the UVM community (1 ticket with UVM ID); Friday, January 20, tickets are available to the general public (1 per person). Tickets are limited and available at: 1st floor Hoffman Information Desk in the Dudley H. Davis Center, Registrar's Office Student Service Center Kiosk in Waterman Building, and The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine Dean's Office during business hours. To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Student Accessibility Services at 802-656-7753.
UVM invites you to please join us for our Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Education and Learning Events January 17 – January 31, 2017.
American Urological Association Presents "Urology: A behind the scenes look at an amazing specialty and how to get there" (free webinar)
January 25, 2017, at 8:00 PM Eastern, via webinar. Faculty presenters include Jessica E. Kreshover, MD, Gina M. Badalato, MD, and Seth A. Cohen, MD. This free webinar will provide medical students interested in urology an overview of the breadth of urology and discuss the path from medical school to a urology residency. Our panel of experts will share their experiences and answer your questions about applying for urology residency programs. Learning Objectives: Identify the different attributes urology training programs are looking for in their resident applicants; Discuss differences in residency training programs and how this may aide in decision making about the best program for individuals; Outline process for application to urology residency including timeline; Discuss AUA student membership and online resources available to medical students. Reserve your spot, today.
Peer Support Group
The Wellness Committee invites you to the monthly Peer Support Group on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, in Med Ed 302. This month we will be discussing experiences surrounding Step 1 preparation. This is NOT a meeting to discuss study plans, tactics, or progress; it is a meeting to talk about how we are handling what can sometimes be a very difficult experience. There will be Wellness Committee members of multiple class years present to add some perspective. This is a nonjudgmental, confidential meeting for students to share their experiences and listen to those of their peers. Food will be provided. Please contact Laurie Griesinger (email@example.com, co2016) with any questions.
The Wellness Committee invites you to the monthly Fresh Friday. Come by the Student Lounge on Friday, January 27, 2017, at noon, for some fresh produce! Food will be provided. Please contact Florence Lambert-Fliszar (co2020) with any questions.
Nominate! 2017 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Awards
The Office of Medical Student Education is now accepting nominations for an outstanding physician faculty member and an outstanding medical student currently on track to graduate in May 2017 for the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Awards, presented annually by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.
Please review the criteria for the award and then send Kiersten Hallquist your nomination for: 1) A physician faculty member and 2) A graduating medical student, including a narrative statement (no more than 1 page) describing the award nominee's qualifications. Faculty who received the award in the past five years are not eligible to receive the award. Thus, the following faculty are ineligible this year:
All students, faculty members, and staff members are welcome and encouraged to submit nominations for both students and faculty recipients. Re-nomination of faculty members nominated in prior years who have not received the award are accepted, however, self-nomination or solicitation of nomination is not considered appropriate.
Nominations should be sent to Kiersten Hallquist via email by Monday, January 30, 2017. Award recipients will be selected by a committee comprised College of Medicine deans and former award recipients. The Class of 2017 GHHS Members will also participate in the selection of the Faculty Award recipient.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Klingenstein Fellowship: Joint Meeting with Harvard Chapter
Tuesday, January 31st. 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, in HSRF 300. Lunch will be provided. Dr. Steve Schlozman, one of the most engaging speakers in child and adolescent psychiatry (please feel free to check out his webpage) and the Harvard student Klingenstein contingent will be joining us via skype for a discussion on emerging topics in the field. All interested students are welcome. You need not have attended a previous Klingenstein meeting to participate. The Klingenstein Fellowship pairs students with faculty mentors in child and adolescent psychiatry and facilitates exposure to clinical and research experiences in the field. Each year, fellows have the opportunity to attend the Klingenstein games with participating medical schools. Visit the UVM chapter's website for more information. Please contact Moshe Bitterman (co2018) with any questions.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE THIS WEEK - National LGBTQ Health Conference: Bridging Research and Practice
The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing at Northwestern University and Center on Halsted invite submissions for the 5th Annual National LGBTQ Health Conference. With national sponsors including the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the Centers for Disease Control, the National LGBTQ Health Conference is an interdisciplinary translational research conference that aims to bring together scientists, public health professionals, and healthcare providers to improve the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer populations.
This conference will specifically focus on creating a dialogue between researchers and practitioners by integrating both research findings and clinical application into each panel or symposium. We further aim to foster professional development and networking opportunities. 2017 Conference Themes are HIV/AIDs; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Adolescent Health; Violence and Trauma; Suicide and Mental Health; & Intersections of Race/Ethnicity and LGBTQ Health.
Please review and download our Call for Submissions form for the 5th Annual National LGBTQ Health Conference to be held April 28-30, 2017 in Chicago, IL. To review the submission guidelines and submit your application online, please visit our Proposal Submission Webpage. Applications must be received by January 16, 2017 at 11:59PM CST. All applicants will be notified by February 1, 2017 if they have been selected to present. The conference will be held April 28-30, 2017 in Chicago. For more information, please visit the program web page.
Miller School of Medicine Community Health Leadership Conference
The 2017 Community Health Leadership Conference (CHLC) hosted by the Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Department of Community Service (DOCS) at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine will be held March 10 and 11, 2017 at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, FL.
The goal of the CHLC is to enhance the community health initiatives of our nation's medical schools through collaboration and discussion. Student leaders are invited to present their successes and challenges in community health projects as well as network with other medical students with similar initiatives. The conference includes oral and poster presentations with a cash prize going to the best presentations, addresses from several keynote speakers, and sessions where students will meet to share ideas and discuss ways to improve community service delivery at their institution. In addition, attendees are invited to attend the DOCS Liberty City Health Fair and two student-run clinics, Lotus House and San Juan Bosco.
Instructions for submitting an abstract for either an oral or poster presentation and more information regarding the conference can be found online. The priority deadline to apply is January 27th and the final day to submit is February 10th. Registration is now open! If you have any questions about the conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maltepe University International Student Congress
We are honored to invite you to Maltepe University International Student Congress, which will be held on May 8-9, 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. The main theme of the congress will be 'Personalized Medicine' which has been a particular interest in medical sciences. We would like to meet you in the light of science as the students of Maltepe University Faculty of Medicine, which aims to be "free in thought and universal in science". We are looking forward to your participation and valuable research, which will enrich this international congress. We wish to be together with you at the congress which we combine the natural beauty of our campus with a strong scientific and social program. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
Welcome back, hope you enjoyed the holidays! I wanted to reach out to encourage you to consider applying for the Albert Schweitzer fellowship if you haven't already. It's a great opportunity to provide service while getting to know the communities in Vermont and develop some leadership skills. I learned a lot and talked about my experience often during my residency interviews. The application, this year, is due on February 01, 2017. Feel free to contact Jessica Huang, co2017 & Schweitzer Fellow, or Molly Rideout, Schweitzer Faculty Advisor, if you want to hear about the experience or have just have general questions on the application or how to get started.
Announcing New Certified Research Track at the University of Vermont - March 2017!
We would like to make you aware of a new opportunity for medical students -- a certificated Research Track that will begin in March 2017. This optional Track will be offered jointly to Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Medicine students. It will include several components such as a 2-year monthly curriculum, quarterly journal clubs, opportunities to participate in "real-life" aspects of research (e.g. observe the process of clinical trial design), and resources for finding research projects and mentoring throughout the University. The 2-year curriculum will include workshops, hand-on sessions, and seminars on clinical, translational, and basic science research topics to improve your research knowledge and skills. These sessions will occur in the evening about once per month. Please email Dr. Renee Stapleton, Assistant Professor and Director of Medical Student Research, if you are interested or have any questions.
Northeast EMIG Conference
The Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine student Emergency Medicine Interest Group is hosting their annual Northeastern Emergency Medicine Interest Group Symposium on Saturday, January 28th. This one-day event brings together medical students from the northeast who are interested in connecting with residents and attendings in the field of Emergency Medicine. In addition, there will be interactive small group sessions, including an ultrasound session. Please contact Susan M. Caulfield, Director of Student Affairs at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, with any questions.
The Palate, a peer-reviewed online publication for medical students at the intersection of nutrition and public health, is looking for medical students of all class years to submit manuscripts for publication. We accept scholarly articles, opinion pieces, and personal narratives which explore the connections between nutrition, public health, and medicine. Since our launch in May 2016, we have published 15 manuscripts and have a student network of editors at over 11 different institutions.
The Palate is run entirely by medical students and seeks to engage medical students in conversations that explore the connections between nutrition and public health, and the health of our patients, communities, and ourselves. We envision a future where nutrition is an integral part of health care practice and medical education. We believe The Palate will inspire a commitment to the integration of nutrition and public health in the future medical careers of our readers.
If you are interested in contributing to The Palate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We seek manuscripts on all topics related to nutrition and public health, including the current obesity epidemic, food inequalities and insecurities, and our food environment.
We also seek medical students to serve on the publication's editorial board to curate content for this important new community, as well as faculty members to serve on our publication's editorial board as Nutrition Experts. Contact us at email@example.com to get involved.
Lost something? Email the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) a description of the item, where and when it was last seen, and who to contact if someone finds the item, and we 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 three weeks will be left as freebies in the student lounge):
Two-Bedroom Townhouse Available NOW!
Two-bedroom townhouse apartment for rent. Rent: $1350/month plus heat and electricity. Completely renovated. New sheetrock, flooring, cabinets, bathroom fixtures, electrical, lighting, plumbing, paint, doors, windows. Economical natural gas heat. Terrific location. Off street parking. Available December 1st. No smoking. No pets. Now taking applications. Call Tom at 864-9082, if you are interested.
Townhome to share
Looking for roommate to share my South Burlington furnished condo. It's a 2-bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, swimming pool, tennis court, washer and dryer, and parking. It's also near bike path and 3 miles to Champlain College, UVM and medical center. I am seeking a professional, graduate or medical student. The room is furnished with a queen bed, a dresser, and a night table, but could be unfurnished. I am offering a month-to-month agreement, $575/month, plus 1/2 the utilities and a deposit. The room is available starting February 01. Looking for a non-smoker. No pets. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Room for Rent
One or two private bedrooms available in home with homeowner and another UVM student bathroom shared among students. $650/month. Available immediately through the end of May 2017. Burlington, in a private family residence, a 5 - 10 minute walk to UVM, Medical Center, & Champlain College. Parking included. No pets. Non-smoker. Kitchen privileges. References requested. Contact: Lee @ 863-2879 or email email@example.com if you are interested.
New Podcast Resource
The Undifferentiated Medical Student (TUMS) is an interview-based podcast about choosing a medical specialty and planning a career in medicine (available for free on iTunes and elsewhere). The TUMS podcast is hosted by Ian Drummond, a 4th year medical student at Case Western Reserve University, who is currently struggling with the task of learning about all the specialties he didn't get to explore during his core clinical rotations, making the personal choice of which one is best for him, as well as trying to develop a sense of what he wants his career to look like well beyond residency. In an attempt to address these matters, issues with which many medical students struggle, Ian decided to do interviews with at least one physician from each of the 120+ specialties and sub-specialties listed on the AAMC's Careers in Medicine website and to record these conversations as a means of scaling the mentorship of these physicians so that all medical students struggling with career planning could benefit from their advice. As an example, we've provided the interview for internal medicine.
Sunny Single-Family Bungalow in the Five Sisters Neighborhood
Sunny single-family bungalow (88 Charlotte Street) available, in popular Five Sisters neighborhood in the south end. It has 3 bedrooms, a large living room, 1 bathroom, a front porch, and a washer and dryer. It is located half a block to Callahan Park, a 10-minute walk to downtown, and close to UVM. No smokers, but a good dog is welcome; no cats please. Asking $2,200/month. Utilities not included. Available February 01. Call Sally at 802-355-7526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Looking for Housing?
Call Dave at (802) 343-4776 if you are interested in any of the following housing opportunities: