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April 20, 2015 - April 26, 2015

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Useful Websites University Opportunities
Weekly Tips & Tricks Research, Fellowship, and Scholarship
Policy of the Week Lost & Found
Class Information Classifieds (housing, jobs, for sale, etc.)
Volunteer Opportunities  

USEFUL WEBSITES

Student Handbook Ombudsperson Webpage UVM OSR Blog
Activities Calendar AHEC Website Specialty Advisor List
Study Spaces "ONE: News for Our Employees" - UVM Medical Center" (March 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"
(Winter 2015 Edition)
 

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Weekly Helpful Tips and Tricks from OMSE:

  1. UVM Phone/internet scams involving IRS and police: Between April 10th and April 15th, 2015 the University of Vermont Police received information from citizens about suspicious phone calls they received. During the same period the University of Vermont Police also learned of approximately 18 Faculty and Staff members whose taxes were filed fraudulently. Please read the full bulletin for full details outlining this event and be careful out there! Please contact UVM Police Services with any questions, concerns, or information regarding this incident.
  2. Roadway Construction Notices: The Dean’s Office is passing along the attached notices from Facilities Design and Construction about the STEM project and some related Roadway construction work on campus. For more information, view the Carrigan Roadway Construction Notice and the Cook Roadway Construction Notice, and/or visit the UVM Facilities Design & Construction website. Please contact UVM Facilities Design and Construction (802-656-3291) with any questions or concerns.
  3. The COM Student Activities Calendar is posted outside of the Student Lounge; don't miss a free lunch! Please add your events to the Student COM Activities Calendar! You can simply invite the Student COM Activities Calendar to your event and OMSE will approve the addition.
  4. Access the COM Student Activities Calendar! Please contact Kiersten Hallquist if you have any questions.
    1. For PCs/Outlook on a tablet or computer: Open your calendar in Outlook, right click on the space where your calendar is checked, click "Add Calendar," choose "from Address Book" in the drop-down menu, type "COM Student Activities Calendar" and click "add" when it is selected in the address book; finally, click "OK." You can check and uncheck the calendar to open and close it.
    2. 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).
    3. 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)
    4. 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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Policy of the Week

Review of Academic Performance (Policy 565.20 - Policy 565.40)

The Committee on Advancement will review the total performance of each student at least twice within each curricular segment (Foundations, Clerkship Year and Advanced Integration) on the basis of grades and narrative comments by the course and rotation directors and satisfactory completion of global assessments and requirements. Specific procedures under which the committee operates are as follows:

1. Clerkship: (Policy 565.30)

  1. Students must satisfactorily complete the work of the Clerkship Year to progress to Advanced Integration by vote of the Committee on Advancement.
  2. UVM College of Medicine students taking medical, family, or parental leave during their clerkship year may take up to 12 weeks of Advanced Integration elective credit prior to completion of their Clerkship Year. To be eligible, students must be in good academic standing. Students may not take Advanced Integrations courses if the prerequisite clerkships have not been completed. Cases will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Associate Dean for Students and may be referred to the Committee on Advancement for further consideration.
  3. A student failing two or more Clerkships will be dismissed from the College of Medicine for unsatisfactory performance.
  4. In addition to the above, the Committee on Advancement may determine that a student has not satisfactorily completed the work of the Clerkship Year even if there are no clerkship failures. Such a determination may reflect consistent or collective marginally acceptable performance with failure to achieve expected competencies or successive failures in final summative assessments of medical knowledge. In such cases the Committee on Advancement may require a student to take certain remedial actions including, but not limited to, repeating one or more clerkships, repeating an entire curricular segment, or the committee may dismiss the student from the College of Medicine.
  5. A student may withdraw from a clerkship following approval of the student's written request by the Associate Dean for Students and the clerkship director. The request must be made prior to the final day of the rotation. The transcript grade for such a rotation will be recorded as WITHDRAWN. A narrative evaluation of the student's performance prior to the withdrawal will be submitted for incorporation in the student's permanent record. A student must obtain permission of the Committee on Advancement to retake/remediate the clerkship in a manner acceptable to the clerkship director.
  6. A student who fails to attend a scheduled Clerkship without having been excused by the Associate Dean for Students will be assigned a grade of FAIL.
  7. Students must pass the End of Clerkship Level Clinical Skills Examination (CSE) in order to graduate. To be eligible to take the CSE, all required work of the Clerkship Year must be completed successfully. A student failing the CSE after one attempt must retake the exam. A student failing on the second attempt may, on a vote of the Committee on Advancement, be allowed to remediate his/her performance or may be dismissed.

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:

  • DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Return Pagers and Clean Out Baird Lockers No Later Than 4/24! Time is passing quickly and graduation will be here before you know it! Please return your pagers and clear your lockers for rising fourth-Year Advanced Integration and rising third-year Clerkship students. UVMMC Baird 2 Lockers need to be emptied by Friday, April 24, 2015: send an email to April Berteau confirming your locker number and that it is vacant; any content left in the lockers after 4/24 will be removed, placed into individual bags, and labelled by locker number; if your items are not retrieved by 5/8, then the remaining items will be placed "up for grabs" in the Student Lounge. Pagers must be returned to OMSE no later than April 24: either drop by Given Courtyard N100 (OMSE) to receive a receipt, or you can mail them directly to us at your expense; Our mailing address is as follows: UVM College of Medicine, Office of Medical Student Education, Attention: April Berteau, The Courtyard at Given, N-100, 89 Beaumont Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405; as a reminder, there’s a $150.00 charge for any pager that is lost and/or not returned to our office by April 24. Lastly, enjoy these last few months as a COM student, and we look forward to seeing you all in May. Please contact April Berteau with any questions or concerns.
  • DEADLINE THIS WEEK - UVM Rainbow Graduation: Would you like to wear a beautiful, hand-made rainbow stole at graduation? Would you like to honor the achievements of your fellow graduates and also be recognized for all your hard work amongst other LGBTQ community members and allies? Make sure to visit the Rainbow Graduation and RSVP BY APRIL 22 to let the Center know that you will be graduating/participating. Please contact the LGBTQA Center @UVM with any questions.
  • Class of 2015 Honor's Night: On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, we will hold our Honors Night dinner to honor the graduating A.O.A., GHHS students from the Class of 2015 and Senior Awards. This event will be held in the Emerald Ballroom at the Sheraton Burlington. We look forward to starting things off with cash bar and appetizers at 6:30 PM followed by dinner at 7:00 PM. Graduating seniors dinner will be paid for by the College of Medicine (tickets are non-transferable). Guests are welcome, guest tickets are $35.00 each. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP using our SignUp Genius sign up page (PLEASE WRITE YOUR FULL NAME when you complete the RSVP). If you are bringing guests, please note the number of guests in your RSVP and provide full payment by May 1 to Melanie Sestokas (make checks out to "The University of Vermont" and write "Honor's Night" on the memo line; unfortunately we do not accept credit cards at this time). The deadline to accept your complimentary ticket along with guest tickets is Monday, May 1.
  • Senior Week Ticket Sales: Tickets for senior week will be sold as follows: May 4 from 12:00-1:00 Med Ed 204; May 5 12:00 - 1:00 Med Ed 204 and 5:00 - 6:00 Med Ed 301; May 6 12:00 - 1:00 Med Ed 204 and 5:00 - 7:00 Med Ed 204. Please contact Sarah Gardner or Emily Rosen if none of these times work for you. Ticket prices are as follows: $10/ticket for Osler, $25/ticket for paintball, $25/ticket for cruise, $30 package for Osler + paintball or + cruise, and $40 for all three events. Paintball will be for class of 2015 only. Guests are allowed on both the cruise and to the Osler banquet, but there is a capacity for each, so please be aware of this. The limit for the cruise is 148, and for Osler is 179. All other events are open to anyone and do not require tickets. Please feel free to view/print/save the full Senior Week schedule. Contact Sarah Gardner or Emily Rosen with any questions or concerns.
  • Purchasing Graduation Announcements: If you are interested in purchasing Graduation Announcements, you can find everything you need at the Balfour site. The announcement you will be ordering has been approved by the College of Medicine and contains specific information for this year. Please note that you must deal directly with Balfour, as the College has nothing to do with the sales and delivery of these products. Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education with any questions.
  • Reserve Your Graduation Tickets! This email, which went out to your class on April 1, is your invitation to reserve your graduation tickets. Please note that only medical degree candidates can log into the site. Please read this document thoroughly and please pass on the information that pertains to family and friends. Anyone NOT planning to attend graduation, please notify the Office of Medical Student Education ASAP. Deadline to reserve your tickets is noon, on May 8, 2015. Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education with any questions.
  • Complimentary Graduation picture for you- A gift from the Medical Alumni Association: On behalf of the Medical Alumni Association (MAA) we would like to congratulate the Class of 2015 on their upcoming graduation. The MAA would like to give each member of the Class of 2015 a copy of their group photo taken at Graduation. In order to send you your photo, we need to have your future mailing address. The address you will have after June 2015. If you prefer that we send your photo to your parents address, please let us know. For your convenience – update your address here today! Don’t forget to include your email address too! Please note: Updating your mailing address will ensure that you receive Vermont Medicine Magazine. Contact Medical Alumni Relations (802-656-4014) with any questions.
  • Class of 2015 Class Gift: Don’t miss your chance to contribute to your Class Gift! Many have already given ( thank you ), and no matter the size, your gift helps the class of 2015 get closer to its goal of 100% participation! All donors to the Class Gift will be listed in the December 2015 – Annual report issue of Vermont Medicine. Contact Medical Alumni Relations (802-656-4014) with any questions.

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Class of 2016:

  • Discounted Book Offer for UVM Students: Fourth year can be an isolating and stressful time from deciding where to do electives, when to take Step 2, working on your personal statement, preparing for interviews, and all the nuances that go along with it. Many students in the graduating class of 2015 wish they had a guide to help navigate those challenges. Twelve student authors, many of whom are in the graduating class of 2015, wrote a short book (150 pages) sharing their experience, inside tips, and honest advice to help future students. The book is due out in early May, but is being offered on a special pre-order discount to UVM medical students. For more information, visit www.medicalmatchbook.com, or contact Michal Ursiny (2015).
  • TIME CHANGE - Anesthesia Interest Group - 4th Year Panel: Tuesday, May 5th, 5:30pm, in Med Ed 201. If you are thinking about applying to residency in anesthesia then this is an event you won't want to miss :) The graduating 4th years will be giving the inside scoop about their experiences applying to residency, interviewing, what programs they applied to, which were good, which were not so good, board scores, research, away rotations, tips to make you a stronger applicant and ANYTHING else you might want to know. This is a great opportunity for all years to come and learn more about the specialty as well as start thinking ahead to residency. Snacks will be served!! Please contact Chris Mayhew (2017) with any questions.
  • Imaging the World is Seeking Research Participants (volunteer or elective): Are you interested in unique volunteer or elective time with opportunities to learn more about global & public health, clinical research, & ultrasound techniques? Since its inception, ITW has created multiple new and sustainable models for ultrasound training and imaging in rural and underserved areas around the world. Currently, ITW is engaging in research to create an eFAST ultrasound protocol to be used in trauma situations. ITW needs students who are willing to learn the ultrasound technique, and gather data by performing scans on eligible patients. Read more about Imaging the World on their website. If you are interested in this opportunity, as a volunteer or for a 2 or 4 week research elective, please contact Mary Streeter. Please feel free to view/ print/ post/ share the Imaging the World Program flyer.

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Class of 2017:

  • TIME CHANGE - Anesthesia Interest Group - 4th Year Panel: Tuesday, May 5th, 5:30pm, in Med Ed 201. If you are thinking about applying to residency in anesthesia then this is an event you won't want to miss :) The graduating 4th years will be giving the inside scoop about their experiences applying to residency, interviewing, what programs they applied to, which were good, which were not so good, board scores, research, away rotations, tips to make you a stronger applicant and ANYTHING else you might want to know. This is a great opportunity for all years to come and learn more about the specialty as well as start thinking ahead to residency. Snacks will be served!! Please contact Chris Mayhew (2017) with any questions.
  • Imaging the World is Seeking Research Participants (volunteer or elective): Are you interested in unique volunteer or elective time with opportunities to learn more about global & public health, clinical research, & ultrasound techniques? Since its inception, ITW has created multiple new and sustainable models for ultrasound training and imaging in rural and underserved areas around the world. Currently, ITW is engaging in research to create an eFAST ultrasound protocol to be used in trauma situations. ITW needs students who are willing to learn the ultrasound technique, and gather data by performing scans on eligible patients. Read more about Imaging the World on their website. If you are interested in this opportunity, as a volunteer or for a 2 or 4 week research elective, please contact Mary Streeter. Please feel free to view/ print/ post/ share the Imaging the World Program flyer.

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Class of 2018:

  • A Book by UVM Students: Now that the class of 2015 has matched, many students wished they had a guide to help navigate the challenges of the preclinical courses all the way to residency interviews. Twelve student authors, many of whom are in the graduating class of 2015, wrote a short book (150 pages) sharing their experience, inside tips, and honest advice to help future students. Getting early insight as a rising 2nd year can help to sort out how and when to spend your valuable time and energy through the remainder of your medical school experience to give you more choice when it comes time to match. The book is due out in early May, but is being offered on a special pre-order discount to UVM medical students. For more information, visit www.medicalmatchbook.com, or contact Michal Ursiny (2015).
  • TIME CHANGE - Anesthesia Interest Group - 4th Year Panel: Tuesday, May 5th, 5:30pm, in Med Ed 201. If you are thinking about applying to residency in anesthesia then this is an event you won't want to miss :) The graduating 4th years will be giving the inside scoop about their experiences applying to residency, interviewing, what programs they applied to, which were good, which were not so good, board scores, research, away rotations, tips to make you a stronger applicant and ANYTHING else you might want to know. This is a great opportunity for all years to come and learn more about the specialty as well as start thinking ahead to residency. Snacks will be served!! Please contact Chris Mayhew (2017) with any questions.

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VOLUNTEER

Community Service News from Student Council

THIS WEEK - Vermont State Food Bank Volunteer Opportunity

Saturday April 25th, 2015, 8am – 12pm, at the Vermont State Food Bank in Barre, VT. UVM COM Student Council will reimburse participants for gas and provide lunch. They need 19 people to help sort and pack food in the warehouse. Please visit the volunteer sign up for information and to SIGN UP. Contact Catherine Suppan if you have any questions.

THIS WEEK - Special Olympics Basketball Tournament

Special Olympics VT is hosting their annual State Basketball Tournament this weekend at UVM. They're looking for volunteers to assist with basic first aid needs. There will be two shifts per day: 10-1:30 and 1-4:30. It's okay if you can't stay the whole time. This would be a great experience to include on your CV if you haven't done much volunteering in med school. Plus, it's fun to watch the games and cheer on the athletes! Please contact Cordelia Ross (2016), if you're interested.

THIS WEEK - Burlington Kids Day

The Pediatrics SIG is going to help out at the Burlington Kids Day at a table hosted by the UVM Pediatrics Department on May 9th, shifts available between 10:00 and 4:00. If you are interested, please contact Stephanie Brooks (2018).

Medical Volunteering in Tanzania

Children's Aid - Tanzania is a not-for-profit organization duly registered in the United Republic of Tanzania. Children's Aid Tanzania been operating since November, 2006 with offices in Moshi, Tanzania. The mission of the organization is to provide help to the vulnerable young people of the region who have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS and other fatal diseases. Children's Aid Tanzania would like to know if you would be interested in volunteering in our different programs as well as dealing in Tropical and Family Medicine.

We recommend that the Volunteers spend at least two months in our Medical Programs. Children's Aid Tanzania also has its own accommodation property where the Volunteers stay; Nyota Bed And Breakfast is ideally situated in Moshi town center.

Our field staff give the Volunteers an Orientation Guide of Moshi town, take them to their program on the first day, help with arranging their Volunteer CTA Permit and are available 24/7. If a Volunteer would like to do a safari to one of our famous National Parks or climb Africa’s free standing Mount Kilimanjaro, we can arrange this through our sister company, Tin Tin Tours. Please contact Tin Tin Tours with any questions or concerns.

Brain Injury Association of Vermont’s (BIAVT) annual Walk for Thought

Looking for students interested in joining a UVM College of Medicine team to walk in the Brain Injury Association of Vermont’s (BIAVT) annual Walk for Thought to raise awareness for traumatic brain injury. The BIAVT is an amazing local organization that works to provide support and resources for individuals who have suffered from TBI as well as their families, and helps them to transition back into the community after injury. The walk is taking place on Saturday, May 30th at Oakledge Park. If you are interested in joining the team and starting an individual fundraising page, visit the event website and click the “Join this Team” button. Please contact Erin McElroy with any questions.

Summer Special Olympics in Burlington, VT—Volunteer to be part of the Medical Team!

The Vermont Special Olympics Summer Games take place in Burlington on May 29-31 and will involve over 400 athletes. We are looking for volunteers to serve as part of our Medical team. The Medical On-site Team is responsible for providing assistance in the event of an injury. All volunteers will be overseen by a certified professional who will assist in the event of any major injuries. Injuries may include but are not limited to: skin scrapes, muscle soreness, concussions, chest pain, etc. Only individuals with a medical background or currently training in a medical field are permitted to register (i.e. RN/NP/PA/DO/MD/PT/EMT). For more information contact Jen Makrides or Justin Graham. To sign up, visit the Medical On-site Team - 2015 Special Olympics VT Summer Games webpage.

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES

TODAY - Refugee Health Lunch Time Talk: Health Care Approaches in the Bhutanese Nepali Community

Monday, April 20th, 12:00-12:50 p.m., Med Ed 200. Come listen to Bhutanese Nepali community members and UVM VT-LEND Fellows, Bidur Dahal and Basu Dhakal, talk about Bhutanese Nepali history, culture, common health issues, and access to care here in VT. The presenters will share a brief history of the Bhutanese Nepali population and describe the atmosphere of eviction life in refugee camps. They will discuss the concept of health in Bhutanese Nepali communities, focus on mental health issues commonly seen in the resettled Bhutanese refugee population, and discuss what support and services are currently available and what more can be done. Please contact Samantha Siskind with any questions.

TODAY - Integrative Health Herbal Talk

Monday, April 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in Med Ed 300. Join the Integrative Health SIG for monthly herbal talks with Kate Westdijk, M.S.. Kate is clinical herbalist, educator, and food systems researcher at UVM. The April talk will focus on "Vermont Superfoods". Join us to hear about the therapeutic evidence base behind familiar plants and fungi to restore and maintain wellness. Share your favorite uses and learn new ways to prepare them in your home or to recommend in your practice. Free samples provided! Sponsored by the Integrative Health SIG, Laura Mann Center for Integrative Health and the UVM Program in Integrative Health.

THIS WEEK - "How to Search Google Scholar"

Tuesday, April 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in the Dana Medical Library Classroom. Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature with many irresistible features along with some definite challenges. Come learn how to make Scholar an important tool in your clinical or research toolkit. Instructor: Alice Stokes

Questions about any of our workshops? Have a suggestion for a topic you’d like us to cover? Please contact Gary Atwood (802-656-4488). Courses will be posted to the COM Student Activities Calendar, but you can also view the full spring schedule, online.

THIS WEEK - 2015 CONVOCATION OF THANKS

You are invited to the 2015 CONVOCATION OF THANKS, on Saturday, April 25th, in Ira Allen Chapel. Sponsored and coordinated by the UVM College of Medicine Anatomical Gift Program. Please RSVP by April 21.

The Convocation of Thanks is held for the families of past donors. This annual program allows students and donor families to come together and share their experiences and gratitude. Contact the Office of Medical Student Education with any questions or concerns.

UVM COM Peer Support Group

Monday, April 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in Med Ed 305. 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 with any questions.

Travel Awards Application Deadline Approaches

Hello everyone - the next application deadline for travel awards is April 30th. The University of Vermont Medical Student Travel Opportunity was established to support students who would like to travel to conferences, alternative learning opportunities or similar events. Travel awards are funded through donations to the UVM College of Medicine.

Please be sure to review the guidelines for travel awards and download the most current application. Information can be found on COMET, under the Student Affairs Lounge (click on "Travel Awards" on the green navigation bar, to the left of the Student Affairs lounge). Contact Melanie Sestokas if you have any questions or concerns.

EM Residency Application Event for May 4th

For those interested in applying for EM residency: Dr. Ben Osborne, the EM Residency Program Director at Bay State Medical Center, will be here on Monday, May 4th at noon in Med Ed 201 to help! He noticed that while UVM puts out great doctors, we can benefit from some advising to be more competitive applicants for EM programs. This is a great workshop to attend if you are planning on applying to EM this year or in the next year. If you have questions, please contact Jani Kim.

Film Screening: "Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies"

The UVM Cancer Center and VT PBS is hosting a screening and expert panel discussion of the new Ken Burns’ film Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies on May 19, 2015 at 6 PM in Carpenter Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, and students are encouraged to attend to join in the dialogue inspired by the film’s review of the history, present and future of cancer research, treatment and survivorship. Please contact Sarah Keblin, Communications Manager for The University of Vermont Cancer Center, with any questions.

In Memory of Dr. Paula Fives-Taylor

The University of Vermont community in loving memory of Dr. Paula Fives-Taylor wishes to honor her special life by the planting of a memorial tree on the campus of the University. The tree, a sugar maple (Acer saccharum), will be planted in the courtyard behind Marsh Life Sciences Building near the memorial beech (Fagus sylvaticus) of her beloved husband, Dr. Fred Taylor. Through its statue, grace, strength, and endurance, the tree will carry forward the essence of Paula in a living, vital way.

It will cost $2,500 to complete this project. Costs include purchase, delivery, and installation of the tree, design fees, and cost and installation of a plaque. Cost also includes perpetual care and maintenance of the tree and corresponding plaque.

Donations are currently being solicited. Checks may be made payable to the UVM Foundation at the following address:

The UVM Foundation
411 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401

For credit card gifts, donors may call 800-458-8691 or go online at the Alumni Office Donation Page. Please specify either on the check, to the staff member, or in the online comment box Paula’s name, noting that it is for a memorial tree. Typically trees are planted from May 15 to October 15. A dedication service is being planned. The date of this event will be announced in the near future. Please contact Maura Randall, in the Dean's Office, if you have any questions.

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RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIP, & SCHOLARSHIP

UVM COM Delegation at AAMC OSR Meeting, in New Orleans

The COM delegation traveled to the AAMC OSR annual meeting in New Orleans, and they contributed reflections on their experience to the UVM COM OSR Tumblr Blog. The page was updated through the April 15 - April 18 conference. Email either of the attending OSR Reps, Kathryn Anderson (Class of 2018) or Peter Wingfield (Class of 2015) with any questions. CHECK IT OUT >>

33rd Annual Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatics

The 33rd Annual Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatics will be held June 15 - July 4, 2015, at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD. The Graduate Summer Institute offers short, intensive courses in epidemiology and biostatistics intended to develop an understanding of the principles, methodologic strategies and practical aspects of epidemiological research.

With onsite and online courses, you choose the course format that works best for your schedule. Register for one or more courses. You may take courses for either professional development, to enhance your current skills, or for academic credit if you are interested in applying the course work towards a degree program. For more information, or to apply, visit the Institute website. Contact the program coordinator, Ayesha Khan (410-955-7158) with any questions.

Travel Awards Application Deadline Approaches

Hello everyone - the next application deadline for travel awards is April 30th. The University of Vermont Medical Student Travel Opportunity was established to support students who would like to travel to conferences, alternative learning opportunities or similar events. Travel awards are funded through donations to the UVM College of Medicine.

Please be sure to review the guidelines for travel awards and download the most current application. Information can be found on COMET, under the Student Affairs Lounge (click on "Travel Awards" on the green navigation bar, to the left of the Student Affairs lounge). Contact Melanie Sestokas if you have any questions or concerns.

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LOST & FOUND

LOST

Lost something? Email the Office of Medical Student Education a description of the item, where and when it was last seen, and who to contact if someone finds the item, and we 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)

  • One 2c Rubbermaid TakeAlong food container

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CLASSIFIEDS

2015-2016 Shelburne House Rental

Four bedroom/3 full bath modern single family home on 6 acres in Shelburne with Green Mountain views for a group of 3-4 med students/residents, 15 minutes to hospital, $700/month/person inclusive (utilities, cleaning, internet, etc.) Located on Spear Street. Please contact Alan Kirkpatrick (802-503-5332) for photos or information. Available June 1.

3BR Raised Ranch, in Williston

Looking to rent our well-maintained house: a 3 BR, 21/2 bath, raised ranch in Williston. Has an updated kitchen, cozy dining room overlooking large back yard and deck. Living room has beautiful hardwood floors. New carpet in family area. 2 car garage. Perfect for Graduate students or Medical Students. Near the bus line. A 15-minute drive to UVM. Rent is $1900 which includes utilities. Could be shared by 2 or 3 students. Quiet neighborhood. Pets would be considered. Available mid-April. 6-month lease Would consider 3, or more than 6. If you are interested, please contact Denise at 233-6007 or deehop@gmail.com, or contact rentals@rentalsolutionvt.net

Riverwatch Condo for Rent, Available June 1, 2015

Riverwatch Condo for Rent – 2 bedroom, 1 bath - $1650/month. Available June 1, 2015. Heat, hot water, trash & recycling removal included. 1000 square-foot townhouse style end unit in secured building. Updated kitchen, dishwasher, microwave. Washer and Dryer in Unit. This is a very quiet unit, nobody is above you. 1 garage parking space included, plenty of other spaces. Community pool access. 2 carpeted bedrooms with large closets upstairs, 1 bedroom has extra storage room. 10-15 minute walk to UVM.FAHC through path & Trinity Campus. 0.5 miles to downtown Winooski, 1.5 miles to downtown Burlington. Located on bus line (Riverside Ave). Cat, Dog Friendly (requires additional deposit). Visit the home-owner's Google Doc to view photos of the place. Please contact JustinStinnett@gmail.com if you are interested, or if you have any questions.

2015 Rental - 84 Hardy Ave

I am a family nurse practitioner and I used to work with the family practice residency program in Milton, Vermont from 1995-1998. I used to rent my house out to residents. After a hiatus my house is once again back on the market as a rental to medical students or residents.

It is a three-bedroom house in the new north end and located just one block from the bike path and Lake Champlain. $1700/month. Please view the house flyer for more information and photos. Contact Louise Coats, FNP (540-818-1526) if you have questions or would like to see the house.

2 Bedroom Apartment for Rent June 1st - Heat Included

Sunny, large two bedroom, 1 bath apartment for rent starting June 1st (I am graduating in May and moving out). Located on North Prospect St near Loomis St in a very quiet building of other graduate/medical students and professionals. A great apartment for a couple or two roommates. This is an EXCELLENT location for medical students: 5 minute walk to UVM, 12 minute walk to Church St. Rent is $1260/month including heat/hot water/trash/plowing with one month’s rent for security deposit. Off-street parking for 1-2 cars. No pets or smoking. Please email Michelle VanHorne or call Hildegard Cooke (802-863-6656) for more information.

Exceptional Private Lakefront Luxury Home

Beautiful furnished 4-bedroom lakefront home on large private lot with spectacular Adirondack views and 160' of lake frontage. 5 minutes from Medical Center in South Burlington; $2750/month plus utilities; available September- May. This is a very special place for the right people. Contact Michael Sirotkin (802-999-4360) if you are interested. Feel free to visit the home-owner's VRBO page for photos.

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