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May 23 - May 29, 2016
Student Pagers (Policy 955.00)
Early in the Clerkship Year each student is assigned a specific pager. Students accepting pager assignments agree to abide by the terms of this policy as listed below, with the understanding that they are responsible for pagers assigned to them and that the pager is assigned to them for a limited time.
When assigned, the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) will record identifying pager information in the student's electronic academic history file.
OMSE will ensure that student names and pager numbers are given to appropriate staff at UVMMC. Please note that neither Telecom nor UVMMC Provider Access Service (PAS) will accept pager updates, except in emergency situations.
When a pager is returned to OMSE, the student's electronic academic history file will be updated to reflect this. This electronic notation serves as proof of receipt for the student. Pagers left in the Office without receipt noted will be considered lost and students charged a replacement fee as listed above.
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SIGN UP DEADLINE TODAY - UVM COM Community Service Team @ Vermont City Marathon
We'll be volunteering again this year at the Burlington City Marathon (Sunday May 29th), lucky to again get the *best* spot on the route, at the Pearl Street Exchange Station near Battery Park with Lake Champlain in the background. We had >15 volunteers last year (and ~80 runners) within UVM COM, so it's definitely been the biggest event we've participated in.
It would be great to get at least 15 people out there again. Please SIGN UP NOW, using our Google-based sign up. Free food vouchers courtesy of Bueno y Sano are provided, as well as a T-shirt. This is a super fun half-day. Have your friends, spouses, and family to volunteer, too (must be at least 15 years old). Sign up deadline is Monday, May 23rd. Please contact Theo Cisu (co2018) with any questions.
Medical Students (all years) to Volunteer on UVM Medical Group innovation teams (a unique collaborative and inter-professional opportunity)
Teams will include 5-8 members of the UVM medical group faculty and staff, students in health care disciplines and community members.
Please consider joining this team, led by Dr. Claude Deschamps MD, President and CEO UVM Medical Group. This is a great opportunity to take part in an experiment designed to push healthcare in new directions and challenge ourselves to think more broadly about what it is we do as a major healthcare provider in this region. It is a 2-3 hour commitment for 10 weeks starting June 7th. At the end of the pilot program, this work will be presented to the UVM Medical Group Board for review and approval.
WANT TO VOLUNTEER? NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR RESIDENCY? DO YOU LIKE HANGING OUT WITH OLDER ADULTS?
Grand Friends (Student-Senior Companion Program) is an initiative set forth to promote and connect student volunteers with older adults in the community. The older adults are residents at local senior housing/facilities. The student role is that of a companion and not a caretaker. This is an opportunity to get connected to someone in an older generation within the local community! The program will be recruiting volunteers until August 26th. The program will start in SEPTEMBER. Briefly:
Requirements: Fill out an application due August 26th and send it to UVMGrandFriends@gmail.com to officially commit to participation (including completion of a survey). Please note, there may be limited availability based on the number of senior citizens that volunteer to participate. You will know the status of your application prior to the start date, which will be sent via email.
This is a great opportunity for students looking for a community service opportunity/CV builder that is flexible and fun. Even if you are not interested in geriatrics many of us have aging parents/family members and will take care of aging patients in clerkship and residency. You can read the program brochure and the program information sheet for more information. If you are interested, want more details, or want to be reminded in the fall about the program, SIGN-UP ON OUR GOOGLE SIGNUP. Please contact UVMGrandFriends@gmail.com with any questions or for more details.
Volunteer for UVM Medical Reunion Weekend (June 10, 11 and 12, 2016)
We hope you can join us in June for what is always a spectacular weekend to celebrate the College of Medicine and its alumni! It will be a great opportunity for you to interact and network with alumni who have returned to campus. Many volunteer opportunities are available during the weekend and can be tailored to you based on how much time you have available. You can be a Reunion tour guide, event mingler, class host, team based learning student participant and much more.
Student volunteers are invited to attend the alumni picnic on Saturday afternoon (June 11) under the tent on the Stafford Hall Green where we will have a barbecue and a VW bus photo booth-sure to be lots of fun! ALL STUDENT VOLUNTEERS WILL RECEIVE A DR. MOO TOTE BAG!
Volunteer registration is now live! Please be sure to register and attend one of two volunteer training meetings. The trainings will be held June 01, at 3:00 PM and June 2, at noon, in Courtyard S359 for all Reunion volunteers. A Reunion weekend schedule of events can be found on our reunion website.
Please let us know if you have questions.
Opportunity to Volunteer at Special Olympics Vermont Summer Games (June 4th and 5th 2016)
The Mission of Special Olympics Vermont is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. This year's Summer Games will be held on the Athletic Campus of the University of Vermont June 4th and 5th 2016.
Volunteers who are interested in helping with the Healthy Athletes initiatives and/or working with Onsite Medical Team, this is your opportunity!!! There will be opportunity to staff a variety of health screening activities and/or assist in the medical tent or athletic venues and of course share in the joy of this event! Please visit the volunteer website with links to these activities:
Please contact Vermont Special Olympics with any questions.
Calling all Student Musicians: Play the Piano in the Hoehl Gallery for our Alumni during Medical Reunion Weekend!
Friday June 10 and Saturday June 11. Free Dr. Moo tote-bag for all volunteers. Exact times needed for piano playing include: Friday June 10 at 12:30 pm for the 50th reunion lunch ( ½ hour), 6:45 pm for the all class reception - 1 hour plus Saturday, June 11 at 4:00 pm for the Anesthesia reception. Please contact Cristin Gildea if you are interested.
Research Survey for All Medical Students to Complete
Medical students across the U.S. are being surveyed about their knowledge, beliefs, and experiences regarding pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. Our school is participating! All medical students are asked to participate by responding to the one-time survey. The investigators are interested to learn your current comprehension of PrEP.
Please complete the survey at your earliest convenience. The password is: prep. The survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Educational information about PrEP will be presented following the survey. Responses are confidential and anonymous, and they are stored in a secure server. Participation is voluntary and you may withdraw participation at any time. Please review the informed consent document at the beginning of the survey. The study PI is Dr. Tanaya Bhowmick, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Rutgers University is the main study site.
THIS WEEK - A Dana Medical Library Workshop - How to Search Google Scholar
Wednesday, May 25, 2016; Noon – 1:00 pm, 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: Gary Atwood, MLIS. Questions? Contact Gary Atwood (802-656-4488).
THIS WEEK - Peer Support Group
Thursday, May 26, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in Med Ed 309. 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 Ben Smith (co2019) or another Wellness Committee rep with any questions.
DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Coffeehouse Talent Show (REGISTER NOW!)
The Music SIG and Student Council will be hosting a Coffeehouse Talent Show on Friday, June 3rd, 2016, at 7:00 PM! Location TBD. We are looking for medical students, faculty, and staff to show their talents to the UVM College of Medicine Community. Musicians, Spoken Word Poets, Dancers, Singers, Comedians, Magicians, and any other talents are all welcome! If you are interested, please email Anita Li (co2019) with your name, talent, and time needed no later than Friday, May 27th!
THIS WEEK - UVM COM Post-Marathon Community Picnic
Celebrate completing the Vermont City Marathon with the 83 members of the UVM COM Running Team that participated in the race by joining us at a picnic! It will take place on Sunday, May 29th, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, at the Ethan Allen Homestead. Come relax and celebrate with us in a beautiful outdoor location. You do not have to have run in the race in order to attend. Food will be provided! Please RSVP using our LimeSurvey sign up! Contact Nikki Leonard (co2019), UVM COM Running SIG co-leader, with any questions.
Pediatric SIG Presents Pediatric Subspecialty Panel
Tuesday, May 31st, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM in Med Ed 200. Come join Pediatric Subspecialists as they discuss their career paths and why they chose to specialize in pediatrics. Panelists include Dr. Katherine Nacca – Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Dr. Peter Bingham – Pediatric Neurology, and Dr. Nancy Drucker – Pediatric Cardiology. Please contact Brian Rosen (co2019) with any questions.
Final Spring Community Medical School Session - "Examining the Science of Medical Cannabis"
Tuesday, June 07, at 6:00 PM, in Carpenter Auditorium. Each semester, more than 1000 people attend our Community Medical School lecture series, confirming that the community is more interested than ever in learning about our work at the UVM College of Medicine and the UVM Medical Center. On Tuesday, June 07, at 6:00 PM, in Carpenter Auditorium, Community Medical School presents "Examining the Science of Medical Cannabis" with Wolfgang Dostmann, Ph.D., and Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D., Professors of Pharmacology. Discover how cannabis acts in the body and affects the brain, as well as review current therapeutic uses for medical cannabis. Learn about the comparative risks of cannabis side effects and addiction. Discuss barriers associated with the use of medical cannabis and goals for future potential therapies and research.
A joint program between the UVM College of Medicine and the UVM Medical Center, Community Medical School is an expression of our dedication to science, teaching and patient care. Lectures are presented by the same faculty who teach medical students, conduct research, and care for patients here at our academic medical center. Many faculty are world-renowned experts in their fields; all of them are passionate about sharing their knowledge and love of medical science. We encourage you to attend one or more of the presentations to not only learn more about the work of our colleagues, but to see first-hand the important interaction between our academic medical center and the community we serve.
For more information, visit Community Medical School. To view past lectures and materials, visit the Community Medical School archives. Please contact Brittany Willette, UVM COM Public Relations Coordinator, with any questions.
Investiture of Dr. Robert Gramling as Miller Chair in Palliative Medicine
Friday, June 10, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM., Dudley Davis Student Center, Sugar Maple Room. The University of Vermont Foundation with President Tom Sullivan requests the honor of your presence at the investiture of Robert Gramling, M.D., D.Sc. Associate Professor of Family Medicine as the inaugural Holly and Bob Miller Chair in Palliative Medicine. Special Guest Speaker, BJ Miller, M.D., Executive Director of Zen Hospice Project, San Francisco, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco will present "The Civics of Dying Well." Reception to follow. No RSVP needed. Please contact Ginger Lubkowitz, at Alumni & Development, with any questions.
THE MEDICAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRESENTS "MEDICINE & GLOBAL HEALTH"
FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016, 12 noon – 1:00 PM (lunch included). THE SULLIVAN CLASSROOM, MED ED 200 The Medical Alumni Association presents A Larner Leadership Lecture featuring one of the recipients of the UVM Medical Alumni Association's 2016 Service to Medicine and Community Award: "MEDICINE & GLOBAL HEALTH." Hear from one of our prominent alumni about her experiences in global health and how the UVM College of Medicine prepared her for that role. Read more on the event poster (including information about the presenters and sponsors). Please RSVP and direct questions to UVM COM Alumni & Development.
Third Annual Pediatric Research Forum for Medical Students
We are pleased to announce the Third Annual Pediatric Research Forum for Medical Students. The Pediatric Research Forum for Medical Students is an exciting opportunity for students to share their research with peers.
The event takes place Saturday September 3, 2016 at the Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando Florida. Open to all medical students, this event takes place in conjunction with the annual meeting of the FCAAP. Platform and poster presentations will be available for basic-science, biomedical engineering, translational or clinical research. This program is sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP), the University of Florida Department of Pediatrics and Boston Children's Hospital. Cash prizes will be given for the top oral and poster presentations: $500 for 1st; $250 for 2nd; and $100 for 3rd.
There will be a keynote speech by Dr. Duane Mitchell, who is an international expert in immunotherapy for brain tumors. Dr. Mitchell was recently recognized for one of The Top 10 Discoveries of the year in clinical medicine by the Clinical Research Forum.
Read more about this opportunity in the event description email. Attendance will be limited to the first 125 registrants and registration closes July 15, 2016. Please contact Scott A. Rivkees, M.D, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida, with any questions.
White Coat Investor Scholarship
Over $20,000 in scholarship money available to professional students (medical, dental, law, pharmacy, and advanced practice clinician students). The application deadline is September 15, 2016, and only the first 100 applications will be considered. Application and more information can be found on the White Coat Investor Scholarship website.
Lost something? Email the Office of Medical Student Education a description of the item, where and when it was last seen, and who to contact if someone finds the item, and she will happily post it here!
Please visit the Office of Medical Education, in Given Courtyard N100, if one of the following items is yours:
Recently Renovated 2 BR Condo Available JUNE 1st
This two-bedroom condo is located just off of Spear Street, within the Horizon Heights condominium community. It is located next to the UVM horse barn, just off of the recreational bike path and within a 5 minute walk of the UVM Athletic Campus and the main bus lines. Rent includes snow and trash removal, lawn care, water, 2 off-street parking spots (one is a carport/covered), condo community pool and tennis courts, small condo community playground, and the apartment is right next to the coin-up laundry unit. This is a great apartment for young professionals or graduate students; the community is also very family friendly. No smoking. No pets (sorry - association rules).
Tenants cover utilities (internet, cable, electricity, heat, etc.). First month and security deposit required. Looking to sign one-year lease, starting June 1. Please do not hesitate to email me, Mike Tavares, with any questions, or to schedule a viewing. View photos on the condo's UVM Housing posting.
30 Lafayette Place #1 Burlington
Two bedroom unit with one parking space off street and resident permit parking on street. Large living room, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom with claw-foot tub/shower. Dead-end street, quiet, walk to Church Street and UVM. $1250, tenant accounts for heat/hot water and electricity. email@example.com for appointment to see. Available 1 JUNE 2016. View apartment Craigslist posting >>
30 Lafayette Place #3 Burlington
1 or 2 bedroom unit – has been used both ways. Renovated 2008. Very nice. One parking space off-street and resident parking permit parking on street. Large living room has been used as bedroom, bedroom, bathroom, large kitchen designed for eat-in/living room, pantry, small room for whatever. Dead-end street, quiet, walk to Church St and UVM. $1300, tenant accounts for heat/hot water and electricity. firstname.lastname@example.org for appointment to see. Available NOW OR 1 JUNE 2016. View apartment Craigslist posting >>
Large (950 square feet) 1 bedroom/1 bath apartment for rent on Blodgett St. July 1
Enjoy living on one of the best streets in the Old North End! This unique space is the entire second floor of a duplex that we own (and occupy the bottom floor of). We are on a quiet and friendly street located less than a mile from campus. We enjoy a 15 minute walk to Church St and downtown, and a 5 minute stroll to Battery Park, the waterfront and the bike path. We have great neighbors, strawberry/raspberry/blueberry bushes, and backyard veggie garden beds to sweeten the deal.
Condo For Rent
2 bedroom, 1 bath first floor unit at Horizon Heights, Quarry Hill Rd in S. Burlington. Convenient to UVM, Vermont Medical Center, public transportation and shopping. Unit offers private patio space, two assigned parking spots and an association shared pool and tennis court. Unit has propane monitor heater w/electric baseboard, approximately 900 square-feet. Coin-operated laundry in building and no pets allowed. Unit is available June 1st for $1,200/month, tenants pay utilities. Please leave a message for Missy at 802-734-7286 to arrange a showing.
Home Share Available
Share my Home. House share/house sitting arrangement ideal for a single woman (no smoking/no pets/no parties/no drugs). Located in Winooski, the house is in a quiet neighborhood and situated on a hill which affords one a view of the mountains and UVM as well as sun-drenched rooms during the winter months. Within walking distance to downtown Winooski and bus stops. Accommodation includes an unfurnished bedroom, off-street parking and a shared kitchen, bath, laundry area and living space.
Homeowner is a mature, educated SWF (former UVM staff member) who will be away frequently. In lieu of rent the individual would cover the cost of heat, electric, trash and snow removal and water/sewer (phone, tv and internet are optional) and otherwise care for the home and plants in the owners absence. Expenses will average $350 per month for the 10-month period.
Available July 15, 2016 through May 15, 2017. Credit check, references and security deposit of $1000 will be required. For more information please contact the homeowner at 802-338-7479.
Travel Nurse Looking to Rent Out One of the Rooms in Their 3 Bedroom Townhouse
Excellent location close to UVM/UVMMC, bike path, parks, the public library is literally across the street. Close to everything you need in walking distance. Trader Joe's, University mall, lots of restaurants and entertainment. There is a bus stop within 100 yards of the front door, It is a 2 story unit with 1100 square-feet. Off street parking in reserved carport. Gorgeous grounds, peaceful and quite.
This rental is for one of the bedrooms as pictured. Fully furnished, new bed/bedding, antique desk, chair, lamps, and basic necessities. Large closet, mounted TV with Roku, your own person Keurig in your room. Keypad door to bedroom for personal security. Rent would include Wi-Fi, Roku TV, heat & electricity, laundry facility on site, community garden, locked trash bins, parking and a place that you could call home! Flexible for rental, short/long term. Rates vary based upon lease agreement to be determined by both parties. I will be out of state on contract for 13-15 weeks at a time. May come home to one of the rooms. It's limited as I must meet obligations out of state. One room is rented to a UVM junior, responsible and easy to get along with. If you are interested, please feel free to email email@example.com, or text/call (802) 363-0400.
Friend of a Medical Student Leasing in Winooski, VERY Close to the Hospital
This upstairs apartment is a 1 BR in an owner-occupied building available early June. The apartment is about 500 square-feet with laminate floors throughout, an eat-in kitchen, small bedroom, living room, funky walk-through closet, and bathroom. There is room for one off-street car, and rent is $925/month, including heat, water/sewer, and the Wi-Fi password. You pay for electricity, and there is no access to a clothes washer/dryer. The heat is forced hot air and shared between both units. We have a dog in the downstairs apartment and the shared heating system may result in allergic reactions to those sensitive to animals.
The ideal tenant(s) will be respectful, help shovel the driveway when there is a lot of snow, ask us where to put the compost, help water the garden and feed the chickens when we're away, and generally be pleasant enough to comfortably share our house. Lease terms are flexible: 6 month or 12 month, with month to month agreement afterwards. Pets are negotiable, depending on temperament and additional deposit. Close to downtown Winooski, a block from the Winooski bus route, close to Fanny Allen and UVM Medical Center, easy to downtown Burlington and I-89. Visit the housing Craigslist posting for more information, including photos and contact information, if you are interested.
1 Bedroom Apt in Winooski
Single bedroom apt. available for rent June 1. Recently updated kitchen and bath. Hardwood floors, sun porch, W & D, Off/on street parking. One mile to campus. Utilities heat, water, cable, Wi-Fi included. One year lease. $1100.00 per month. Call Jane at 802-238-4621 or Michael at 802-238-0901.
Renting furnished bedroom in a shared 2 bedroom townhouse
Furnished bedroom/So Burlington spacious townhouse for female med or grad student. 2.5 miles from UVM & UVM Medical Center. Trader Joes, Barnes & Noble, grocery stores, gas stations and other stores within 1 mile. First floor: eat-in kitchen, 1/2 bath, mud/pantry, dining/living room and den. Second floor: 2 bedrooms (1 of the 2 is mine), 1 shared full bathroom with washer & dryer, and bonus room for storage. Front porch and rear deck great for relaxation. Adjacent walking/running trails,& bike path. Off street parking. No pets. No smoking. $700 includes all utilities and Wi-Fi. Text or call Nancy 802-922-7133.