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January 16, 2017 - January 22, 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE:

Useful Websites Research, Fellowship, and Scholarship
Weekly FYIs From OMSE Arts & Publication
Policy of the Week Lost & Found
Class Information Classifieds (housing, jobs, for sale, etc.)
University Opportunities  
Weekly Wire Archives

USEFUL WEBSITES

Student Handbook Assoc. Dean Drop-In Sessions Activities Calendar
AHEC Website Global Health Vermont Medicine Magazine
Study Spaces "ONE: News for Our Employees" - UVM Medical Center" (Dec. Ed.) UVM OSR Blog
OASIS Log-in UVM Medical Center Grand Rounds Specialty Advisor List
NBME UVMMC Event Calendar/Newsletter UVM LivingWell Center
Diversity & Inclusion Medicine Newsletter: "The Chart" UVM Bored

WEEKLY FYIs FROM OMSE - WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

  • THIS WEEK - UVM Offices Closed: In honor of Martin Luther King Day, all UVM Offices, including the Office of Medical Student Education, are closed Monday, January 16th. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 17th, at 8AM. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Free Week at UVM! Every semester, the first week the undergrads return is officially "Free Week." The university invites all students, faculty, and staff to explore the group fitness classes offered at UVM Campus Rec. Attend ANY group fitness class for free from January 16 - January 22. After free week, you can purchase an all-access group fitness pass for only $65 for the remainder of the semester.
  • COMTS Help Desk has moved! The COMTS service center and help desk has temporarily moved to a new location. COMTS will be operating out of S-100 (South Tower, ground floor) while renovations are made to our location near the Dana Medical library. Their office hours remain the same, 7:30 - 5:00 Monday - Friday. You can contact COMTS by phone at 802-656-7300 or by creating a trouble ticket using the Footprints System.
  • 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 across COM campus. 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!
  • NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION IDEA (in case you were struggling to come up with one) - Don't Miss a Thing - Subscribe to the "COM Student Activities Calendar": So you always have access to the latest and greatest event content: When you subscribe to a calendar, you can control whether or not you receive alerts on events and whether or not you can see it, so the information is only there if/when you would like to review the daily activities. You can access additional event details by pulling up the event on your phone and exploring the event notes.
    Anyone within our community can post to the activities calendar. Simply create the event on your personal calendar and invite "COM Student Activities Calendar" (it's in the Global Address Book) to your event; please be sure to include event details and a primary contact person should anyone have questions about your event. Please feel free to contact Student Services if you have any additional questions, or if we can be of further assistance.

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LARNER COLLEGE OF MEDICINE POLICY OF THE WEEK

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.

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(Policy 540.30, Article 7)Grades in all Foundations courses will be assigned based on the following numerical scale:

  1. Honors*: 93.00 or above
  2. Pass: 75.00 to 92.99
  3. Marginal Pass: 70.00 to 74.99
  4. Fail: Below 70.00

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View this policy and others in the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont Medical Student Handbook, NOW ONLINE >>

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CLASS INFORMATION

Class of 2017

  • Commencement 2017- Regalia, Tickets, Hooding: We are starting the planning for 2017 Commencement and wanted to share a few details about early deadlines and information about ticketing and hooding so you can plan with your families and friends. Please note, the deadline is no later than February 06, 2017! Please contact Brittany Willette, Events Manager, with any questions.
  • Save the Date for the Larner College of Medicine Class of 2017 Dinner (evening before Match Day!) hosted by the UVM Medical Alumni Association: The UVM Medical Alumni Association invites you and one guest to attend the Class of 2017 Dinner. The dinner is scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2017 (the night before Match Day!) at UVM's Davis Student Center, 4th floor Grand Maple Ballroom. The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a reception, followed by a seated dinner and program. Read more in the full event letter from the Alumni Office. Please note, the deadline for submitting invites to the alumni office is January 30. Please contact Cristin Gildea, Director of the Alumni Relations, with any questions.
  • 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.
  • One-Year Position at Maine Eye Center, in Portland, Maine: one-year position for a medical school graduate interested in Ophthalmology who is not entering directly into a residency program this summer. Read more...
  • PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR YEARBOOK PAGES! DUE DATE: FEBRUARY 1, 2017. View and download templates from the Yearbook COMmons page. Please contact Allie Brown, co2017 Class Historian, with any questions.

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Class of 2018

  • UC Irvine Urology Fellowship opportunity for MS3s and MS4s: The Department of Urology at UC Irvine would like to announce an excellent research opportunity for medical students interested in urology. We are accepting applications to The Joseph & Carol Reich Leadership and Innovation Fellowship Training (LIFT) Program in Urology for the 2017-2018 academic year. The application deadline is February 15, 2017. Read more in the full program solicitation email. Please do not hesitate to contact Shoaib Safiullah or Daniel Lama for further information regarding this opportunity.
  • Visiting Elective Program for Underrepresented Students, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: The Icahn School of Medicine's Visiting Electives Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (VEPSUM) Fellowship, sponsored by the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs. VEPSUM Fellowship offers four-week electives at The Mount Sinai Hospital to a limited number of qualified 4th-year medical students who attend United States accredited medical schools, and who are from groups underrepresented in medicine. Application deadline: March 15. For more information, please contact Sherria McDowell, MPH, Program Manager (212-241-8276). Visit us on the web!
  • University of Iowa Jackson Steindler Orthopaedic Clerkship 2017 - Call for applications: The University of Iowa Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Jackson-Steindler Orthopedic Clerkship. Beginning in Spring 2017, one or two outstanding medical students who have successfully completed the third year of medical school at a LCME-accredited institution and who have an interest in orthopedics will be selected for this award. The award will include support for housing and travel. If you are interested, please review the full email call for applications. All applications materials should be received by April 1, 2017.
  • Vascular Surgery Away Elective for MS4 Students: The Vascular Surgery Department at the University of Colorado has secured funding to support travel and housing for a student rotation in vascular surgery. Away rotations can be a good way for students to get to know a department and also for recruitment. The surgery department is committed to excellence and diversity. If you are interested, review the full program flyer for more information and contacts. The application deadline is March 10, 2017.

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Class of 2019

  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE - Paper Plate Awards: Every year, Wellness organizes the paper plate awards for the end of Foundations. You may remember seeing these last year - they are silly superlatives, one for each person in our class, which we put on a decorated paper plate and then stick on your locker. The student leadership groups will be the ones making the plates, but we want everyone to take part in coming up with the superlatives! They can be sincere or silly, long or short - doesn't matter. You can submit ideas for as many people as you want, and can even submit multiple ideas for one person. The more, the merrier! We've made a Google doc to which you will be able to add your nominations. Please submit by Tuesday, January 17, at 4 PM EST. NOTE: Several members of the administration will have access to this document so please keep all submissions appropriate and good-spirited. Questions? Contact Flo DiBiase (co2019) or Ben Smith (co2019).
  • THIS WEEK - Tea@3: The Wellness Committee invites the class of 2019 for Tea@3 every Wednesday at 3pm in January and February, in Med Ed 201. There will be tea and refreshments to refuel! Please contact Lizzie McLeod (co2020) with any questions.
  • Summer Externship Opportunity - Thomas Jefferson University & Hospitals - Philadelphia, PA: The Department of Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University & Hospitals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is offering the annual Simon Kramer Society Externship in Radiation Oncology. This externship was established for the purpose of exposing medical students to the discipline of radiation oncology and provides up to two students each year with the opportunity to spend six weeks in our Department working on a research project and participating in clinical and educational activities. You must be a first or second year student in good standing in an accredited U.S. Medical School in order to be considered for this externship. The start and end dates will be determined with the students after the selection process, but must occur between June and August. If you are interested in more information, please review the program description and application. The application deadline is March 31, 2017. Please contact Marlene Folino Residency & Education Coordinator for the Thomas Jefferson University Department of Radiation Oncology with any questions.

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Class of 2020

  • NOMINATIONS SOUGHT: Dean's Advisory Committee on Diversity & Inclusion (DACDI): The University of Vermont College of Medicine values diversity as a driver of excellence. Diversity and inclusion are not only valued, but are an integral part of the mission and strategic plans of the College. In 2012, Dean Morin created a Dean's Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (DACDI), whose members help guide the College of Medicine through the complexities and nuances associated with successfully embedding the principles and practices of diversity, inclusiveness and cultural competence throughout all facets of our institution. To that end, the Dean's Advisory Committee on Diversity & Inclusion (DACDI) is seeking nominations for a student representative from the Class of 2020. This position is for up to a four year term, which will begin on March 1, 2017. Students qualified to serve as a representative on DACDI are those who are full time medical students who are considered to be in good standing academically with the College. Please visit our application page for more information about DACDI, and/or to apply. The deadline to apply is January 27, 2017. Please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion with any questions.
  • APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE - 2017 Summer Research Trainee Program: The Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP), founded in 1992, attracts college and medical students from around the nation to Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The goal of this program is to inspire students who are underrepresented in medicine (URM)* to consider careers in academic medicine by immersing them in cutting-edge research opportunities. Fifteen students, selected from a nationwide competition, join SRTP each summer. Each student is assigned to a specific MGH laboratory, clinical site, health policy, or health services research area where they undertake an original research project under the mentorship and guidance of an MGH investigator. Assignments are carefully considered and are made with the student's research and career interests in mind. In addition to this unique research experience, students will gain knowledge through weekly didactic seminars, both at the MGH and at Harvard Medical School, and have opportunities for clinical shadowing. The Summer Research Trainee Program is a mandatory eight-week program, running from Monday, June 5 to Thursday, August 3, 2017. Review the full solicitation email for more information about the program. The application deadline is Monday, January 23, 2017. Contact SRTP@mgh.harvard.edu with any questions.
  • The Office of Primary Care and AHEC Program Summer 2017 Opportunities Meeting: The Office of Primary Care and AHEC Program welcomes you to join us for the Summer 2017 Opportunities Meeting on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, in the Sullivan Classroom (MedEd 200), from 12:00 – 1:00pm. Lunch provided by Juniors in Colchester – Please bring your own drink. Learn about summer employment at the MedQuest Camps as well as AHEC Community Projects. Please contact Laurie McLean, Program Coordinator, with any questions.
  • Summer Internship in Radiology: Nth Dimensions and the American College of Radiology are offering a Radiology Summer Internship program. All students are encouraged to apply for this internship program especially designed for first year gender and ethnic minority students. Please note that the deadline for applications is January 31.
  • Association of Academic PM&R offers funded summer clinical and research positions for rising MS2's: The Association of Academic Physiatrists is offering funded research and clinical externships for medical students in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), a specialty that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to patients with physical impairments or disabilities. Both programs are eight-week summer externships offered to medical students between the first and second year of medical school with an attached stipend of $4,000. Participating students will also have the opportunity to attend the 2018 AAP Annual Meeting and present their work from the summer. The Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students (RREMS) offers a structured research experience paired with the opportunity to work alongside the most successful and respected faculty members in PM&R. The Medical Student Summer Clinical Externship (MSSCE) offers hands on clinical experience and the opportunity to see patients and establish mentors in PM&R. For more information on both programs, go to Physiatry.org/Summer2017. The deadline to apply to both programs is February 1, 2017.
  • 2017 Innovation Internship: University of Vermont Medical Group: The University of Vermont Medical Group is seeking highly creative, ambitious, and qualified people to join our team for several summer 2017 internships in the Innovation Lab, a new strategic initiative which is focused on innovating healthcare services in our community to improve people's lives. This internship will expose you to the rapidly changing healthcare industry. You will have the opportunity to work with a highly skilled team of collaborators at the frontier of healthcare innovation on projects that improve the lives of our customers. Working side by side with our expert innovation team, you will make significant impact on the implementation and outcomes of the Innovation Program. Read more on the full position posting. The application deadline is March 03, 2017. Please contact Emilee.Hoffman@uvmhealth.org with any questions.
  • Summer Externship Opportunity - Thomas Jefferson University & Hospitals - Philadelphia, PA: The Department of Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University & Hospitals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is offering the annual Simon Kramer Society Externship in Radiation Oncology. This externship was established for the purpose of exposing medical students to the discipline of radiation oncology and provides up to two students each year with the opportunity to spend six weeks in our Department working on a research project and participating in clinical and educational activities. You must be a first or second year student in good standing in an accredited U.S. Medical School in order to be considered for this externship. The start and end dates will be determined with the students after the selection process, but must occur between June and August. If you are interested in more information, please review the program description and application. The application deadline is March 31, 2017. Please contact Marlene Folino Residency & Education Coordinator for the Thomas Jefferson University Department of Radiation Oncology with any questions.

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES

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.

The first 15 students to sign up are in! Please contact Kiersten Hallquist if you have any questions.

THIS WEEK - Health Justice Community Forum

protect our patients logoTuesday 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:

  1. We believe that health is a human right.
  2. We believe in evidence-based medicine and public health policy.
  3. We believe that there is no health without mental health.
  4. We believe that women's health must be protected.
  5. We believe that all Americans deserve access to healthcare and freedom from violence, no matter their immigration status.
  6. We believe that the oppressive structures which harm people of color in America must be dismantled.
  7. We believe that all Americans, irrespective of their gender identity or sexual orientation, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
  8. We believe that torture and human rights violations have no place in American society.

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 meddiversity@med.uvm.edu 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 sparkvt@uvm.edu 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 (laura.griesinger@med.uvm.edu, co2016) with any questions.

Fresh Fridays!

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:

  • Candace Fraser, M.D. (2016)
  • Alicia Veit, M.D. (2015)
  • Evan A. Eyler, M.D. (2014)
  • Ursula McVeigh, M.D. (2013)
  • Christa Zehle, M.D. (2012)

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.

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RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIP, AWARDS, & SCHOLARSHIP

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 umdocschlc@gmail.com.

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 mufom2017@maltepe.edu.tr 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.

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ARTS & PUBLICATIONS

The Palate

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 editorinchief@thepalate.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 editorinchief@thepalate.org to get involved.

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LOST & FOUND

LOST:

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!

FOUND:

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):

  • Clear Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital water bottle with bright green base and lid
  • A solid gray Pistil wool scarf

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CLASSIFIEDS

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 mimvermont@gmail.com 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 hoehn0613@gmail.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.

  • To medical students: The podcast is freely available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play Music. Of note, the audio quality of the podcast was produced such that interviews may be listened to at double speed without subsequent distortion of the dialogue. Thus, please enjoy at your preferred playback speed. Also, please feel free to reach out to Ian for any reason.
  • To physicians: If you are interested in being a guest on the show or if you are willing to connect Ian with other physician guests for the show, please reach out to Ian. A list of specialties yet to be featured on the podcast is available online.

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 sallyrr88@gmail.com if you are interested.

Looking for Housing?

Call Dave at (802) 343-4776 if you are interested in any of the following housing opportunities:

  • 50 Colchester Avenue: 3-bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms, a washer and dryer, 3 off-street parking spaces, and gas heat and hot water. It is located across from the hospital. No pets or smokers. Asking $1,950.00/month (utilities not included). Available June 01, 2017,.
  • 50 Colchester Avenue: 2-bedroom apartment with 2 off-street parking spaces and gas heat and hot water. It is located across from the hospital. No pets or smokers. Asking $1,200.00/month (utilities not included). Available June 01, 2017.
  • 7 Jackson Court: Studio apartment with a screen porch, 1 off-street parking space and gas heat and hot water. It is located near Champlain College Campus. No pets or smokers. Asking $700/month (utilities not included). Available May 01, 2017.

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