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March 23, 2015 - March 29, 2015

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USEFUL WEBSITES

Student Handbook Ombudsperson Webpage UVM OSR Blog
COM Student Activities Calendar AHEC Website 2014 - 2015 Specialty Advisor List
Study Spaces "ONE: News for Our Employees" - The University of Vermont Medical Center"
(February Edition)
Rotating Room (Sublets)
NBME The University of Vermont Medical Center Grand Rounds UVM LivingWell Center
Office of 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. Available Notaries, at UVM COM: Emma Faustner, in Given Courtyard N100 and Melissa Gara (Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, 440 Stafford Hall) are notaries should you have residency paperwork or other documentation that requires notarization. You can also visit the mail room for notarization during regular business hours (note: mail room is closed from 12pm-1pm).
  2. Associate Dean for Students Drop-In Hours this Week: As many of you know, the week of 3/16 – 3/20 is Match Week/SOAP Process. Moreover, Dr. Zehle is the Course Director for the Prep-for-Practice course, currently being offered to a significant portion of the Class of 2016s 3/16 - 3/27. Thus, the Associate Dean for Students will be unable to schedule one-one-one appointments until after March 27th. In lieu of scheduled one-on-one appointments, Dr. Zehle is offering blocks of student-drop in hours throughout these two weeks in order to make herself available to students to discuss any issues arising. Please contact Kiersten Hallquist if you have any questions. The following "Drop-In Hours" are being offered this week (please check in with Kiersten should you decide you would like to stop by):
    1. Tuesday, March 24, 11:30am - 12:00pm
    2. Thursday, March 25, 9:00am - 10:00am

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Policy of the Week

Satisfactory Academic Progress:

Financial Aid Eligibility (Policy 560.70)

As indicated under the Qualitative Standards, financial aid eligibility is terminated for students not making SAP. Students whose financial aid eligibility is terminated will regain eligibility for financial aid:

  1. If the student is found to be making Satisfactory Academic Progress at the next scheduled evaluation. The student will be eligible beginning with the payment period in which the student is found to be making progress.
  2. During a period of Financial Aid Probation approved as the result of the student's appeal as described below.
  3. Following a period of Financial Aid Probation if the student is then found to be making Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  4. During and following a period of Financial Aid Probation if the student is not making Satisfactory Academic Progress, but meets the requirements of a documented academic plan developed as the result of an appeal.

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:

  • Scholarly Project Requirement: As you are aware, as part of your Scholarly Project there is a presentation requirement. To satisfy this you have 2 options:
    1. Present your work in poster or oral format at the UVM Graduate research day on April 23rd (information below). The deadline for submitting your abstract is Monday, March 23rd. Please let me know if you intend to present at this forum but need more time to submit an abstract.
    2. Present your work in oral or poster form at the UVM COM Scholarly Project day on May 11th (details to follow in the next month).
    If you elect to present at the UVM Graduate research day, please follow the directions below and send an email to April Berteau. If you are doing a poster, we will cover the cost, but you are responsible for preparing that poster. Please contact Eileen CichoskiKelly, PhD, with any questions or concerns.
  • RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT - Fourth-Year Wiki: Congratulations on a great match! Share what you learned throughout your fourth year with future classes at UVM. Head on over to the fourth year wiki and add your two cents about scheduling, testing, away rotations, finances and (especially) applying to your specialty. Comet > Lounge > Clerkship and 4th year wikis > 4th year wiki (must be signed into COMET to use this link). Please contact Tyler Lemay with any questions. Thank you!
  • AAMC Survey on Costs of Applying to Residency: The AAMC is performing a survey of senior medical students applying to residency in order to better understand the costs of applying to residency. Data obtained from the survey will be used to aid future efforts in controlling applicant expenses. It should take less than 10 minutes. Complete the questionnaire, online, NOW! If you have any questions, contact Calvin Kagan, Class of 2015 OSR Representative.
  • CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Class of 2015 Graduation Student Speaker: As we approach Match Week, and Commencement draws near, it is time to start planning for the important selection of the Class of 2015 student graduation speaker. If you are interested in being considered for this role, please submit your speech (5-7 minutes in length) to Kiersten Hallquist no later than Monday, April 6th at 10:00am. All submissions will be reviewed by a UVM COM Executive Board and the student will be notified by April 17th.
  • Announcing the Class of 2015 Class Gift! - Supporting Scholarships for future Medical Students! Contact Medical Alumni Relations (802-656-4014) with any questions.
    Learn More and Donate Today >>
  • MedSIPS Forum in Montreal: Applying to Plastic Surgery Residency? Find out everything you NEED to know at the MedSIPS Forum in Montreal, Canada- Saturday, May 16, 2015. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery would like to extend a special invitation to Medical Students Interested in Plastic Surgery (MedSIPS) to attend The Aesthetic Meeting 2015 FREE of charge. As a registrant, you will have access to the entire Scientific Session and Exhibit Hall as well as the option to register for the MedSIPS Forum and the Residents and Fellows Forum. The MedSIPS Forum (S15) will be held on Saturday, May 16. This exciting Forum was created specifically for medical students interested in plastic surgery and will cover important topics such as: the scope of plastic surgery, training programs, demystifying the plastic surgery application process, an overview of plastic surgery organizations and a special panel of residents. The forum will also include a question and answer portion at the end where you can speak candidly with the experts, residents and your fellow medical students. Faculty will include: Jamil Ahmad, MD; Mirko Gilardino, MD; Renato Saltz, MD; Marissa Tenenbaum, MD and Robert Whitfield, MD. Please visit www.surgery.org/meeting2015 to view the full program and schedule for The Aesthetic Meeting. As a medical student, you can register by email or fax by completing the registration form and attaching a letter from your school stating you are a full time medical student. Download the registration form and remember to select S15 on page 2 to register for the MedSIPS Forum! If you have any questions please contact Marissa Simpson (800-364-2147).

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Class of 2016:

  • THIS WEEK - "Prep for Step 2 Workshop": Tuesday, March 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, starting in Med Ed 200. This workshop will provide an opportunity for students to talk with those who have taken Step 2 about how to create a schedule as well as possible resources to use. There will also be time to focus on practice strategies for answering different types of questions. Leonardo's Pizza Dinner will be served, starting at 5:30pm. Contact Laurey Burris with any questions or concerns. SIGN UP NOW >>
  • HELPFUL RESOURCE - Fourth-Year Wiki: Have questions about your fourth year, away rotations, interviewing and the match? Already learned things you want to share with next year’s class? Head over to the new fourth year wiki and check out general advice and specialty-specific pages created by the class of 2015. Comet > Lounge > Clerkship and 4th year wikis > 4th year wiki (must be signed into COMET to use this link). Please contact Tyler Lemay with any questions.
  • MedSIPS Forum in Montreal: Applying to Plastic Surgery Residency? Find out everything you NEED to know at the MedSIPS Forum in Montreal, Canada- Saturday, May 16, 2015. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery would like to extend a special invitation to Medical Students Interested in Plastic Surgery (MedSIPS) to attend The Aesthetic Meeting 2015 FREE of charge. As a registrant, you will have access to the entire Scientific Session and Exhibit Hall as well as the option to register for the MedSIPS Forum and the Residents and Fellows Forum. The MedSIPS Forum (S15) will be held on Saturday, May 16. This exciting Forum was created specifically for medical students interested in plastic surgery and will cover important topics such as: the scope of plastic surgery, training programs, demystifying the plastic surgery application process, an overview of plastic surgery organizations and a special panel of residents. The forum will also include a question and answer portion at the end where you can speak candidly with the experts, residents and your fellow medical students. Faculty will include: Jamil Ahmad, MD; Mirko Gilardino, MD; Renato Saltz, MD; Marissa Tenenbaum, MD and Robert Whitfield, MD. Please visit www.surgery.org/meeting2015 to view the full program and schedule for The Aesthetic Meeting. As a medical student, you can register by email or fax by completing the registration form and attaching a letter from your school stating you are a full time medical student. Download the registration form and remember to select S15 on page 2 to register for the MedSIPS Forum! If you have any questions please contact Marissa Simpson (800-364-2147).
  • Johns Hopkins Harriet Lane Pediatric Residency Training Program for Students Underrepresented in Pediatrics: The Johns Hopkins Harriet Lane Pediatric Residency Training Program strongly values diversity and is thrilled to welcome students who are underrepresented in Pediatrics to apply for senior elective rotations in Pediatric Cardiology, Hematology or Infectious Disease. For more information, please review the program brochure. Contact Stephanie Gourley with questions.

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Class of 2017:

  • ACTION REQUIRED - Clean Out Your Given Lockers: The Office of Medical Student Education requires Clerkship level students to have lockers cleared out by July 1st, so we can begin to prepare for the 2019s (I know, right?! Wow… 2019s). If you are going to be on away rotations between now and then, you MUST clear out your locker before leaving (or have someone clear it out for you). Students who are rotating locally should clear out their lockers by July 1, and see April Berteau (in Courtyard N100) to complete a locker agreement and get a UVMMC locker. Good luck! We will miss you! Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education if you have any questions or concerns.
  • 2015 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program: The 2015 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program application cycle is now open and will close on May 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM ET. Please refer to the 2015 Application and Program Guidance for all of the program requirements. Eligibility is open to all students who are committed to primary care and are U.S. citizens or nationals and are enrolled in a fully accredited training program for Physicians (MD or DO), Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse-Midwives or Physician Assistants at a U.S. accredited school. Scholarship support includes tax-free payment of tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a taxable monthly living stipend. For each year of financial support an NHSC Scholarship recipient serves one year at an NHSC-approved site in one of many high-need urban, rural, and frontier communities (minimum two year commitment). The NHSC Scholarship Program continues to be competitive and applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early as on average it takes up to 3 weeks to complete the application. Technical assistance, provided by NHSC program staff, is available on Thursday, March 26 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET Dial-in Number: 1-888-391-6801 Passcode: 8081979 For a local resource regarding the NHSC, contact Melissa Liebig, UVM COM Physician Placement Specialist & NHSC Ambassador (800-442-3531).
  • ACTION REQUIRED - Second Foundations Meeting with PCR Mentor: As you prepare to complete the Foundation curriculum, please download/save to your desktop and complete the Office of Medical Student Education Foundations Two Meeting Form (DO NOT complete the "additional notes from discussion section" or sign the form - your advisor will do this after your meeting). Once you've completed the form, please schedule a meeting with your PCR Advisor to discuss your responses and to prepare for the clinical curriculum. If you forget who serves as your PCR mentor or your advisor has changed since last year, you can verify your PCR group on COMET (you must be signed into COMET for this hyperlink to work). Your advisor will electronically finalize the form, sign it, and submit it to OMSE at the end of your meeting to have it incorporated into your electronic student file. You should have this meeting completed no later than June 1, 2015. Please contact Kiersten Hallquist if you have questions about the form.

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Class of 2018:

  • 2015 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program: The 2015 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program application cycle is now open and will close on May 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM ET. Please refer to the 2015 Application and Program Guidance for all of the program requirements. Eligibility is open to all students who are committed to primary care and are U.S. citizens or nationals and are enrolled in a fully accredited training program for Physicians (MD or DO), Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse-Midwives or Physician Assistants at a U.S. accredited school. Scholarship support includes tax-free payment of tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a taxable monthly living stipend. For each year of financial support an NHSC Scholarship recipient serves one year at an NHSC-approved site in one of many high-need urban, rural, and frontier communities (minimum two year commitment). The NHSC Scholarship Program continues to be competitive and applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early as on average it takes up to 3 weeks to complete the application. Technical assistance, provided by NHSC program staff, is available on Thursday, March 26 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET Dial-in Number: 1-888-391-6801 Passcode: 8081979 For a local resource regarding the NHSC, contact Melissa Liebig, UVM COM Physician Placement Specialist & NHSC Ambassador (800-442-3531).
  • Summer Simon Kramer Externship for 2015: 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. Read more in the application packet. Applications are due before March 31, 2015. Please contact Melanie Elliott with any questions.

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VOLUNTEER

Grand Friends (Student-Senior Companion Program)

Grand Friends (Student-Senior Companion Program) is an initiative set forth to promote and connect student volunteers with senior citizens. The senior citizens 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 with the community and form friendships with senior citizens! The program will be recruiting volunteers through September with the official launch date in October (TBA). Briefly:

  • Students commit to 5 one hour visits from October through December 2015 (can start earlier if you like, contact leader)
  • The schedule is flexible!!! Students can schedule the visits at their convenience and coordinate and carpool to visits with other volunteers
  • Requirements: Fill out an application (in the fall), commit, serve and then complete a survey at the end of the semester

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. Please contact Emily Hadley Strout with any questions or for more details. For more information, please feel free to view/share the program's brochure. If you are interested, want more details, or want to be reminded in the fall about the program, please SIGN-UP ONLINE, using our Google Sign Up spreadsheet.

Second Look Day Student Interest Group Fair!

Want to get involved with UVM’s Second Look Day and sell this amazing school and student life to all of those accepted for the Class of 2019?

UVM COM Admissions will be having a student mixer and student interest group fair to showcase the fantastic student body and diversity here during the Second Look Day schedule on Monday, March 30th from 1 – 2:30 PM. This event will be held in the third floor Medical Education rooms, with each room focused on a different theme.

We are looking for passionate individuals who love everything about Vermont and their student organization. If you lead any student interest group and want to represent your group, we want you! For the event, feel free to come prepared with a quick spiel about your group, but it will be very low key and relaxed. It will probably turn into a mixer and casual conversations.

There will be 8 rooms with different themes to represent different aspects of Student Life:

  • “Let’s Get Physical”
  • “The Art of Medicine”
  • “Community Outreach”
  • “Student Diversity”
  • “Medical Interest Groups”
  • “Surgical Interest Groups”
  • “Student Organizations” (Student Council, Wellness, SEG)
  • “National Organizations / Health Policy”

If you believe your group fits into one of these categories and you want to participate, please email Eric Schmidt as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

Request from the PhotoDocs SIG

Last Fall, multiple students and faculty members participated in the annual PHOTO DECATHLON. This competition consists of photography enthusiasts in the College of Medicine who submitted photos to match various categories. We need YOUR help to judge the competition! Judging is easy and you probably will really enjoy the photos as they are amazing! The survey will be open for judging until Thursday March 19th at 11:59 pm! To Vote:

  1. Log onto COMET.
  2. Choose “survey” from the courses section.
  3. Click on the green tab on the left that says “survey”.
  4. Choose the survey titled “2015 Photo Decathlon”.
  5. Make your votes!

Please contact Theresa Flanagan for any questions.

Danbury Animal Welfare Society

Do you like dogs and/or cats but are on an away rotation in Danbury CT? Well you are in luck! The Danbury Animal Welfare Society is always looking for volunteers. Popular positions include dog or cat socializers. This entails walking dogs on leash and playing with dogs and cats to better acclimate them for future adoption. The time commitment is minimal and flexible. Do as much or as little as you like with no pressure. The location is a short drive from our apartments and the hospital. Before you can start playing with dogs/cats you must attend a monthly orientation. Sign up for the orientation by emailing Brad Balicki at volunteer@daws.org and bring the completed volunteer application with you. Applications, orientation dates and directions can be found at www.daws.org.

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES

THIS WEEK - Laura Mann Integrative Health Community Practitioners Forum

Monday, March 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm (networking time to follow), in the McClure Lobby Conference Room, UVM Medical Center, 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401. The UVM Program in Integrative Health Presents THE LAURA MANN INTEGRATIVE HEALTH COMMUNITY PRACTITIONER FORUM - "Cyclic Vomiting – a Medical Mystery or Routine Case?" with Richard Pinckney, MD, MPH and Jeanette W. Moy, BSME, MS, L.Ac. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. To register (recommended but not required), or for more information, visit www.lauramanncenter.org.

The Laura Mann Integrative Health Community Practitioner Forum is for community and UVM faculty and providers. Our goal is to provide an ongoing structure for local health care providers to learn from and network with each other, and for practitioners who are working collaboratively to present their findings and successes. We intend this forum to be a more casual complement to our Laura Mann Integrative Health Lecture series, allowing for questions and sharing among participants. Please contact Cara Feldman Hunt with any questions.

Directions to McClure Lobby Conference Room, Medical Center Campus: Park in the garage at the Medical Center Campus of The University of Vermont Medical Center. Walk to the elevator in the garage and go to Level 2 - Orange Level. Follow signs to the McClure Elevators. Walk past the lab, the cancer center, and a coffee kiosk on your right. Go up the few stairs to your right and head down the long hallway. You will zigzag a bit and pass an ATM and a New England Federal Credit Union bank. Once you come around the corner of the bank you will see the McClure Elevators. Take the elevator down to the “L” floor, walk straight out of elevators past the Harvest Café and down the hall toward MRI.(old entrance to hospital). The McClure Lobby Conference Room will be on your right.

THIS WEEK- Peer Support Group

Tuesday, March 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in Med Ed 304. 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.

THIS WEEK - Spanish SIG Meeting

Spanish SIG meeting: stop by this Wednesday, March 25th to practice your Spanish, in Med Ed 309. All levels welcome! Contact Astia Roper-Batker with any questions.

THIS WEEK - Courses at the Dana Medical Library Classroom

Please join us in the Dana Classroom for one or more of our spring workshops. All workshops are open to all UVM and FAHC students, staff, and faculty. Unless otherwise noted, preregistration is not required. 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.

From Arnica to Zinc and Acupuncture to Yoga: Information Resources for Complementary & Herbal Medicine: March 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in the Dana Medical Library Classroom. Despite their popularity, it is often a challenge to find reliable information about the effectiveness of nonconventional therapies. Join us as we explore high-quality sources of information that can help guide the wise use of these practices and products. Instructor: Nancy Bianchi

THIS WEEK - "Escape Fire" Film Screening & Discussion

Thursday, March 26th at 5:30pm in the Sullivan Classroom (Med Ed 200). Discussion to follow; lead by Charles MacLean, MD. Free Admission! The primary audience for this screening is medical and health professional students, but the invitation is open to all. Seating is limited—first come, first served (doors open at 5:00pm). Sponsored by: UVM College of Medicine Office of Primary Care & AHEC Program. More information about the film can be found at escapefiremovie.com. For more information about this event, contact the Office of Primary Care & AHEC Program ahec@uvm.edu / (802)656-2179 / www.vtahec.org

The Vaccination Debate: Choice or Responsibility?

Tuesday, March 31, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in Med Ed 200. Pizza will be served. The Global Health SIG and Ethics SIG are pleased to present "The Vaccination Debate: Choice or Responsibility?" featuring Robert Macauley, MD, MDiv, STM, and Rebecca Bell, MD, MPH. Dr. Macauley will be presenting the argument for choice, based on his interactions with advocates in Vermont and the national stage, while Dr. Bell will be proposing her support of vaccines as a responsibility. As future health care providers, understanding the beliefs of our patients is crucial to building successful relationships and providing optimal care. Please contact Alex Miller (2018), with any questions.

Second Look Day Student Interest Group Fair!

Want to get involved with UVM’s Second Look Day and sell this amazing school and student life to all of those accepted for the Class of 2019?

UVM COM Admissions will be having a student mixer and student interest group fair to showcase the fantastic student body and diversity here during the Second Look Day schedule on Monday, March 30th from 1 – 2:30 PM. This event will be held in the third floor Medical Education rooms, with each room focused on a different theme.

We are looking for passionate individuals who love everything about Vermont and their student organization. If you lead any student interest group and want to represent your group, we want you! For the event, feel free to come prepared with a quick spiel about your group, but it will be very low key and relaxed. It will probably turn into a mixer and casual conversations.

There will be 8 rooms with different themes to represent different aspects of Student Life:

  • “Let’s Get Physical”
  • “The Art of Medicine”
  • “Community Outreach”
  • “Student Diversity”
  • “Medical Interest Groups”
  • “Surgical Interest Groups”
  • “Student Organizations” (Student Council, Wellness, SEG)
  • “National Organizations / Health Policy”

If you believe your group fits into one of these categories and you want to participate, please email Eric Schmidt as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

2015 Community Support Agriculture (CSA) Subscriptions

Are you interested in enjoying fresh, organic produce grown right here at UVM? The Catamount Educational Farm, a farming endeavor launched in 2014 at the university, is selling shares for its 2015 Community Supported Agriculture program. Be a part of this exciting program! There are three different share options:

  • Full season share members pay $585 before the harvest season and receive a share of the harvest for 18 weeks, from mid-June through early October.
  • Small season share members pay $400 before the harvest season and receive a share of the harvest for 18 weeks, from mid-June through early October.
  • Fall Share members pay $260 and receive a share of the harvest for 8-weeks from mid-August to mid-October.

Catamount Farm provides the option of a convenient On-Campus Drop Off of boxed shares (select one of our sites at registration) or an On-Farm Pick up at the Horticulture Research and Education Center in South Burlington. Please visit the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Continuing and Professional Education Catamount Farm CSA webpage for more details about becoming a UVM Catamount Farm CSA member, and visit the UVM Catamount Farm Stand RegOnline page to register online or call Rachel Stievater at (802) 656-8657 with any questions.

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RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIP, & SCHOLARSHIP

REGISTRATION DEADLINE - 2015 UVM SRC

Save the Date: Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 for the 2015 UVM Student Research Conference (SRC). The SRC is open to all medical, graduate and undergraduate students. Our definition of research includes all research, scholarship, creative work and innovation at any stage of completion. We encourage and welcome research projects in the humanities and are hoping to increase humanities students' participation.

Over 300 students from all academic units participated in the 2014 conference, giving oral presentations and presenting posters. The conference will be held at the Davis Center (4th floor) and will take place on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015.

If you have any students involved in research, innovative projects or creative works, please encourage them to participate in the SRC. Students tell us they find presenting their research to be a valuable experience. Application opens on February 23 (abstract required), and applications are due by March 23. Please see our calendar for details. Note: faculty mentorship is required for all students. We encourage all faculty, staff and students -- even those not presenting -- to attend the conference to see the outstanding research, scholarship and creative works of our UVM students. The SRC is sponsored by the Vice President for Research Richard Galbraith, Dean of the Graduate College Cindy Forehand, and Interim Dean of the Honors College Lisa Schnell. If you have any questions, please contact the UVM Student Research Conference Planning Committee.

SURVEY DEADLINE - "Effective Learning in Medical School"

SEG needs your help! We are teaming up with Dr. Low next Friday to present a session at the COM Teaching Academy, Mud Season Retreat. This retreat is an opportunity for COM faculty to enhance their teaching skills, and they want to hear from you about what is most effective. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey, entitled Effective Lecturing in Medical School. The purpose of the survey is to gather your opinions about the teaching techniques that YOU find to be most useful. Our presentation is based largely on the results of this survey, so please lend us your thoughts. The deadline for completing this survey is Monday, March 23 at noon. TAKE THE SURVEY, NOW >>

Thank you for your input! Please feel free to contact any of the following SEG Representatives with any questions or concerns: Liz Carson (2018), Brian Till (2017), or Ben Clements (2015).

Work/Work-Study In Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery would like to employ a student adept at using Microsoft Access to create database forms and data import procedures. Project will likely last for several months. Please contact Dr. Paul Penar, Vice Chair for Quality.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Sessions

Wednesday, April 1 - 12:30 pm - Chittenden Bank Room Davis Center & Wednesday, April 15 - 5:00 pm - Chittenden Bank Room Davis Center. For more information, contact Fellowships Interim Director Aimee Hutton ( 802-656-4658). Juniors, seniors, and graduate students interested in pursuing their research and a cultural immersion experience through a fully funded fellowship abroad should strongly consider applying for a 2016-2017 Fulbright Research Grant or a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Fulbright grants cover a year of travel and expenses for students who want to live in a different country, immerse themselves in a foreign culture, pursue their academic or personal interests, or gain experience inside the classroom. Fulbright grants can be broken up into two categories:

  • Fulbright Research Grants: Research grants are available for undergraduate and graduate students interested in further pursuing their passions or academic interests. Year-long research projects can be in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, or can be a creative project in one of the arts. Fulbright offers grant opportunities in over 150 different countries. Students applying for research grants need to affiliate with a university in the country they are planning on working in.
  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships: Fulbright offers yearlong opportunities to teach English as a second language in over 50 countries. English teaching assistants also have the opportunity to take language classes and/or conduct a smaller independent research project while abroad. If you want to have the chance to travel, do something good while you’re abroad and be financially supported while doing so then Fulbright may be an excellent opportunity for you. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships are available to all undergraduate and graduate students regardless of language fluency, degree or teaching experience.

Fulbright grants include: Transportation costs to and from your country of choice, A stipend for room, board and limited research costs, & Accident and travel insurance. Some Fulbright grants also include: Home stays with host families and Language classes. The University of Vermont’s deadline for all 2016-2017 Fulbright applications will be mid-September, 2015. Fulbright grants are a unique and special opportunity, but they are also very competitive. The students who give themselves plenty of time to reflect on their interests, their experiences, their motives for going abroad and what they want to get out of their Fulbright year are the students who are most successful in this competition. The information sessions will serve as the first step toward undertaking that process. For more information please visit the Fulbright website, the UVM Fellowships Website, or contact Fellowships Interim Director Aimee Hutton (802-656-4658).

Northeastern Genitourinary Oncology Symposium

Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, the UVM Medical Center is hosting our Annual Genitourinary Oncology Conference in conjunction with McGill, Dartmouth and Maine Medical Center.

Students, Residents and Fellows can register and attend all functions at no cost. This conference would be great for any Student interested in Surgery, Urology, Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Radiology and Pathology, to say the least. Please review the electronic brochure for the agenda and registration information. Please contact Scott D. Perrapato, DO, FACOS, Associate Professor of Urology, with any questions.

Feel free to attend Friday, or Saturday or both days!

New Jersey Resident Scholarship Opportunity

If you were/are a New Jersey resident, visit the JFK Medical Center Scholarships Website for information about the Howard G Lapsley Memorial Scholarship through the Muhlenberg Foundation. The deadline to apply is May 1st, 2015. You can also read more in the PDF Bulletin regarding this scholarship opportunity. Please contact Kari Brayden if you have any questions.

Main Resident Scholarship Opportunity

If you are a Maine resident, please review the PDF bulletin for the Dr. Melvin Bacon scholarship. The deadline to apply is May 1st, 2015. Please contact Kari Brayden if you have any questions.

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LOST & FOUND

LOST

Lost something? Email Kiersten Hallquist a description of the item, where and when it was last seen, and who to contact if someone finds the item, and she will happily post it here!

  • Lost a tablet and a grey sweater. Last seen in the resident lounge near Baird 3. The tablet has a red cover. Lost around Wed. 2/11. Contact Jacob Reynolds if found.
  • "It is with a heavy heart that I write to see if anyone found a pair of grey wool bean boots…I really hope so because I love them! I may have left them in one of the Med Ed rooms - 204/5/6ish? on Wednesday, 2/11/2015." ~ Liz May

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)

  • Size L Standard Textile green long-sleeved scrubs shirt

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Fully Furnished Room in Essex

Offering a fully furnished room in my home located in Essex Junction (15 to main hospital, 5 to Fanny Allen) everything included. Shared shower but otherwise the bathroom is yours and you have your own living room. Kitchen would be shared with myself (30F, professional) and my partner (25M, professional) and we do have lovable lab dogs. Your section of the house is very separate from our space. Asking $650/month. Negotiable for the right "fit", please non-smokers only. Txt or email for more details. (802) 558-2125 or Margo014@yahoo.com

Work/Work-Study In Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery would like to employ a student adept at using Microsoft Access to create database forms and data import procedures. Project will likely last for several months. Please contact Dr. Paul Penar, Vice Chair for Quality.

Room off of Williston Road

Single furnished room for rent in home off Williston road 1.5 miles from university. Looking for medical student ,resident , fellow or faculty who commutes who needs a part-time place or month to month arrangement. Rent is $375 -475 depending on how many nights per week you need a place. Quiet neighborhood. Contact: Sharon (sultsch@gmail.com)

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 Grad. students or Med. Students. Near the bus line. Rent is $1900 which includes utilities. Could be shared by 2 or 3 students. Quiet neighborhood. Sorry, no pets or smoking. Available mid-April. 6 month lease Would consider 3. If you are interested, please contact Denise Hopkins (802-233-6007).

FOR RENT - Single Family Home in S. Burlington

**FOR RENT** Single family home in great South Burlington location - walking distance to public transportation, the wonderful South Burlington schools, and shopping/amenities. Five minute drive to downtown Burlington and very close proximity to Interstate 89.

Converted Cape style house with four bedrooms and two baths, along with formal living room (wood fireplace), den and sun porch. The house boasts hardwood floors throughout the first level as well as a single car detached garage, unfinished basement and large back deck, and private, shaded yard with mature trees. The upstairs includes a renovated master bedroom with attached bath and two large walk-in/his and hers closets. House has all appliances included as well as a washer and dryer.

This is the perfect home for a young family or young professionals who want to be close to Burlington and other amenities with the privacy and comfort of a family neighborhood. The house comes unfurnished and utilities are not included. Pets will be considered on a case by case basis.

Available May 1, 2015. Monthly rent is $2,000 +utilities and requirement of a signed one-year lease agreement and payment of a security deposit. Please contact Lindsay Dunn if you are interested!

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