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November 30 - December 06, 2015
If the grind of medical school is getting you down, treat yourself to something nice! No need to break the bank, but treat yourself that latte you keep saying is too expensive, go out for an evening with your friends, or treat yourself that small something that's been sitting in your Amazon wish-list for months.
Preventing Transmission of Infection in Clinical Settings and Instructions for Management of Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens - Universal Precautions (Policy 670.45)
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Be the Match! Donor Registry Drive, Ages 18 to 44
Monday, December 07, Wednesday, December 09, and Friday, December 11, noon- 3pm, in the Med Ed Center Pavilion Lobby (just outside of Med Ed 200). Team Be The Match can save lives! Our Mission: To add potential donors to the Be The Match Registry with no cost to the potential donor, and we will turn no donor away for lack of funding. Please join us! The marrow donor registry drive is for everyone ages 18 to 44 and is sponsored by the UVM Family Medicine Interest Group. Please contact Kerry Ellis with any questions and please feel free to share, print, and/or post the event flyer!
The Marrow Donor Program at Rutland Regional was established in November 1998. Since then we have added over 4000 potential donors to the Registry and over 30 have gone on to donate! We've also raised over $50,000! We do fundraising all the time to allow us to pay for the tissue testing so we don't charge potential donors who join the Registry through our program. Please help us continue our mission. For more information about the Marrow Donor Program, please visit the Be the Match Foundation website.
December Community Service Event - Ronald McDonald House
Like to cook? Come cook for a cause! On Friday December 11th, we will be making dinner for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. We need people to help purchase and prepare food. This will take place in the afternoon, starting around 2:00 but exact time TBD. However, we will be done at the latest by 5:00. Time commitment will be around 1 hour for purchasing food and 1-2 hours for cooking. Please SIGN UP if you are interested. Should be fun! Please direct any questions to Catherine Suppan (co2017) or Theo Cisu (co2018), the Student Council Community Service Liaisons.
Associate Dean for Students Drop In Sessions
Dr. Zehle is offering blocks of student-drop in hours in order to make herself available to students to discuss any arising issues or concerns. You can secure a 10-minute spot during the provided drop-in hours, using the Student Affairs Dean for Students Drop-In Hours sign up. Please contact Kiersten Hallquist if you have any questions or concerns.
Exhibit Announced: Global Health @Dana
The Dana Medical Library has the honor of hosting a very special National Library of Medicine exhibition. Taking an in-depth look at the health issues that affect people on a global level, this exhibition explores what people of all professions are doing to improve people's health. "Communities, in collaboration with scientists, advocates, governments, and international organizations, are taking up the challenge to prevent disease and improve quality of life" (Against the Odds brochure). This fascinating exhibition will be on display at the Dana Medical Library through December 16th. Stop by and check it out! This exhibition is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine.
In conjunction with this traveling exhibition, the Dana Medical Library has compiled a series of images for our main foyer screen that give a glimpse of global health programs here at UVM. The University of Vermont has welcomed the opportunity to go abroad, learn from other medical situations, bring resources and access to information, help improve essential health care, fight deadly outbreaks of disease, and make an impact by teaming up with doctors and nurses in other countries. The programs that have been developed see these immersions as an opportunity for reciprocity in knowledge, culture, and understanding. Some of the places that UVM doctors, students, and professors have been are Uganda, China, Russia, Vietnam, Liberia, India, Tanzania, the Netherlands and many others. This slide show will be on display for the duration of the NLM Global Health Exhibition, through December 16th.
Please direct questions to Kate Bright (802-656-0695), at the Dana Medical Library. Thank you!
TODAY - Documentary Screening: "Welcome to Vermont"
Monday, November 30 at 4:30pm in Med Ed 300. Come join members of the Refugee Health SIG for a viewing of the documentary Welcome to Vermont created by documentary filmmaker Mira Niagolova. This 65 minute film explores the lives of four families from Bosnia, Somalia, Iraq, and Rwanda that have resettled in Vermont. This is a great opportunity to learn about some of our neighbors in the greater Burlington area. Hopefully, it will continue to help us think more critically about how to incorporate culturally relevant care when providing services for members of the refugee community. Everyone is welcome and popcorn will be provided! Please contact Kelley Collier (co2018) with any questions.
FINAL WEEK - 2015 AAMC Careers in Medicine Specialty Panel Series
Feel free to mark your calendars with all your favorite specialties: view the full panel series schedule, Now! Please contact Kiersten Hallquist with any questions. We finish off the Fall series with the following sessions:
Last year's series produces student feedback requesting the Office of Medical Student Education limit conflicts during these sessions, allowing students to attend these unique specialty-exploration opportunities. Thus, the Office of Medical Student Education will decline events scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between September 17 and December 1, 2015 in order to protect this time for students. Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education should you have questions or concerns regarding this decision.
THIS WEEK - Final Fall 2015 Community Medical School
Tuesday, December 01, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, in Carpenter Auditorium. This will be a SPECIAL PANEL PRESENTATION: "LGBTQ+ Health: Ensuring Awareness & Understanding in Education and Practice" with Evan Eyler, M.D., MPH, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pamela Gibson, M.D., Associate Professor of Pathology, Michael Upton, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Leah Cipri, medical student, University of Vermont College of Medicine Class of 2017. Considering the perspectives and needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) members of the community in medical education, public health and care initiatives is critical to ensuring improved health and eliminating health disparities. Panelists include UVM medical faculty members and Gender & Sexuality Alliance advisors and a medical student.
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. For more information on the Fall 2015 schedule, or to register through the UVM Medical Center for any or all of the sessions, visit Community Medical School registration. To view past lectures and materials, visit the Community Medical School archives. Please contact Brittany Willette if you have any questions.
THIS WEEK - 2015 Holiday Dinner Discussion & Cookie Exchange
AMWA would like to invite you to join us for our 2015 Holiday Dinner Discussion & Cookie Exchange on Tuesday, December 1st at Dr. Tracy's house. The event is open to all AMWA supporters. If you would like to participate in the cookie exchange, please bring 2 dozen cookies and a Tupperware container to the dinner. Please RSVP by Friday, 11/20. Please SIGN UP using the GoogleDoc Sign Up! Please email Rachel Carlson (co2018) with any questions.
THIS WEEK - Spanish SIG Meeting
Stop by this Wednesday to practice your Spanish, in Med Ed 309. All levels welcome! Contact Astia Roper-Batker (Class of 2018) with any questions.
THIS WEEK - Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds
Wednesday, December 02, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, in Davis Auditorium. Sarah Harm, MD, Assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of Blood Bank, at the University of Vermont Medical Center presents "Updates in Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation: Matching, Processing and Outcomes." Please contact the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine with any questions.
THIS WEEK - conversationDinner: "Race-Based Privilege in Medicine"
Wednesday, December 2, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, in the Larner Classroom (Med Ed Center 100). The UVM COM Student National Medical Association (SNMA) presents "conversationDinners - eat. talk. listen. learn." What is race? What is privilege? Can race based privilege impact the practice of medicine and health outcomes? Join us for a discussion on the concepts of race and privilege and the many ways our racial identities can impact our various roles in within the medical profession. We hope to discuss the consequences, challenges, history, and personal experiences of these topics.
Conversation Dinners are designed to bring members of our community together to discuss topics of interest to the greater medical community. COM faculty, staff and students are invited to join us for an evening of good food and great discussion!
Seating is limited! You must R.S.V.P. to attend at email@example.com.
THIS WEEK - Schweitzer fellowship trivia night!
Join the current Schweitzer fellows for a trivia night fundraiser on Wednesday, December 2nd at 8:30 pm at Arts Riot. This event is to support for Have Justice Will Travel, a non-profit that is bringing an end to the generational cycle of abuse for women and children in rural communities through a unique and innovative mobile multi-service model. This model assists domestic violence victims from the initial interview and relief from abuse order through to self-reliance and independence. Besides bragging rights there will be prizes and a fashion show/silent auction. A donation of $5 is recommended. Contact Astia Roper-Batker (Class of 2018) with any questions.
Global Health Event: Open House Reception & Lecture
Monday, December 07, at 3:30pm, in the Dana Medical Library and the Medical Education Center Concourse the National Library of Medicine Global Health Exhibit: "Against the Odds" Open House and reception. And then, at 5:30pm, in the Sullivan Classroom (Med Ed 200), UVM COM presents "The Cost of Sickness and Health in Uganda", which is a first-hand account of human suffering and survival from reporter Mackenzie Rigg and photo-journalist Tyler Sizemore of Hearst Connecticut Media Group. Please contact Carole Whitaker, Dean of Communications, with any questions.
Stop by for a self-defense class on Monday December 7th from 1:30-2:30 pm in HSRF 300. All genders are welcome! Contact Astia Roper-Batker (Class of 2018) with any questions.
APPLICATION DEADLINE - American Heart Association Student Research Fellowship
The American Heart Association, Founders Affiliate Research Committee is offering a medical student research fellowship program. The application submission deadline is Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. The purpose of the medical student fellowship award is to encourage medical students to consider a career in cardiovascular and stroke research. The need for new researchers in the health sciences, from basic science to human behaviors, is critical. This program is designed to provide students at the crossroads of career choices an opportunity to experience research first hand with an established investigator. This fellowship is administered at the American Heart Association's Founders Affiliate New York City office. Award Amount: Student Stipend: $22,000 (which includes 10% indirect costs). Award Duration: Medical Students generally begin their programs between July 1 & September 1, 2016 for a period of 12 months. For more information, please visit the AHA Founders Affiliate research website. Please contact Mike Previs, Ph.D. with any questions and to connect with a mentor.
APPLICATION DEADLINE - NNECOS Student-Led Projects
Students can apply for small grants ($2,500) for cancer related projects. The Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society is seeking Student-Led funding proposals for projects of value to the entire Northern New England community of cancer care providers and cancer survivors. The society seeks to award one or more project grants to worthy proposals, up to a total of $2,500. Eligible candidates will be health care students in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine in good academic standing with faculty mentor support. Projects should be in alignment with the grant goals of addressing issues of cancer survivorship and/or improving cancer awareness. Completed applications must be submitted no later than 11:00pm on May 1, August 1 and December 1, 2015 for summer, spring and fall semester projects.
Please visit the Northern New England Clinical Oncology (NNECOS) website for information regarding funding available for student-led projects. At the UVMCC, we are happy to mentor interested students. Contact NNECOS with any questions.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation - International Clinical Research Fellowship
The International Clinical Research Fellowship (ICRF) program provides fellowships for U.S.-based medical students to take a year out from school to conduct mentored clinical research in developing countries.
Clinical research requires a unique blend of medical and research skills. The ICRF program was designed to support this blending of skills by giving medical students an outstanding clinical research experience in global health while they are in the midst of developing their medical proficiency. The long-term goal of this program is to develop the next generation of clinical investigators working in global health. Read more at the ICRF website and please visit the Frequently Asked Questions webpage and/or contact firstname.lastname@example.org (with "ICRF" as the subject line) with any questions. The application deadline is January 12, 2016.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Year-long Medical Research Fellows Program
The Medical Research Fellows Program gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year of basic, translational, or applied biomedical research. Medical Fellows experience the excitement and intellectual rewards of research before making plans for residency or postgraduate training. The students select their own mentor at any academic or nonprofit research institution in the United States (excluding the National Institutes of Health or any other federal agency) or abroad, provided the proposed mentor is affiliated with a U.S. fellowship institution, and work with the mentor to develop a research proposal. Mentor selection and the research project proposal are key components of the application. Working with an HHMI investigator, early career scientist, or HHMI professor is encouraged but not required. Read more about this opportunity at the program website. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or call 301-951-6708. The application deadline is January 11, 2016.
DOCS Community Health Leadership Conference
January 29 - 31, 2016, in Miami & Key West, FL. The DOCS Community Health Leadership Conference is an annual event for medical students held by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Community Service (DOCS) with the goals of improving student involvement, health outreach, and community service. Student leaders from medical schools across the country gather to discuss common challenges that student organizations face in planning and implementing community health projects. Attendees will have the opportunity to represent a service organization from their home institution, share strategies and ideas for community involvement, and get hands-on medical experience at UM's biggest health fair of the year in the Florida Keys. Visit the conference website for more information and to apply. You can also follow the event page on Faceook. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AMA Medical Education Innovation Challenge: "What does the medical school of the future look like to you?"
With the launch of the AMA Medical Education Innovation Challenge, the American Medical Association (AMA) is asking students across the country to help shape the future of medical education by answering this question. The AMA wants students to turn Med Ed on its head! Think big. Think broad. Think beyond the status quo.
Teams comprised of 2–4 students (including a team lead who must be working toward an MD or DO; other team members may be students of any discipline) should submit proposals focusing on an innovation addressing an important aspect of medical education that prepares physicians to meet the health care needs of the future. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 11, 5 p.m. Eastern time. Winning teams will:
For more information and detailed submission requirements, please visit the Challenge Website. You can also learn more about the AMA "Accelerating Change in Medical Education" initiative and the inspiring collaborative effort to create the medical school of the future at the AMA "Creating Medical School for the Future" webpage.
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Please visit the Office of Medical Education, in Given Courtyard N100, if one of the following items is yours:
Homeshare Opportunities Available
Burlington: Share a peaceful home with a former librarian in her 60s who enjoys VPR, music & animals. Drive to the grocery store and pay just $400/month, includes utilities.
Essex Junction: Pay no rent to share a home with a senior who enjoys walking, conversation and animals. Provide some evening companionship and a few light evening meals each week and help with cleaning in exchange for housing at no cost. Knowledgeable of memory loss is a plus. Must be cat-friendly.
Milton: $250/month to share a comfortable home with a senior woman who loves playing cards, baking and going out for lunch. Seeking a companionable housemate to help with laundry and share a few meals each week.
Colchester: Share an apartment with a woman in her 30s who needs help with transportation 2-3 times/week, basic house-keeping and companionship in the evening. Enjoys reading, Zumba, Tai Chi, and films. No rent, just a contribution to cable and internet. Must be cat-friendly.
... and many more! Call 802-863-5625 or visit the HomeShareVT website for more information. Please note, the HomeShareVT process requires an application, background checks, reference checks, and an interview.
Furnished Room in Essex Junction
A furnished room is available in Essex Junction, just 5-minutes to Fanny Allen Campus and 10-15 minutes to the main hospital. The house is shared with two young professionals and Labrador Retrievers. Large private bedroom on opposite side of house, semi-private bath, and separate living room space. The rent is everything included for $750/month. Non-smokers only, please. Please feel free to contact Margo014@yahoo.com (802-558-2125) for more details!
Riverwatch Condo Available
We have a quiet clean two bedroom condo for rent in River Watch. Heat and underground parking for one car are included. I believe it is within walking distance to UVM. $1300/month with one year lease. If interested, please email: email@example.com.