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September 15, 2014 - September 21, 2014

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Useful Websites University Opportunities
Weekly FYIs (Stay Sane Out There!) Research, Fellowship, and Scholarship
Policy of the Week Arts & Publication
Class Information Lost & Found
This Week's Events Classifieds (housing, jobs, for sale, etc)
Volunteer Opportunities

USEFUL WEBSITES

Student Handbook Ombudsperson Webpage UVM OSR Info
UVM LivingWell Center 2014 - 2015 Specialty Advisor List NBME
UVM Bored "ONE: What's Happening at FAHC" (August Edition) Rotating Room (Sublets)
Fletcher Allen Grand Rounds "This Week @FAHC" Newsletter Study Spaces
Office of Diversity & Inclusion Medicine Newsletter: "The Chart" AHEC Website

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FYIs - To Help Make Your Day Slightly Saner:

  1. COMIS Expanded Their Support Hours: Starting Monday September 15th, the Service Center (aka the Help Desk) will be open Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 5:00pm. We are pleased to offer longer hours to accommodate the various schedules of our technology users. Trouble tickets should continue to be submitted using the footprints systems or by calling 656-7300. If you have feedback in regards to the technical support at the College of Medicine, please feel free to Gordon White (802-656-7300).
  2. Student Interest Groups Information: Did you know the UVM COM Office of Medical Student Education hosts a webpage where you can read about all of the Student Governance groups and opportunities? View all of the groups in a drop down menu, and select on to read more, or to access primary contact information. You can also find the recognized Student Interest Group webpage under Student Council! If you have any questions about the website, please contact Kiersten Hallquist.
  3. Students Can Reserve Medical Ed Rooms! Please review our "Guide to Requesting Med Ed Rooms" and our How to Request COM Med Ed Rooms" video tutorial (the video will show you how to verify room availability) to learn how to request rooms in the Medical Education Pavilion. Tutoring reservations go to Kiersten Hallquist; curriculum-related reservations should go through the course coordinator; HSRF reservations must be sent to the Office of Medical Student Education (please include "required info" with the room-request). Please feel free to email Kiersten Hallquist with any questions about the process for requesting your own rooms.

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Policy of the Week

Matriculation Requirements (Policy 200.00)

To enroll in the University of Vermont College of Medicine, all students must:

  • Agree to abide by the provisions of the Medical Student Handbook, including Tenets of Professionalism and the Student Honor Code.
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Provide evidence of graduation from all degree-bearing programs that were ongoing at the time of acceptance.
  • Affirm that they can meet the technical standards of the College of Medicine, with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Submit to a criminal background check.
  • Provide documentation of immunization for communicable diseases and comply with all College of Medicine requirements for working in a health care environment.
  • Have health insurance.
  • Have a valid United States driver's license.

Applicants officially become students of the College of Medicine on the first day of classes.

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:

  • SAVE THE DATE - M4 Residency Panel Opportunity: the Pediatrics Student Interest Group is coordinating a 4th year residency panel event for your class on Tuesday, September 23rd from 5:30-7. Dr. First will be reviewing his “Prep for Practice” talk as well as giving further tips and tricks about applying and interviewing for pediatric residency. There will also be other members of the pediatric faculty there to provide additional information. While those interested in any specialty are more than welcome to attend, this event is obviously geared towards those who are interested in pediatrics. Refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Sasha Taylor.
  • Mayo Clinic - Rochester Joint Surgery and Thoracic Surgery Program: Mayo Clinic-Rochester offers a Joint Surgery and Thoracic Surgery Program, otherwise known as the fast-track 4+3 program, which allows the resident to be eligible for the American Board of Surgery, as well as the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. At the completion of the seven years of training, the resident will have comprehensive exposure to both general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Application and further information is available on the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education website - click on "Surgery, General (Categorical) Residency under the Surgery Specialties heading. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Robert Shen (507-255-7069), the Program Director.
  • Announcing the Global Health Diaries: The Global Health SIG and the Office of Medical Communications launched the Global Health Diaries, a special section of the UVM Medicine student blog, in the spring of 2014. We are looking for fourth-year students who are planning a global health elective and are interested in writing short blog posts. Blog entries need to only be a couple of paragraphs about your experience and you can submit one or multiple entries throughout your time abroad. You can write about your global health experiences, what the culture is like, how healthcare is different or the same, how your program is going so far, things you learned, things you wish you knew ahead of time…anything related to you global health medical experience! Contact Erin Post for more details.
  • Medicine Acting Internships in Norwalk Hospital: UVM COM has started a pilot with Norwalk Hospital offering Internal Medicine Acting Internships there. We have our first two students there and they are having a good experience. If you are interested in the upcoming months please let me know. We have 2 slots available for October (9/29 - 10/24), November (10/27 - 11/21), and December (11/24 - 12/19); there will most likely be more slots available after the first of the year. Housing is provided in an efficiency across the street from the hospital. Priority for the October slots will be given to students who currently have rotations scheduled in November, December, and January. Please contact Dr. Tania Bertsch or Audree Frey if you have any questions.
  • Tech Tool for Securing an Earlier Step 2CS Exam Date! For students who are currently scheduled to take their Step 2 CS in January, results may not be reported in time for ranking, and the later date runs the risk results might not be reported in time for graduation! The email notification system for CS rescheduling does not work, because you are not notified in time to get a spot. A student secured a spot by using a Mozilla Add On called "check for changes" it refreshes the screen every second and blares music if the website changes. (FYI - the student added it and secured a spot for this month on the same night!). You do this by adding the add on the Mozilla Firefox. Then opening a new tab for every month of interest and every center of interest and having "check for changes" refresh and check for changes every second for each of the tabs. The spots get scooped up in a matter of seconds even in the middle of the night (usually so fast that an automatic email is not even sent out). If you have any questions about this tech tool, please DO NOT contact Kiersten Hallquist (just the messenger). #medstudentsaretechgeniuses
  • National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program: The 2015 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program will open in September. This Program is eligible to medical students in their final year of school who are interested in pursuing a career in primary care. Eligible applicants can receive a tax-free award of up to $120,000, with repayment beginning during their primary care residency training. The cycle will open in September. Your assistance in sharing this information with potential applicants is important, as they are seeking viable alternatives in addressing their medical school debt. Visit the website for more information, and please contact the NHSC Customer Service Portal (1-800-221-9393; TTY: 1-877-897-9910) with any questions.
  • Surgery Subspecialty Questions: Hi everyone. Dr. James and Brenda Barr have been getting several questions/requests about surgical subspecialties for Surgery. Please send all inquiries to Brenda Barr rather than Dr. James. In many instances, she knows the answer and can get back to you quickly. Thank you so much!
  • SIGN UP DEADLINE - Seeking Medical Students for Community Rounds: Medical Communications is looking for second-, third-, and fourth-year students to participate in two sessions of the upcoming Community Rounds program on Wednesday, October 1. This intensive two-day program is attended by individuals who formulate, implement, report on, or have a strong interest in health policy in Vermont. The two sessions include: 1) “Overview of Medical Student Education,” which takes place in Med. Ed. 300 from 12:45 to 2 p.m. and is led by William Jeffries, Ph.D., senior associate dean for medical education, and Lee Rosen, Ph.D., course director, Professionalism, Communication and Reflection. Students will be ask to share their experiences with admissions and the curriculum in an informal, conversational manner. 2) “Simulation in Educating the Health Care Team," which will take place 3:30pm - 5:00pm – following a brief introduction by Cate Nicholas, Ed.D., M.S., P.A., director of simulation education, attendees will tour stations at the Clinical Simulation Laboratory in Rowell. Students will serve as group guides and provide comments where helpful during the tour. Interested? Please can contact Jennifer Nachbur, Public Relations Director (802-656-7875) by September 15.

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Class of 2016:

  • Pathology Student Fellowship: The application process is opening for the 2015 Pathology Student Fellowship year. This is an exceptional opportunity to work closely with a great teaching faculty and resident staff. Please see the full memorandum from Dr. John Lunde, Director of the Pathology Student Fellowship, for more details. All applications must be submitted by October 10, 2014. Dr. Lunde looks forward to hearing from you. Please contact Dr. John Lunde with any questions.
  • SIGN UP DEADLINE - Seeking Medical Students for Community Rounds: Medical Communications is looking for second-, third-, and fourth-year students to participate in two sessions of the upcoming Community Rounds program on Wednesday, October 1. This intensive two-day program is attended by individuals who formulate, implement, report on, or have a strong interest in health policy in Vermont. The two sessions include: 1) “Overview of Medical Student Education,” which takes place in Med. Ed. 300 from 12:45 to 2 p.m. and is led by William Jeffries, Ph.D., senior associate dean for medical education, and Lee Rosen, Ph.D., course director, Professionalism, Communication and Reflection. Students will be ask to share their experiences with admissions and the curriculum in an informal, conversational manner. 2) “Simulation in Educating the Health Care Team," which will take place 3:30pm - 5:00pm – following a brief introduction by Cate Nicholas, Ed.D., M.S., P.A., director of simulation education, attendees will tour stations at the Clinical Simulation Laboratory in Rowell. Students will serve as group guides and provide comments where helpful during the tour. Interested? Please can contact Jennifer Nachbur, Public Relations Director (802-656-7875) by September 15.

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Class of 2017:

  • University of Vermont Premedical Enhancement Program Mentorship Opportunity: We are looking for 9 second-year students to mentor 9 sophomore undergraduates who have been selected for the University of Vermont Premedical Enhancement Program. This 3-year program provides mentoring to students who are committed to attending medical school. Along with their academic requirements, the students shadow physicians, attend grand rounds and write narratives about their experiences. Students who fulfill all commitments and interview well will be accepted to UVM COM. Student mentors are an integral part of this program and have an important role in introducing these undergraduates to the experience of medical school at UVM and guiding their student through the medical school application process. There are a number of activities each year for the mentors and students to do together, starting with the orientation dinner on Thursday, September 18. Other activities include having your student attend a class with you and giving your student a tour of our college. If you are interested in mentoring a student, please contact Laurie McLean.
  • Mark Your Calendars - MS Skills & Resiliency Training Series: This 12-week class was developed at Georgetown University. It introduces medical students to a variety of Mind-Body Medicine practices and techniques including breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, journal writing, art, music and movement. We will introduce interested 2nd year medical students to a variety of these techniques so that they can experience them first-hand, and gain insights into their use in self-care and care of their patients. Recent studies have shown that medical students who participate in this curriculum benefit with decreased perceived stress and burn-out, and increased mindfulness, empathy and professionalism, regardless of medical specialty chosen. This class is not offered for credit. A certificate of attendance is provided upon completion. There is limited space and we ask that students who enroll make the commitment to attend all sessions. Our classes are from 6:30-8:30 Wednesday evenings (but may run up to 1/2 hour late), most likely in HSRF 400. The first class (orientation) would be September 10, class dates would be September 24 - November 19 (9 sessions) & December 3 and 10 (2 sessions) =12 total weeks. Please contact Andrea Fossati at saradrea@hotmail.com (Please CC andrea.fossati@vtmednet.org) if you have any questions, or you would like to sign up for this series.
  • Important Clerkship Exemption Information: If you feel you qualify for an exemption from travelling to any of UVM COM affiliate sites for clerkship, please complete the Clerkship Exemption Request form and return it to the Administrative Assistant for Student Affairs, Kiersten Hallquist, no later than Monday, September 22, 2014. Please contact Kiersten Hallquist if you have any questions.
  • SIGN UP DEADLINE - Seeking Medical Students for Community Rounds: Medical Communications is looking for second-, third-, and fourth-year students to participate in two sessions of the upcoming Community Rounds program on Wednesday, October 1. This intensive two-day program is attended by individuals who formulate, implement, report on, or have a strong interest in health policy in Vermont. The two sessions include: 1) “Overview of Medical Student Education,” which takes place in Med. Ed. 300 from 12:45 to 2 p.m. and is led by William Jeffries, Ph.D., senior associate dean for medical education, and Lee Rosen, Ph.D., course director, Professionalism, Communication and Reflection. Students will be ask to share their experiences with admissions and the curriculum in an informal, conversational manner. 2) “Simulation in Educating the Health Care Team," which will take place 3:30pm - 5:00pm – following a brief introduction by Cate Nicholas, Ed.D., M.S., P.A., director of simulation education, attendees will tour stations at the Clinical Simulation Laboratory in Rowell. Students will serve as group guides and provide comments where helpful during the tour. Interested? Please can contact Jennifer Nachbur, Public Relations Director (802-656-7875) by September 15.

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Class of 2018:

  • White Coat Embroidery: The UVM chapter of American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is having our annual fundraiser, for which we will be offering embroidery of your names on your white coats. Please keep in mind this is a SIG fundraiser and you are not obligated to participate. The cost of embroidery for your coat will be $15.00. If you’d like to have your coat embroidered, orders need to be submitted and paid for by cash, check or money order by October 1st. Please read the full flyer for the embroidery guidelines. Contact Erin Pichiotino or Alissa Correll if you have any questions.
  • AAMC Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ): According to the AAMC, 108 of you have completed the MSQ! Nicely done! #kissyourbrain #superimpressive! However, 4 are in progress and 3 of you have not started. #shameshame. How cool would it be if we were among the only schools to nail %100? I wonder if they send us presents. The AAMC MSQ Service should have sent you instructions on how to access the survey via email. Please contact the AAMC MSQ Service if you have any questions or concerns. The MSQ closes on September 15, 2014.

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THIS WEEK'S EVENTS

Monday, September 15

  • UVM Center for Cultural Pluralism Exhibit -"Women's Sense of Space": 9:00am - 4:30pm, on display through September 19, at the Allen House Multicultural Art Gallery. Ceramic work by undergraduate student Emy Takinami, a gender, sexuality and women's studies major. For more information, visit the Center for Cultural Pluralism Event Page, or contact The Center for Cultural Pluralism (802-656-8833).
  • AMA Viewing of TEDMED 2014: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in HSRF 300. AMA is hosting a viewing of the TEDMED 2014 talks on Health and Medicine! “Unlocking Imagination in Service of Health and Medicine” is the focus of this 3-day event. AMA has provided free access to the content this year. Come to HSRF 300 at noon to watch! Pizza will be provided! Please bring your own beverage. If you have any questions, please contact Alissa Correll.
  • Healthy Fields - "Health access barriers and options for Latino dairy migrant farmworkers in Vermont": 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in Med Ed 300. This is the second of the three training sessions for the Healthy Fields project. This session will focus on orienting you to the health options available for the Latino diary migrant farmworkers as well as obstacles they face. Snacks will be provided, please bring your own drink. Please RSVP online. Contact Jessica Huang and Alejandro Velez if you have any questions.
  • UVM Core Vinyasa Yoga: 12:15pm - 1:00pm, in the LivingWell Studio. Instructor: Rachel De Simone. Vinyasa is a style of yoga the links mind and body, breath and movement in a moving meditation. This series will combine the principles of vinyasa yoga with an emphasis on finding balance and center in the body, mind, and spirit. The series will begin by building a foundational awareness of deep core muscles and learning how to activate the core. Students will learn to find their center, calm the mind, and develop mental focus in order to improve physical, mental, and emotional balance. Vinyasa krama, or intelligent yoga sequencing, will be used to create a series of postures each week that alternately engages and releases the abdominal, hip, and iliopsoas muscle groups; builds physical core strength; and improves posture and balance. For more information, visit LivingWell @UVM online, or contact The LivingWell Center @UVM.
  • UVM COM Pathology Lab Tours: Meet at 4pm, at the coffee cart. Dr. Pam Gibson, Director of Anatomic Pathology, will be holding a tour of the pathology department. The tour will include the blood bank, microbiology, histology, grossing, the morgue, and more! It’s a great way to see some of the different aspects of pathology and get to know the hospital a bit better. Hope to see you there! Please contact Jordan Taylor if you have any questions.
  • UVM Student Mindfulness Meditation: 4:00pm - 4:45pm, LivingWell Studio, first floor, Davis Center. Sessions include meditation instructions, 20 minutes of practice, and group discussion. Beginners are welcome. For more information, visit LivingWell @UVM online, or contact The LivingWell Center @UVM.
  • UVM Hosts Inspired MOVIE TOUR with Henrik Harlaut & Phil Casabo: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, in Ira Allen Chapel. Stop by to see the Premiere of Keynote Skier and Road to Zion and meet pro skiers Phil Casabon and Henrik Harlaut! They will be signing autographs, talking with students, and taking pictures. UVMSSC will be throwing out some free swag so make sure to get your ticket! FREE for SSC members, $5 General Admission, $15 Family Deal (4+), FREE if you wear an Inspired T-Shirt! Contact the UVM Ski & Snowboard Club with any questions.
  • UVM Miller Center for Holocaust Studies Lecture - ""The German Resistance to Hitler and the Persecution of the Jews": 7:00pm - 8:30pm, in Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. First public event of the current semester will feature Professor Peter Hoffmann of McGill University. Professor Hoffmann is an internationally-acclaimed expert on the German resistance in the Nazi era, and will be speaking on "The German Resistance to Hitler and the Persecution of the Jews." The lecture, sponsored by the Kinsler Endowment for Holocaust Studies, will take place on Monday, 15 September, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 338 (Memorial Lounge) of the Waterman Building. Visit the Miller Center’s Website for more information, or contact the Miller Center with any questions.
  • COURSE APPLICATION DEADLINE - AMSA Online Sexual Health Leadership Course: In 2009, the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) launched the Sexual Health Leadership Course (formerly the Sexual Health Scholars Program) to begin to address the lack of attitudes, knowledge, and skills training of American medical students in sexual health education. The program is targeted towards medical students of all ages, though we welcome applications from pre-medical and other healthcare students. For more information, please visit the AMSA SHLC website. Applications are due September 15. Feel free to contact AMSA SHLC should you have any questions.
  • RSVP DEADLINE - UVM COM Conversation Dinner -"Physicians and Spirituality": 5:00 pm -7:00 pm, in HSRF 200 (RSVP Required). Conversation Dinners are opportunities to weave together some of the diverse strands of our community. How do faith and spirituality affect the practice of medicine? Join us for a discussion of the many ways our beliefs both support and conflict with the role of physicians. We will discuss physician-patient relationships, dealing with grief and loss, and ethical dilemmas that arise during clinical practice. A panel of COM/FAHC physicians will also be on hand to discuss their own experiences. The purpose is not to preach or necessarily "educate" the public on the specifics of each faith; rather, the intent is to engage in a wider discussion of what role and exactly how faith and spirituality play into the physician-patient relationship. Join us for an evening of good food and great discussion! Space is very limited! Please RSVP by September 15th. For more information, please contact Tiffany Delaney.
  • M1 SURVEY DEADLINE - AAMC Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ): Please see the Announcements for the Class of 2018 for more information.
  • M2/M3/M4 DEADLINE - Volunteer for Medical Students for Community Rounds: Please see the announcements for the Class of 2015, 2016, or 2017 for more information.

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Tuesday, September 16

  • UVM Center for Cultural Pluralism Exhibit -"Women's Sense of Space": 9:00am - 4:30pm, on display through September 19, at the Allen House Multicultural Art Gallery. Ceramic work by undergraduate student Emy Takinami, a gender, sexuality and women's studies major. For more information, visit the Center for Cultural Pluralism Event Page, or contact The Center for Cultural Pluralism (802-656-8833).
  • UVM Dean's Lecture Series - Rich Beck - SVP PepsiCo Global Operations: 11:30am - 2:00pm, in Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. The School of Business Dean's Lecture Speaker Series with guest speaker Rich Beck - SVP PepsiCo Global Operations. For more information, contact Ellen DeOrsey (802-656-3177).
  • UVM COM M1 AMSA - White Coat Embroidery Sign Up: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in Med Ed 201. Please see the Announcements for the Class of 2018 for more information.
  • UVM Catamount Farm Farm-stand: 1:30pm - 5:30pm, at Bailey/Howe Library Table 1. Eat Fresh! Eat Local! UVM Catamount Farm is selling fresh produce in front of the Bailey Howe Library every Tuesday afternoon, from June 10 to October 13. For more information, contact Laura Williams (802-656-8657).
  • UVM Body Talk: 3:30pm - 4:30pm, in the LivingWell Studio. This drop-in group provides an opportunity to think about body image by looking at media, film clips and other mediums. You will gain an increased awareness of the ways messages affect the ways we see and feel about our bodies. Annie Cressey and Candace Polzella will bring ideas and insights to add to your impactful thoughts on body image and media influences. Join the discussion! For more information, visit LivingWell @UVM online, or contact The LivingWell Center @UVM.
  • UVM FILM SCREENING - "Anonymous People - Recovery Celebration": 5:30pm - 9:30pm, in Fleming Museum 101. Join us for a viewing of the popular documentary Anonymous People which highlights the stories of Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Brought to you by the Center for Health and Wellbeing. For more information, contact Amy Boyd Austin (802-656-0236).
  • UVM "Beyond Binaries: Identity, Gender and Sexuality" with Robin Ochs: 5:30pm - 7:30pm, in Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. Free! This program explores the landscape of sexual orientation, and how we “map” sexual orientation. No two people are exactly alike. Given that, how do we assign labels to our complicated and unique experiences? In this interactive workshop we will conduct an anonymous survey of those present, and we will look at the data. Where do we fall on the sexuality continuum? How do we label? In this fun and interactive program we explore different experiences of identity; the complexity of attraction and gender identity and expression. You can read more about the speaker on Robin Och's website. Please contact LGBTQA Center (802-656-4907) if you have any questions.
  • OLLI - Shapenotes Singing Group: 6:00pm - 8:00pm, in Ira Allen Chapel. Sacred Harp is a traditional New England style of participatory singing that is both dramatic and beautiful. It has been described as a proudly inclusive and democratic form that is not geared toward performance but to the moment of the sing. Sung a cappella in four part harmony, songs are taught by singing the "shapes" and then the words. No experience is necessary. Loaner books are provided. Free and open to the public. Regular attendees are strongly encouraged to sign up as a member of the OLLI program, which sponsors Sacred Harp's affiliation and use of UVM space. For more information, contact Lora Phillips (802-656-2085).
  • UVM On the Border Dance and Practice: 6:30pm - 9:00pm, in Old Mill Room 325 (John F. Dewey Lounge). Free dance practice. For more information, contact Albert Joy (802-656-8350).

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Wednesday, September 17

  • UVM Center for Cultural Pluralism Exhibit -"Women's Sense of Space": 9:00am - 4:30pm, on display through September 19, at the Allen House Multicultural Art Gallery. Ceramic work by undergraduate student Emy Takinami, a gender, sexuality and women's studies major. For more information, visit the Center for Cultural Pluralism Event Page, or contact The Center for Cultural Pluralism (802-656-8833).
  • UVM Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Seminar - "Genome variation and health/disease": 9:30am - 10:30am, in Stafford Hall 101. Dr. Kenneth Kidd from the Department of Genetics at Yale University School of Medicine will present. Please contact the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics if you have any questions.
  • UVM COM M1 AMSA - White Coat Embroidery Sign Up: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in Med Ed 201. Please see the Announcements for the Class of 2018 for more information.
  • UVM COM "Finding Grant Opportunities: The Search Process" with Hilda Alajajian, UVM Sponsored Project Administrator: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in the Dana Classroom. Learn how to use Pivot to identify potential funding opportunities, set up automated funding alerts, and find collaborators. We will also highlight other grantsmanship tools available for UVM faculty and students. This workshop is a part of Dana Medical Library's Funding to Publication series. Registration is required; please complete the online registration form to sign up. For more information about this workshop and others in the series, please visit the Dana Medical Library course page. Please feel free to contact Gary Atwood if you still have questions.
  • UVM Vermont Center on Behavior and Health Lecture - "Digital Behavioral Technology to Promote Health Behavior": 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in Davis Auditorium, FAHC. Jesse Dallery, professor of psychology, University of Florida to present. For more information, please contact Diann Gaalema, or visit the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health website.
  • UVM Student Mindfulness Meditation: 4:00pm - 4:45pm, LivingWell Studio, first floor, Davis Center. Sessions include meditation instructions, 20 minutes of practice, and group discussion. Beginners are welcome. For more information, visit LivingWell @UVM online, or contact The LivingWell Center @UVM.
  • UVM COM Conversation Dinner -"Physicians and Spirituality": 5:00 pm -7:00 pm, in HSRF 200 (RSVP Required). Conversation Dinners are opportunities to weave together some of the diverse strands of our community. How do faith and spirituality affect the practice of medicine? Join us for a discussion of the many ways our beliefs both support and conflict with the role of physicians. We will discuss physician-patient relationships, dealing with grief and loss, and ethical dilemmas that arise during clinical practice. A panel of COM/FAHC physicians will also be on hand to discuss their own experiences. The purpose is not to preach or necessarily "educate" the public on the specifics of each faith; rather, the intent is to engage in a wider discussion of what role and exactly how faith and spirituality play into the physician-patient relationship. Join us for an evening of good food and great discussion! Space is very limited! Please RSVP by September 15th. For more information, please contact Tiffany Delaney.
  • UVM COM Medical Student Executive Board Meeting: 5:30pm - 7:00pm, in Med Ed 304. Members of Student Council, Wellness Committee, SEG, AAMC/OSR and DACDI meet with the Deans to discuss goals and accomplishments of each committee, administrative updates, and brainstorm ideas to improve the College of Medicine. Please contact Sarah Gardner with any questions.
  • UVM The Painted Word with Diana Whitney: 6:00pm - 7:00pm, in the Fleming Museum Marble Court. The Painted Word poetry series is under the direction of Major Jackson, the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor in UVM's Department of English. Highlighting established and emerging poets, the Painted Word is a collaboration between the Fleming Museum of Art and the UVM Department of English, with support from the James and Mary Brigham Buckham Scholarship Fund. Price: Regular Admission. For more information, contact Fleming Museum of Art (802.656.0750).
  • UVM COM Sun Salute Yoga: 5:30pm - 6:30pm, in HSRF 400. Approximately 12 students will be attending a Yoga session for approximately one hour, using the space in HSRF 400. Please contact Imelda Muller with any questions!
  • UVM Wicked Wednesday Pub Quiz: 9:00pm - 11:00pm, at Brennan's, on the first floor of Davis Center. Gather some friends and come test your trivia knowledge while enjoying awesome food specials! UPB hosts Wicked Wednesday Pub Quiz every Wednesday at 9:00 PM in Brennan’s. Prizes awarded to the weekly winners! For accommodations and any questions, contact UVM Program Board. Consider "liking" UVM Program Board on Facebook, or following them on Twitter and Instagram @uvm_upb.
  • UVM APPLICATION DEADLINE - 2015-2016 Fulbright Grants: The University of Vermont’s deadline for all 2015-2016 Fulbright applications will be September 17, 2014. 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 review the full program flyer, visit the Fulbright website, the UVM Fellowships Website, or contact Fellowships Director Brit Chase (802-656-4658) if you have additional questions or concerns.

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Thursday, September 18

  • UVM Pharmacology Seminar - "Malignant Mesothelioma: Development to Therapy": 8:30am - 9:30am, in HSRF 200. Presented by Arti Shukla, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, UVM COM. Please contact the Department of Pharmacology with any questions.
  • UVM Center for Cultural Pluralism Exhibit -"Women's Sense of Space": 9:00am - 4:30pm, on display through September 19, at the Allen House Multicultural Art Gallery. Ceramic work by undergraduate student Emy Takinami, a gender, sexuality and women's studies major. For more information, visit the Center for Cultural Pluralism Event Page, or contact The Center for Cultural Pluralism (802-656-8833).
  • UVM Drive Electric Week: 10:00am - 3:00pm, at the Davis Center Oval Green. September 15 - 21, 2014 is National Drive Electric Week, a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlights the benefits of all-electric and plug-in vehicles. This event will bring this national event to UVM campus with an informational booth and actual vehicles. For more information, contact mmccutch@uvm.edu (802-656-9864).
  • UVM COM M1 AMSA - White Coat Embroidery Sign Up: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in Med Ed 201. Please see the Announcements for the Class of 2018 for more information.
  • UVM COM Gender & Sexuality Alliance Meeting: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in Med Ed 303. All are welcome! Join members of the Gender & Sexuality Alliance to discuss LGBTQ health care, ongoing community action, advocacy within the College of Medicine, and upcoming events. The mission of the Gender & Sexuality Alliance is to foster a nurturing and supportive environment for transgender, bisexual, lesbian, gay, queer, and ally students, and to ensure all UVM COM students have the skills and resources to become skilled health care providers for people of all genders and sexual orientations. Please contact Matthew Shear with any questions.
  • UVM Womyn@Noon Series - "Farming, Feminism & the Future of Women's Land in Vermont: Huntington Women's Open Land (HOWL) & Lani Ravin": 12:00pm - 1:00pm, at the UVM Women's Center (34 S. Williams - behind Waterman). The Women Center’s 2014 Womyn@Noon Series begins on September 18th and runs through November 20th, on Thursdays at 12pm, the Women's Center (34 S. Williams - behind Waterman). Huntington Open Women’s Land is a 50-acre parcel half forested and half agricultural/meadow. We will show you what HOWL is and what women have done at HOWL over the past 30 years. We hope to inspire the audience to become involved in shaping HOWL’s future vision for the land, for this precious resource. Hot tea and fresh cookies will be served! Bring your lunch and your friends. Please contact Louise Leu (Center for Cultural Pluralism) with any questions. For accommodations or with questions, please contact Maria Teixeira.
  • UVM Mindful Eating: 2:00pm - 2:45pm, in the LivingWell Studio, first floor, Davis Center. Sessions include a guided meditation on eating mindfully, followed by a group discussion. A light snack is provided. Beginners are welcome. For more information, visit LivingWell @UVM online, or contact The LivingWell Center @UVM.
  • UVM Club MED (Meditation, Education, and Discussion: 5:00pm - 5:30pm, in the LivingWell Studio, first floor, Davis Center. Once a month Club Med will present a live or recorded talk by a meditation teacher, followed by a practice and discussion. Speakers/topics will be announced via our Facebook page, listserv, and UVM Bored. All students are welcome. For more information, visit LivingWell @UVM online, or contact The LivingWell Center @UVM.
  • Burack Lecture Series - "The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832" with Alan Taylor: 5:30pm - 7:00pm, in Billings North Lounge. Alan Taylor is a renowned expert in Colonial America and the early United States Republic. He is the author of seven books and has won the Pulitzer Prize twice for his histories of early America. Reception immediately following, in Billings Apse. Hosted by the Department of History. To request accommodations such as seating, interpreting, etc. for this event please contact Conference and Event Services (802-656-5665) in advance. Please contact Dr. Andrew Buchanan or Professor Amani Whitfield (802-656-3180) with any questions.
  • Drones & Bones: Digital Approaches to Archaeology in Northern Peru (Second Annual Jame B. Petersen Lecture): 6:00pm - 9:00pm, in the Fleming Museum Marble Court. The Vermont Archaeology Heritage Center, and UVM's Fleming Museum of Art, Department of Anthropology, and the Center for Research on Vermont are proud to present the Second Annual James B. Petersen Lecture. Hear University of Vermont archaeologist Dr. Parker VanValkenburgh share stories of how he has used digital technologies to solve archaeological problems in Peru. Free Admission. For more information, contact Fleming Museum of Art (802.656.0750).
  • UVM Fleming Museum's PechaKucha Night: 6:00pm - 8:00pm, in Contois Auditorium, Downtown Burlington. Enjoy presentations from a broad range of participants including designers, artists, writers, and photographers. With an intermission half-way through the presentations, guests will be able to check out the new exhibition at BCA, Of Land and Local. Cash bar and snacks also available. Presented by the Fleming Museum, Burlington City Arts, Shelburne Museum and ECHO. $6 donation. Visit the event website for more information, or contact Burlington City Arts at 802-865-7166.
  • UVM Karaoke Night: 7:00pm - 9:00pm, in Brennan's Pub, first floor, Davis Center. Belt out some classics at Karaoke Night at Brennan’s! Please contact UVM Program Board with any questions.
  • UVM Rhythm & Brews Coffeehouse Fall 2014: 8:00pm - 10:00pm, in the Living/Learning Fireplace Lounge (L/L Commons 231). Rhythm & Brews is a weekly coffeehouse that takes place every Thursday from 8-10 PM in the Fireplace Lounge of the Living/Learning (L/L) Center at the University of Vermont. Past performances have included live music, singing, poetry reading, slam poetry, storytelling, theater performances, sign songs, and many others. At least one Thursday a month, our stage is opened for Open Mic Nights. Bring your own mug in order to partake in our FREE coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Have any questions or want to perform? Contact Katie Matuska.

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Friday, September 19

  • UVM COM SUBMISSION DEADLINE - WeeklyWire: Before 12:00pm. If you would like to include a posting in the next WeeklyWire, you must submit it to Kiersten Hallquist no later than noon on the Friday before the issue is scheduled to go out to students.
  • LAST CHANCE - UVM Center for Cultural Pluralism Exhibit -"Women's Sense of Space": 9:00am - 4:30pm, on display through September 19, at the Allen House Multicultural Art Gallery. Ceramic work by undergraduate student Emy Takinami, a gender, sexuality and women's studies major. For more information, visit the Center for Cultural Pluralism Event Page, or contact The Center for Cultural Pluralism (802-656-8833).
  • UVM Horticulture Research and Education Center Apple and Vegetable Sales: 10:00am - 4:00pm, at 65 Green Mountain Drive, South Burlington, VT. UVM Apple and Vegetable Sales begin August 29 at the UVM Horticulture Research and Education Center, 65 Green Mountain Drive, South Burlington, VT and will continue every Friday through at least October 31 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. An on-campus farm stand with vegetables and a limited selection of apples is open every Tuesday from 2:00 to 5:00 PM between Bailey-Howe library and the Davis Center. Available apple varieties and vegetables will change each week as the ripening season commences. Please contact Terry Bradshaw (802-658-9166) for more information. Visit the Horticulture Research Center Apple Sales webpage for directions.
  • Psychiatry Grand Rounds - For more information, please visit the Psychiatry Department's website, or call (802) 847-2124.
  • UVM Hosts the Mike Brown Photoshoot Campaign: 11:00am - 2:00pm, in Davis Center 106E (Rosa Parks Room). Humans of UVM photography shoot, sharing our stories, thoughts and feelings regarding the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, MO. Sponsored by the ALANA Student Center. For more information, contact Alan Chu (908-337-5867).
  • UVM Community Drop-In Meditation: 1:00pm - 1:45pm, in Allen House 303-304 (Multipurpose/Meditation Room). Community drop-in meditation groups are free and open to students, staff, faculty and the community. No registration is required. All groups include meditation instruction, 20 minutes of practice, and group discussion. Beginners are always welcome. Open to students, staff, faculty, and community members. For more information, visit the Health and Mindfulness website or contact miv.london@uvm.edu (802-656-3340) or jennifer.shasberger@uvm.edu.
  • UVM Chinese Tea Hour: 4:00pm - 5:00pm, in Living/Learning B- B180 (International Lounge). Have a cup of Chinese tea over a conversation in Chinese. Practice speaking Chinese with Chinese language teachers and other Chinese language students. For more information, contact John Yin (802-656-0371).
  • Lane Series Presents - "NC Dances VT": 7:30pm - 9:00pm, in Mann Hall 005 (Mann Gymnasium). The Greensboro-based Van Dyke Dance Group showcases Jan Van Dyke's choreography, known for its dynamic energy and rhythmic precision. Her dances are highly structured and meticulously crafted, while the movement vocabulary is quick, vigorous and driving. Professor emeriti and former Chair of Dance at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Van Dyke knows both Paul Besaw (MFA) and Christal Brown (BFA) as former students. Now living, working, and leading their respective dance programs at UVM and Middlebury College, Besaw and Brown contribute the unique artistic approaches they have developed since their days in Greensboro to this rich gathering of dance. Price: $15 full / $ 5 student. For more information, contact The Lane Series Main Office (802-656-4455).

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Saturday, September 20

  • (OLLI AT UVM PRESENTS) Workers Are Not Sheep: Barre Labor History Tour with Joelen Mulvaney: 10:00am - 1:00pm, in Barre Labor Hall. Learn about Barre’s labor union history. Visit with a local granite sculptor at his studio. See an exhibit of the Bread & Roses strike when children of textile workers in MA came to union families in Barre. Tour Hope Cemetery. Transportation to Barre is on your own. Walking shoes, sunscreen, umbrella, rain or shine Hope Cemetery tour - Fully accessible hall and cemetery, 3 entry steps to the sculpture studio - Cemetery tour can be done by car, going from are at are of interest, joining walkers at each site - Bring a light lunch or snack for break time and water. Price: Olli Members: $30.00/Non-Members: $45.00. For more information, contact OLLI @UVM (802-656-2085).

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Sunday, September 21

  • No announcements were posted for this day.

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VOLUNTEER

UVM COM Community Service Corner!

Got an idea for a community service event for the school? Contact Catherine Suppan.

Trail Maintenance Hike with Green Mountain Associate

Sign up today for the September community service outing! On September 20th there will be a volunteer hike with the Green Mountain Association. We will be hiking near Mad River Glen, about an hour away from Burlington (carpooling to be organized). It is a 2.4 mile uphill hike to the ridgeline (mostly gentle), where we will be working. There are three main goals for the work: build puncheon along the Long Trail on the ridge between Glen Ellen and Stark’s Nest, build a shelter at the Glen Ellen privy for storing tools, and pack out any unused supplies to the top of the ski trails at Mad River for later transport down. A few GMC field staff will be working with us. There will be an option to spend the night at Stark’s Nest, a Mad River Glen warming hut that is kept open for summer use, close by. The building is four-sided (great for late September), spacious (great for larger groups), and has an open view to the east (great for sunrises). Sign up below! More details to come. I need to gauge interest, so if you think this is for you, use the Community Service Google doc to sign up. This is not binding, but I have to get back to the Green Mountain Club with an estimate of hikers and campers so they know what trail to put us on, then more details on time and location to come!

Winooski K-5 Youth Soccer Program

Like soccer? And kids? And coaching? Winooski is starting a K-5 youth soccer program and needs adult volunteers to coach! For more information, check it out on their website, or visit the online volunteer sign up page to SIGN UP NOW. Contact Parks Vista (802-324-8202) with any questions.

Volunteer (or attend) the 17th Annual Breast Cancer Conference

The Vermont Cancer Center at the University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care invites medical students to attend and/or volunteer at this year’s 17th Annual Breast Cancer Conference on Friday, October 10 at the Sheraton Conference Center in Burlington. This free, community event draws more than 800 attendees including survivors, family members, physicians, researchers, nurses, physical therapists and others interested in learning more about breast and women’s health. The content is comprehensive and with more than 80 educational sessions and workshops covers everything from recent research findings, to opiate addiction and cancer, to survivorship and wellness issues. You can join the conference all-day or for just one session. Go online to register, or for a full look at the agenda.

Students are also encouraged to participate in the scientific poster session, which will be on display all day in the exhibit hall of the conference. If you have a research or public health project related to breast or women’s health (including wellness), and are interested in joining in the poster session, visit the poster session webpage for more information.

Volunteers are critical to the success of this event! If you can spare even just two hours on October 10 to volunteer, please contact Charles Brooks (802-656-2176) at the Vermont Cancer Center.

Support the AMA and Score a Great T-Shirt!

It's time for the UVM AMA's t-shirt fundraiser! Maybe you've seen some of us wearing these shirts around and thought to yourself, I want one too! These stylish shirts come in crew neck, V-neck, and also in black! They also make great gifts for friends and family! We're working hard to raise funds so we can put on some cool events, so please support us! Orders need to be in by 9/30 and should arrive before the end of October! Also, a big thank you to our models from last year, rocking these stylish shirts! Visit the UVM AMA T-shirt Fundraiser webpage to view the shirts, and place your order today! Please contact Amy Yu with any questions.

Mailing Assistance for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Putting out a call to volunteers to assist us here at Ronald McDonald House with our McRaffle mailing!
RMH can host small groups or individuals to come in to RMH to do these aspects of the mailing:

  • Stamping envelopes with return address and bulk mail indicia
  • Stuffing envelopes with letter and 3 McRaffle tickets
  • Sealing envelopes
  • Total size of mailing is about 7000

They're flexible on the timing of volunteers so please let Deanna know (802-862-4943) if you are able to help out.

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES

SAVE THE DATE: 21st Annual AHEC Vermont Recruitment Day

September 24, 2014, 11:00am - 2:00pm, in the Hoehl Gallery (HSRF 100).

Students, as you think about clinical rotations, electives, and practicing medicine after graduation, we encourage you to consider Vermont. Please participate in Vermont Recruitment Day to learn more. Recruiters from Vermont hospitals and practices will be present and recruiting for their communities.

Faculty & Staff, please join us to strengthen connections between the UVM College of Medicine and recruiters from hospitals and health care facilities from around Vermont by attending and networking at Vermont Recruitment Day, and encouraging your students to do the same.

A free buffet lunch & raffle will be provided. Start networking now! Information about educational loan repayment programs will be available at this event.

If you have any questions about Vermont Recruitment Day or Vermont’s educational loan repayment programs, please contact AHEC (802-656-2179). We look forward to seeing you on September 24th!

SAVE THE DATE: Annual Canoe Adventure on 9/27

The Annual Canoe Adventure with Wilderness Medicine is coming up on September 27th (rain date September 28th) from 8am to 1pm. Come explore the waters of Lake Champlain, see the beautiful autumn foliage, meet some great doctors, learn a little about water rescue, and enjoy a complimentary picnic lunch! We’d love to have you (and your family and friends!). Spaces are limited, so email Katie Lantz to reserve your spots. We’ll meet in the water tower lot and carpool to our destination. We’re looking forward to an awesome time!

Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Hispanic Heritage Month logo

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

TAKE THE QUIZ: Hispanic American Health Equity Quiz

COM Faculty, Staff & Students, During the month of September we are highlighting issues of health disparities involving the Hispanic American community. The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health notes that Hispanic American health is often shaped by factors such as language/cultural barriers, lack of access to preventive care, and the lack of health insurance. Some other health conditions and risk factors that significantly affect Hispanics are: asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, HIV/AIDS, obesity, suicide, and liver disease.

Test your health equity knowledge! All perfect-score quizzes will be added into a raffle for awesome UVM gear at the end of each month. TAKE THE QUIZ NOW >>

Please contact the UVM COM Office of Inclusion with any questions, or if you would like to get involved in future Cultural Celebrations.

UVM COM Apparel Survey!

Bryce Bludevich and Mohammad Mertaban are trying to gauge student interest in UVM COM apparel. Please fill out this quick survey and hopefully your student council representatives will be able to follow up with the student body with potential items for purchase! They are conducting a survey, and your response would be appreciated. Take a quick break form whatever you are doing and COMPLETE THE SURVEY NOW >>

Please contact Bryce Bludevich or Mohammad Mertaban if you have any questions.

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RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIP, & SCHOLARSHIP

SAVE THE DATE: Annual Graduate Student Research Day

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 9:00am - 6:00pm, in various Medical Education Building rooms. Graduate students in the College of Medicine and associated graduate programs will publically present their work in a poster and oral session to showcase the quality and breadth of their research to the COM community. Awards will be presented to first, second and third place students in both the oral and poster presentations at the end of the day. Please see the event flyer for a full agenda and description of the Medical Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award. Lecture, lunch, and awards reception provided; please RSVP to the Medical Alumni Association to attend these events.

2015 Neuroscience Student Research Award

Keith L. Black, MD. Chair of the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery, is proud to announce the availability of the 2015 Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars in Neuroscience Award for undergraduate, graduate and medical students. The primary purpose of this award is to mentor and encourage young potential scientists and physicians to enter the field of neurological research. The application deadline is March 15, 2014. Read more on the award flyer, and contact Samantha Phu if you have additional questions or concerns.

American Heart Association (AHA)/American Society of Hematology (ASH)-Funded Research

Please see the following fantastic opportunities for those of you interested in American Heart Association (AHA) or American Society of Hematology (ASH) funded research:

Please contact Amanda Peel if you have any questions.

Advanced Wilderness Life Support Course

September 25 - 28, in Pickham Notch, NH. If you have a medical background of any kind (Physician, PA, NP, resident, medical student, EMT) and an interest in the outdoors, please consider attending this high value course. You will learn the latest practical hands-on wilderness medical skills for patient assessment, treatment and evacuation protocols.

  • Practice your skills in live scenarios.
  • Work with our expert faculty.
  • Earn your AWLS certification accredited by the University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Obtain up to 20.5 hours of CME or Fellowship credits from the Wilderness Medical Society.

The AWLS® program focuses on treatment of the most common injuries and illnesses encountered making the AWLS® certification the standard in the medical industry for wilderness medicine. The course offers intensive practical hands-on skills teaching.

This conference is being held for the first time at Appalachian Mountain Club’s Joe Doge Lodge in Pinkham Notch, NH. Joe Dodge Lodge is surrounded by White Mountain National Forest and some of the region’s best hiking, especially during fall foliage season.

For further information, details on the schedule, and to register you can visit the course-specific website.

HHMI Research Opportunities for Medical Students at U.S. Schools

In order to encourage more medical students to pursue academic and research careers, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) offers outstanding year-long and summer research training programs for students enrolled in schools in the U.S. Women and under-represented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Students enrolled in MD/PhD programs are not eligible to apply. For further information, visit our website or e-mail medfellows@hhmi.org.

For 2nd and 3rd Year Students:

  1. HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program enables medical, dental, and veterinary students at schools located in the U.S. to spend a year conducting basic, translational, or applied biomedical research at any academic or nonprofit research institution in the United States except federal government agencies. HHMI will award 60 fellowships in 2015.

    Additional Medical Fellows conducting research in the following areas may be supported by organizations partnering with HHMI:

    • Duchenne muscular dystrophy research (Partner: Duchenne Research Fund)
    • Epilepsy research (Partner: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy)
    • HIV or TB research (Partner: K-RITH)
    • Inherited retinal degenerative disease research (Partner: Foundation Fighting Blindness)
    • Orthopaedic research (Partner: Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation)
    • Parkinson's disease research (Partner: Parkinson's Disease Foundation)
    • Preclinical research in interventional radiology (Partner: Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation).

    For the 2015-2016 program year, Fellows will receive a $30,000 stipend; a $5,500 fellow’s allowance for health, dental and vision insurance and some education-related expenses; and a $5,500 research allowance for research-related enrichment activities and some research costs. The Competition System is now open and the application deadline is January 12, 2015.

  2. The Medical Research Fellows Program at Janelia offers students with an interest in neuronal networking and/or imaging at the cellular and molecular level an intense year-long research training experience, living and working at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus, a world-class research center in the Washington, D.C., area. Students must submit a prescreening application by November 3, 2014 and comply with specific eligibility and application requirements.
  3. The Medical Research Fellows Program at K-RITH is targeted to students interested in conducting research in HIV, TB, or co-infection in a state-of-the-art research institute at the heart of the TB and HIV epidemics in Durban, South Africa. Students must submit a prescreening application by November 3, 2014 and comply with specific eligibility and application requirements.

For 1st Year Students: HHMI Summer Medical Fellows Program will support up to 20 students working in HHMI laboratories for 8-10 weeks. Students must be in good standing at a medical, dental, or veterinary school located in the U.S. Those who are enrolled in a combined professional degree/Ph.D. program or who have already received a one-year award from any year-out research training program are not eligible to apply. The program is primarily aimed at those students who wish to explore the summer research experience with the intent of applying for the year-long program. For the 2015 summer program, students will receive a stipend of $5,000 for 10 weeks ($500/week for less than 10 weeks) and up to $1,000 for roundtrip relocation costs. The Competition System opens on November 3, 2014 and the application deadline is February 16, 2015.

2014 Anesthesiology Medical Student Symposium

The third annual California Anesthesiology Medical Student Symposium is quickly approaching on September 27th, 2014! We encourage all students interested in anesthesiology to attend for hands-on workshop experience, lectures by top California anesthesiologists, and the opportunity to network at the residency fair. Space is limited! Registration and more information can be found at the Symposium Website. Please contact Britanny Winckler, Brenton Alexander, or Fiyinfoluwa Ani with any questions.

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ARTS & PUBLICATION

Medical Student Publication Opportunity: in-Training online magazine

in-Training, the online magazine for medical students, is looking for medical students of all class years to submit written and artistic works about their experiences in medicine for peer-edited online publication. Committed to authentically representing the medical student voice, in-Training is run entirely by medical students and serves as an outlet for budding physician-journalists, writers and artists at medical schools around the globe.

Since we went live in July 2012, we have published 450 articles from over 200 writers at 84 institutions across the United States, Canada, India, Ireland, UAE, and the Dutch Antilles. in-Training has been featured on Scientific American and our articles have been covered on KevinMD, AAMC's Careers in Medicine, and Forbes.

We also produce two podcasts: an oral narratives podcast entitled Inside Stories that catalogs the perspective of medical students during their training; and an medical innovation podcast entitled History & Physical that highlights the latest news and opinions from medical education thought leaders.

We are looking for students interested in writing about any topic relevant to the medical student community, including technology, policy, ethics, law, and literature. We are also looking for students interested in covering breaking news as reporters, writing in-depth columns about topics they are passionate about, managing our social media accounts, and artists, musicians, and poets to produce creative works for our Off the Shelf section. No prior writing experience is required.

We invite students and faculty to visit in-Training and subscribe to our twice-monthly newsletter. Feel free to complete our online interest form or contact in-Training if you are interested in writing, editing or reporting for in-Training.

in-Training is also launching a writing internship in January 2015 and is looking for highly-motivated medical students who are interested in pursuing writing as part of their future careers for one-on-one mentorship with our medical student editors. If you are interested in working with our dynamic staff as an intern, please contact in-Training or complete our online interest form.

33rd William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition

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The William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition, sponsored by the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), is open to medical students attending schools of medicine or osteopathy in the United States and Canada.

Each year hundreds of entries are submitted to the competition and go through a preliminary screening by the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, and final judging will be by Richard M. Berlin, M.D., psychiatrist and poet from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

The first-, second-, and third-place winners will be invited to read their poetry at an awards ceremony at NEOMED. In addition, the editors of the Journal of Medical Humanities review the winning poems and consider them for possible publication in that journal. The entry deadline for the competition is Dec. 31, 2014. Please see the program flyer for additional information about the guidelines and rules for submissions.

The top three poets will be awarded $300, $200, and $100 respectively and will be invited to visit NEOMED on Mar. 27, 2015 to read their poems. Their travel expenses will be paid by the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Winning poems will be announced by Mar. 20, 2015.

Please contact Anita Pokorny, M. Ed., Director of Career Development and Advising at Northeast Ohio Medical University, with 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!

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)

  • Cotton TNA long-sleeved shirt, size sm.

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CLASSIFIEDS

CarShare Vermont = Freedom to go

CarShare Vermont can get you to all of the good stuff off campus. Grocery shopping at City Market, skiing at Jay Peak, or even a weekend road trip to Montreal. We’ve got cars (plus a minivan and pick up truck) parked on campus and all over town for you to use whenever you need to drive. Just apply online, reserve one 24/7, get in using your own key, and go!

Full-time students get a FREE membership – that’s a $150 value! Just pay a one-time application fee and our lowest driving rates (even gas and insurance are on us).

Apply now and learn more at carsharevt.org or call (802) 861-2340.

2br Condo with Heat and short Walk to FAHC

Desirable River Watch Condominiums. Very short walk to UVM/FAHC, 1.5 miles to Church St. & downtown Burlington. Two large bedrooms each with large closet. New carpeting, freshly painted, new counter tops and sink. Updated bathroom and lighting. One underground reserved PARKING space, one unreserved exterior space and ample off-street parking spaces. HEAT, hot water and trash removal included. Dishwasher, WASHER/DRYER in unit, elevator, in-ground POOL and BBQ area. Public transportation nearby. No smoking. No pets. Immediate availability. $1495 /month. Contact Beth Carpinello (text: 518-810-3892). Pictures can be viewed on the Beth's Craigslist posting.

1br Available in Condo Just Off of Spear Street

Seeking a young professional. One-bedroom available in a non-smoking, two-bedroom, South Burlington condo. The condo is currently being renovated with a remodeled and expanded kitchen. The bathroom recently refinished with a new shower, vanity, floors and fixtures. The Condo Association has a pool, two parking spaces and a coin-operated washer and dryer in the building.

Hoping for a September 15th move-in date, but this might flex considering renovations are still underway. Rent will be $650/month + half of utilities. No pets.

I'm a 26 year old male and a working professional and I like to ski and play kickball and lacrosse as well as kayak. If you're interested, email me, Mike Tavares, with your phone number and a little about yourself.

Efficiency Apartment on Proctor Ave, Near Rice High School

Furnished efficiency apartment available near campus (Proctor Ave) available January 1, 2015. Wonderful, safe neighborhood, close to bus line and necessities:

  • Quiet, heated, garage parking space, private entrance, water, trash, Wi-Fi, dish TV, snow removal (all included)
  • 5 minutes by car to UVM, medical school, and hospital.
  • One person only. Looking for a medical student or resident.
  • $850 plus electric (ranges $15-$25 per month)

View the photo flyer to see pictures of the house, and please contact Elaine Greenfield (Home Landline: 802-864-9209) if you have any questions or are interested.

Lovely 3br House on Mansfield Ave

A lovely 3-bedroom home is available on Mansfield Avenue: 5 minute walk from FAHC and UVM, parking included, washer/dryer and backyard garden space. Carpeted 3rd floor loft perfect for home office. Half of a duplex in family neighborhood. Available for September or October move-in. $1,950/month, excluding utilities. Please contact Jennifer Green (text: 802-922-5600). Pictures can be viewed on the Craigslist housing posting.

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Questions or comments? Looking to submit information/event details? Please email the Student Affairs Team. Deadline for submission is Friday at noon.

Office of Medical Student Education
The Courtyard at Given N-100
89 Beaumont Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone:(802) 656-0722
Fax:(802) 656-9377

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