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College of Medicine

February 15, 2015 - February 21, 2016

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In This Issue:

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

USEFUL WEBSITES

Student Handbook Assoc. Dean Drop-In Sessions Activities Calendar
AHEC Website Global Health UVM OSR Blog
Study Spaces "ONE: News for Our Employees" - UVM Medical Center" (January Ed.) Specialty Advisor List
OASIS Log-in UVM Medical Center Grand Rounds UVM LivingWell Center
NBME UVMMC Event Calendar/Newsletter UVM Bored
Diversity & Inclusion Medicine Newsletter: "The Chart"
(Fall 2015 Edition)
 

Weekly FYIs from OMSE - We are here to help!

  • UVM Offices Closed TODAY: UVM offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, in observance of President's Day, including the Office of Medical Student Education. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. Our offices will re-open at 8AM, Tuesday, February 16. Please feel free to contact The Student Services Team if you have any questions.
  • COMAV FYI: In the past two weeks, two wireless mice and their USB receivers have been taken out of the Med Ed Center rooms. Without the USB receiver, the keyboard is also rendered useless and a new, complete set needs to be ordered. Please remember that all equipment in the Med Ed Center rooms are UVM property and should remain in the rooms. Any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the COMAV office.
  • Did You Read the Weekly FYIs? Well then, you're a rockstar, enter your first and last name to be entered to win a free movie ticket to the Roxy!
  • Reserving MED ED Rooms, COM Student Activities Calendar, and posting to the WeeklyWire: Please take advantage of our instructions for reserving rooms; there is also a link to a tutorial video at the bottom of the guide should you wish to have a visual explanation. When reserving rooms, you need to do it from your OWN calendar - create the event and invite the room (AND you can invite any people you want as well; people are under the Global Address Book, but searching resources makes it easier to find rooms). If the event is open to UVM COM Community/Students, you can also invite the "COM Student Activities Calendar" to your event to ensure it is posted to our activities calendar/events webpage. If you wish to reserve non-Med Ed space (i.e. HSRF rooms), please EMAIL the event details (template found in the reserving rooms guide) to studentCOMservices@med.uvm.edu and OMSE will explore alternative space options for you. If you wish to advertise in the WeeklyWire, you must EMAIL the posting to studentCOMservices@med.uvm.edu as you would like it to appear, and please indicate which classes you would like to target. Should you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Medical Student Education.

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Policy of the Week - Getting to Know Your Handbook

Student Success (Policy 690.20)

To ensure student success, we have developed a comprehensive program that is fully integrated into the medical school curriculum. This program incorporates the Professionalism, Communication & Reflection (PCR) course with Learning Communities that integrate students in all levels of the curriculum with faculty providing mentoring, advising, and personal, professional and academic support.

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 2016

  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE - Yearbook Half-Pages: The Yearbook Committee is working hard to complete our yearbook by May 2016 graduation! Since this is our graduating year, we are each allotted a half-page spread to be included in the official publication. To create your spread, we have created 9 PowerPoint templates to choose from. You can access these templates within the UVM Learning COMmons online collaborative space. Log in using your MED credentials and visit LearningCommons >> Student Council >> Documents (Yearbook Materials) to download the available half-page templates and instructions. Please submit your spread to Janel Martir, your Class Historian, no later than Monday, February 15, 2015. This is a strict deadline, so please try not to send it any later than this date! Contact Janel Martir (co2016) with any questions.
  • Position Open at Maine Eye Center in Portland: A position is now available at Maine Eye Center in Portland, Maine. This is a one-year position for a medical school graduate interested in opthalmology who is not entering directly into a residency program this summer. The position will afford the graduate an opportunity to gain exposure to opthalmology, burnish skills in opthalmic evaluation and treatment, and participate in clinical research. Read more on the full call for applicants. Please direct any questions to Eli Mitchell (207-523-5388).
  • OMSE Panel Invitation/Call for Support: As you will remember, fourth-year medical students have many questions about the residency application and interview process. To help make this process less stressful we would like to provide the incoming 4th year class with some useful information. To do so, we need your help and would like to invite you to an event for rising fourth-year students. As part of this year's Prep for Practice course we will be holding a luncheon and panel discussion with program directors and coordinators and fourth-year students on Friday, March 25, 2016, from 11:30AM - 1:30PM, followed by mock interviews from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. We hope to have 1 – 2 participants from each specialty so please sign up for the sessions you will be able to attend using our ONLINE SIGN-UP. The Lunch and discussion will take place in the Larner Classroom, in the Medical Education Pavilion. Please see the sign up page for more information, and please contact Emma Faustner, Fourth-Year and Residency Application Coordinator with any questions.
  • UVM College of Medicine Class of 2016 Dinner: Frederick C. Morin, III, M.D., Dean, University of Vermont College of Medicine and H. James Wallace, III, M.D. '88, President, UVM Medical Alumni Association cordially invite you to the Class of 2016 Dinner on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 6:00PM, in the Grand Maple Ballroom, 4th Floor, UVM's Davis Student Center. Register to attend today! (Please note: Students and family members please coordinate before registering to avoid duplicate registrations). Kindly respond by March 10, 2016. Please direct any questions to UVM COM Medical Alumni Relations (802-656-4014). The Medical Alumni Association is pleased to welcome the Class of 2016 to its ranks. Join us for this tradition as we celebrate the transition from medical school to residency and bring the graduating class together for an evening of camaraderie with friends, family, alumni, faculty, and staff.
  • Class Gift: Announcing the Class of 2016 Class Gift - Supporting Scholarships for future Medical Students. Learn More and Donate Today at the UVM COM Medical Alumni Relations Class of 2016 Class Gift webpage. Please direct any questions to UVM COM Medical Alumni Relations (802-656-4014).
  • Student Financial Services Update: By mid-February, communication will be sent out regarding exit loan counseling and debt repayment strategies. A lot of information will be coming soon – thank you for your patience while Student Financial Services prepares to share information and the exit loan counseling plan with graduating students who have incurred education debt. Please watch your email for more information soon about next steps, etc. Please contact the UVM COM Student Financial Services Coordinator if you have any questions.

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Class of 2017

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Brigham and Women's Hospital Clinical Research Position in Orthopedics: Dr. Scott D. Martin is inviting 3rd year medical students to apply for a Clinical Research Fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction at Brigham & Women's Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital. The research fellow will be responsible for developing hypotheses, performing literature reviews, composing study protocols, submitting IRB proposals, recruiting patients in clinic, collecting and analyzing data, and preparing results for publication. The position also provides the opportunity to learn clinical exam skills, observe surgeries, and attend lectures. Applicants are selected based on research experience and medical school performance. The chosen applicant begins the summer after 3rd year rotations are completed and works for one calendar year before returning to school. The position is salaried with full benefits. The application deadline is February 19, 2016. Application materials include a cover letter and CV. Interested individuals should contact the current research fellow, Noah Quinlan (co2017).
  • RSVP NOW - Emily Post Etiquette Dinner Opportunity! RSVP now for the Etiquette Dinner with the Emily Post Institute! On March 20th, the UVM Alumni Association will host an Emily Post Etiquette Dinner and UVM College of Medicine invites students to attend, FREE OF CHARGE, as part of this year's 'Preparing for Practice' course. This will be very helpful for interview & residency dining experiences! You do not need to be enrolled in this course to participate. Please RSVP no later than March 7th, so that we may secure your tickets! The event will most likely be between 5pm and 8pm, on March 20th, and in one of the large ballrooms, on the fourth floor of the Davis Center. Please direct questions to Emma Faustner, Fourth-Year and Residency Application Coordinator and the Prep for Practice Course Coordinator.
  • Scheduling Reminder for USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS): Announcement posted to the USMLE website on January 29, 2016. Schedules at all test centers fill up quickly. We strongly encourage examinees to complete their scheduling before May 31 of the calendar year in which they plan to test. Testing appointments are typically completely filled at least three to four months in advance. If you try to schedule after August 1, you may find that there are no available testing appointments through the end of the year unless there are cancellations. More information is available in the Applying for the Test and Scheduling Your Test Date section of the Bulletin of Information. Please contact NBME Medical Education Services with any questions.
  • Changes to the Human Developmental Biology Content of the Gross Anatomy Examination: In order to better align the Gross Anatomy examination blueprint with USMLE practices for content classification, the Embryology and Human Developmental Biology modules of the Gross Anatomy Examination are being combined, effective July 1, 2016. Beginning with exam administrations with a date of July 1, 2016, the Gross Anatomy examination options will be Gross Anatomy only (125 items) and Gross Anatomy (125 items) + Embryology module (20 items). The exam fees, content outline, score feedback and turnaround time will remain the same. If you have any questions, please contact the NBME Subject Examinations team.
  • Medical Education Fellowship for Medical Students - University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine: Now in its third year, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is continuing to offer a one year medical education fellowship to a medical student after completion of year 2 of the traditional MD curriculum. Through our Educational Development Office, this fellow will work primarily on our 'Cane Academy initiative. Modeled after the Khan Academy, the Miller School has developed a program to deliver a competency-based, self-directed curriculum that utilizes online modules with short videos and self-assessment questions in addition to in class problem solving sessions leading to formative and summative assessments. This fellow must already have expertise in instructional technology resources to create short instructional videos and will work collaboratively with faculty and an instructional design specialist on this initiative. A graduate student stipend for the year will be provided along with support for travel to medical education conferences. For more information, please contact Dr. Alex J. Mechaber, Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education (305-243-0496).

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Class of 2018

  • THIS WEEK - Tea@3: The Wellness Committee invites the class of 2018 to stop by Med Ed 204 at 3pm, on Wednesday Feb 17th for Tea@3. There will be tea and refreshments to refuel! Please contact Drew Corse (co2019) with any questions.
  • Join the Committee on Technical Standards as the Class of 2018 Representative: The Committee on Technical Standards is seeking nominations and applications for a Class of 2018 student representative to serve on the committee until graduation. The University of Vermont College of Medicine is committed to assisting learners with disabilities reach their full potential and succeed in our educational environment. An accepted applicant or a student in the College of Medicine may at any point seek reasonable accommodation for a disability in order to meet the College of Medicine Technical Standards. Reasonable accommodations are determined by the Technical Standards Committee. The committee seeks dedicated and energetic members with an interest in learning more about the implementation of accommodations for students with disabilities and its impact on the technical standards needed to practice medicine. Please email Kiersten Hallquist, administrative support to the Committee on Technical Standards, a brief paragraph outlining why you feel you or your nominee would be an ideal candidate for this position. Submissions are due no later than 11:59PM, Friday, March 11th, 2016. To read more about the Committee on Technical Standards, you can review the Medical Student Handbook Policy 300.00: Technical Standards for Admission, Advancement and Graduation and Policy 310.00: Technical Standards Procedure for Admission, Advancement & Graduation for Students with Disabilities Seeking Accommodation. Please contact Kiersten Hallquist if you have any questions.
  • OMSE Student Blocks on Larner Classroom: We wanted to share that we've recently blocked the Larner Classroom for student use during certain times across the remainder of February and the first two weeks of March in light of your study month. This was an idea generated during a Dining with the Deans Luncheon; thank you for your continued attendance and honest feedback! Note, the deadline to take your USMLE Step 1 Exam is Thursday, March 10th, according to your Academic Calendar, which is always available online, at the OMSE Website. Note, UVM COM Curriculum has priority for any Medical Education Pavilion rooms; thus, should a course require the room (i.e. NMGI or PCR), OMSE will be obligated to adjust these "Student Blocks" to accommodate curricular needs. Please continue reference the calendars posted outside rooms daily for the latest and greatest room scheduling information. Also, during this "OMSE Student Block" the room is available to ALL UVM COM students. Room blocks will be posted to the room calendar and are post to the "COM Student Activities Calendar", which is available online and found in the Outlook Global Address Book. Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education if you have any questions or concerns.
  • Medical Education Fellowship for Medical Students - University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine: Now in its third year, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is continuing to offer a one year medical education fellowship to a medical student after completion of year 2 of the traditional MD curriculum. Through our Educational Development Office, this fellow will work primarily on our 'Cane Academy initiative. Modeled after the Khan Academy, the Miller School has developed a program to deliver a competency-based, self-directed curriculum that utilizes online modules with short videos and self-assessment questions in addition to in class problem solving sessions leading to formative and summative assessments. This fellow must already have expertise in instructional technology resources to create short instructional videos and will work collaboratively with faculty and an instructional design specialist on this initiative. A graduate student stipend for the year will be provided along with support for travel to medical education conferences. For more information, please contact Dr. Alex J. Mechaber, Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education (305-243-0496).

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Class of 2019

  • Join the Committee on Technical Standards as the Class of 2019 Representative: The Committee on Technical Standards is seeking nominations and applications for a Class of 2019 student representative to serve on the committee until graduation. The University of Vermont College of Medicine is committed to assisting learners with disabilities reach their full potential and succeed in our educational environment. An accepted applicant or a student in the College of Medicine may at any point seek reasonable accommodation for a disability in order to meet the College of Medicine Technical Standards. Reasonable accommodations are determined by the Technical Standards Committee. The committee seeks dedicated and energetic members with an interest in learning more about the implementation of accommodations for students with disabilities and its impact on the technical standards needed to practice medicine. Please email Kiersten Hallquist, administrative support to the Committee on Technical Standards, a brief paragraph outlining why you feel you or your nominee would be an ideal candidate for this position. Submissions are due no later than 11:59PM, Friday, March 11th, 2016. To read more about the Committee on Technical Standards, you can review the Medical Student Handbook Policy 300.00: Technical Standards for Admission, Advancement and Graduation and Policy 310.00: Technical Standards Procedure for Admission, Advancement & Graduation for Students with Disabilities Seeking Accommodation. Please contact Kiersten Hallquist if you have any questions.
  • AHEC Summer 2016 Opportunities Follow-Up Drop-In Session: Did you miss the AHEC Summer 2016 Opportunities Meeting? Would you like more information about the summer programs? Do you have questions about the application process? DROP-IN anytime between 10:00am – 3:00pm on Tuesday, February 26 in Med Ed 201. AHEC staff will be available to speak to you one-on-one about applying to be an Assistant Director (camp counselor) for MedQuest (introducing Vermont high school students to health careers) and applying to work on one of AHEC's inter-professional, community-based service-learning summer projects. Contact Jennifer Zoller, Program Coordinator (802-656-2179), for more information, or visit the VT AHEC website. The APPLICATION is available online. Deadline to apply is Monday, March 7, 2016.
  • Summer Opportunities are Posted in COMET: COMET has information regarding the UVM COM Summer Research Fellowship program, a link to the AAMC Summer Clinical and research opportunities list, and a list of all summer opportunities that have been posted to the WeeklyWire thus far (in order of application deadline). View them under COMET>>Student Affaires>>Summer Opportunities (note: you can only use this hyperlink if you are already signed into COMET). Please contact Student Services if you have any questions.
  • American Society of Hematology (ASH) Summer Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP): Through the ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP), selected minority medical students complete an eight- to 12-week research experience in the lab of an ASH member who serves as their research mentor. Program benefits include a stipend of $5,000, a $2,000 allowance for travel to the ASH annual meeting, complimentary subscriptions to Blood and The Hematologist through medical school and residency, and the guidance of a research and career-development mentor. To be considered for this award, apply by Monday, March 7, 2016, through the ASH online awards system. Learn more about this opportunity, including eligibility requirements and application instructions, at the ASH MMSAP Website. Please direct any questions to the ASH Awards Department (202-776-0544).

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COM Cares (VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES)

Volunteer/Learning opportunity Earlier Onset Alzheimer's Disease Patient Companion

We're looking for students with an interest in Alzheimer's Disease to spend time with a gentleman who is in Assisted Living. Karel has an active mind and taught Sustainable Business and Environmental Economics for many years, including at UVM. He speaks English, Dutch, German and French and enjoys discussing world politics, economics, Bernie and health care, as well as his past experiences. He also likes walking, listening to music and going out for tea.

We're looking for volunteers who would be available to spend an hour or two with him, especially on the weekends, no caregiving, just company. He loved teaching and would be very open to spending time with students and to answering your questions to the best of his ability. Any expenses will be reimbursed.

If you're interested and available or know someone who is, please contact me, Cynthia Foster (Karel's wife), for more information. Many thanks for your consideration.

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES

THIS WEEK - 15th Annual Family Medicine Cultural Awareness Day

Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 7:30am - 2:00pm, in the UVM Davis Center's Grand Maple Ballroom. You are invited to attend the 15th Annual Cultural Awareness Day on February 17, 2016. Review the detailed invitation for event schedule information. There is no registration fee for this program, however, you must complete and submit the Registration Form. Register Early – Space is Limited.

*** If you are in the College of Medicine Class of 2019 or a Graduate Nursing student in GRNS 408 or GRNS 414, you are pre-registered for this program. Please return this registration form only if you have dietary needs or need other accommodations.

Metered parking is available on nearby streets and at Gutterson Fieldhouse. Accessible parking is available nearby. We look forward to you joining us for this informative and interactive event. Please contact Lori Durieux, Administrator in the Department of Family Medicine, for more information.

THIS WEEK - Searching for Systematic Reviews, A Dana Medical Library Workshop

Wednesday, February 17, Noon – 1:00PM, in the Dana Classroom, Room 108. Systematic reviews summarize, appraise, and interpret evidence from healthcare research, primarily from journal articles. They can be the most efficient way to bring the results of clinical research into clinical decision making. This workshop will explore databases and methodologies for locating high-quality systematic reviews. Instructor: Donna O'Malley. Please contact Kate Bright, Administrative Library Assistant, with any questions.

UVM COM Peer Support Group

Thursday, 2/25, 12-1pm in MedEd 309. Peer Support Group is a confidential, non-judgmental monthly meeting of medical students who would like to share their experiences going through medical school. All are welcome to join and food will be provided! Please contact Ben Smith (co2019) or another Wellness Committee rep with any questions.

AAMC hosts RWJF-led webinar on new leadership funding opportunities, building a Culture of Health and equity

Monday, February 29, 2:00PM – 3:00PM EST, via webinar. America's ability to tackle difficult health challenges depends on the skills and creativity of its leaders, and their ability to influence, inspire, and lead in rapidly changing environments. To make a shift as bold as building a Culture of Health—a shift that relies on increasing equity and combating the effects of racism and poverty—it is imperative that many of these leaders are from and work in communities with limited resources and opportunities. And to create change at every level of society, they must represent every sector and discipline, recognizing that health is greatly influenced not just by health care, but by numerous complex social factors.

Join the AAMC's Research on Care Community, Health Equity subgroup (ROCChe) for a discussion, led by David M. Krol MD, MPH, FAAP, senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, about the Foundation's four new change leadership programs designed to extend the influence and impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health and promote health equity. We'll discuss the programs' focus on and the importance of applying research to solve real, on-the-ground community health challenges, tackling the root causes of inequities and addressing the effects racism, breaking down silos and collaborating across disciplines and sectors, and engaging leaders from underrepresented populations and disadvantaged backgrounds.

REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR, NOW.

Applications just opened for all four new programs. During the webinar, we'll discuss the unique design of each, who should apply and the funding opportunities available. To learn more or apply now, please visit the AAMC Health Equity Research & Policy webpage.

FMIG Injection Clinic

An Injections Clinic, sponsored by the Family Medicine SIG, will be offered on Tuesday, March 1, 5:30-7:30pm, in Med Ed 300. Come learn to give intramuscular injections. Family medicine residents will teach us to inject oranges. Interested students can stay to practice giving saline injections to each other. All materials and food will be provided! Sign up by emailing Luke Hebert, Family Medicine Student Services Specialist. Please contact Margaret Klepack (co2019) with any questions.

The Art of Healing: An Empowerment Group for Survivors

Wednesday evenings, 5PM - 7PM, at the Women's Center (34 South Williams Street), March 2 - March 30, 2016. This is a group of women identified UVM community members who have experienced sexual or dating violence. We will focus on our healing journeys through yoga, art, and discussions with guest speakers. Facilitated by Judy Richstad, Campus Victim's Advocate, along with invited guests. Registration is required. To register, please contact Judy Rickstad.

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RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIP, & SCHOLARSHIP

SUBMISSION DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Dismantling Rape Culture Conference (DRCC) Now Accepting Workshop Proposals

The Dismantling Rape Culture Conference (DRCC) is now accepting workshop proposals. Please submit via this the online submission survey. Deadline for submission is Wednesday, February 17th. The conference will occur on Tuesday, April 12th. The Dismantling Rape Conference (DRCC) strives to educate on and intervene in rape culture, which exists "when prevalent attitudes, norms, practices and media condone, normalize, excuse and encourage sexual [and all forms] of violence." This conference is about looking at the intersectional ways in which rape culture exists, and about coming together to envision how we can change, shift, alter, and heal from its insidious presence in our lives. We welcome both informational and creative approaches to this work. Our committee looks forward to reviewing your proposal! We will respond as to whether we can accommodate your workshop by Friday, March 4. Please feel free to contact Catarina Campbell with any questions.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE THIS WEEK - SPARK-VT Proposal

In response to a busy period of Federal grant proposal submission deadlines in late January and early February, the SPARK-VT Proposal submission deadline is being extended from February 12, 2016 to February 19, 2016. Additional details on the SPARK-VT Call for Proposals can be found at the SPARK-VT Proposal webpage, and a video of the January 13, 2016 SPARK-VT Proposal Development Workshop will be posted soon. If any additional information is needed, please contact SPARK-VT (802-847-1968).

THIS WEEK (and beyond) - Running SIG Events

From the Running SIG: Thanks to all of you who came to the fundraiser at Tilt! It was a fun night and it was great to see all the support we have. Here are our upcoming events:

  • Tuesday, February 16: Let's start off NMGI with a group run after our first day of class. Bring stuff to run and meet at 12 by MedEd 200. We will be sure to cater to all fitness levels!
  • Thursday, February 18: A UVM health coach will be talking to us at 12 in MedEd 300 about goal setting so that you are able to motivate yourself to train for the marathon and improve your time if that is what you are aiming to do.
  • Friday, February 26: Rich Bundy, a man who has been working towards a goal of running a marathon on every continent, will be coming to talk to us at 12 in MedEd 300 about his experiences including tips for training and tips specific to the Vermont City Marathon course. Snacks will be provided!

Hope to see you at all of these events! And a reminder, we still have openings in the 2-person relay teams, so talk to Nikki, Niko, Geordie, or George if you are interested in signing up! Please feel free to contact Nikki Leonard (co2019) with any questions.

THIS WEEK - 43rd Annual LMSA Northeast Regional Conference

The Dartmouth Chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) is proud to announce the 43rd Annual LMSA Northeast Regional Conference. The event will be hosted by the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth on February 20, 2016 in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The Exhibitor Fair will take place from 12:00-2:00PM at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital located at 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03766.

9th Annual Residency Showcase at Northwestern -- Travel Stipends Available

In partnership with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, the GME sponsor at Northwestern, will offer its ninth annual Residency Showcase on Saturday, 7 May 2016. The primary goal of this program is to diversify the applicant pools in our residency programs. Thus, we are particularly interested in attracting students with diverse backgrounds to attend. Our objective is to diversify in a very holistic sense including, but not limited to: gender, race, ethnicity, language skills, life experience, sexual orientation, religion. The patient population in our hospitals is extremely diverse and in order to continue to provide excellent care and training we recognize the need for a diverse cohort of trainees.

The McGaw Diversity Council is again offering a limited number of stipends up to $500 for prospective residents to attend the Showcase. These stipends are intended to defray travel expenses to and from Chicago for students McGaw has defined as underrepresented (see website for program-specific criteria). Please help us spread the word to your medical students who will be graduating in 2017. Applications for the stipends are to be submitted online and are due no later than 1 April 2016.

We have an exciting agenda planned this year. There will be a resident experiences panel discussion, a program directors panel discussion, a career development keynote address, and a recruitment fair where representatives from our 23 residency training programs will be present. Please forward this information to your students. Registration is free and interested parties can register online. Additional information, regarding the Showcase, including stipend application materials, can be found on the McGaw website. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Robert P. Christopher, FACHE, Executive Director.

NASTH Research Fellowships (field of hemostasis and thrombosis)

North American Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis has created the NASTH Research Fellowships, an 8 – 10 week program for medical research projects in the areas of hemostasis or thrombosis. Proposed projects may be lab-based, clinical or epidemiologic in design. The program includes a $5,000 fellowship stipend plus a $2,000 travel allowance, collaboration with a research mentor, and an abstract presentation at the bi-annual THSNA Summit. Application is now open and deadline is March 30. Visit the NASTH Research Fellowship webpage for more information, including information on the application process, mentors, resources, and FAQs, and a link to the application form. Please contact info@NASTH.org with any questions.

2016 AHA SCIENTIFIC COUNCILS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The Scientific Councils of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association want to stimulate interest, knowledge, and investigative work by students in medicine, nursing, public health, nutrition, and other allied health disciplines to conduct research projects related to cardiovascular disease, stroke, and basic sciences early on in the course of pre-doctoral training.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Scientific Councils are pleased to invite applications for the 2016 Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke and the 2016 Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Surgery.

Eligible applicants include students in medical schools or in master's or equivalent programs in an accredited school in the United States where research training in cardiovascular disease and stroke is available. Ph.D.s and current M.D./Ph.D. students in the basic sciences committed to research careers are ineligible unless the Ph.D. was obtained previously in an area not related to the one in the proposed study. Each applicant and applicant's preceptor must be members of the AHA/ASA at the time of application. The awards will be made to institutions within the United States in which the research training is available to students under qualified supervision. If the student conducts the research at a location other than his/her home institution, he/she must have written approval of his/her dean or other responsible individual.

Awards:

  • Student Scholarship in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke: The institution will receive a $2000 scholarship to be used as a stipend for the selected student. The top recipient of the Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease will also be designated the Howard S. Silverman Scholar and will receive an additional $1000 stipend.
  • Student Scholarship in Cerebrovascular Disease: Partial payment of $1500 will be made to the institution at the beginning of the project to be used as a stipend for the selected student. The remaining $500 in funds will be paid to the institution at the conclusion of the research project upon receipt at the AHA of the required final reports. A $750 travel stipend to attend the AHA International Stroke Conference 2017 will be paid to recipients of the Student Scholarships in Cerebrovascular Disease upon verification of an abstract accepted to the AHA International Stroke Conference 2017.
  • Student Scholarship in Cardiovascular Surgery: The institution will receive a $2000 scholarship to be used as a stipend for the selected student. Awardees are expected to attend the annual leadership meeting and report their experience to the CVSA Leadership Committee at Scientific Sessions 2016. Awardees will also receive a complimentary ticket to the Annual Business Meeting (Council Dinner) and a 1-year complimentary AHA membership.

Please visit the scholarship website for complete criteria and instructions for applying to one of the 2016 Scientific Councils Student Scholarship Programs. For additional information, please e-mail council.awards@heart.org. The deadline to apply is March 15, by 5PM CST.

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ARTS & PUBLICATIONS

SUBMISSION DEADLINE TODAY - Call for Articles! American Academy of Pediatrics

Call for articles! The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Medical Student News is looking for medical students interested in writing articles for our quarterly newsletter. Details are in the link below. The spring issue is on Global Child Health. This is a great opportunity to connect with the AAP if you are interested in Pediatrics. DEADLINE to submit is February 15th! Visit the AAP Call For Articles wepage for more information. Questions? Contact: AAPMedStudentNews@gmail.com.

Queer Monologues Accepting Submissions!

Queer Monologues presents works created by queer and queer positive writers. Through personal anecdotes, students give a voice to queer life at UVM.

We are currently accepting submissions! All submissions will be reviewed for appropriate content, and will then be performed by the author, or another performer if the author prefers. If you're interested in participating or helping out, email rgaron@uvm.edu with questions or a completed submission form. Authors' names will be kept anonymous as requested.

Queer Monologues will take place in the Sugar Maple Ballroom (DC) on Wednesday, April 13th at 7pm. Please submit entries by Sunday, March 13th, if not sooner! Once a submission is made, you will be contacted about further rehearsal dates & details.

in-Training, the Online Magazine for Medical Students

in-Training, the online magazine for medical students, is looking for medical students of all class years to submit articles and essays about their experiences in medicine for peer-edited online publication. We are also accepting applications for medical student editors, graphic designers and mobile app developers.

For potential writers: With an emphasis on humanism in medicine, in-Training is run entirely by medical students and serves as an outlet for budding physician-journalists and writers at all medical schools around the globe. We seek articles on any topic relevant to the medical student community, including reflections, opinions, policy, research, poetry and art. Please fill out our interest form if you are interested in contributing.

For potential editors: in-Training is also looking for medical student editors to join our 35-member Editorial Board. If you are interested in editing and working with a dynamic staff to produce in-Training, please contact us.

For graphic designers and potential app developers: If you have experience with graphic design or app development and are interested in producing a new mobile app for in-Training, please contact us.

Since we went live in July 2012, we have published 850 articles from 300 writers at 120 institutions in seven countries. In-Training has been featured on NPR, USA Today, and the Scientific American blog. We are also winners in the 2014 and 2015 Web Health Awards.

We invite students and faculty to visit in-Training at in-training.org and subscribe to our twice-monthly newsletter. Please fill out our interest form or contact us if you are interested in writing, editing or reporting for in-Training.

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LOST & FOUND

LOST

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

FOUND:

Please visit the Office of Medical Education, in Given Courtyard N100, if one of the following items is yours:
(items left unclaimed for more than two weeks will be left as freebies in the student lounge)

  • ThinkPad Ethernet adapter
  • Red crochetted Eine Grösse hat

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CLASSIFIEDS

UCSD Resident Book Promotion: "Medical School 2.0"

My name is David Larson, and I'm currently a 4th year resident at UCSD in San Diego. I went to the Keck School of Medicine at USC, and early in my first year as a medical student, I got burnt out from studying inefficiently and having a very poor work/life balance. I reached out to other students for help and ended up learning a TON from the 3rd and 4th year students at the time about how to study more effectively during Med School. This helped me immensely to not only do better academically in med school but also to end my own burnout and enjoy the whole experience of medical school much more. It also triggered this search/passion for the learning more about the neuroscience of learning and memory. In my 3rd year, I started to informally teach other med students about some of the study strategies that worked best for me, and then in my 4th year, for my AOA project I continued to teach more students. The students I worked with kept telling me at the time to write a book, and I've slowly taken their advice and have spent some of my (minimal) free time in residency doing just that. I finally finished it in December and published it on Amazon. It's called Medical School 2.0. I wanted to let know about the book and about a 90% off discount coming up later this week on Feb 5th. At this time, the Amazon Kindle Version price will be only 99 cents.

As I mentioned above, I'm still in residency and working long hours and the whole world of publishing and marketing a book is all new to me. I wrote this book to get the information out there to more medical students to not only help improve grades/knowledge, but also to reduce burnout and to help empower students to live a more balanced life. Please feel free to contact me, David Larson, MD, PGY4 UCSD Combined Family Medicine and Psychiatry Program with any questions or for more information.

Housing Available

I would like to provide you with information on a new housing option for current and incoming Residents for the Medical School. I represent the Village at Autumn Pond, a newly constructed, higher end, apartment community in Essex Junction. Please check out the website for more information.

We also ahve a current vacancy. Visit the Craigslist housing posting for more information. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact me, Anne Borchers, Property Manager (802-878-0320).

Female Roommate Wanted for 1BR in a 2BR Townhouse

Female roommate wanted for 1 bedroom available in a 2 bedroom townhouse apartment at Centennial Court. The rent is $575 per month (utilities are an additional ~$80-90).The room is available presently and has been paid for through Feb15th so some rent free days will be included, should it be rented prior. It would be a sublet through July 15th after which a one year lease can be signed. The apartment is fully furnished, with the exception of the available room. Amenities include: garbage pickup, very close proximity to UVM campus, on-site laundry, parking and a laid back, quiet, and organized roommate. For more information: contact sabdalla85@gmail.com. Pictures are also available in the craigslist posting.

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Last modified February 12 2016 02:22 PM