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College of Medicine

April 25, 2015 - May 01, 2016

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In This Issue:

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


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" (March 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!

  • Given Mailboxes and Given Lockers: Did you know that students can always find their Given Mailbox number, combination, and helpful instructions on how to use the combination mailboxes under their "Academic History", within OASIS. When you visit Academic History, you should see a section labeled "Mailboxes, Lockers, and Pagers." Given locker numbers and combinations can also be found under this section. Pagers and Hospital Lockers are "coming soon." Please feel free to contact the Office of Medical Student Education with any questions or concerns.
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    As many of you may have noticed, the Medical Education Center rooms and the Student Lounge are now locked 24/7. This decision was made to help ensure a higher level of safety and security for our students while on campus. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. All members of the UVM College of Medicine are required to wear their University identification fully visible. All UVM College of Medicine students should have swipe card access to all MEC rooms and the student lounge. If you are experiencing and difficulties with your swipe-card access, please do not hesitate to contact the UVM CatCard Office, or visit the Office of Medical Student Education for support. The Office of Medical Student Education also has retractable badge holders, swipe card holders, and fun lanyards up for grabs; please swing by, say hello, and explore the badge-holding swag we currently have available!
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    Thank you for helping continue to support a safer, more supportive community. Please feel free to contact the Office of Medical Student Education with any questions or concerns.

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Policy of the Week - UPDATED POLICY

Invitations to Outside Speakers (Policy 930.00)

Individual students or Student Interest Groups may sometimes invite individuals from outside the University to speak or otherwise participate in academic activities. Such invitations are encouraged since they enrich the academic environment. To ensure appropriate scheduling and coordination in the College of Medicine, outside speaker visits must be facilitated by College faculty and/or staff. Thus students or student groups interested in inviting guest speakers to the College MUST contact the Office of Medical Student Education to obtain advance permission to issue the invitation. Students must work with the COM Events Coordinator to develop an itinerary for the visit. Requests must be made at least 4 weeks before the proposed visit to ensure adequate preparations.

View the this policy and others in the University of Vermont College of Medicine Student Handbook, NOW ONLINE >>

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Class of 2016

  • ACTION REQUIRED - Return Pagers and Clean Out Baird Lockers No Later Than 5/4! Please return your pagers and clear your lockers so they can be given to the next wave of third year and rising fourth year students. Please contact Aaron Hurwitz with any questions or concerns.
    • UVMMC Baird 2 Lockers need to be emptied by Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Please send an email to Aaron Hurwitz once your locker is cleaned out. Any content left in the lockers after 5/4 will be removed and placed into individual bags labeled by locker number; if your items are not retrieved by 5/11, then the remaining items will be placed up for grabs in the student lounge.
    • Pagers must be returned no later than May 4th. You can stop by and give your pager to Aaron in person, or you can mail it to him at: UVM College of Medicine, Office of Medical Student Education, The Courtyard at Given, N-100, 89 Beaumont Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405. You will be charged $150 for any pager that is lost or not returned to our office by May 4th.
  • Class Gift: As we prepare to head off to residency I hope you'll spend some time thinking about our four years at the College of Medicine and how much this place has given us. As you reflect on how much the College has impacted you and prepared you for a career in medicine, I hope you will join us in giving back. The UVM College of Medicine consistently ranks in the top 10 medical schools for alumni giving, a true testament to the strength of our community. Our class gift is the first opportunity we have to join in support of future alumni just like us. We are asking you to make a gift to the College of Medicine Fund to honor your experience while we were medical students. The College of Medicine Fund is the backbone of the College and collectively supports our students and community through scholarships, wellness and diversity initiatives, white coats, travel grants, and so much more. When we make a gift we take a moment to acknowledge how we have benefitted from our medical school experience. When we make a gift, we make that same incredible experience possible for someone else. Wouldn't it be fantastic if everyone in our class participated? Gifts of all size make a difference – it's participation that counts. Please consider giving a gift that is meaningful to you at Thank you, Your Class Agents (Emily Hadley Strout, Daniel Haddad, and Whitney Thomas)
  • Please Give: "I gave $1.00" – said classmate A. "Well I gave $2.00" – said classmate B. "Well I just gave $20 million" – said Dr. Larner. All the cool kids are talking about their contributions to the College of Medicine – be a part of it! Class of 2016 – it's not too late to give to our class fund! Remember, everyone's participation is key, so if you can't swing the big bucks, donating a couple singles will still add to our overall class participation! Please GIVE NOW! Contact Dan Haddad (co2016) or another Class Rep with any questions.
  • Commencement Housing: A lady is interested in renting her home in North Ferrisburg to anyone needing lodging during commencement. It is a house with six beds available. Call 425-2651 or 603-312-7914 for more info.
  • One year MD/MBA: We are excited to share some news with you regarding Tulane University School of Medicine's ongoing partnership with Tulane's A.B. Freeman School of Business. Two years ago, in partnership with the business school, we launched an accelerated version of our MD/MBA program allowing students to graduate with both degrees in four years. This program was launched alongside our existing 5-year MD/MBA program, the unique 2-year PMBA/Anesthesiology Residency program and the regular Professional MBA that each year recruits 3-5 practicing physicians. This year, we are piloting a one-year program designed for graduating medical students who are not starting residencies this summer. The program allows students to complete the Freeman Schools Professional MBA in three semesters. The program starts this June and the students will graduate in May, 2017. The pilot program will build directly from our success with the MD/MBA degree and our experience providing business education to residents and practicing physicians. Read more in the full solicitation email. Please contact John F. Clarke, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, at Tulane (504-865-5661), with any questions.
  • IMPORTANT - Detail RE: Residency Paperwork: The correct date to use on residency-related paperwork when asked for the date of MD degree conferral is 5/19/2016. Please use this date to avoid the possibility of inconsistency when the Office of Medical Student Education is asked to verify your credentials. Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education with any questions.
  • Assessment of Musculoskeletal Knowledge: I am a new anatomy faculty member here at UVM and as part of my research I would like to assess your class' musculoskeletal knowledge. You have been entered into a COMET course entitled, "Assessment of Musculoskeletal Knowledge." I would really appreciate it if you took the time to go into this course and take the multiple choice examination under the Exam tab. The examination should take about 10 minutes but no longer than 20 minutes. There are 25 multiple choice questions gauging your knowledge on a variety of musculoskeletal topics. Please refrain from using any resources to answer the questions as this would skew the results. Your results on this examination will not be linked to your name. This will help you see where your knowledge lies and will help future classes to refine the musculoskeletal curriculum at UVM. Again, your assistance in this project would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time. Please do not hesitate to contact me, Sarah McCarthy, PhD, Assistant Professor, with any questions.
  • M4 Pre-Match Rally and Exit Info Session: Alas, the long awaited Class of 2016 Pre-Match Rally and Exit Informational Session screencast video is now available for your viewing pleasure! We sincerely apologize for the delay. Thank you so much to everyone who attended and contributed to a fun, dynamic, and informative session. Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education with any questions or concerns, and please do not forget to complete our feedback survey (reminder email was sent this past Friday to those who haven't completed it, yet)!

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Class of 2017

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE TODAY - Opening for Class of 2017 SEG Member: Are you interested in becoming a member of the Student Education Group (SEG)? SEG is a group of students that works to improve the educational environment at the College of Medicine. We meet once a month to evaluate courses, create improvement projects, expand study space, and help with whatever issues arise throughout our education. If you would like to be considered for the position, please email a short paragraph of interest to Rachel Carlson (co2018) by midnight on Monday April 25th.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE THIS WEEK - University of Rochester Visiting Clerkship Program: Three funded visiting clerkship positions are available at the University of Rochester Medical Center from August through November of 2016 for select applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine (URiM) or who have a demonstrated vision and commitment to improving the health status of diverse patient populations via patient care, research and/or teaching. Visit the program application for more information, including eligibility requirements and how to apply. The application deadline is May 1, 2016. Please contact Adrienne Morgan, Ph.D., Senior Director (585-275-7203), with any questions.
  • SIGN UP DEADLINE THIS WEEK - ACLS Training: ACLS certification consists of an online training portion which will take about 5 to 6 hours to complete. You don't have to do it all in one sitting. Following completion of the online portion you will do a hands-on session with one of the trainers that should take no more than 30 minutes. We will ask you to sign up to complete your training in monthly groups. Please sign up by the first of the month and understand that you are expected to complete both the online portion and the hand-on session within the month you sign up for. At the start of the month for which you signed up, a student account will be created for you and you will be able to launch online training. You will sign up for the hands-on session through UVM Medical Center's eLearn system. More information, including links for online training will be sent to you when your accounts are activated. Please sign up for your training month, now. Please contact Emma Faustner, Fourth-Year and Residency Application Coordinator, with any questions.
  • University of Hawaii Pediatric MS 4 Elective: Aloha from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Hawai'i John A. Burns School of Medicine. As chair of the department, I am excited to inform you of the excellent 4th year student electives we offer in pediatrics. Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children, our specialty access maternity and children's hospital focuses only on women and children, thus providing our program with the attention and resources necessary for pediatric excellence. As a community-based program housed in a maternity and children hospital, we have full advantage of dedicated faculty in addition to access to community partners. Our geographic location places us perfectly with the wonderful integration and mindfulness of multi-ethnic perspectives. The care of patients here is a joy. Many practitioners who move to Hawai'i comment on the pleasure of their practice because of the grateful patients that we serve. The "Live Aloha" spirit truly still exists. Information about who to contact to arrange these electives is found at the bottom of the program flyer.
  • 1st Annual University of Utah Health Sciences Virtual Residency Recruitment Fair: The University of Utah Health Sciences will be hosting the 1st Annual University of Utah Health Sciences Virtual Residency Recruitment Fair on May 12, 2016 for students interested in away rotations and residencies in Family Medicine and Pediatrics. The times (MT) for the Twitter Chats ( ‪#‎UUtahGME2017) with the Program Directors: Peds: 10am, 2:30pm | FM: 11 am; 1:30pm. Please visit our FB page to learn more.

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Class of 2018

  • Pathology Medical Student Fellowship: UVM offers a one-year fellowship for selected medical students, to take place between the third and fourth years. There will be a general information session about this fellowship on Friday, May 6th from 12-1 PM in Med Ed 309 with Dr. John Lunde, who will provide information about general expectations for the program, when and how to apply, etc. If you are at all interested in pathology, please come to learn more! Be sure to bring a lunch! For more information about the fellowship, check out the program website. Please contact Alan Lee(co2019) with any questions.

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Class of 2019

  • ELECTION DEADLINE TODAY - Vote for MCC Representative: Please vote for an MCC rep for the coming year (must be pre-logged into COMET for hyperlink to work). Election will be open through Monday, April 25. Thank you for your time. If you have any troubles with the website, please contact Cathy Ryan. If you have any questions about MCC or the election, please contact Brian Till (co2017).
  • COM Social Justice Coalition Class of 2019 Student Leaders: The UVM College of Medicine Social Justice Coalition (COM SJC) is a newly formed alliance of student organizations (SIGs), who work together with DACDI and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to further UVM COM's mission on diversity and inclusion, community engagement, and promoting social justice in medicine. The main goal of the COM SJC is to unite various SIGs in their efforts to raise awareness, encourage cross-cultural understanding, and advocate for increasingly diverse patient and provider populations. The SJC is looking for two new student leaders from the Class of 2019 to help develop the group's vision and direct initiatives for which the member groups would like to take part in. Please consider applying if you are interested in working closely with other student leaders, faculty members, and DACDI towards a common goal of advancing UVM COM's goals in cultural knowledge and social justice. If you are interested, please download and complete the official COM SJC Application; applications should be submitted electronically to and are due by Sunday, May 8th. Please contact Soraiya Thura (co2018) with any questions.
  • Pathology Medical Student Fellowship: UVM offers a one-year fellowship for selected medical students, to take place between the third and fourth years. There will be a general information session about this fellowship on Friday, May 6th from 12-1 PM in Med Ed 309 with Dr. John Lunde, who will provide information about general expectations for the program, when and how to apply, etc. If you are at all interested in pathology, please come to learn more! Be sure to bring a lunch! For more information about the fellowship, check out the program website. Please contact Alan Lee(co2019) with any questions.

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COM Cares


Grand Friends (Student-Senior Companion Program) is an initiative set forth to promote and connect student volunteers with older adults in the community. The older adults are residents at local senior housing/facilities. The student role is that of a companion and not a caretaker. This is an opportunity to get connected to someone in an older generation within the local community! The program will be recruiting volunteers until August 26th. The program will start in SEPTEMBER. Briefly:

  • Students commit to 5 one hour visits from September through December
  • The schedule is flexible!!! Students can schedule the visits at their convenience and coordinate and carpool to visits with other volunteers

Requirements: Fill out an application due August 26th and send to to officially commit to participation (including completion of a survey). Please note, there may be limited availability based on the number of senior citizens that volunteer to participate. You will know the status of your application prior to the start date, which will be sent via email.

This is a great opportunity for students looking for a community service opportunity/CV builder that is flexible and fun. Even if you are not interested in geriatrics many of us have aging parents/family members and will take care of aging patients in clerkship and residency. You can read the program brochure and the program information sheet for more information. If you are interested, want more details, or want to be reminded in the fall about the program, SIGN-UP ON OUR GOOGLE SIGNUP. Please contact with any questions or for more details.

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Research Survey for All Medical Students to Complete

Medical students across the U.S. are being surveyed about their knowledge, beliefs, and experiences regarding pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. Our school is participating! All medical students are asked to participate by responding to the one-time survey. The investigators are interested to learn your current comprehension of PrEP.

Please complete the survey at your earliest convenience. The password is: prep. The survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Educational information about PrEP will be presented following the survey. Responses are confidential and anonymous, and they are stored in a secure server. Participation is voluntary and you may withdraw participation at any time. Please review the informed consent document at the beginning of the survey. The study PI is Dr. Tanaya Bhowmick, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Rutgers University is the main study site.

Please help make this study a success by participating! Questions? Contact the study leaders Dr. Tanaya Bhowmick or Brandon Imp.

TODAY - Casting Clinic

Monday, April 25, 5:30 - 7:00pm, in Rowell 239. In this hands-on clinic we'll learn to cast broken bones with Dr. Aaron Reiter and family medicine residents. Food will be provided! Space is limited – to sign up please email Luke Hebert. Sponsored by the Family Medicine Student Interest Group. Please contact Meg Klepack (co2019) with any questions.

THIS WEEK - A Dana Medical Library Workshop: Searching CINAHL

Wednesday, April 27, Noon – 1:00pm, in the Dana Medical Library Classroom. This workshop will cover how to find high quality nursing and allied health information in CINAHL. In it, we'll cover topics like advanced searching, how to use subject headings in your search, and how to fine-tune your results. Instructor: Fred Pond, MLS. Please contact Kate E. Bright, Administrative Library Assistant, with any questions.

THIS WEEK - Pharmacology Seminar

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 8:30am - 9:30am, in HSRF 300. The University of Vermont Department of Pharmacology presents "Understanding the STIM-Orai coupling interface" with Donald Gill, PhD, Professor and Chair at the Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology, at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.

Please contact the Department of Pharmacology (802-656-2500) with any questions.

THIS WEEK - UVM COM Peer Support Group

Thursday, April 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in Med Ed 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.

THIS WEEK - UVM Student Research Conference

Thursday, April 28, on the fourth-floor of the Davis Center, on UVM Central Campus. The University of Vermont's Student Research Conference (SRC) showcases the research and scholarly activity of undergraduate, graduate and medical students across campus. All students working on a research or creative project with a UVM faculty member are eligible to present some aspect of their research at this forum. Research and creative projects at any stage of completion are welcome. The event also serves as a resource for students who are not yet involved with research but wish to learn about how to engage in research pursuits.

A number of medical students will be part of this years' SRC. We invite everyone to attend and observe our students' incredible work. Please visit the UVM SRC webpage for more information; dates and updated agenda information will be posted as it becomes available. Please contact the UVM SRC Committee with any questions.

THIS WEEK - Clinical & Translational Research Symposium: Thrombosis, Hemostasis, and Cancer

Friday, April 29, 8:00am - 1:30pm, in Davis Auditorium, at the UVM Medical Center and in the Larner Classroom, at the UVM College of Medicine. CME credit and nursing contact hours will be available to attendees; visit the CME information page for more info. Please visit the Vermont Cancer Center Website, the Vermont Cancer Center Facebook Page, or follow the Vermont Cancer Center on Twitter (@UVMCancerCenter) for more information. Please feel free to direct any questions to Charles Brooks (802-656-2176).

THIS WEEK - Department of Biochemistry Seminar Series

Friday, April 29, 2:15pm - 3:15pm, in Davis Auditorium, at the UVM Medical Center. The University of Vermont Department of Biochemistry presents "Insights into differentiation and diseases of blood cells from (epi)genomics" with Ross Hardison, PhD, T. Ming Chu Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Pennsylvania State University. Please contact the Department of Biochemistry (802-656-2220) with any questions.

THIS WEEK - Ultrasound Anatomy Course for Educators and Sonographers

April 29 - 30, at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) Lewis Hall Lab, Room 2116 and the Clinical Anatomy & Surgery Training Center (CAST), Room 2114, 700 W. Olney Road, Norfolk, VA, 23507. This course will provide an intimate small group format with high yield didactic and hands on ultrasound training that combines foundational ultrasound skill sets and sonographic anatomical review for practicing clinicians, medical educators, and practicing sonographers. This is a safe and interprofessional opportunity for those who would like to introduce the skill set of ultrasound and improve their sonographic anatomy so as to better incorporate it into their practice and educational programs. By combining the use of cadavic materials, self-scanning, adult and pediatric live scanning and phantoms the attendee can expect a rich and multidimensional learning environment. There will also be opportunities for discussions on how to use educational ultrasound methods for other learners or patients. Join us and take your current expertise supersonic! For more information, read the complete course packet. Please contact Continuing Medical Education at EVMS (757-446-6140) with any questions or concerns.

THIS WEEK - Med Students with Kids SIG Family Gathering

Come join the Med Students with Kids SIG at Battery Park for a family gathering! Kids, partners, and friends welcome. Saturday, April 30th at 3:30 pm. Snacks will be provided. Hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact Jenna Conway (co2019).

DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Travel Awards Deadline

Hello everyone! The next application deadline for travel awards is April 30th. The University of Vermont Medical Student Travel Opportunity was established to support students who would like to travel to conferences, alternative learning opportunities or similar events. Travel awards are funded through donations to the UVM College of Medicine.

Please be sure to review the guidelines for travel awards and download the most current application. Information can be found on COMET under the Lounge tab, in the "Student Affairs Lounge" (click on "Travel Awards" on the green menu bar). Please contact Melanie Sestokas with any questions.

Become a UVM COM Student Ambassador!

The University of Vermont College of Medicine Office of Medical Student Education is excited to continue the UVM COM Student Ambassador Program! The College of Medicine Student Ambassador Program consists of members of each class who represent and promote the college of medicine during several college events and activities throughout the year. Such events and activities may include Admission activities, Orientation for the incoming class, White Coat Ceremony, Family Day, Alumni events, and Graduation. Student ambassadors network and interact with prospective students, current students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, distinguished guests, and visitors at special events and activities. The student ambassadors become more knowledgeable about the history of the college and gain valuable leadership experience. They promote the college by establishing a positive impression of the College of Medicine and representing our mission of serving patients, the medical profession and the community.

We encourage you to apply! Please review the full program description carefully, and then select our program application link from the description should you decide you are interested in participating. We also provide a separate renewal application for students who served in the inaugeral year of the program and wish to continue. The Office of Medical Student Education will be accepting applications until 5:00pm EST, on Monday, May 02, 2016.

Spring Community Medical School

Tuesday, May 03, at 6pm, in Carpenter Auditorium. Each semester, more than 1000 people attend our Community Medical School lecture series, confirming that the community is more interested than ever in learning about our work at the UVM College of Medicine and the UVM Medical Center. On Tuesday, April 5, at 6pm, in Carpenter Auditorium, Community Medical School presents "Mammography and Breast Cancer Screening: The New Guidelines" with Ted James, M.D., Professor of Surgery; Board Member and Medical Director, New England American Cancer Society. In October 2015, the American Cancer Society released new guidelines regarding the age and frequency of mammograms for women. Gain a better understanding of the role of mammography in breast cancer detection, mammography's benefits and limitations, and also review the updated United States Preventive Services Task Force breast cancer screening recommendations.

The series, which is free and open to the public, will continue this semester on the first Tuesday of the month in April, May, and June with lectures on a wide range of current topics in medicine. For more information on the Spring 2016 schedule, visit Community Medical School. To view past lectures and materials, visit the Community Medical School archives.

  • UP NEXT (June 07) - "Examining the Science of Medical Cannabis" with Wolfgang Dostmann, Ph.D., and Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D., Professors of Pharmacology. Discover how cannabis acts in the body and affects the brain, as well as review current therapeutic uses for medical cannabis. Learn about the comparative risks of cannabis side effects and addiction. Discuss barriers associated with the use of medical cannabis and goals for future potential therapies and research.

A joint program between the UVM College of Medicine and the UVM Medical Center, Community Medical School is an expression of our dedication to science, teaching and patient care. Lectures are presented by the same faculty who teach medical students, conduct research, and care for patients here at our academic medical center. Many faculty are world-renowned experts in their fields; all of them are passionate about sharing their knowledge and love of medical science. We encourage you to attend one or more of the presentations to not only learn more about the work of our colleagues, but to see first-hand the important interaction between our academic medical center and the community we serve. Please contact Brittany Willette, UVM COM Public Relations Coordinator, with any questions.

A Dana Medical Library Workshop - Searching for Systematic Reviews

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, noon – 1:00pm, in the Dana Medical Library Classroom. 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, MLS. Please contact Kate E. Bright, Administrative Library Assistant, with any questions.

You're Invited! Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) Annual Reception and Recognition Gala

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday, May 4, 2016. in the Frank Livak Ballroom, Dudley H. Davis Center, University of Vermont Campus: 5:00pm Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and then remarks on 2015-2016 activity will be at 6:00pm. Please join CVRI Director, David Schneider, M.D., and the Board of Directors (Ira Bernstein, M.D.; Marilyn Cipolla, Ph.D.; Mary Cushman, M.D.; Harold Dauerman, M.D.; Mark Nelson, Ph.D.; and David Warshaw, Ph.D.) for the University of Vermont community Cardiovascular Research Institute Annual Reception and Recognition Gala. No RSVP required. Please direct any questions to or 802-656-8955.

SAVE THE DATES! Commencement Week Events

  • UVM College of Medicine Honors Night: Tuesday, May 17, at 6:00 pm, in the Grand Maple Ballroom, UVM Davis Center. RSVP required. More details to come.
  • Osler Banquet: Thursday, May 19, at 6:00 pm, in the Hilton Hotel, Burlington. Tickets required. More details to come.
  • Graduate College Commencement: Saturday, May 21, at 12:30 pm, in the UVM Multipurpose Facility in the Athletic Complex. Tickets are not necessary.
  • Main UVM Commencement: Sunday, May 22, starts at 8:20 am, on the University Green. Tickets are not necessary if the ceremony is held outdoors.
  • UVM College of Medicine Commencement: Sunday, May 22, at 3:00 pm, in the Ira Allen Chapel. Reception to follow at the Grand Maple Ballroom, UVM Davis Center. Tickets are required. Deadline for faculty to indicate they wish to participate in processional is May 1.

Please contact Carole Whitaker, Director of UVM COM Communications, with questions.

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APPLY NOW! Accepting applications through April 28, 7:30 p.m. ET. The 2016 Application and Program Guidance (PDF - 433 KB) has the detailed information you need to apply. Please read carefully before you start your Scholarship Program application.

The Scholarship Program accepts applications once each year. To learn more about how NHSC reviews applications and determines who receives a scholarship, please watch the short video posted under the above resources. Applicants chosen to receive the scholarship are notified no later than September 30. Please contact the NHSC Scholarship program with any questions.

DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Travel Awards Deadline

Hello everyone! The next application deadline for travel awards is April 30th. The University of Vermont Medical Student Travel Opportunity was established to support students who would like to travel to conferences, alternative learning opportunities or similar events. Travel awards are funded through donations to the UVM College of Medicine.

Please be sure to review the guidelines for travel awards and download the most current application. Information can be found on COMET under the Lounge tab, in the "Student Affairs Lounge" (click on "Travel Awards" on the green menu bar). Please contact Melanie Sestokas with any questions.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Herbert W. Nickens Awards

The AAMC is soliciting nominations for its annual Herbert W. Nickens Awards. These awards honor individuals who advance the educational, societal, and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. We encourage colleagues and students to consider nomination someone for these awards. The nomination deadline for the three awards below is May 6, 2016.

  • The Herbert W. Nickens Presidential Award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions in promoting justice in medical education and health care equity in the United States. Nominees may come from the fields of medicine, dentistry, education, law, nursing, public health, or social and behavioral sciences.
  • The Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship recognizes an outstanding junior faculty member who has held the assistant professor position no more than three years. The candidate must have demonstrated leadership in the United States in addressing inequities in medical education and health care; demonstrated efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities; and is committed to a career in academic medicine.
  • The Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships are awarded to five outstanding students entering their third year of medical school who have shown leadership in efforts to eliminate inequities in medical education and health care and demonstrated leadership efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States.

For questions, please contact Angela Moses (202.862.6203), email, or visit the AAMC Awards webpage.

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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!

  • Two water bottles – one small, white, patterned with the word "Stonehenge" and one large, black Swiss Army SIGG bottle are missing! Please contact Chantal Mendes (co2019) with any information.


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

  • Stainless steel chrome travel coffee mug with a black lid; says "St. Joseph's" on it
  • Set of black knit Base finger gloves
  • Black 180s earmuffs with headphones inserts
  • Black KOMBI fleece-lined winter finger glove, size S
  • Black fleece Rountree & Yorke scarf
  • Dark purple Kirkland Signature spring jacket shell, size S/CH
  • 40.5mm Sony lens cap
  • Off-white knit Thinsulate HESTRA mitten, size 6
  • Silver THERMOcafe by Thermos stainless steel "City Market" travel coffee mug with a black lid
  • Silver stainless steel Contigo travel coffee mug, with a dark gray lid

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1 Bedroom Apt in Winooski

Single bedroom apt. available for rent June 1. Recently updated kitchen and bath. Hardwood floors, sun porch, W & D, Off/ on street parking. One mile to campus. Utilities heat, water, cable, WiFi included. One year lease. $1100.00 per month. Call Jane at 802-238-4621 or Michael at 802-238-0901.

Available June 2016 - $650 per month

Room for rent in two bedroom 1.5 bath townhouse. Looking for a quiet professional, mature, non-smoking, conscientious and responsible housemate. Perfect for graduate or medical students. The room includes designated parking, washer/dryer, deck and perennial garden, and pool & tennis courts. It is near bike path and Overlook Park (cross country skiing and running trails), the interstate, and bus line. Rent includes electric, gas, recycling (composting), and WiFi. It is in a quiet neighborhood and abuts UVM Horticultural Farm. Rent is month-to-month, requires a one-month security deposit, and references. Sorry, no pets and no smoking! If you are interested, please call (802) 399-1745.

Sunny 2-bedroom, end-unit townhouse – available May 9!

Desirable South Burlington location – just minutes to UVM and Medical Center. Adjacent to fitness center, less than 1 mile from Health Living/Trader Joe's/and nearby recreational trails. Bright, open living space. 1st floor washer/dryer. Fully applianced kitchen. Newer carpeting, Pergo flooring, and fresh paint throughout. 2 spacious bedrooms upstairs with lots of closet space and 1 full bath. Economical natural gas heat. 2 assigned parking spaces. No pets/no smokers. Employment/income, credit check, and previous rental references required. Rent is $1450/month + utilities (tenant pays heat, electricity, and cable/satellite). Security deposit at signing. Rent includes water, trash, parking lot snow removal, and lawn care. Call or Text 802.578.8516. Email Please view the full housing flyer for photos of the space.

2 BR Apartment for rent in downtown Burlington

Beautiful, unfurnished apartment for professional person or couple. This upstairs apartment is walking distance to downtown Burlington, Battery Park and the waterfront. This owner occupied property (we live downstairs) is $1,800/month. You cover gas, electric and cable. Water and trash included. The apartment has two bedrooms, a small office with built in desk, living room with attached sun porch, one full size bathroom with bathtub/shower, washer and dryer, and large backyard. Please see craigslist ad for pictures. Contact Erika Nestor (802-999-2141) if you are interested.

Beautiful, Spacious, Fully Remodeled 2 Bed Apartment

Live in one of the best houses in Winooski on a huge corner lot in an upstairs two bedroom unit with an open kitchen and living room, nice private porch, dishwasher, front-loading high efficiency washer/dryer, new appliances, Vermont hickory hardwood floors, new bathroom, efficient heat, full energy audit and complete air-sealing and insulation work last summer, off-street parking, bright and sunny south-facing windows. Conscientious and experienced landlord, House is surrounded by huge old maple trees. Space for your own container gardening. Very well-suited for a couple! One Year Lease or Longer. No smoking inside nor pets please. $1500/month plus heat and electricity. Available June 1st. Contact Anja Jokela (co2016). Please view the full housing flyer for photos of the space.

Room for Rent in the South End

Very nice UN-furnished room for rent in highly desirable neighborhood in a 1200 SF, beautiful, sunny, clean, 2 bedroom, 1st floor apartment in a large duplex. Located on Caroline in the South End near Callahan Park and in walking distance to Pine Street and downtown. Available June 1st (potentially mid-May). Apartment features hardwood floors throughout, sunroom, living room, dining room, updated kitchen with dishwasher & microwave, off street parking, washer & dryer in basement, large backyard, internet hook-up, shared full bathroom. Common spaces are fully furnished & kitchen is fully equipped - sorry no storage or room for extras. Clean, comfortable, quiet and homey.

Seeking quiet, clean, mature, respectful FEMALE professional or graduate student. Rent is $800/month including all utilities (heat, hot water, electric, Comcast cable/internet). No pets, no smoking. If interested, please contact Stacey Lax.

Studio apartment in a private home overlooking Lake Champlain

Studio apartment in a private home overlooking Lake Champlain, available for a quiet non-smoker with no pets. Conveniently located in a quiet residential neighborhood close to the bike path and downtown Burlington, on a bus route, and just 1.5 miles from campus. Features include a separate entrance at the front of the house, a 19 ft x 13 ft living area; an attractive kitchen area with lots of cabinet space and a motel-type stove-sink-refrigerator unit; a bathroom with shower and tub; and a closet and storage area. Furnishings can be tailored to suit occupant's needs. $750 per month includes all utilities. Available August 1. Contact Ken (802-863-3147) if you are interested, or if you have any questions.

1 Room Available in 2BR Apartment in South End

$500 room available June 1 in 2BR/1BA south end apartment. Year lease. Clean, quiet, laid back living situation. Current roommate is 33 F professional working in Burlington. Backyard, off street parking, laundry, water, and snow removal included. Contact Whitney Feininger for more information. Please visit the Craigslist posting for photos.

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