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February 20, 2013 - vol. 2, issue 4

Below: Class of 2015 students present Public Health project data to Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger and City leaders. View photo gallery.

PHP Group giving presentation to the City of Burlington

February Curriculum Retreat Recap

LCME Logo On February 7-8, over 60 faculty and students braved a snow storm to engage in a comprehensive curriculum retreat on at the Inn at Essex. The retreat utilized the College of Medicine Curriculum Competencies to evaluate our curriculum content, instructional and assessment methods. The retreat began with a dinner meeting at which Dean Rick Morin charged participants to rigorously examine the curriculum to foster improvements. Dr. William Jeffries followed with a presentation of outcome data that are used to measure success of the medical education program and its graduates. Read more >>

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One Tablet, One Extra-Strength Dose of Information for Medical Students

Google TabletsMedical students Bud Vana and Andy Jones have been testing Google Tablets since the idea of releasing them to clerkship students. Vana claims, "It's a way we can become more useful to the attending and help out the team. It makes us more productive." Jones agrees, "It's a world of well-respected peer reviewed information in your pocket." Stay tuned for more information on the March 8 release of Tablets.

Newest Student Representative on the Committee on Advancement - Herman Kalsi

Herman Kalsi

Contratulations to Herman Kalsi who was newly appointed Class of 2016 student representatvie. Herman was selected by his class and appointed by Dean Morin to serve on this important committee, which monitors the academic progress of all medical students.

Meet the Staff: Lisa Beaulieu

Lisa Beaulieu Lisa has been with the Office of Medical Student Education for 4 years. Prior to joining the OMSE she worked for UVM Development and Alumni Relations and the Bailey Howe Library. Lisa is the Operations Coordinator for the Clinical Simulation Laboratory (CSL) where she is responsible for the day to day operations of the CSL. Lisa joined efforts with Fletcher Allen's PRISM Training Group to integrate the electronic health record into the doctoring skills curriculum for Foundations. If you have questions about the CSL, please email Lisa or call 656-9250.

Vermont Cancer Center Receives Top Rating from National Commission

Vermont Cancer Center Logo The Vermont Cancer Center has been awarded a “Three Year Accreditation with Commendation” from the Commission on Cancer, a component of the American College of Surgeons. It is the highest performance rating granted by the Commission, and is based on comparisons to all accredited cancer programs in the nation. Read more >>

Making it Real: The Doctoring in Vermont Course

Doctoring in Vermont Emily Schloff's long road to medical school brought her right back to her own hometown for one of the formative experiences in the making of a physician. Beginning in the spring of her first year of studies at the College of Medicine she, like all the other members of the Class of 2015, received an assignment to study at the side of a preceptor, a primary care physician who would introduce her to the world of real patients with real physical complaints, the impromptu "faculty" of Doctoring in Vermont course in the Vermont Integrated Curriculum. Read more >> and See Photo Gallery >>

More com news >>


  • February 28: AHEC Summer Opportunities for 2013, 11:30 a.m., MedEd 201
  • February 28: The Red Wheelbarrow submission deadline. View PDF
  • March 12: Global Health Evening
  • March 14: Student Clinician Ceremony, 3:00 p.m., Davis Auditorium
  • March 15: 2013 Match Day Ceremony, 11:45 a.m., Hoehl Gallery
  • March 25: Class of 2014 Etiquette Dinner with the Emily Post Institute, 6:00 p.m., at The Windjammer. RSVP here.
  • Grand Rounds Schedule
  • Fletcher Allen Calendar of Events
  • UVM Student Events

  • Student Financial Services Given Courtyard N-125
    T & TH: 9am-4:30pm
    For appointments on M,W,F
    in 223 Waterman,
    call 802-656-9203 or
    email comfao@uvm.edu


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