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Office of Medical Student
Education Enewsletter
March 20, 2013 - vol. 2, issue 6

Below: Class of 2013 students, faculty, staff, and their families listen in anticpiation as Residency Matches are announced at Match Day, March 15. View photo gallery.

Class of 2013 Match Day

Senior Med Students Experience Final Pre-M.D. Milestone: Match Day!

Class of 2013UVM's Match ceremonies began at 11:30 a.m. in the Health Science Research Facility's Hoehl Gallery. Balloons, a song, screams, laughter and tears filled the air during the hour-long Match Day event. Read more and view the photo gallery.

Student Clinician Ceremony Highlights Professionalism and Marks Clerkships Transition

Student Clinician CeremonyOn Thursday, March 14, medical students, residents and faculty gathered to mark the end of one phase of medical education and the beginning of the next. The annual Student Clinician Ceremony allowed students to pause and recognize the responsibility inherent in becoming a physician by honoring their mentors and recognizing their professionalism, humanism and excellence in teaching. Members of the Class of 2014, who are completing their Clerkship year, took this opportunity to acknowledge residents who contributed to their education, as well as welcome the Class of 2015 who are beginning the Clerkship year. Read more >>

Introducing the Student Executive Board

Together, Student Council, the Student Education Group, the Committee on Medical Student Wellbeing, and the Association of American Medical Colleges Organization of Student Representatives have created a forum to improve communication within the College. The Executive Board is composed of representatives from each of the group and the administration. The goals of the Executive Board are to improve transparency, reduce redundancy between groups, and improve communication. Be on the lookout for updates on the progress of the Executive Board. We look forward to better serving you!
If you have questions or concerns regarding the Executive Board, please contact any of the members listed below.
Student Council: Shetal Patel, Vanessa Patten, Sarah Gardner, Mohammad Mertaban
SEG: Emily Schloff, Sarah Johnson
Wellness Committee: Jonathan Galli
AAMC-OSR: Peter Wingfield, Calvin Kagan

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Bodden Sparks Tobacco-Free Initiative

Larry BoddenFueled in part by his experience as a nursing assistant in the medical intensive care unit at Fletcher Allen Health Care, medical student Larry Bodden (Class of 2014) has been rallying students and community members around prohibiting tobacco use on campus. On March 11, UVM took a major step in that direction when President Tom Sullivan announced a multi-year planning process to create a tobacco-free campus. The University Benefits Advisory Council, chaired by Associate Dean for Public Health Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., recommended the initiative to the President.
The next meeting of the UBAC will be Tuesday, March 26 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM in Memorial Lounge, Waterman 338. Meetings are open and always reserve time on the agenda for public comment.

Meet the Staff: Emma Faustner

Emma FaustnerEmma Faustner has been part of the Office of Medical Student Education for over 10 years. As coordinator for the Advanced Integration year as well as the residency application process Emma works closely with the 4th year students, department coordinators, and the Associate Dean for Students. One of her hobbies is creating unusual things out of paper mache, so if you have any questions about the Advanced Integration year, extramurals, or applying for residency just look for the big unicorn and the orange eyeball-fish in the Office of Medical Student Education. You can also email Emma or call 656-8975.

Call for Nominations

Students, faculty, staff and alumni from the College of Medicine are invited to submit candidates for two awards at the college.

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Props to Jessica Kerschner

Jessica KerchnerJessica has returned to Student Financial Services and is back to proving more than helpful to the student community. In a recent note To Christa Zehle it was stated, "I walked out feeling like a lot of complicated things had just been made simple." If you have questions regarding FAFSA and State Grant applications (due by March 1st), applying for scholarships, or tracking your loans, email Jessica or call (802) 656-9203.

More com news >>


  • March 25: Clinical Simulation Laboratory Second Anniversary Open House, 12:30 p.m., Rowell Building, 2nd Floor (PDF)
  • March 25: Class of 2014 Etiquette Dinner with the Emily Post Institute, 6:00 p.m., at The Windjammer. RSVP here
  • April 15: Red Wheelbarrow deadline for Submissions(Extended)
  • May 5: Convocation of Thanks, 3:00 p.m., Ira Allen Chapel
  • May 19: College of Medicine Commencement, 2:30 p.m., Ira Allen Chapel
  • Grand Rounds Schedule
  • Fletcher Allen Calendar of Events
  • UVM Student Events


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