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April 17, 2013 - vol. 2, issue 8

Below: Class of 2016 students work through a team-based learning exercise during their Nutrition, Metabolism, and the Gastrointestinal System course. View the photo gallery.

Flipping the Classroom Exercise

Katie Shean '13 at Boston Marathon

SheanWe would like to acknowledge fourth year medical student Katie Shean, who was at the site of the second blast at the Boston Marathon, and express our appreciation for her role in providing critical first-responder support to the people who were injured. As a senior surgery major, Katie's trauma training may have prepared her with the skills she needed, but we are most proud of her strength and courage as she rushed toward the scene to help.

LCME Reaccreditation Message from Dr. Jeffries:
The Home Stretch

JeffriesAs many of you know, the College of Medicine will host a site visit team from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) on April 21-24. This team will examine over 1600 pages of documents about our programs, facilities, services and curriculum. They will meet with students, as well as faculty and administrators from the College, University and our clinical affiliates. Read more...

LCME Logo The LCME Visit is April 21-24!

Clerkships Earn High Satisfaction Scores

ClerkshipStudents in the Class of 2014 filled out evaluation questions about their clerkships. Data from the first 6 rotations demonstrate that students rate clerkships overall as very high. The effectiveness of lectures is also highly rated, as is the usefulness of teaching rounds. Students report being treated with respect, with four clerkships ranked at 100%. To read more about the feedback, view the report.

Neill Presented Text Messaging software at Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) Conference

Clinton Global Initiative University Conference 2013 - Photo by Paul MorseLuke Neill, Class of 2016, is working with his childhood friend and colleague, Sam Meyer, on software that will give pharmacists and other healthcare providers a way to reach patients on a device they use all of the time – their cell phones. He recently returned from the CGIU conference where this low-cost idea was presented. Read our recent news story and about Neill's experience at the Conference.

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Class of 2013's Pantel Receives Burlington Dismas House Atherton Award

Haddon Pantel and his wife displaying the awardFourth-year medical student, Haddon Pantel, recently received the Ann Atherton Award which is presented annually to dedicated volunteers who make a difference in the Burlington Dismas House community. While pursuing medical studies at UVM and looking for a local volunteer opportunity with his wife, he became a Volunteer Cook. Read more...

Meet the Staff: Laurey Burris, M. Ed

Laurey BurrisLaurey has been with OMSE for almost 3 years. She is the Director of Student Success, providing students with academic, career and wellness resources. Students meet with Laurey for assistance with study techniques, test taking and stress management strategies, USMLE Step 1 and 2 exam preparation and Myers-Briggs interpretation, as well as tutor assignments. Laurey has her M. Ed from UVM and is currently a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. You can email Laurey or call 656-0718.

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CHEFA Grant Awarded to Danbury Hospital For Simulation Lab

Danbury HospitalDanbury Hospital has been awarded a $71,800 grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) as part of its Client Grant Program to obtain Ultrasonography/Transthoracic Echocardiology Simulator equipment for its simulation laboratory to train medical staff to quickly and accurately diagnose various emergent situations. Dr. Ramin Ahmadi, Chair of Medical Education and Research at Danbury Hospital, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at UVM College of Medicine, and Dr. Mark Warshofsky, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboraory at Danbury Hospital, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at UVM College of Medicine, are quoted as being grateful to CHEFA for the financial support.


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  • April 18: Autism Awareness Month Lunch and Lecture Presentation "The Autism Treatment Team" (PDF), 12:00 p.m., Med Ed 200
  • April 22-24: LCME Visit
  • April 24: Autism Awareness Month Lunch and Lecture Presentation "How Autism Has Affected My Life" (PDF), 12:00 p.m., Med Ed 200
  • April 25: Gov. Howard Dean discusses The Coming Changes in Vermont's Health Care Delivery System, 6:00 p.m., Carpenter Auditorium
  • April 30: Community Medical School: Hot Off the Press - The Latest News in Menopause, Dr. Zaher Merhi, 6:00 p.m., Carpenter Auditorium
  • May 5: Convocation of Thanks, 3:00 p.m., Ira Allen Chapel
  • May 13: Scholarly Projects Presentations, 12:00 p.m., Davis Auditorium
  • May 19: College of Medicine Commencement, 2:30 p.m., Ira Allen Chapel. Ticket info

  • Community Medical School
  • Grand Rounds Schedule
  • Fletcher Allen Calendar of Events
  • UVM Student Events


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