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June 26, 2013 - vol. 2, issue 13

Below: Class of 2016 members supervise a Pathology Lab visit by Vermont high school students during the MedQuest health careers exploration on June 24.

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St. Mary's Recognized for Clerkship Excellence

St. Mary's Clerkship AwardsThe annual ranking by clerkship students provided St. Mary's with multiple awards this year. Surgeon and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Robert Borrego, M.D., (at left, center) was presented with the Howe Outstanding Teacher Award, which elicited a standing ovation. Obstetrician/gynecologists John Caravello, M.D., Nadia Pierre, M.D., Lisa Sanches, M.D., Desmond Thomas, M.D., and Patricia Harding M.D., were awarded a plaque honoring St. Mary's obstetrics/gynecology program as the best overall clerkship for 2013. Comments from the medical students highlighted faculty members' enthusiastic teaching style and engagement, patient education skills, and their service as both physician and community role models. Read more >>

Students Awarded for Travel

globeCongratulations to these students who have been granted Travel Awards funded through philanthropy to the College of Medicine by alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University: Alison Alpert, Heather Gardiner , Taylor Goller, Andrew Jones, Karl Kristiansen, Matthew Lin, and Aaron Maxwell. Taylor Goller and Karl Kristiansen are headed to Uganda, and their global health efforts will be featured in an upcoming newseltter.

The application process occurs three times a year, the next deadline is August 30. Students are required to submit a completed travel award application along with a letter of support from a UVM Faculty Mentor/Sponsor. Applications are reviewed by the Travel Awards Committee, and range from $250 - $500. If you have additional questions, email Melanie Sestokas.

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Eastern Maine Surgeon Tests Google Glass

Dr. Rafael Grossmann using Google GlassClinical Assistant Professor Dr. Rafael Grossmann, of General and Trauma Surgery at Eastern Maine Medical Center, recently performed the first known surgery using Google Glass, a revolutionary device meant for hands free visual communication. Highlighted in an article in PCMAG.com, and on a blog post by Dr. Grossmann, the procedure included the entire process of placing a feeding tube, endoscopically, without showing the patient or any patient identifiers.

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Meet the Staff: Aaron Hurwitz

Aaron HurwitzAaron joined the Office of Medical Student Education in August of 2007 as the Foundations Coordinator. Prior to joining OMSE, he was a professional Stage Manager and had the pleasure of working for such companies as Actors Theatre of Louisville and Shakespeare & Company. Aaron obtained his Masters Degree in Education at UVM last year. For more information, email Aaron or call 656-8522.

Vermont Medical Society Reardon Scholarship

Mimi Reardon, M.D.

The Vermont Medical Society Education & Research Foundation (VMSERF) is now accepting applications for the Mildred Reardon scholarship, in the amount of $10,000 to a UVM COM current third year student! The deadline to apply is July 9. Learn more>>

Help Needed For Screening Clinics

The Vermont Worker's Center is looking for students to help at Screening Clinics, to have screening conversations and perform biometric tests in the afternoons for a few hours. Email Matt or Ana at VWC for more info.

• Richmond: July 4th Celebration (7/4)
• Milton: July 4th Celebration (7/4)
• Lyndonville: Stars & Stripes Festival (7/20)
• Middlebury: Community Dinner (7/26)
• St. Albans: National Night Out (8/6)

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