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August 7, 2013 - vol. 2, issue 15

Peter Wingfield, Class of 2015, presents a case during rounds at the Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care.

Clerkship Rounds

Orientation Begins August 12

Wilderness Aid Training Wilderness aid training has been one of the many highlights for students beginning their medical education career here. This year it's on the schedule again as part of orientation for the class of 2017. This year, about 114 students will be arriving on campus and taking part in many of the same activities we have seen in the past.

View the Class of 2017 Orientation schedule

Take a look back at photos from previous orientation weeks.

A Message from Sally Bliss, R.N., M.S.B., College of Medicine Ombudsperson

Sally Bliss, R.N., M.S.B.I want to share with you all one of my favorite stories from the history of medicine. Back in the day, ancient Rome to be exact, medicine was in its infancy. The Roman Empire was a dangerous place and Greek physicians, though possessing greater skill than their Roman contemporaries, were not trusted. It was rumored that Hippocrates had pressed his countrymen not to heal their enemies, and that Greek physicians refined their knowledge by testing remedies on unsuspecting Romans. Read more >>

2013 Issue of Student-run Literary and Arts Journal

Danbury Hospital Tower Construction

Matt Lin '16 and Nick Sinclair '16 have led the student interest group advised by Robert Macauley, M.D., to publish the College literary and arts magazine, The Red Wheelbarrow. Named after the famous poem by physician/poet William Carlos Williams, the journal presents work from students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the College. A formal publication event will take place in the fall.

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Find out more about The Red Wheelbarrow and other student interest groups.

Danbury Surgeon Elected as Distinguished Fellow

Alan M. Dietzek, M.D.Alan M. Dietzek, M.D., chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and the Linda and Stephen R. Cohen Chair in Vascular Surgery at Danbury Hospital, was recently elected to distinguished fellow status of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) at the 67th Vascular Annual Meeting. He is a UVM clinical associate professor of surgery and also serves as medical director for Danbury Hospital's Non-invasive Vascular Laboratory. Read more >>

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Meet the Staff: Anatomical Gift Program

The study of the human body is the core of a medical education and gifts from anatomical donors make advanced anatomy training possible. Our medical students, health professionals, and clinical specialists rely on this generosity to study the structure of the human body and acquire research and patient care expertise. The Anatomical Gift Program staff respectfully guides donors and families through the donation process.

Sarah Greene, Ph.D.           Amanda Bechtel          Lynn Bateman

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Director: Sarah Greene, Ph.D., 656-0414

Medical Laboratory Specialist: Amanda Bechtel, 656-2261

Office Support: Lynn Bateman, 656-4605

Blogging for Medical Communications


We are interested in student bloggers who want to write once a month or so about their experience at UVM; everything from what inspired you to choose a career in medicine, to your first-year experience, to your fourth year rotations - the personal and the professional. We'd love to hear from you! Contact the Office of Medical Communications to learn more.

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