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Office of Medical Student
Education Enewsletter
August 13, 2014 - vol. 3, issue 14

Below: Students of the Class of 2018 are welcomed to the College of Medicine by Dean Morin, August 11.


Meeting the Class of 2018

The incoming class members are bringing a diverse and rich range of backgrounds to the College. Among those ready and eager to begin their foray into the field – starting with a week of orientation – are the individuals introduced here >>

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The Journey from First to Second Year

Stefan Wheat, ’18, shares his ideas about beginning the medical school journey while Hillary Anderson, Justin Genziano, and Brian Till, all from the Class of 2017, give advice on beginning the medical school journey. Read the student blog to hear their thoughts >>

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Share Your Photos Using #uvmmedicine

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram and share your photos like this one from the boat cruise on Lake Champlain for a chance to win prizes from the Office of Medical Communications! Congratulations to our first two winners, Yazen Qumsiyeh and Catherine Hayes! Continue using the hashtag through Friday for more chances to win!

A Message from the Office of Diversity & Inclusion

At UVM, we believe that diversity and inclusion are fundamental drivers of institutional excellence that lead to innovation and the ability solve complex problems, both essential in the field of medicine. The Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) serves as a resource for the College in their mission to provide culturally competent education, discovery and patient care. We work to build a diverse medical community and to support a culture that is welcoming and inclusive for all members. We invite you to join us in making the College a dynamic institution attracting innovators and leaders. Learn more about ODI at the College of Medicine >>

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Global Health Update

Several UVM College of Medicine students spent some of their summer studying medicine overseas through the Global Health Program. Two members of the Class of 2017 – Bryce Bludevich and Pierre Galea – studied for seven weeks in Kazan, Russia at Kazan State Medical University. Emily Rosen ‘15, Elizabeth Cochrane ’17, and Amy Schumer ‘17 traveled to Kampala, Uganda, for a six-week elective at the Uganda Cancer Institute and Mulago Hospital. Read more about the student experiences on our blog >>

SIG Highlight: SIG Fair August 15

Getting involved with interest groups is a way for students to learn more about various careers in medicine. Students can connect with faculty, community physicians, residents, and senior medical students to learn more about career options, research and educational opportunities, shadowing opportunities, and even residency application tips. Join us on Friday, August 15 for the Student Interest Group Fair beginning at 11:30 in the Hoehl Gallery. View all Student Interest Groups >>

Join us for Community Med School

Class of 2015 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. is composed of fourth-year medical students who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, research, professionalism, service to the school and community and clinical acumen. Congratulations to the following members of the Class of 2015 who have been inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society: Liz Abernathey, Raymond Addante, Kristopher Azevedo, Kovi Bessoff, Bryan Brown, Christian Crannell, Alison Frizell, Sarah Gardner, Charlie Hackett, Jason Hao, Ryan Hendrix, Jessica Lane, Matthew MacKinnon, James McAvoy, Nicole Meredyth, Anisha Patel, Amanda Peel, Michelle VanHorne, and Hope Yu.

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More COM news >>

calendar of events:

  • August 11-15: Class of 2018 Orientation Week. Registration begins 8 am Monday. Read More>>
  • August 24: 2014 Convocation Ceremony, 6 p.m., Patrick Gymnasium
  • September 1: Labor Day Holiday
  • September 2: Community Medical School, "Too Hip to Hop: Understanding Knee and Hip Replacement", 6 p.m., Carpenter Auditorium
  • September 24: AHEC, Vermont Recruitment Day, Hoehl Gallery

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