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october 29, 2012 - vol. 1, issue 4

Below: White Coat Ceremony, October 20, 2012

White Coat Ceremony

Clerkship Selection

clerkship selectionAs clerkship year approaches for the Class of 2015, students were briefed on the highlights of rotations at Fletcher Allen, Danbury, St. Mary’s and Eastern Maine, and participated in a lottery to select their preferred rotation order, or flight group. Students then submitted their prioritized choices of location for each rotation, and that initial schedule was viewable at noon on Monday, Oct 29. The opportunity to mix, match and trade will run from noon on Oct 30 through noon on Nov 6. Final schedules will be released the week of November 12. Any questions, see Dr. Bertsch or Audree Frey.

See photos in the Class of 2015 Gallery.

Tandoh Named Dean for Diversity & Inclusion

Margaret Tandoh, MDMargaret Tandoh, MD, assistant professor of surgery, has been appointed assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, effective November 1, 2012.

Read more.

Meet the Deans

Share your concerns, identify problems and suggest solutions that you may have regarding your medical education. Dr. Zehle and Dr. Jeffries are hosting two new monthly opportunities to hear what’s on your mind.

Discussion with the Deans: Open Forum
4th Wednesday of every month
Wednesday 10/31, Med Ed 200, 3:30-5:00pm (Come in costume!!)

All are invited to freely discuss problems, concerns and suggested solutions regarding your curriculum, learning environment, student life, etc.

Dining with the Deans: Small Group Lunches
3rd Friday of every month
Friday 11/16 is sold out. Watch for the next opportunity.

Limited to 12 students, all classes welcome. First-come, first-served basis.

EMMC Robotics Leads the Nation

EMMC Eastern Maine Medical Center is recognized as a leader in robotic surgery, and recently celebrated the distinction of being the first bariatric/general surgery robotic epicenter in the nation. Felix Hernandez, MD, EMMC chief of surgery and UVM clinical assistant professor, joined in the announcement with bariatric surgeon and UVM Clinical Assistant Professor Michelle Toder, MD, at left, who will lead EMMC’s robotic epicenter team. Dr. Toder has welcomed surgeons from across the world to learn about bariatric surgery and is now recognized as a mentor and proctor for surgeons interested in learning this surgical technique. For more information about surgery rotations in Maine, contact Dr. Bertsch or Audree Frey.

View the video and news story.

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  • October 31: Discussion with the Deans: Open Forum, 3:30 p.m., MedEd 200
  • December 1: Winter Soiree, 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center. Contact Student Affairs for more information.
  • December 4: Global Health Session, 5:00 p.m., MedEd 200
  • December 10-13: LCME Mock Site Visit
  • Grand Rounds Schedule
  • Fletcher Allen Calendar of Events
  • UVM Student Events


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