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November 13, 2013 - vol. 2, issue 22

The Military SIG and Wilderness SIG came together for an event to practice treating patients in an environment with limilted resources.
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Military Student Interest Group

Classroom in the Courtyard


A portion of the donation given by Dr. Robert Larner, MD and his wife Helen, will contribute to a new active-learning classroom on the third floor of the Given Courtyard. The classroom will accommodate up to 120 students and can be configured for small or large group functions. Technology will be similar to the group rooms in the Med Ed Center including display monitors, advanced video and sound systems, and individual internet connections. The UVM Board of Trustees has approved this project for construction to begin in January 2014 with an anticipated completion being the summer of 2014.

Careers in Medicine Specialty Panel schedule here

An Answer You Need: Dr. McVeigh Offers Advice

Dr. Ursula McVeighDr. Ursula McVeigh, assistant professor of family medicine, director of the Fletcher Allen Palliative Care Service and the 2013 recipient of UVM's Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, delivered the guest speaker presentation at the Class of 2017 White Coat Ceremony offering her experience as a doctor and the one key question she has learned to ask patients. Read more >>

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Meet the Staff: Kari Brayden

TAKari joins the UVM COM Financial Aid office as the new Student Financial Services Coordinator. She is a graduate of UVM and recently moved back to Vermont after spending three years in Colorado working with students in a financial aid setting. Please contact Kari with any financial questions at (802) 656-9203. Her office hours are:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. by appointment (send an email to comfao@uvm.edu)
  • Tuesday, Thursday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in-person hours (no appointment needed)

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Kreiger Presents at New England Rural Health Round Table

Lauren Kreiger, Class of 2015Lauren Kreiger, Class of '15, presented her poster, "Cultural Competency for Health Care Providers: Bhutanese Refugees," at the 16th annual New England Rural Health Round Table forum in Nashua, NH on October 24-25. The Forum promotes healthy rural communities and solutions to the unique health challenges facing rural New England. Kreiger's project was a SEARCH project completed in 2012 in collaboration with Nicole Fossiano, MSW, Judy Wechsler of Champlain Valley AHEC, Charles Maclean, MD, of UVM College of Medicine, and Jon Bourgo of the Community Health Center of Burlington. A new chapter in the Champlain Valley Cultural Competency for Health Care Providers was a deliverable of the project. Read the manual >>

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SIG Higlight: SNAIL Mail

PostcardsThe SNAIL (Sending Notes and Inspiring Letters) Mail Student Interest Group was created as an extension of the Wellness Committee's 'Send a Postcard to 3rd Years' program. Last spring, SNAIL Mail kicked off their SIG by hosting a tutorial on how to make up-cycled envelopes from books and magazines and sent off a batch of postcards to 3rd year students. The group is hosting their next event on December 2nd when they will gather to take part in the Holiday Mail for Heroes program through the Red Cross. SNAIL Mail is led by Leah Fox and advised by Richard Wasserman, M.D. For more information about the Holiday Mail for Heroes event, contact Leah.

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