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Class of 2015’s Goldberg Featured in Schweitzer Fellows Blog

Tamar Goldberg
Schweitzer Fellow Tamar Goldberg (Photo by Raj Chawla, UVM Medical Photography)

Second-year University of Vermont medical student Tamar Goldberg is one of nine students from the University of Vermont College of Medicine among 29 graduate students that were named a 2012-13 Schweitzer Fellow. Her work as a Fellow is featured in a national Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Beyond Boulders blog post, a “Five Questions for a Fellow” piece posted on January 10 and titled “In Vermont, COMFORT for Families of Children With Special Needs.”

As a Fellow, Goldberg will spend a total of 200 service hours working on her project – a respite care program for families of children with special health needs run in collaboration with Vermont Family Network. Upon completion of her project, she will join Schweitzer Fellows for Life and join a vibrant network of nearly 2,500 Schweitzer alumni who are skilled in, and committed to, addressing the health needs of underserved people throughout their careers as professionals.

The UVM College of Medicine participates in the New Hampshire-Vermont Schweitzer Fellows Program, which, since 1996, has supported more than 350 Schweitzer Fellows in delivering nearly 70,000 hours of service.