March 26, 2018 by
Michelle Bookless and Jennifer Nachbur
Medical students from the UVM Larner College of Medicine Class of 2021 gathered to volunteer at the fourth annual Health Career Exploration Day
On Saturday, March 24, sixty students from six Vermont high schools attended Health Career Exploration Day at the University of Vermont's Larner College of Medicine.
In its fourth year, the annual event is co-hosted by the Larner College of Medicine's MedMentors Student Interest Group (SIG) and UVM's Area Health Education Centers Program (AHEC). This year's MedMentors co-leaders are medical students Ashton Pike '21, Kenneth Palanza '21, and Joshua Taylor '21 Laurie Loveland, AHEC's operations manager, serves as the SIG's staff advisor.
Throughout the day, the attendees engaged in a wide range of hands-on activities, including breakout sessions led by medical students from the Wilderness Medicine SIG, Surgery SIG, Family Medicine SIG, Dermatology SIG, DesignMED Sig, and Urology SIG, as well as sessions on point-of-care ultrasound, pathology, and clinical interactions with Standardized Patients. The lunch session featured a panel discussion including Rebecca Wilcox, M.D., director of the College's Nutrition, Metabolism, and the Gastrointestinal System course and first-year medical students Jack Dubuque, Tyler Prince, and Jhaimy Fernandez.