Getting involved with interest groups is a great 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,
and educational opportunities, shadowing opportunities, and even residency application tips.
The UVM Chapter of the Medical Student Section of the American Medical Association is an advocacy and service group affiliated with the American Medical Association (AMA). The group provides students with the opportunities to attend regional and national AMA meetings as well as those of the Vermont Medical Association. They also participate in a number of community service related activities such as the AMA's "Doctor's Back to School" programs and provide a resource to other medically interested individuals. The AMA UVM Chapter strives to help UVM build a strong community and give students the ability to become more involved in medicine on the national level as well.
Primary Group Contact: Lauren
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Despite the extraordinary progress women have made in medicine over the last 150 years, there continues to be a pressing need for female role models and mentors, as well as increased study of women's health issues. Since 1915, the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) has been working to address these issues by serving as the voice of women's health for the advancement of women in medicine. Medical students can help preserve and advance the accomplishments already achieved by banding together to expand and strengthen organizational systems such as AMWA. In AMWA, students establish a network for women in medicine and provide professional and financial support for female students as they study, train, and begin their careers.
Primary Group Contact: AMWA LeadershipAdvisors: Diane Jaworski, Ph.D., Sharon Mount, M.D., Mario Trabulsy, M.D., and Anya Koutras, M.D.
The American Public Health Association SIG aims to promote population health, prevention, and health policy within the UVM LCOM, UVM, and Burlington communities as well as on a state and national level.
Primary Group Contacts: Liz O'Neill, Kathryn Patton, Andy Wick, and Danielle WallAdvisor: Jan Carney, M.D.
The Anesthesiology Student Interest Group raises students' awareness about the field by presenting a range of events throughout the year. Previous events include faculty panels, informal resident Q&A, guest lectures, clinical skills practicum, and journal club. The group facilitates faculty shadowing opportunities and residency advising for interested students.
Primary Group Contacts: Arjun Patel and Tim WongAdvisor: Kevin Abnet, M.D.
The UVM Chapter of Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) is a new organization focused on introducing female medical students to the dynamic careers within General Surgery and various surgical subspecialties. Our theme is "Finding Your Mentor," with the goal of creating
relationships between leading women surgeons and the next generation that aspires to follow in their footsteps.
Primary Group Contact: Nicole BecherAdvisor: Michelle Sowden, DO
The purpose of the Athletics SIG is to promote medical student health and wellbeing through exercise and athletic competition. The Athletics SIG will manage and support Larner College of Medicine sports teams and will provide an environment for faculty and students of all classes to socialize outside of the classroom and hospital, and promote the development of professional relationships with our colleagues. We will assume responsibility for athletic events such as the proud annual UVM LCOM tradition of the Specimen Cup honoring former Larner College of Medicine faculty member Bruce Fonda.
Primary Group Contact: Shawn SanfordAdvisor: Robert Lobel, M.D.
The goal of the Cardiology Student Interest Group is to expose students to the field of cardiology while early in their training. The group will provide opportunities for students to meet cardiology attending physicians and fellows, offer clinical training sessions, and provide shadowing opportunities for hands-on experience in the field of cardiology. It is the group's goal to foster a supportive environment where students could learn and further their interest
the realm of cardiology.
Primary Group Contacts: Liz O’Neill and Jinal
GandhiAdvisor: Friederike K. Keating, M.D.
The purpose of the CMDA is to motivate and equip Christian medical professionals to integrate their faith into every aspect of their lives. The UVM chapter is specifically devoted to nurturing students,
and staff, providing opportunities for spiritual growth, encouraging one another through Christ-centered relationships and reaching out to our communities.
Primary Group Contact: Caleb KnightAdvisor: Rachel DiSanto, M.D.
The Dermatology Student Interest group will increase interaction between attending physicians, residents and med students. It will provide an avenue for students interested in
to find out more about the practice of dermatology. Though panels and lunch meetings, this group will provide information to medical students about pursuing a career in dermatology. 3rd and
students in the SIG will be able to offer advice to 1st and
students about coursework, research, clerkship, and
electives. The information will obviously be valuable for students who are interested in
but may also be interesting for students interested in primary care.
Primary Group Contacts: Apoorva Trivedi, Sree
, and Patricia WangAdvisor: Joseph Pierson, M.D.
designMED is a student interest group started at UVM College of Medicine. Our goal is to provide a passionate community where medical students can collaborate with UVM students of various backgrounds to develop innovative healthcare solutions. Our goal is that students may develop projects/inventions that may enhance future residency
while sparking their careers as leaders in healthcare innovation. In
we hope to foster community within the medical school through teamwork across all four classes.
Primary Group Contacts: Sam Logan, Zara Bowden, Tyler Oe, Anna Lidofsky, and Pam DericksonAdvisor: Frank Ittleman, M.D.
The Emergency Medicine Student Interest Group is for anyone interested in Emergency Medicine. Our goal is to bring people together with a common interest and hold events that allow students to learn more about Emergency Medicine. EMIG provides students with access to IV, suturing, splinting, and ultrasound clinics. Our group is connected with EM research going on at UVM. We also provide students with access to shadowing and attending
at The University of Vermont Medical Center Emergency Department.
Primary Group Contacts: Dylon Gookin and Ashley AikenAdvisor: Mario Trabulsy, M.D.
The primary goal of the Medical Ethics SIG is to promote thoughtful discussions on ethical issues in medicine on every level. This includes everything from personal interaction with individual patients to more broad considerations of racial, social, political, and economic impacts on the medical field.
Primary Group Contacts: Nate Benner, Eleanor Stedman, and Britta KilgusAdvisors: Sally Bliss, MSB, RN and Shaden
The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) is a
organization, which seeks to provide a forum where medical students interested in family medicine learn about, address, celebrate, and integrate themselves into this dynamic specialty. The FMIG group sponsors speakers during Primary Care Week, organizes procedure clinics, hosts brown bag lunches on
of key interest to members, and organizes an annual Family Medicine Picnic to welcome new students. Students identify a project each year to support the community. Student members participate
the statewide Vermont Academy of Family Physicians annual meeting and board meetings, regionally at the Family Medicine Education Consortium Meeting, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) national meeting, and at the AAFP's National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.
Primary Group Contact: FMIG Leaders (backup: Emily Vayda and Nora Stedman)Advisor: Martha Seagrave, PA-C
The purpose of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance is to foster a nurturing and supportive environment for transgender, bisexual, lesbian, gay, and ally students, and to ensure all students have the skills and resources to become skilled health care providers for people of all genders and sexual orientations.
Primary Group Contacts: Jennifer Morris, Eli Goldberg, and Zachary SilbermanAdvisors: Pamela Gibson, M.D. and Michael Upton, M.D.
The GH SIG aims to educate students about important issues affecting the practice of medicine internationally and here at home with the refugee population. We help connect students with faculty involved in global health, as well as, inform students of the many international health electives and summer opportunities available.
Primary Group Contact: Cole ShapiroAdvisor: Mariah McNamara, M.D.
Grand Friends is an initiative set forth to promote and connect medical student volunteers with older adult volunteers in the community. The goal of the program is to offer companionship by partnering up students and older adults 1:1 (pairs will meet at least 4-5 times per academic semester), promote student exposure to a geriatric population and setting, gain insight from participants about how the program affects them by completing a short survey, and potentially expand the program to other organizations and/or community-dwelling seniors.
Primary Group Contact: Kyna DonohueAdvisor: Janet Nunziata
The Hematology/Oncology SIG aims to expose students to the field, as well as facilitate shadowing, observation of procedures, and provide opportunities for giving back and forming meaningful relationships with patients and their families.
Primary Group Contacts: Tim Wooden and Nick HaslettAdvisor: Dr. Hibba Reyman
The Integrative Health SIG exposes students to various approaches to healing and holistic care. We explore disciplines such as meditation, yoga, nutrition, acupuncture, mindfulness, and Chinese Medicine, in addition to traditional
medicine, and how they can be used in conjunction to attain and maintain a greater sense of well-being. The
organizes semi-regular events which may include guest speakers, discussion panels and lectures focusing on various aspects of Integrative Health. For all of our events, we partner with nursing and physical therapy students in order to foster a better understanding of inter-professional collaboration in patient care.
Primary Group Contact: Alexa ArvidsonAdvisors: Cara Feldman-Hunt and Andrea Fossati, M.D.
The Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) is dedicated to providing information and clinical opportunities to students interested in a career in diagnosing and treating adults. We organize opportunities for medical students including shadowing opportunities with IM physicians, oncology patient visitation, clinical skills simulation event in the Simulation Center with IM residents, and a barbecue with IM faculty. We also organize many "what is the diagnosis?" case presentation workshops, specialty talks corresponding with the curriculum, and a research panel of faculty looking for medical students to contribute to their research.
Primary Group Contacts: Caroline Vines and Alex DiSciulloAdvisors: Mark Pasanen, M.D. And Laurie LeClair, M.D.
The Interventional Radiology Student Interest Group intends to be a source of information and guidance for the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont students interested in Interventional Radiology. We hope to increase interest and understanding of what Interventional Radiology is and how to pursue a career in this now independent residency specialty.
Primary Group Contact: Gregory JohnstonAdvisors: Geoffrey Scriver, M.D. and Joseph Shields, M.D.
The purpose of the Lunch on the Wards SIG would be to facilitate medical students getting lunch with patients in the hospital. The goal would be to arrange meals with patients who would otherwise eat
or to join patients and their families for lunch. This would allow
us medical students
early personal exposure and experience with different kinds of patients who are in the hospital, while also providing the patients with companionship during meal time.
Primary Group Contact: Scott MitchellAdvisor: Alan Rubin, M.D.
The goal of the Med Mentors SIG is to engage with high school students in the Burlington area who have an interest in health care professions. Each Med Mentor is matched with a high school student, with whom they will work throughout the year to provide guidance on a longitudinal scientific research project. In addition, mentors provide their students with advice on planning for college and on how to achieve their academic and personal goals. Events will be held at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont to give high school students experiences in developing clinical skills, patient interviewing techniques, public speaking, and other topics relevant to careers in health care.
Primary Group Contacts: Megan Kawasaki, Arjun Patel, Michael Nilo, and Jake LehmanAdvisor: Charlie MacLean, M.D.
The Medical Spanish Interest Group provides an opportunity to the UVM community to develop a basic competency with medical Spanish. Everyone, no matter the level of Spanish mastery, is invited to participate in the lunch meetings as advertised. Our meeting content varies, from case studies of conditions specifically affecting Spanish-speaking countries to clinical skill sessions to just spending time together and chatting in Spanish! Group members include individuals from diverse backgrounds and different levels of Spanish comprehension. Many of the leaders of Spanish SIG are concurrently involved in the Healthy Fields program, wherein we visit migrant workers in Vermont and work through a health literacy curriculum with them. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Primary Group Contacts: Laura Till and Monica RodgersAdvisor: Mercedes Rincon, M.D.
Students in this SIG have an interest in reproductive justice and the idea that reproductive health care access is a human right.
Primary Group Contact: Julia HanniganAdvisor: Erica Gibson MD
This Interest Group exists to support students with families, helping them through the journey of medical school as a parent. Partners of medical students can also establish a support network to help them deal with the challenges of having a partner who is in medical school. We hold monthly parent support groups to discuss particular challenges of family/school balance and share ideas on how to best support each other. We also hold social gatherings for our children to play together and for the students and partners to spend time together.
Primary Group Contacts: Elias Schoen and Jenna ConwayAdvisor: Lee Rosen, Ph.D.
Through discussion and activities centered on the connection between music and
the Music Interest Group (MIG) will educate students about a burgeoning area of research in neuroscience. They will also provide an opportunity for students to connect with other students in a stress-free and fun environment, and showcase their talents in a Coffeehouse performance. Additionally, the Music Interest Group will provide music in the hospital with events like caroling during the holidays.
Primary Group Contact: Tasha JostAdvisor: Magdalena Naylor, MD, Ph.D.
SIGN is part of a network of more than 150 medical school chapters across North America. We strive to foster interest in neurology and provide a wealth of information on clinical, research, and service activities in the field. We aim to disseminate knowledge about various neurological pathologies and the most up-to-date research in Neurology, as well as functioning as a liaison for UVM medical students and American Academy of Neurology. SIGN is directed by Dr. Ann Augustine, Attending Neurologist and Associate Professor of Sleep Medicine. We host many exciting events, including series of neurology lectures, Q&A sessions with patients with neurological disorders, clinical case reviews, and discussions about cutting edge topics in neuroscience. Feel free to like/join us
Primary Group Contact: Sam LoganAdvisors: Ann Augustine, M.D.
The Neurosurgery Student Interest Group is devoted to helping students learn more about the field of Neurosurgery. Interested students will be given the opportunity to work more closely with attendings and residents at morning conferences, in the OR, and clinic. Through journal clubs, micro-suturing workshops, knot-tying workshops, and case-study presentations, students can fully experience this complex field and develop an understanding of what a career in neurosurgery entails.
Primary Group Contacts: Scott Mitchell and Nektarios KonstantinopoulosAdvisor: Ryan Jewell, M.D.
The OB/GYN student interest group is dedicated to helping medical students learn about the field of OB/GYN and the diverse opportunities it provides. We will work closely with physicians in the community to gain hands-on experience, explore topics related to OB/GYN, and learn about matching in OB/GYN residencies. We hold regular procedural simulations/
and small group discussions on cases and topics relevant to OB/GYN and women’s health.
Primary Group Contacts: Alexa Arvidson and Isabella KratzerAdvisors: Anne Dougherty, M.D., M.A. and Erin Morris, M.D.
Ophthalmology is a constantly evolving and highly rewarding specialty. The goals of the Ophthalmology SIG are to introduce the field to medical students and provide important insights into ophthalmology as a specialty and as a career. We aim to achieve this by combining a small series of educational clinics that demonstrate the ophthalmic exam, journal clubs that explore the current state of research and treatment developments, and Q&A panels with ophthalmology residents and faculty. We also facilitate shadowing opportunities so students witness ophthalmology in clinical practice.
Primary Group Contacts: Nathan Benner, Purvi Shah, and Kinjal ThakorAdvisors: Brian Kim, M.D. and Elizabeth Houle, MD
The Orthopaedic Student Interest Group provides students with opportunities to further their knowledge and understanding of the field of
outside of the classroom. The overall goal is to promote an interest in
and to provide educational experiences for those interested. We host events with residents and attendings involving topics such as how to read and present
radiographic images, what injuries are commonly seen in
, and how such injuries are treated. The OSIG puts on combined and "hands on" learning events in order to promote an understanding of how healthcare professionals from multiple fields come together to provide the highest quality of care to patients.
Primary Group Contacts: Cyrus
, Stephen David Daniels, Nicole Jedrzynski, Greg Roy, and Alexander DiSciulloAdvisor: Jennifer Lisle, M.D.
To educate students on the importance of understanding palliative care in every specialty of medicine by bringing in speakers who work first-hand on palliative care teams to provide the best comfort to patients facing serious illness.
Primary Group Contacts: Megan Kawasaki, Eva Petrow, Katherine Price, and Kinjal ThakorAdvisor: Robert Gramling, MD, D.Sc.
The Medical Student Pathology Interest Group (PIG) was formed to engage medical students who might be interested in a career in Pathology, the study of disease. The group typically meets several times each semester to take tours of different areas of pathology, have panel lunches with pathologists and residents and go on fun outings such as apple picking with pathologists. These activities allow
to interact with members of the pathology department and gain a greater understanding of the role of pathologists in medicine as a whole and pathology as a career.
Primary Group Student Contacts: Elizabeth McLeod and Danielle SmithAdvisor: Kirsten Threlkeld, M.D., Juli-Anne Gardner, M.D., and Katherine Devitt, M.D.
The Pediatrics SIG holds activities focused on connecting with Pediatrics faculty members and physicians, as well as learning skills associated with treating and interacting with pediatric patients and their families. A variety of community service and social events are offered in conjunction with faculty at The University of Vermont Children's Hospital. Recent events include a bake sale to
for the Children’s Hospital, Saturday morning rounds with a pediatric attending, a pediatric physical exam skills session, and a potluck for students, residents, and faculty. Our goal is to provide learning and networking opportunities to foster interest and connections within the field.
Primary Group Contact: Laura Thompson-MartinAdvisors: Molly Rideout, M.D., Ann Guillot, M.D., Pamela Puthoor, M.D., and Liz Hunt, M.D.
PhotoDocs group is open to any students interested in photography no matter your experience or camera type. This group serves as a forum where students can share photos, discuss topics in photography, and learn new skills. Each year we hold a photo competition and winning photos are printed and displayed in the Larner College of Medicine. This group is casual and designed to be fun to help facilitate extracurricular balance for its members. Also, Vermont is a beautiful place and how great would it be to take with you not only a great medical education but some wonderful photos as well when you graduate!
Primary Group Contact: Benjamin LinAdvisor: Dean Bill Jeffries, M.D.
The Physiatry and Sports Medicine SIG seeks to raise awareness and provide opportunities for medical students to participate in workshops and discussions related to musculoskeletal medicine, spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury, pediatric rehabilitation, prosthetics/orthotics, and other rehabilitation related topics.
Primary Group Contacts: Shawn SanfordAdvisor: Carol Talley, M.D.
The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Student Interest Group was established to create interest in PRS, get students to publish on PRS related topics, get students to interact with faculty, and create long lasting professional relationships with UVM PRS alumni.
Primary Group Contacts: Gesca Borchardt and Zach EhretAdvisor: Meredith Collins, M.D.
The Radiation Oncology SIG (
) intends to be a resource for the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont student community for the specialty of Radiation Oncology. We are hoping to provide interested students with the information and resources needed to learn about the Radiation Oncology specialty.
Primary Group Contacts: Sarah Natasha Jost, Patricia Wang, Nathan T Dreyfus, and Hyunsoo NoAdvisors: James H. Wallace, M.D. and Christopher J. Anker, M.D.
The goal of the Radiology Student Interest Group (RSIG) is to serve as
between Larner College of Medicine students and The University of Vermont Medical Center's Department of Radiology by providing a broad range of academic and pre-professional support services. Throughout each year, RSIG hosts multiple case-based imaging tutorials with current radiology residents and an annual research fair. Through these events and others, RSIG strives to provide a convenient avenue by which interested students can learn more about active or upcoming academic and clinical opportunities within the Department of
and to encourage active participation through research and clinical elective experiences.
: Gregory Johnston, Jennifer Morris, , Jackie Tsao, and Do GwakAdvisor: Andrea Hildebrand, M.D.
The Red Wheelbarrow is a collaborative student-run magazine that strives to publish creative works in the literary and visual arts from medical students, faculty, UVM LCOM alumni and the broader medical community as defined by health care providers at The University of Vermont Medical Center and associated institutions. While The Red Wheelbarrow actively promotes the submission of content related specifically to the medical humanities – an interdisciplinary field that contextualizes and interprets topics including, but not limited to, the medical profession and education system and human health and disease – our magazine is ultimately inclusive of all ideas and creative endeavors outside the scope of the medical humanities.
Primary Group Contact: Collin YorkAdvisor: W. Tobey Horn, M.D.
This SIG works with newly arrived Bhutanese refugees who come to the Community Health Center in Burlington to learn about the American Medical system, and how to approach health and wellness in the United States. Many of the refugees have been in the US for only a few days or weeks, and
are trying to get their bearings. We work with interpreters to try to answer basic questions about healthcare, wellness, and life in America. Additionally, we interact with local healthcare providers who serve refugee populations in the Burlington area in an effort to improve our cultural competency as future physicians.
Primary Group Contact: Caroline VinesAdvisor: Bill Raszka, M.D.
The Running and Marathon Team is a team for runners of all levels. We aim to bring the medical school and the larger UVM/University of Vermont Medical Center community together by running the Vermont City Marathon and raising money for a deserving cause. Since 2013, we have raised money for Steps to Wellness, a rehabilitation program for cancer patients and survivors.
Primary Group Contact: Caroline VinesAdvisor: Hannah Burnett
The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians. SNMA at UVM is directly involved with mentoring pre-medical students through the Minority Association of Pre-medical Students (MAPS), while the national chapter has programs that focus on youth science enrichment and medicine exposure programs. Community service programs include programs for Sexual Health Awareness, Violence Prevention, Smoking Prevention/Cessation and Mental Health programs. The UVM chapter also collaborates with other UVM Student Interest Groups, the Larner College of Medicine’s
of Diversity and Inclusion, and other SNMA chapters (such as the one at Dartmouth) for a number of events. SNMA is open to students of all backgrounds.
Primary Group Contact: Christopher VealAdvisor: Tiffany Delaney
Physicians for a National Health Program is a single issue organization advocating a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health program. The mission of PNHP is therefore to educate physicians, other health workers, and the general public on the need for a comprehensive, high-quality, publicly-funded health care program,
to all residents of the United States. This SIG provides students with the opportunity to connect with others in the field with similar goals, attend national conferences and opportunities to hear from distinguished individuals in the field.
Primary Group Student Contacts: Dylon Gookin and Christopher VealAdvisors: Andrew Soloman, M.D. and David Rand, M.D.
Students for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (
) aims to provide a place for students at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont to interact with faculty in an interprofessional manner to understand and improve healthcare delivery models and patient safety through discussion, course offerings, and actual quality improvement projects. Our discourse and projects will seek to improve the lives of patients, the health of communities, and the cohesiveness of the healthcare workforce by embracing the missions, vision and values of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and focusing on improvement aims for the health care system - care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable.
Primary Group Contacts: Jennifer Boccia and Kathryn PattonAdvisor: Keith Robinson, M.D.
SMILE DOCS matches medical students with local elementary school classes to provide a fun learning experience about medicine and the human body. Members visit classes four times each semester and teach children using real pathology specimens, models, and interactive learning activities. SMILE DOCS allows students to interact with the local community in a fun,
Primary Group Contacts: Michael Rodriguez, Zachary Silberman, Erin Hunt, and William EarleAdvisor: Sharon Mount, M.D.
We encourage students to care for their physical and mental health by offering a free, weekly yoga class on the medical campus. We are led by instructors from the community, mats and blocks are provided, and all levels are encouraged to join!
Primary Group Contact: Florence LambertAdvisor: Magdalena Naylor, M.D.
The Surgery Interest Group (SIG) was formed in 1996 and is comprised of a group of medical students interested in learning more about careers in surgery. The SIG plays an important role in allowing students to gain insight into what the life of a surgeon is like and what it takes to become a surgeon from both an academic standpoint as well as a personal standpoint. One of the strengths of the SIG is the support from all the attending surgeons and residents at The University of Vermont Medical Center. Through surgical skill clinics and other events hosted by the SIG, students are able to interact with the surgical faculty and create contacts for operating room and
other clinical shadowing
. Ultimately the SIG hopes to assist students in finding appropriate mentorship from the faculty of the surgery department for inspiration and guidance to a future career in surgery. Mission Statement: Promote surgery as a professional career for medical students.
Primary Group Contacts: Nicole Becher and Dan WigmoreAdvisor: Peter Cataldo, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Taste Buddies is a group for anyone who enjoys food, cooking, and eating. Some of our annual activities include a maple syrup boil and a backyard brick oven pizza making event at Dr.
. Our goal is to provide UVM medical students with opportunities to expand their culinary experiences and connect with other foodies.
Primary Group Contact: Lauren
Advisors: Bob Low, Ph.D. and Rebecca Wilcox, M.D.
The Woodside Project aims to serve the population at the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center in Colchester, VT by teaching health classes on a variety of topics to the teens at the Center several times per month.
Primary Group Contacts: Erin Hunt, Kyna
Donohue, and Rachael Munoz Advisor: Jeremiah Dickerson, M.D.
The goal of the Urology Student Interest Group (USIG) is to expand medical student exposure to the field of urology, which is not a required rotation during clerkships and has an early match. Broadly speaking, urologists focus on the surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary tract and male genital tract. The USIG is committed to providing students with mentorship and shadowing opportunities in the medical school, summer research guidance, and information on the uniquely early match and residency application of urology programs. With subspecialties from pediatric urology and oncology to renal transplantation and female reconstructive surgery, urology has something for everyone. If you’ve never given urology much thought beyond kidney stones, come to a meeting and check it out!
Primary Group Contact: Andrew PhamAdvisor: Peter
The Weightlifting SIG works to bring together medical students who are interested in resistance training. Additionally, it aims to promote physical health and mental wellbeing. The Weightlifting SIG provides a forum for interested medical students to learn and share their experiences with the LCOM community.
Primary Group Contact: Zach EhretAdvisor: Stephen
We are a group of medical students, residents, fellows, attendings and others who enjoy learning about backcountry medicine. Our group is always open to new members and we try to hold one event every month to give the student body a chance to have fun and learn some new things in the meantime. In the past we have hosted events such as SCUBA diving in Lake Champlain, mountain biking around Trapp Brewery, day hikes to Mt. Philo, an overnight at UVM's cabin on Bolton Mountain, as well as interactive educational sessions
by The University of Vermont Medical Center medical staff on backcountry medicine topics such as hypothermia, altitude sickness, splinting broken bones, emergency evacuations and more. Our objective is to give students a chance to get out, have some fun, and learn about wilderness medicine with The University of Vermont Medical Center medical staff.
Primary Group Contact: Charlie Nicoli and Nate DreyfusAdvisor: Jack Ellis, M.D.