Student Council

President - Stephanie Brooks, Class of 2018
President-Elect - Hyunsoo No, Class of 2019
Faculty Advisor - Dr. Christa Zehle
Staff Liaison - Kiersten Hallquist

The Council represents all students enrolled at UVM LCOM. Duties include, but are not limited to, serving as a liaison between the student body and administrative offices, oversight of the class budgets and Student Interest Groups, and promotion of camaraderie among students through creation of various social functions, including class events, formals and the Osler Banquet.

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Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

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, research and educational opportunities, shadowing opportunities, and even residency application tips.

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Class Representatives


Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

Class of 2021

Chair of AdministrationTaylor WolfgangSravana PaladuguAva Bakhtyari
Chair of Student LeadershipStephanie BrooksHyunsoo NoElizabeth O'Neill
Chair of CommunicationsAndre RobinsonJames DuguayNikolas Moring
Chair of FinancePaul BareselNiketu PatelWilliam Earle
Rebekah Wieland

Community Service Coordinators

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

Class of 2021

Theodore CisuSean ClossEmily Vayda

Community Service Resources Available in the Learning COMmons >>

Class Historians

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

Class of 2021

Eric SchmidtChantal MendesHarris Syed

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Wellness Committee

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Michael Upton

The Wellness Committee serves to promote the health of the student body through educational and recreational events within UVM LCOM. The group runs monthly peer support group meetings, provides confidential one-on-one peer support, and can connect students to mental health resources both within the university and the broader community. The committee continuously works to implement new ideas that promote the overall wellness of the student body, such as art afternoons, monthly fresh Fridays, a workshop with dieticians, and outdoor activities such as bird watching.

Class Representatives

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

Class of 2021

Moshe BittermanStephanie KulagaAlexa Arvidson
Astia Roper-BatkerBenjamin SmithCaleb Knight
Brett PowersFlorence DiBiaseFlorence Lambert-Fliszar
Tim FlanaganDrew CorseElizabeth McLeod

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Student Education Group (SEG)

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Bill Jeffries
Staff Liaison - Sheri Youngberg

The Student Education Group is comprised of students dedicated to and actively involved in the improvement of the medical school curriculum. Representatives from each class meet once a month with the Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education, Dr. William Jeffries, to discuss a variety of issues pertaining to the student experience within the Vermont Integrated Curriculum (VIC). The group’s responsibility is to act as a liaison with faculty to provide a unified student point of view, and to appropriately bring pertinent educational issues to the attention of faculty and course directors. SEG is charged with reviewing course evaluations written by students at the close of each Foundations course and presenting that data to the Foundations Committee, which oversees the pre-clinical portion of the curriculum.

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Class Representatives

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

Class of 2021

Rachel CarlsonChris BernardChad Serels
Elizabeth CarsonMarc Vecchio Daniel De Los Santos
Charlotte HastingsLaura DirectorEthan Witt
Alexandra MillerLawrence LeungHanna Mathers
Brian Till

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Foundations Committee

This committee is responsible for oversight of the pre-clinical portion of the curriculum, spanning the first and second years. The committee is chaired by Dr. Paula Tracy (Foundations Curriculum Chair), and is comprised of course directors, Dr. William Jeffries (Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education), the COMET manager, a Coordinator from the Dana Medical Library, and one student representative.

The election is held in the spring and is open all members of the third year class. Two months prior to end of the academic year, SEG calls for paragraphs of intent. A vote is held internally, and selection must be approved by the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE).

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Clerkship Committee

This committee is charged with oversight of clinical aspect of the curriculum, which begins in the second year. The body performs an ongoing review of clerkship rotations at all affiliated hospitals, including evaluation of overall student exam performance and other student proficiency outcomes. The committee is comprised of each Clerkship Director, Dr. Tania Bertsch (Clerkship/Bridge Curriculum Chair), Dr. William Jeffries (Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education), and one student representative.

The election is held in the spring and is open to all members of the third year class. Two months prior to end of the academic year, SEG calls for paragraphs of intent. A vote is held internally, and selection must be approved by the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE).

Current Representative:

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Medical Curriculum Committee (MCC)

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Bill Jeffries
Staff Liaison - Sheri Youngberg

MCC is the highest committee involved with curricular oversight at the Larner College of Medicine, bridging Foundations and Clerkship. The committee continuously reviews and evaluates educational programs and makes recommendations to the faculty, the Advisory Council, and the Dean of the Larner College of Medicine. This committee is comprised of the Dr. William Jeffries (Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education), 15 members of the faculty (seven appointed by the Dean and eight elected by the faculty) and one student representative from each class. Students serve as full voting members.

Class Representatives

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

Class of 2021

Eric DaySuven Cooper

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Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Organization of Student Representatives

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Christa Zehle
Staff Liaison - Kiersten Hallquist

The Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) is the student wing of the AAMC, with each medical school sending delegates to biannual AAMC conferences. UVM OSR representatives serve as a link between LCOM and the organization, presenting those areas where LCOM can serve as a model for other medical schools, and bringing back relevant innovations from other institutions.

Class Representatives

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

Class of 2021

Brian TillBrian RosenCharlie Nicoli
Katheryn Anderson

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Committee on Advancement

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Christa Zehle
Staff Liaison - Kiersten Hallquist

This committee is responsible for monitoring the progress of medical students struggling academically and assessing their ability to continue in the curriculum. The committee’s processes are outlined extensively in the student handbook. The committee is comprised of faculty members and one student representative from each class. Student representatives serve as full voting members, but do not vote in cases related to members of their class year.

Class Representatives

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

Class of 2021

Maggie GrahamLindsay HoweNektarios Konstantinopoulos

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Dean's Advisory Council on Diversity & Inclusion (DACDI)

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Margaret Tandoh
Staff Liaison - Tiffany Delaney

The Dean's Advisory Committee on Diversity & Inclusion (DACDI) makes recommendations and implements initiatives in support of creating a diverse and inclusive community and acts as a catalyst and advocate in furthering the college's goal of creating a community of mutual engagement for all identity groups.

Six subcommittees work to address diversity and inclusion initiatives in the following areas:

  • Education and Curriculum
  • Admissions, Outreach, and Recruitment
  • Faculty Recruitment and Development
  • Staff Recruitment and Development
  • College of Medicine Environment and Events
    Measurement

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Student Representatives to DACDI

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

Class of 2021

Soraiya ThuraLindsay HoweMelissa Romero

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UVM Board of Trustees, Student Member

Soraiya Thura, Class of 2018

The Board of Trustees has full legal responsibility and authority for the University of Vermont, including entire management and control of property and affairs of the university. The Board of Trustees sets and approves policies, budgets and strategic planning. The Board also appoints the president of the university.

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