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June 17-21, 2024


The WeeklyWire is an official communication tool of the Larner College of Medicine. Student feedback led to its development and continues to inform iterative improvements. All non-curriculum-related email communications are directed through The WeeklyWire to help support manageable email inboxes for our students; it's a one-stop-shop for all med school happenings outside of the classroom!

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Class Information- All Classes

  • Temporary Summer WeeklyWire Schedule Starting Soon: The WeeklyWire will be sent out bi-weekly starting 06/16/2024 until early August; "Summer Wires" will be sent on 06/16; 06/30; 07/14; and 07/28 (with the Wire returning to its weekly schedule on Sunday, 08/11.) Please plan accordingly if you have any information that you need to submit; the deadline is the Thursday before each release date at 3PM.
  • Tell Us About Your Pet! Do you have a pet you love? Larner is planning a pet spotlight series on social media. Please submit a high-quality photo along with your name/pronouns /area of study/class year, pet's name, age, breed/species, and 1-paragraph description. Example spotlight: Meet Scooby, our first Larner Pet Spotlight of the semester! Scooby is a chatty five-year-old great dane who belongs to M1 student John Glenn. Scooby loves watching birds and squirrels through the window, scrounging for scraps of pizza, and bouncing for attention. John attests that Scooby is incredibly curious and sweet, and his "best friend in the whole world". Submit photos and descriptions to Margie Brenner, Digital Content Specialist.
  • UVM Offices Closed- Juneteenth- Wednesday, June 19
  • IMPORTANT REMINDER TO ALL CLASSES- All UVM students are required to have health insurance by 7/1/2024. Every year by July 1, you MUST sign up for the coverage offered by UVM or supply the name of your current insurance provider. This can be done by visiting the Health Fee, Insurance and Billing webpage and completing the Insurance Policy Decision/Waiver Form. Students who fail to complete the annual online insurance decision/waiver by the deadline will be billed, the insurance premium will be added to their UVM student account, and a hold will be placed on their student account. Once a hold is placed on a student’s account, they will not be able to register or make registration changes. For more information, please see the Medical Student Handbook. Questions should be directed to the UVM Center for Health and Well-being.


Class of 2025

  • Co2025: ERAS and Careers in Medicine (CiM) are partnering for a new series of specialty-specific webinars for medical school advisors and residency applicants. Each webinar includes a program director and an advisor who will share best practices in preparation for the 2025 ERAS application season. You can access the webinar registration links here:

Internal Medicine, Thursday, June 27 at 2 p.m. ET

General Surgery, Wednesday, July 10 at 2 p.m. ET

Emergency Medicine, Thursday, July 25 at 2 p.m. ET

Find other key information about the 2025 ERAS application season including upcoming events on the AAMC Students & Residents website.

  • Co2025-Jumpstart VIC Summer Teaching Assistants Needed- Monday, July 8th-Wednesday, July 26th, up to 35 hr/wk, at LCOM. Two paid positions available to help run TBL sessions in Jumpstart VIC: gain teaching skills and brush up on your basic sciences. We are seeking two medical students to serve as Teaching Assistants for the 2023 Jumpstart VIC pre-matriculation course. The TA position will encompass 4 weeks beginning July 8th and ending July 26th. Your compensation will be $20 per hour for up to 35 hours per week. Dr. Stephen Everse is the course director, and he will be your functional supervisor. TAs will help design sessions, work with student small groups, and help to run online and in-person TBL sessions. It’s a great way to gain teaching skills and brush up on your basic sciences. Jumpstart TA positions are jointly funded by the Office of Medical Education and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. To apply, please send your CV/resume with a message that describes your interest in the position to Dr. Karen Lounsbury no later than Thursday, June 13th.
  • Co2025: Internal Medicine Residency Applications (Chair Letter)- contact by July 22nd, 2024. All students interested in applying to Internal Medicine for residency, and will need a Letter of Recommendation from the Department of Medicine/Chair, please contact Gina Sears (no preliminary medicine letters.)

 

Class of 2026

 

Class of 2027

  • Co2027- Jumpstart VIC Summer Teaching Assistants Needed- Monday, July 8th-Wednesday, July 26th, up to 35 hr/wk, at LCOM. Two paid positions available to help run TBL sessions in Jumpstart VIC: gain teaching skills and brush up on your basic sciences. We are seeking two medical students to serve as Teaching Assistants for the 2023 Jumpstart VIC pre-matriculation course. The TA position will encompass 4 weeks beginning July 8th and ending July 26th. Your compensation will be $20 per hour for up to 35 hours per week. Dr. Stephen Everse is the course director, and he will be your functional supervisor. TAs will help design sessions, work with student small groups, and help to run online and in-person TBL sessions. It’s a great way to gain teaching skills and brush up on your basic sciences. Jumpstart TA positions are jointly funded by the Office of Medical Education and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. To apply, please send your CV/resume with a message that describes your interest in the position to Dr. Karen Lounsbury no later than Thursday, June 13th.
  • Co2027- Share Words of Wisdom with the Incoming Class of 2028- Submissions are due by 5PM EST July 19th, 2024. The LCOM Student Council asks for students of the Class of 2027 to share any advice or Words of Wisdom that they might have for the incoming class of 2028. Feel free to submit more than 1 submission at this link.

 

Class of 2028

Class of 2028 - WELCOME TO THE WEEKLYWIRE! (and UVM Larner Med, of course)


    • ProTip - "The power of Being A MED Student": Graduate students are highly sought tenants in the Burlington area and property owners often advertise specifically to them with special rates (less than would be offered to undergraduate students). Don't hesitate to ask housing contacts if they would consider lowering the advertised rate to secure a graduate student, and LCOM-CT Students might even explore negotiating 18-month leases with local landlords! It never hurts to ask!

 

Upcoming and Ongoing Opportunities

  •  More opportunities coming soon!


Events

  •  More events coming soon!

 

Additional Updates

  • New episode of Green Mountain Medicine Podcast- Click here to listen to Dr. Clara Keegan on this month's episode of Green Mountain Medicine Podcast. In this episode, Dr. Clara Keegan explains how creating a therapeutic patient relationship can be more important than the medications we prescribe.

 

Optional External Surveys

  • Seeking Medical Students for Research Initiative on Experiences with Racism and Ableism in Medical School- A new research initiative from the DocsWithDisabilities Initiative, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,  titled "Experiences with Racism & Ableism in Medical School” is seeking medical students with disabilities from underrepresented backgrounds to participate in 1-2 hour research interviews. Their insights and experiences are invaluable in helping us understand and address the challenges faced in medical education and practice. The purpose of these interviews is to inform change and improve inclusivity in medical education. To participate, click this link.

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Housing Opportunities

Graduate students are highly sought tenants in the Burlington area and property owners often advertise specifically to them with special rates (less than would be offered to undergraduate students). Don't hesitate to ask housing contacts if they would consider lowering the advertised rate to secure a graduate student; it never hurts to ask!

Explore housing opportunities & housing support resources via the UVM Off-campus Housing Site...

Burlington Off-campus Living Guide: Includes information to help off-campus students have successful experiences off campus. Check out the 6th edition of the UVM Off-Campus Student and Community Relations (OSCR) Off Campus Living Guide....

Landlord/Tenant and Housing Questions and Issues: Please contact OSCR (802-656-9405)

Lost & Found

Lost something? Email the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) a description of the item. OMSE and the Dana Medical Library recently joined the UVM campus-wide lost & found system and search not only the College of Medicine, but campus as a whole to see if it's been turned in. If it hasn't, the office can file a claim for the item should someone turn it in soon!

Found something? Please turn it into either the Office of Medical Student Education (Given Courtyard n100) or the Dana Medical Library (First floor of the Medical Education Center) and we will be sure to log it into the Campus-Wide Lost & Found Database.

Found items are kept up to 30 days, and then are donated to various local organizations depending on the item.