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January 22 - January 28, 2018


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 Wire to help support manageable email inboxes for our students; it's your one-stop-shop for all med school happenings outside of the classroom! Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Medical Student Education with any questions.

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CLASS INFORMATION

Class of 2018 

  • THIS WEEK - RSVP DEADLINE - Class of 2018 Match Day Eve Dinner: RSVP Deadline: 01/22. Event: 03/15. Email medalumni.relations@uvm.edu by January 22 with the name(s), and email address(es) of the family members that you would like us to invite and we will email an invitation to them. Read more/add event to your calendar...
  • THIS WEEK - Webinar: Residency Training Finances and Student Loan Repayment: 01/24. Will discuss options that will supplement your Resident income and start paying off student loans and how to have a quality of life during your Residency training. Read more...
  • FYI - Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) Rescheduling Fees Changes as of January 01, 2018: Read more...
  • APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE - CVRI-ECAC Research Awards for Cardiovascular Research: 02/01 letter of intent deadline. Research awards up to $10,000 for research with a UVM or an external (non-UVM) mentor or to pursue cardiovascular-related research training in an external laboratory. Read more...
  • VMS Webinar - Negotiating Physician Employee Contracts: The Vermont Medical Society Recently hosted a webinar titled "Negotiating Physician Employee Contracts" (complete registration information to view the webinar recording). Please contact Jennifer Savage, Physician Placement Professional, with any questions.
  • ACTION REQUIRED - Required Graduation Survey: 02/09 survey deadline. We need to gather critical information from you in order to comply with publication and diploma ordering deadlines. Read more/mark your calendars...
  • UC Irvine Urology Fellowship opportunity: 02/15 application deadline. A highly competitive, one-year research fellowship under the mentorship of two of the most prolific academic urologists. Given the increasing competitiveness of the urology match, this fellowship is an outstanding opportunity for medical students interested in urology to create a robust resume. Read more...
  • CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Class of 2018 Graduation Student Speaker: 03/19 submission deadline. If you are interested in being considered for this role, please submit your speech (5-7 minutes in length). Read more/add to calendar...

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Class of 2019

  • APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE - CVRI-ECAC Research Awards for Cardiovascular Research: 02/01 letter of intent deadline. Research awards up to $10,000 for research with a UVM or an external (non-UVM) mentor or to pursue cardiovascular-related research training in an external laboratory. Read more...
  • UC Irvine Urology Fellowship opportunity: 02/15 application deadline. A highly competitive, one-year research fellowship under the mentorship of two of the most prolific academic urologists. Given the increasing competitiveness of the urology match, this fellowship is an outstanding opportunity for medical students interested in urology to create a robust resume. Read more...
  • FYI - Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) Rescheduling Fees Changes as of January 01, 2018: Read more...

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Class of 2020

  • THIS WEEK - Class of 2020-only Peer Support Group: 01/22. In the midst of STEP studying, it’s easy to neglect our intrinsic need to remain well, both emotionally and physically. In an effort to support the class of 2020 through this challenging period, the Wellness Committee invites you to a special class-only support group. Read more/add to your calendar...
  • THIS WEEK - Tea @ 3: 01/24. The Wellness Committee invites co2020 for Tea @ 3 every Wednesday at 3pm throughout January and February. Come by MedEd 201 for tea and snacks to refuel for your studies! Please contact Olivia Larkin (co2021) with any questions. Add this event to your calendar...
  • THIS WEEK - You're Invited - Class of 2020 Foundations Celebration on 01/25 @ 3pm! View the official invitation...
  • THIS WEEK - Announcement/Warning - ADMISSIONS INTERVIEW DAY: 01/27. All Med Ed 300 rooms will be in use and there will be cow bells ringing throughout the morning! Read more...
  • ACTION REQUIRED - Clean Out Your Given Lockers: 07/01 deadline. You should clear out your locker before you leave (or have someone clear it out for you). As a reminder, students who fail to clean out their lockers by the established deadline will be charged a $50 cleaning fee. Read more...
  • APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE - CVRI-ECAC Research Awards for Cardiovascular Research: 02/01 letter of intent deadline. Research awards up to $10,000 for research with a UVM or an external (non-UVM) mentor or to pursue cardiovascular-related research training in an external laboratory. Read more...
  • Year-Out Orthopaedic Research Opportunity at Johns Hopkins: 02/09 application deadline. A paid year of research in the Johns Hopkins Dept. of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery designed for students between their third and fourth years. Read more...

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Class of 2021

  • THIS WEEK - Primary Care Series Summer Opportunities Meeting - Learn about summer job opportunities and project: 01/24. Lunch will be provided, please bring your own beverage. Add this event to your calendar/contact coordinator...
  • 11/17 Summer Opportunities Panel: Still weepy b/c you missed the panel or did you stress-blackout after hearing how Dreyfus turned 8 weeks of summer into 16 worth of activities? No worries. We've posted the video recording to the Summer Opportunities section of the Student Affairs COMET lounge (must be pre-signed into COMET to use this link).
  • Advancement Committee Election Results: Congratulations to Menna Awadalla, who has been selected as the co2021 representative on the Advancement Committee. Please contact your Student Council with any questions.
  • A& D Tutors Available: Our peer tutors are students from the classes of 2020-2018, and many students have found tutoring to be a helpful resource for learning the complex material ahead. If interested, email Dr. Rosen directly or contact StudentCOMServices. Read more about tutoring on the tutoring webpage.
  • Drop-ins with Director of Academic Support Available: Want to discuss your academic progress/have questions/just want to meet and touch base with someone? Please feel free to secure a drop-in meeting with your Director of Academic Support anytime! 
  • APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE - NIH-Funded Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity: 01/29. Review full mailing regarding the opportunity...
  • APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE - MGH 2018 Summer Research Trainee Program: 01/29. The goal of this program is to build a pipeline of college and medical school students underrepresented in medicine (URM) who are interested in academic biomedical research careers. Read more...
  • Mandatory Student Interest Group (SIG) Leadership Training: 01/30.The last of two offerings. A SIG leader must attend this training to be an LCOM-recognized-SIG. Read more/add the first offering (1/30) to calendar...
  • Convocation of Thanks: 01/31. We are looking for first year medical students to form the planning committee. This ceremony is a way to celebrate our donors and thank the families for the opportunity. Read more/add to calendar...
  • APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE - Funded summer research and clinical externships in PM&R: 02/01 application deadline. Eeight-week summer externships offered to medical students with an attached stipend of $4,000. Read more...
  • APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE - Albert Schweitzer Fellowship applications are due February 1st! It immerses a select group of graduate students in an experiential learning and leadership development program designed to increase and sharpen skills and abilities to more effectively address the health needs of underserved people. Read more...
  • APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE - The University of Texas at Austin Summer Research Assistantship: 02/01. provides an opportunity to closely work with leading Dell Medical School faculty on clinical and/or care delivery research projects over the course of an 8-12 week period. Read more...
  • UVMLCOM Summer Research Fellowship Opportunities: 02/05 pre-proposal deadline. UVMLCOM offers some funding for students to engage in research, many thanks to our Foundation/Alumni and the Cardiovascular Research Institute of Vermont (CVRI). Read more...

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WEEKLY FYIs FROM OMSE - WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

  • THIS WEEK - Announcement/Warning - ADMISSIONS INTERVIEW DAY: 01/27. All Med Ed 300 rooms will be in use and there will be cow bells ringing throughout the morning! Read more...
  • COM Student Activities Calendar: Did you know we have a COM Student Activities Calendar? You can view it in outlook, online, or even subscribe to it on your smart phone! Read more…
  • The Undifferentiated Medical Student Podcast: The purpose of the TUMS podcast is to help med students learn the talking points of all the specialties and to empower them to start exploring their career options early and on their own. Read more...
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion announces new appointments as part of their 2018-2023 Strategic plan: Read to official announcement, which includes a link to the Strategic Action Plan...
  • Free Practice Sessions Available for USMLE Step 1, Step 2CK, and Step 3: The NBME is offering free practice sessions for a limited time. Practice sessions, normally administered for a fee at Prometric Test Centers, will be available to a limited number of individuals at no cost on or before January 31, 2018. Read more...

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES

Join the ACP! The American College of Physicians is a one-stop resource for news and opportunities pertaining to Internal Medicine. Signing up takes five minutes and is free! Read more...

COM Student Activities Calendar: Did you know we have a COM Student Activities Calendar? You can view it in outlook, online, or even subscribe to it on your smart phone! Read more…

LAST CHANCE FOR FREE WEEK @ Campus Rec: 01/15 - 01/22. Try any of the campus group fitness classes for free! Check out the schedule! Ready to commit to classes for the spring? Buy your pass, now. Get Free Week on your calendar...  

THIS WEEK - Peer Support Group: 01/22. This is a nonjudgmental, non-academic, confidential meeting for students to share their experiences and listen to those of their peers. Lots of food will be provided! Please note that this month we will be running a one-time concurrent meeting for M2s only, posted separately for co2020 (see class announcements). Read more/add to calendar...

THIS WEEK - NOMINATION DEADLINE - 2018 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Awards: 01/22 deadline. For an outstanding medical student currently on track to graduate in May 2018 and an outstanding physician faculty member for the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Awards, presented annually by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Read more...

THIS WEEK - Director of the Learning Environment Hot Chocolate Open House: 01/23. Come by to see Dr. Feldman's new office and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate! Read more/add to calendar...

THIS WEEK - MLK Celebration 2018 Keynote: Dr. Marc Lamont Hill: 01/23. Tickets are required, FREE, and are limited. Read more...

THIS WEEK - REGISTRATION DEADLINE -  AAMC Learner Feedback Panel- Seeking Students: 01/24. An opportunity for medical students to participate in the AAMC Learner Feedback Panel that will provide critical input and feedback to help maximize the value of AAMC services and resources for learners. Read more...

THIS WEEK - LCOM Medical Student Yoga Class: 01/24, 6pm, in HSRF 400. Add to calendar...

THIS WEEK (note room change: Med Ed 200 --> 300) - Sleep Hygiene Workshop Presented by Wellness: 1/25. Are you struggling to get enough sleep? This session is open to all classes and will include a pizza lunch! Read more/get it on your calendar...

THIS WEEK - Dermatology Away Rotation Meeting: 01/26. There will be upperclassmen including a fourth year present to answer questions and a mentor available for anyone wanting to learn more about the specialty. Read more...

Mandatory Student Interest Group (SIG) Leadership Training: 01/30. Last of two offerings. A SIG leader must attend this training to be an LCOM-recognized-SIG. Read more/add the first offering (1/30) to calendar...

SMILE Docs New Member Informational Meeting: 01/30. Add to calendar...

APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE -  LCOM Travel Awards: 01/30. Established to support students who would like to travel to conferences, alternative learning opportunities or similar events. Read more...

American Indian Health Facilities Virtual Job Fair: 01/31. You’ll be presented with hundreds of open positions, hear details about relocation, benefit packages, and populations served. Read more...

Pharmacology Seminar: "Regulation of yo T cell development and function by the Slam/SAP signaling pathway": 02/01, 8:30 am, in HSRF 300. With Dr. Jonathan Boyson. View the flyer…  

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RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIP, AWARDS, & SCHOLARSHIP

THIS WEEK - 5th annual Northeast Emergency Medicine Interest Group Symposium: 01/27. Registration is free for all medical, nursing and PA students. This year our focus is on Emerging Technologies in Emergency Medicine. Read more...

APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE -  LCOM Travel Awards: 01/30. Established to support students who would like to travel to conferences, alternative learning opportunities or similar events. Read more...

APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE - American Society of Hematology’s HONORS (Hematology Opportunities for the Next Generation of Research Scientists) Award: 02/01. Will provide the recipient with a $5,000 stipend to conduct either a short hematological research project for a maximum of three months, or a long hematological research project between three and 12 months. Read more...

Dell Medical School at The UT 2018-2019 Value Based Care Research Fellowship for Medical Students: 02/01 application deadline; a great year-off opportunity for students interested in healthcare system innovation/value-based medicine. Read more...

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ARTS & PUBLICATIONS

APPROACHING SUBMISSION DEADLINE - Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards: 01/31 submission deadline. Honors the legendary, preeminent cardiovascular surgeon, pioneering medical scientist, gifted medical educator, prolific author and scholar and passionate advocate of optimal healthcare throughout the world. Read more...

2018 Stanley M. Kaplan Essay Contest: 06/29 submission deadline. Entries may include topical essays, case reports, review articles, or original research that was conducted in medical school for which the student was first author. Read more...

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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. 

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); thus, the Office of Medical Student Education pulls together a list of housing opportunities posted specifically for this group, so you don't miss out on a good deal. Moreover, medical students also try to keep good spaces "in the family" and are known to post to this list. Please contact the Office of Medical Education if you have any questions.

Don't hesitate to ask the contact if they would consider lowering the advertised rate to secure a graduate student; it never hurts to ask!