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October 23 - October 29, 2017


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

  • APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE - Visiting Clerkship Program @HMS: 10/31 deadline. Read more...
  • Couples Matching: If you are participating in the Main Match as a couple, new videos “Couples in the Match” and “Couples and the Matching Algorithm” have been added to the Couples in the Match web page.
  • Wondering about the cost of residency interviews? Check out the AAMC article featuring tips, tricks, and facts about interviewing costs. At the bottom of the article, you’ll notice a pre-recorded webinar as well. With questions please contact Kari Brayden, Student Financial Services Coordinator.
  • Become a Class Agent! 11/15 application deadline. Class Agents are dedicated alumni who volunteer their time to serve as the voice of their classmates at LCOM and who work to encourage support of the College each year. Read more...
  • Radiation Oncology Program at UT-Southwestern... 

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Class of 2019

  • Advanced Integration Informational Session: 11/14/2017. Light dinner provided to in-person attendees; RSVP for in-person attendees by 11/7. Webinar attendance option available. A mandatory info session with the rising fourth-year class to review and answer any questions about planning your AI year. Read more...
  • APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE - Medical Research Fellows Program at Janelia: 11/1 deadline. Offers students with an interest in fundamental neuroscience and/or imaging at the cellular and molecular level an intense year-long research training experience. Read more...

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Class of 2020

  • APPROACHING SIGN-UP DEADLINE - M1 Summer Opportunities Panel Seeking Panelists: 11/17 event; 10/30 sign-up deadline. Read more...
  • APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE - Medical Research Fellows Program at Janelia: 11/1 deadline. Offers students with an interest in fundamental neuroscience and/or imaging at the cellular and molecular level an intense year-long research training experience. Read more...
  • Leadership Opportunity - NRMP Student Director: 01/02/18 deadline. The two-year term of service for the new Student Directors begins July 1, 2018 with the option for an additional one-year term. Read more...
  • Consortium of Universities for Global Health - Call for New Members: CUGH Trainee Advisory Committee (TAC). Application deadline November 8, 2017. Visit their website for more information about the committee, member responsibilities, and application requirements/instructions.  

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Class of 2021

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Join the Wellness Committee! 10/29 submission deadline. The Wellness Committee is taking submissions from the Class of 2021 for your student representatives. Read more...
  • Leadership Opportunity - NRMP Student Director: 01/02/18 deadline. The two-year term of service for the new Student Directors begins July 1, 2018 with the option for an additional one-year term. Read more...
  • Consortium of Universities for Global Health - Call for New Members: CUGH Trainee Advisory Committee (TAC). Application deadline November 8, 2017. Visit their website for more information about the committee, member responsibilities, and application requirements/instructions.
  • Summer Opportunity - NIH-Funded Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity: 01/29/18 application deadline. Read more...  

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Larner COMcares

THIS WEEK - Zombie Rx Awareness - National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: 10/28. Kick off remarks on the steps of City Hall followed by a walk up to the Prescription Drug Disposal location at the UVM Medical Center campus. Everyone is welcome. Read more...

October LCOMcares opportunities: Here are some great ways to get involved in the community this upcoming month. Each event has a specific contact, but overall questions can be directed to Emily Vayda, Class of 2020. Please let Emily Know if you need help with transportation to any event as carpooling can be set up.

  • THIS WEEK - Shelburne Museum: Help run games and other activities at Haunted Happenings on October 29th. A great family opportunity! Contact Laura Need (802-985-0865).

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WEEKLY FYIs FROM OMSE - WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

  • THIS WEEK - WeekyWire Submission Deadline CHANGED: The WeeklyWire submission deadline is NO LONGER noon on Fridays. Moving forward, please submit postings to studentCOMservices@med.uvm.edu no later than 7:00AM EST, on Fridays, to ensure it is included in the following Monday's issue. Please contact OMSE with any questions.
  • Master the on-campus bus! You can know where a UVM campus bus is at all times and when it's due at your stop using their Real-Time CATS Shuttle Tracking Application! Don't waste another minute; don't miss another bus by a minute.
  • Drop-in Meeting Sign-ups: The Office of Medical Student Education has drop-ins available with the Director of Student Support (Dr. Rosen), the Associate Dean for Students (Dr. Zehle), and our Director of the Learning Environment (Dr. Feldman). You can find links to their drop-ins sign-up in any online version of the WeeklyWire (under Useful Resources).

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES

Annual UVM LCOM Patagonia & other Order Form: 11/5 deadline. Better Sweaters, Nano Puffs and a 1/4 zip, embroidered with the official UVM Larner logo. Read more...

THIS WEEK (LAST CHANCE) - Halloween Dance Tickets on Sale: 10/23 -10/27. During the lunch hour. Read more...

THIS WEEK - "Dealing with Bias on Campus: Research and Clinical Perspectives on Ideology and Hatred": 10/23/17. Registration required; space limited. This workshop will blend information from studies on how students cope in the moment with non-violent forms of bias and victimization. Read more...

THIS WEEK - 2017 Fall AAMC Careers in Medicine Specialty Panels Series: During the noon-hour, in Med Ed 200. 10/24/17 - Pathology & Lab Medicine with Dr. Pam Gibson. 10/26/17 - Obstetrics & Gynecology with Dr. Elise Everett View the full fall schedule...

THIS WEEK - Dana Workshop - Introduction to EndNote for Windows users: 10/24/17. This workshop will teach you how to export citations from popular online databases, manage those citations, and automatically insert them into your paper or manuscript. Read more...

THIS WEEK - Launch of the First Ever Graphic Medicine Book Club! 10/25/2017. Dana will have its first ever Graphic Medicine Book Club. The first book club pick is Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Vermont author Alison Bechdel. Read more...

THIS WEEK - "Bringing NASA Technology Down to Earth" with Daniel Lockney: 10/25/17. Read more...

THIS WEEK - Film Screening - Academy Award Winner Moonlight: 10/25. There will be pizza, and discussion after the movie. Read more...

THIS WEEK - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds - "Protein S-Glutathionylation in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer": 10/25. Read more...

THIS WEEK - Distinguished Lecture Series - "The Origin and Future of Economic Inequality": 10/25. Read more...

THIS WEEK - Compassion in Practice: Achieving Better Outcomes by Maximizing Communication, Relationships and Resilience: 10/29/-10/30. Increase your knowledge and sharpen your skills around how to practice compassion with patients, families, and colleagues and help sustain your own personal well-being. Read more...

Office Trick or Treating at the Office of Medical Student Education: 10/31/17. We love when Halloween lands on a workday! Please swing by our office for "office trick or treating!" Read more...

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RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIP, AWARDS, & SCHOLARSHIP

APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE - 2017-2018 Accelerator Cohort (Catamount Innovation Fund): 10/31 Deadline. A student-run ed. program that enables UVM's most innovative startup companies to create economic, social, or cultural value by providing student entrepreneurs with mentorship, financial support, work space, and other resources to build their business venture. Read more...

APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE - 2018 Laurence H. Coffin Award: 10/31 deadline. A $5,000 stipend to help support an individual's yearlong commitment to his or her project. Read more...

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ARTS & PUBLICATION

APPROACHING SUBMISSION DEADLINE - Red Wheelbarrow - Fall 2017! 10/30/17 submission deadline. UVMLCOM’s literary and visual arts magazine, The Red Wheelbarrow, is looking for submissions in the literary and visual arts. Read more...

Support the Arts! Watch movies. Watch them for free, if you're lucky... 

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CLASSIFIEDS

Housing Opportunities for Medical Students: The Office of Medical Student Education posts a housing opportunities list to our online version of the WeeklyWire (one of our right side bars).

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Submit to the Wire

Questions or comments?
Want to submit to the Wire?
Email your posting to the Office of Medical Student Education.

Deadline for submissions is 
7:00 AM EST, on Fridays,
for inclusion in the upcoming Monday issue.

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!