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Join us for the fifth annual Professionalism Week at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, Where members of the college community celebrate role models and renew their commitment to the tenets of Professionalism.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

"Professionalism in Medical Education: Past, Present and Future"

Presented by Dr. Melissa Davidson, Dr. Nathalie Feldman and Dr. Karen George

12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. 

Sullivan Classroom (Medical Education Pavilion Room 200)

Banner with text about ProfessionlismThe best definition and assessment of professionalism remain topics of hot debate in medical education. This was the debate taken up by the Millennium Conference, a prestigious invitation-only meeting of leaders in medical education hosted by Harvard Medical School's Shapiro Institute. In 2023, the Larner College of Medicine was represented at the Millennium Conferences by Drs. Nathalie Feldman, Director of the Learning Environment and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Melissa Davidson, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, and Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Karen George, Associate Dean for Students, Medical Education and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Tim Lahey, Director of the Department of Ethics and Professor of Medicine, and 2023 Larner graduate Dr. Isaac de LaBruere. Drs. Feldman, Davidson and George will share what they learned at the conference and how it’s being applied at the Larner College of Medicine. Lunch will be provided, first come, first served. In-person attendance is strongly encouraged. 

Watch the keynote via Zoom

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Read a brief recap about the conference:

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Lunch will be available for in-person attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Professionalism Awards Presentation & Celebration

Awards Presentation - 3:00 - 3:30 P.M. in Sullivan Classroom

Reception - 3:30 - 4:30 P.M. in Hoehl Gallery

A group of people showcase wooden award plaquesJoin Dean Page to celebrate the recipients of the 2024 Dean's Awards for Professionalism. Awards will be presented to a Medical Student, Graduate Student, Staff Member and Faculty Member. Immediately following the awards presentation, a reception with refreshments will be held in Hoehl Gallery. 

Watch the Awards Presentations via Zoom

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In the spirit of Professionalism and the tenet of Kindness we invite all who attend the reception to bring an item for our food drive to benefit Rally Cat's Cupboard, the on-campus food shelf located in the Davis Center. Items should be unopened, in good condition and unexpired. High need items include: oatmeal, jasmine and basmati rice, cooking oil, pasta, nut butters, juice cartons, canned vegetables, laundry detergent, toothpaste, toothbrushes, body wash, (bar and gel), shampoo and conditioner, hand soap, diapers and child care supplies, dish soap and sponges and reusable bags. For a full list of items Rally Cat's is currently in need of please scan the QR code. 

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All Week

Green postcard with text Professionalism at the Larner College of MedicineWatch the Larner College of Medicine social media accounts and the digital screens at the Firestone Building entrance, in Hoehl Gallery and the Given Courtyard where award nominees for the Dean's Awards for Professionalism will be featured.

Send a postcard to someone who embodies the ideals of Professionalism to celebrate Kindness, this year's focus during Professionalism Week. Postcards will be available outside the Office of Medical Communications all week and will be mailed to recipients for you via campus mail.