Medical Student E-newsletter
April 25, 2018 · Volume 7, Issue 8

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Larner College of Medicine and Western Connecticut Health Network leaders, faculty, staff, students and international guests gather at the Global Health Program Awards Dinner April 17. 

Larner Hosts 4th Annual Celebration of Global Health

The Global Health Program at the UVM larner College of Medicine and Western Connecticut Health Network hosted its annual "A Celebration of Global Health" on April 17 and 18. International guests included Marat Mukhamedyarov, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., Head of International Department at Kazan State Medical University in Russia, and Tendai Machingaidze, M.Div., M.A., a medical student and author studying in Russia who hails from Zimbabwe. Highlights included the Dean's Distinguished Lecture in Global Health, titled "My Heart Burns: Three Words Form a Memoir," presented by Global Health Program Director Majid Sadigh, M.D., and a Photo, Poster & Reflection Exhibit where viewers could vote for their favorite photos.  Read more about the Celebration, award recipients and view the winning photos

Processional RecordingAlum’s Composition to be Played at Commencement  

Class of 2014 alum and Maine Medical surgeon Adam Ackerman, M.D., was a Berklee College of Music-trained composer before he decided to pursue medicine. He composed a Commencement processional, titled "Vermont Passacaglia," as a gift to the Larner College of Medicine the year he graduated, and it was played live at his Commencement by a New England Conservatory brass quintet. Recently, a brass quintet comprised of UVM music students and local musicians recorded the piece in UVM’s Recital Hall. The recording will be played as the processional in May & for many Commencement ceremonies to come. 

Lynch Runs MarathonLynch Runs Boston Marathon on April 16  

Class of 2021 medical student Elizabeth Lynch braved driving rain and chilling temperatures to race with more than 20,000 runners in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, achieving a personal record time of 3 hours, 20 minutes and 54 seconds. Lynch ran the Boston Marathon with her brother Matt, a physician at the University of Cincinnati. They’ve run the race together a total of five times, including this past Monday. She’s also run several other marathons, often with one or more family members. If you see her, say congratulations! Link to the Burlington Free Press article about Vermonters in the Boston Marathon.

Kelsey SullivanOn the Blog: Tips & Pointers for the Fourth Year of Medical School

Kelsey Sullivan shares some useful information about those heading into the fourth year of Medical School.  “As you know, life is very different after starting residency. Fourth year represents a great opportunity. Carpe diem!" says Sullivan. Read her fourth-year pointers. 

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Association of Women Surgeons SIGSIG Highlight: Association of Women Surgeons

The UVM Chapter of Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) is a new group focused on introducing female medical students to the dynamic careers available in general surgery and various surgical subspecialties. Their theme – "Finding Your Mentor" – has a goal of creating long-lasting relationships between leading women surgeons and the next generation that aspires to follow in their footsteps.  The SIG recently held an event that included a tour led by Professor of Surgery and surgical oncologist Michelle Sowden, D.O.  If you are interested in joining the SIG, contact Katherine Callahan, Hillary Danis, or Joy Benner.

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