Medical Student E-newsletter
March 28, 2018 · Volume 7, Issue 6

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Members of the Class of 2018 – and Dr. Moo – gather for the Larner College of Medicine’s Match Day.

Class of 2018 Celebrates Match Day

On March 16 – Match Day – 109 students in the Class of 2018, along with soon-to-be-doctors from across the nation, learned which residency programs they will be participating in for the next three to seven years. UVM’s senior medical students matched to residencies in 18 different specialties at 71 different institutions. Read more about the event.

Watch the Match Day highlights video 
Link to the Class of 2018 Residency Match list
Link to the full Match Day photo gallery 
Watch the full-length Match Day video

Liz Carson working with studentsSchmidt and Carson Take on NMGI Active Learning Challenge  

All fourth-year students have a teaching and scholarly project requirement, but students Liz Carson ‘19 (shown teaching, left) and Eric Schmidt '18 are adding in a more complex layer – they’re transforming formerly lecture-based material into active learning curriculum – and helping the College reach its goal of 100 percent active learning in the process. Schmidt is currently a TA for the Nutrition, Metabolism, and the Gastrointestinal System (NMGI) course and Carson is finishing up a one-year Pathology Medical Student Fellowship. They’re collaborating with NMGI Course Director Rebecca Wilcox, M.D., and Professor of Medicine Steven Lidofsky, M.D., Ph.D., whose lectures are the source of the material, to create the new active learning sessions.

Alex Miller during Global Health rotation

A Match Day Global Health Award for Alex Miller '18

March 16 was a big day for Alexandra Miller '18 (shown left, in Tanzania), who not only matched into emergency medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center, but also won the 2018 electronic poster competition with her coauthors at the annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference in Washington, DC. The competition, sponsored by the medical journal THE LANCET Global Health, had over 543 entries. Alex and her team’s poster, "Cervical Cancer Screening in Rural Tanzania; A Capacity Building Project," was one of only 25 that received awards. Learn more the about the project.

Nikolas MoringOn the Blog: Insights into Empathy

Nikolas Moring ’20 reflects on the lessons he learned about community, empathy and gratitude during his summer 2017 global health experience in Uganda.  “The ability to empathize, understand, and relate to patients is one of the most important components of medical education,” he writes. Read more on the Global Health Diaries blog

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Med Mentors Student Interest GroupMedMentors Host Health Career Exploration Day for VT Highschoolers

The primary goal of the Med Mentors Student Interest Group (SIG) is to interact with Vermont high school students who are interested in health care careers. Led by Class of 2021 students Kenneth Palanza, Joshua Taylor, and Ashton Pike and advised by Laurie Loveland from the Office of Primary Care and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program, SIG members offer career mentoring, classroom experience, and clinical exposure to young Vermonters. On Saturday, March 26, the SIG – with help from six other SIGS – hosted the fourth annual Health Career Exploration Day, attended by 60 students from 6 area high schools. Read more about the SIG and their recent event.

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  • March  29: Wellness Committee's "Tasty Thursday": Switching things up this month - Join us in the student lounge for Tasty Thursday. Enjoy some fresh produce and snacks! Read the details.
  • April 3: Community Medical School special panel presentation (featuring Eli Goldberg '20) on "Transgender Healthcare: Transitioning to Affirmative Care." 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in Carpenter Auditorium. Learn more about Community Medical School.    
  • April 5: Open house to celebrate the new location for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Given D201. Enjoy cupcakes and coffee while learning more about what the new space will offer students, faculty, and staff.
  • April 5: UVM 2018 Invention 2 Venture (I2V) Conference, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Dudley H. Davis Center, Silver Maple Ballroom.
  • April 16 - April 18: Global Health Celebration Photo, Reflections, & Poster Exhibit in the 1st floor Given Hallway. Vote on your favorite photos via provided ballot boxes by 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 18. 
  • April 18: Dean's Distinguished Lecture in Global Health, "My Heart Burns: Three Words from a Memoir" presented by Majid Sadigh, M.D., director of the Global Health Program. 12:00 pm -1:00 pm, Sullivan Classroom, Med Ed 200. Lunch buffet served at 11:45 am in the Medical Education Pavilion for lecture attendees only. 
  • April 19: UVM Student Research Conference, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Davis Center, 4th floor
  • April 23: Research Laureate Award Lecture, "The Cancer-Compromised Genome," presented by 2017 Research Laureate Gary Stein, Ph.D., UVM Chair of Biochemistry & UVM Cancer Center Director, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Sullivan Classroom, Med Ed 200.

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