From Cyclist to Medical Student: 85 Days Across America

Written by Jordan Munger '21
Just 12 days before his first day of medical school at the Larner College of Medicine, Jordan Munger ’21 celebrated another moment he’ll remember for the rest of his life: the end of an epic, over 4,000-mile, 85-day bike trip across the country. Munger said on his blog that the trip was inspired in part by a belief in the “power of bicycles as a form of personal transportation that strengthens individuals and unifies communities.”

An Elemental Experience in Medicine

Written by Khaled al Tawil '19
As a student in the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship at Hudson Headwaters Health Network, I have the opportunity to get to know patients over the course of an entire year. I’ll accompany them to check-ups, tests, surgeries, rehabilitation – any interaction with a health care provider is considered a learning opportunity. Not only do I experience the health care system from multiple angles, I begin to understand what it’s like for a patient to experience sickness and health.   

A Look Back: Top Five Posts from the Larner College of Medicine Blog

Next week, the Larner College of Medicine welcomes the Class of 2021 to campus. As we begin another academic year, we wanted to take the opportunity to look back at the past year of writing from our students, and revisit some of the most popular blog posts. The top five most-viewed posts showcase the diversity of our students, as well as the energy and enthusiasm they bring to the field of medicine.

Book Review: “Dreamland,” the Opioid Epidemic 101

Written by Kenyon Bolton '18
Every medical library should have a table of recommended books. After a day of study, I often linger by the one at my school, wishing that I had more time for a good read. I recently picked up a recommendation and didn’t let go. The author’s name was familiar and the praise for the book was compelling, but most of all it was the subtitle that drew me in: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.

The Homestay Model of Global Health Science

Video by Kapo Productions
The University of Vermont/Western Connecticut Health Network Global Health Program has a robust partnership with Makerere University College of Health Sciences and Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Learn more about the homestay model visiting medical students experience and meet some of the people who make it happen in this short documentary.