The Journey to Professionalism: In Service to Community

Written by James Ulager, M.D.
I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to participate in Dean Page’s task force to draft a professionalism statement for the Larner College of Medicine. As is often the case, the most rewarding part of this group was the chance to work alongside truly outstanding colleagues, staff, residents, and students. It was also a wonderful opportunity to pause and consider for a moment the goal we call professionalism.

Open Heart Surgery in Rwanda: Joining Team Heart

Written by Andrea Steely, M.D.'12
Growing up in southern California with two parents in the movie industry, I never imagined I would one day become a cardiac surgeon.  I grew up drawing and painting—always being creative.  In fact, I had planned to become an artist until science caught my interest in high school. I loved the idea of thinking up a question, doing some research, and coming up with a way to try and answer that question.

Professionalism in Action

Written by Lyndelle LeBruin, M.S., M.P.H.
A 12 member task force assembled by Dean Richard L. Page, M.D., recently crafted a new statement on professionalism for the Larner College of Medicine community.  Task force member Lyndelle LeBruin, M.S., M.P.H., a senior lab/research technician and project coordinator in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, answers some questions about the statement’s purpose and legacy, and her role in creating it.

Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic: Speaking Up for Public Health

Written by Rose Martin '22
Andrew Black was a talented athlete and young brewer raised in Essex, Vermont. Late last year, at the age of 23, Andrew died by firearm suicide. Andrew’s death came without warning: he purchased a gun just a few hours before his death. Now, his parents share his story to advocate for a waiting period for firearm purchases in an effort to lower the likelihood of impulsive acts of firearm violence. Read more...