Students at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont share their thoughts with peers, mentors, family, and friends. Everything from what inspired them to choose a career in medicine, to their first-year experience, to fourth year rotations – the personal and the professional.
Written by Sunit Misra ’19
As one of the first participants in the UVM Larner College of Medicine’s Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) I have the luxury of connecting with my patients beyond a single encounter. The focus of this program, completed during the third year of medical school, is to gain the perspective of the patient, and see medicine from their point of view. Instead of the traditional block format, where students complete rotations in seven different medical specialties, we choose a panel of patients…
Written by Miles Grunvald ’18
It’s not unusual for medical students to experience periods of painful self-doubt, unrelenting exhaustion and, at times, shear disappointment. I, like many of my colleagues, have occasionally experienced such emotions and have been fortunate in their brevity. During these low times I would often cope by making the facetious claim to my significant other that I was going to drop out of medical school and become a birder.
Written by UVM Professor of Surgery Frank Ittleman, M.D.
On January 20, 2017, Richard Gamelli, M.D.’74, professor emeritus at Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, received the inaugural Catamount Surgeon Award from the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. The award celebrates Dr. Gamelli’s many important contributions to the field. UVM Professor of Surgery Frank Ittleman, M.D., delivered the following remarks at the awards ceremony.
Written by Imelda Muller ’17
I called the name written on the torn pink form in my hand, broken syllables falling slowly from my lips. I scanned the crowd, searching for upturned eyes among a sea of blank faces. When my gaze met hers from across the room, I again attempted to pronounce the name in front of me. This time she rose in confirmation.
Written by UVM Associate Dean for Public Health
Jan Carney, M.D., MPH
By now, we have all heard of “fake news,” but what about “fake science news” – does it exist and how can we differentiate between fact and fiction? In January 2017, The Los Angeles Times wrote about epidemic spread of “fake news” to science and medicine. In February, Academic Medicine sounded a warning to academics everywhere about predatory publishing, an exploding and distracting publication practice characterized by “weak peer review, sloppy science, or even fraud.”