Notes from a First-Year Med Student: Active Learning Study Tips

Written by Jenna Dafgek '21
I just had my first real medical school exam this past Friday (*shriek*). I tried hard these past three weeks to utilize effective and efficient study methods that focused on active learning to help me prepare. With school just starting, it’s a great time to try out new methods and integrate them into your studying repertoire.

“Big Sibs” Offer Camaraderie and Support

Written by Emily Vayda '20
As a first-year student at the Larner College of Medicine, I found comfort in knowing that I could reach out to someone in the class above me with questions about anything, even small things, thanks to a program called Big Sib/Little Sib. I had been living in Burlington for the previous four years, but the transition to medical school came with challenges that I did not expect.

A Focus on the Health Care System: Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Written by Kathryn Patton '20
As medical students, we are focused on the human body – how to improve health and well-being, and cure illness. In the world of quality improvement and patient safety (QI and PS), we are focused on the healthcare system as a whole. How can we make it better for our patients? Here at the Larner College of Medicine, I help to lead a group focused on introducing medical students to these important areas in healthcare, in the hopes that they develop the same passion for QI and PS that I have.

The Postdoc Experience: Forming a Postdoctoral Association at UVM

Written by Nicholas Farina, Ph.D.
Meet your friendly local postdoctoral scholars, or postdocs for short. We are from around the world and joined the University of Vermont community to live in the beautiful state of Vermont. We have doctorates in diverse fields and are continuing our mentored training while gaining new experiences and acquiring the required skills to transition to an independent and permanent position. There are almost 80 of us scattered around campus.