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.
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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...

Building a Community through Professionalism at the Larner College of Medicine

Written by UVM Larner College of Medicine Professor & Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Debra G.B. Leonard, M.D., Ph.D.
When our new Dean, Dr. Rick Page, arrived in October 2018, he pledged to listen and learn. But one thing needed to be done immediately: He wanted the Larner College of Medicine to develop a Professionalism Statement that would be featured in every offer and acceptance letter, ensuring everyone was aware of the expectations and aspirations for creating a welcoming and supportive environment in which to work and learn. Read more...

Reflections on Butabika Psychiatric Hospital

Written by Brian Rosen '19
I excel at intellectualization. It is a fickle defense mechanism, allowing the observer to fully comprehend the situation in front of them without fully engaging in the emotional context...My habit towards intellectualization even followed me into psychiatry, a field that fully embraces the nuances and significance of human emotion. Read more...