How to Reclaim Boredom from Your Smartphone

Written by UVM Assistant Professor of Medicine Tim Plante, M.D.'11
A cardiologist told me last summer that his favorite event of the week was mowing his lawn. This isn’t because he was unhappy with his clinical or research responsibilities or wanted to escape from his family. It was because it gave him an opportunity to be separated from his always-connected smartphone and be bored.

“Go Out and Heal Some Folks”

By Robert Macauley, M.D.
During the Commencement Ceremony for the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine on May 20, Robert Macauley, M.D., stepped away from the podium to deliver a more intimate address to the Class of 2018. He told a story from the night before his first day of residency, when he was stopped by a police officer whose wise advice would stick with him for decades.

Commencement 2018: Medical School as a Musical

Written by Gayathri Prabhakar, M.D.'18
Now, reflecting back on the past four years, there are definitely song lyrics I could use to describe the different phases of our journey and a few lessons I have learned along the way that I’d like to share with you. I’ve also mentioned to a few of you that I used to sing in a previous life, so here’s your chance to hear that too. Bear with me.

What Doctors Can Learn from Nurses

Written by Laura Nelson '21
In the United States, we tend to subscribe to the belief that medicine is a hierarchy in which doctors call all of the shots. Nurses, in contrast, simply do as they are told. This assumption is deeply rooted in the patriarchal history of medicine, which has largely been rejected by modern practitioners in favor of a more progressive, team-based approach.