Written by Katie Callahan '21 I have repeated the phrase “Yes, Uganda was amazing” over and over for the past two weeks. It isn’t a lie, but it also isn’t the full truth. My time in Uganda made me reconsider everything, including why I want to be a doctor and whether I will even be a good doctor.
Written by Allison Tzeng '22 From the sunny confines of Northern California, Vermont seemed like some idyllic, pastoral land, not unlike a setting you may find in Anne of Green Gables. It was a far and distant state—almost entirely foreign—in my eyes, having lived as a native West Coaster my entire life.
Written by UVM Larner College of Medicine students and alums As we begin 2019, the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine looks back at some of our most popular posts of the past year. From the benefits of culinary medicine to sage advice to first-year students to alums reporting back from residency, these posts highlight the diversity of experiences students bring to their work and their future careers as physicians. Here are the top five posts of 2018
Written by Alexandra Miller, M.D.'18 In large, bold type on page nine of my Swahili medical dictionary and phrasebook is written “Bora kinga kuliko tiba,” which translates to “prevention is better than cure.” Although this is a common phrase in English, we forget that for some diseases there is no cure. Cervical cancer is often diagnosed beyond a curable stage in resource-limited settings, despite being a preventable disease.
Written by Christina Dawson '21, Sam Epstein '21 and Raghav Goyal '21 Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English’s 1975 book, Witches, Midwives, and Healers, was the first text that the Larner College of Medicine’s Social Justice Coalition discussed in October of 2017. This excerpt sets up our charge—despite its authoritative and evidence-based veneer, the underpinnings of medicine are highly political, social, and temporal.