Easing the transition for transgender Vermonters

Written by Al York '19
When Al York first heard of the Schweitzer Fellowship as a student at University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, York quickly met with the director of the Pride Center of Vermont (PCVT), an LGBTQ community center, to discuss and design a project to meet the most pressing needs of the local transgender community. After several years spent advocating for transgender people as an undergraduate, York was excited about the prospect about serving the transgender community in a way that would help alleviate the daily struggles transgender people encounter.

“His Kindness is Selfless”: Honoring Outstanding Staff at UVM

Written by Amy Schumer '17 and Diane Jaworski, Ph.D.
It is an honor to be speaking to all of you today about this incredible man, Michael Cross.  I met Mike almost four years ago as a first year medical student.  He has been at the University of Vermont since 1976 working in the role of a custodial maintenance worker.  Currently he is responsible for the care of a space where over 400 hurried medical students trample through daily.  

Marching for Science in Washington D.C. and Boston

Written by Phillip Munson and Wyatt Chia,
Ph.D. students at the University of Vermont

On April 22, 2017, the March for Science took place at locations across the United States. As a “diverse, nonpartisan group,” the goal was to celebrate science and “encourage the public to value and invest in it.” Read reports from two Ph.D. students in Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Vermont who attended marches in Boston and Washington D.C.

Stoking Students’ Curiosity in Medicine and Healthcare

Written by Arjun Patel '20, Megan Kawasaki '20
& Michael Nilo '20

The Med Mentors Career Exploration Day, an annual spring event at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, gives local high school students the opportunity to “try out” health care careers through hands-on experiences with medical students and professionals. This year’s event on April 1 was attended by students from a variety of local schools.

Supporting the Student-Parent at the Larner College of Medicine

Written by Jenna Conway '19 I never thought I would raise a child through medical school; I had intended to focus solely on my studies. However, now that I am juggling both roles, I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything. Being a mother allows me to stay grounded in love and the importance of family through the demanding and often overwhelming journey of medical school. Coming home to my family is a joy, and most days it refuels my energy to continue to work hard.