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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Promoting Powerful Voices through the SPEAK Program

Written by Liam Donnelly ’18
For the past three years, I have volunteered for SPEAK Inc., a Vermont non-profit organization dedicated to promoting powerful voices for traditionally underrepresented individuals, such as incarcerated women and juveniles. Founded by UVM alumna and Schweitzer Fellow for Life, Jessica Bullock, it began as student group at Vermont Law School in the fall of 2014 and continued as an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship project in 2015-2016. Since SPEAK’s inception, the student-run organization has grown into a non- profit organization that teaches debate and public speaking skills around the world. Continue reading

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How One Medical Student Decided to #FacePoverty

Written by Molly Markowitz ’18
Earlier this year, as I strategized about how to help my fellow medical students #FACEPoverty, as part of a national campaign organized by the AAP Section on Pediatric Trainees, I knew I wanted to partner with the Women Infants and Children (WIC) program. I grew-up in a small rural town in Maine where I saw first-hand how WIC plays a critical role in the lives of impoverished families. Continue reading