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A Day in the Life of a Fourth Year Medical Student: The Road to Match Day

Written by Laurie Griesinger ’17
Laurie Griesinger ’17, a native of South Bend, Indiana, hit the residency interview trail this year, with her sights set on a residency in pathology. Like thousands of her peers, she has interviewed in locations across the country in the months leading up to Match Day on March 17. No two journeys are alike, however. . In the Q&A that follows, Griesinger shares some of the things she learned about herself, as well as some practical advice about parking garages and what to make sure to have in your purse, all gleaned during her months of travel and interviewing. Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Fourth Year Medical Student: A focus on LGBT-inclusive Education

Written by Nicholas Bonenfant ’17
All fourth year students at the UVM Larner College of Medicine are required to complete either a teaching month or a scholarly project, both to reinforce foundational sciences and to encourage the development of students as physician-scholars. For this scholarly project, Nicholas Bonenfant ’17 has been working with Michael Upton, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry, to develop a series of educational eModules and presentations on topics related to LGBTQ health issues. He will be matching into pediatrics on Match Day, March 17. Read more in a Q & A with Bonenfant. Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Fourth Year Medical Student: Surgery at Walter Reed

Written by Bridget Colgan ’17
As a member of the U.S. Army, Bridget Colgan ’17 has a different match experience than many of her peers. She applied to both the military Joint Service Graduate Medical Education Selection Board (JSGMESB) and the civilian Electronic Residency Application Service, with a goal of matching at a military institution in the specialty of her choice. Although she learned of her match earlier than her peers, she will reveal the location during Match Day here at the Larner College of Medicine on March 17. Read more in a Q&A with Colgan. Continue reading

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Protecting Athletes from Concussion Through the CARE Consortium

Written by Cori Polonski ’19
When I was little, I used to love the days when my dad brought me to work. For some kids this meant playing around in an office, but my dad sold programs at Fenway Park, and so some of my favorite childhood memories were walking around this historic ballpark and watching the Sox play at home. And when I watched the impossible happen in the ’04 American League Championship Series, I realized that sports are as close to magic as it gets. And so my desire to work in sports medicine has always come from a place of protecting the athletes who make us all believe in the impossible. Continue reading

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What Really Prepared Me for the Practice of Medicine

Written by Molly Markowitz ’18
I recently found myself in the midst of my first rotation of medical school, outpatient internal medicine. Excited, and honestly a little terrified, would have described my state of mind as my preceptor asked me to see my first patient by myself. As I stood in front of the patient room and prepared to knock, I told myself, “This is it, it’s really happening! All of my hard work over the years was to get to this moment.” Yet, I had a sense that I had done this before. I know now that what had really prepared me most for that moment had not taken place in medical school or even college, but back in my hometown, in Maine. Continue reading