Dismantling Systemic Racism: Reflections on Medical Apartheid

Elise Prehoda, Sheridan Finnie, Mialovena ExumeWritten by Elise Prehoda '24, Sheridan Finnie '22 and Mialovena Exume '24
The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine is a medical student leadership group committed to identifying, disrupting, and dismantling systemic racism within our various communities, in particular, medical education. In January, the SJC Book Club met to discuss Harriet A. Washington's book, Medical Apartheid. Three members of SJC who partook in the conversation share their responses to prompts discussed during the meeting. Read more

#StopAsianHate: Addressing Recent Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans

APAMSAWritten by Erik Zhang, Linda Cui, Lily Deng, Ying Loo, Natalie Qin 

This year, February 12th marked the start of Lunar New Year. It is a time meant for reuniting with family, honoring our ancestors, and ushering in luck and prosperity. Traditionally a time of festivities and hope for the new year, this year’s celebrations were marred not only by the challenges of COVID-19, but also by a string of violence against the Asian/Pacific Islander American (APIA) community. Read more

The Importance of Storytelling: A Medical Comics Course

Olivia HarrisonWritten by Olivia Harrison '21
In November of 2020, a group of people from around the country met virtually and committed to a simple task: doodle daily. Many of us are involved in healthcare: medical students, residents, attending physicians. Some of us are not in the medical world at all, and absolutely none of us are professional artists. However, daily prompts (draw yourself flying! Draw something on your desk. Draw something very small and very large. Draw a diagram of your fridge!) unlocked a glorious range of possibilities and perspectives. Read more…

“Our Calling is to Care for One Another:” Celebrating the Class of 2023

Vinh LeWritten by Vinh Le '23
What a privilege it is today to celebrate a major milestone. We’ve reached the end of our Foundations curriculum, and we’re at last ready to begin the clinical portion of our medical school journey. As we prepare to begin this next stage, let’s take a moment to reflect on how far we’ve come. Over the past 18 months, we as a class have attended hundreds of sessions, conquered 49 TBLs, taken 306 readiness quizzes, and completed 34 major exams. Read more…

A Year in Review: Top Five Blog Posts for 2020

Katie DolbecWritten by UVM Larner College of Medicine
In this year like no other, students, faculty, staff and alums from the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine were out in the field making a difference. From COVID-19 response to volunteer service to work related to health disparities and social justice, our community has been at the front lines. Throughout 2020, we’ve featured a wide range of voices and perspectives on our College blog. Take a look back at the past year in this collection of the top five blog posts from 2020. Read more…