Launching the American Public Health Association Student Interest Group

Written by Carolyn Payne '18
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is developing a presence at The University of Vermont (UVM). In January, a group of medical students founded the American Public Health Association Student Interest Group (APHA SIG) at the Larner College of Medicine. This was an important step towards ensuring the engagement of Vermont students in community education, political advocacy, and state and national public health initiatives.

Neurocognitive Disorder in HIV Positive Adults: My Summer Research

Written by Katherine Clifford '19
When I received a 2016 Larner College of Medicine Summer Research Fellowship, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to return to the world of research. For my summer research fellowship, I worked at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Memory and Aging Center on a project investigating longitudinal brain atrophy rates in virally suppressed HIV-positive adults over the age of 60 compared to age-matched HIV-negative controls.

Notes from a First-Year Med Student: Active Learning Study Tips

Written by Jenna Dafgek '21
I just had my first real medical school exam this past Friday (*shriek*). I tried hard these past three weeks to utilize effective and efficient study methods that focused on active learning to help me prepare. With school just starting, it’s a great time to try out new methods and integrate them into your studying repertoire.

A Focus on the Health Care System: Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Written by Kathryn Patton '20
As medical students, we are focused on the human body – how to improve health and well-being, and cure illness. In the world of quality improvement and patient safety (QI and PS), we are focused on the healthcare system as a whole. How can we make it better for our patients? Here at the Larner College of Medicine, I help to lead a group focused on introducing medical students to these important areas in healthcare, in the hopes that they develop the same passion for QI and PS that I have.