Notes from the Front Line: Rapid Response in L.A.

Raghav Goyal and Ronni PearlmanWritten by Michael Ohkura, M.D.'18
The initial surge of coronavirus patients never quite slammed us in Los Angeles the way that we were expecting. We watched as NYC struggled to cope and wondered if we would be next. The U.S. Navy ship, “Mercy,” was deployed to dock in our harbor, and we raced to plan. As a second-year resident in the UCLA Family Medicine Residency Program, I was on the family medicine inpatient service in the hospital when COVID-19 started becoming a very real concern. Read more...

Larner Responds: Fourth Year Student Return to ED as Nurse

Jack DubuqueWritten by Jack Dubuque '21
Before entering medical school, I worked for eight years as a registered nurse in the emergency department at UVM Medical Center, finally hanging up my nursing scrubs at the start of my clerkship year at the Larner College of Medicine. I did not expect to return to my roots, but as the COVID-19 pandemic began to upend the lives of everyone in our community, I started to explore how I could help. Read more...

Larner Responds: An EMT During COVID-19

Nathan Dow '23Written by Nathan Dow '23
Many universities across the country have a student-run emergency medical service, ranging from students first responding on bikes to transporting patients on ambulances. The University of Vermont is a rarity in that it is one of the few universities in the country that fields an undergraduate-run, 911 ambulance operating at the Advanced Life Support (ALS) level. After joining at the beginning of my sophomore year, I was hooked. Read more...