Written by Meredith Sooy '17 Each year the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section of Pediatric Trainees (SOPT) coordinates an advocacy campaign for fellows, residents and medical students across the country aimed at improving the lives of children. This year’s campaign, entitled "Partnering for Resilience: Learn, Empower, and Connect to Address Toxic Stress," focuses on learning about toxic stress, adverse childhood experiences, and resilience, translating the science behind toxic stress and resilience into clinical work, and learning how to connect families to community resources and leverage community partners.
Written by Caleb Knight '20 Hobbling across the finish line of the 2015 Lake Tahoe Ironman triathlon, I was content with the thought of never competing in another one. It was certainly a momentous occasion—my first official race of any kind, the product of months of training, a grueling eleven hours on one of the sport’s toughest courses, with my friends and family cheering for me throughout.
Written by Stephanie Kulaga '19 It’s a Tuesday afternoon and a smattering of students sit in a silent classroom. Their heads are bowed downward, and the only sounds heard are the white noise from a fan humming in the distance and the occasional shuffle of someone shifting in their seat. At first blush, the scene painted looks a lot like team-based learning, when students study a topic on their own, and then work together to come up with solutions to a presented problem.
Written by Nicole Leonard '19 Physical activity has always been a huge part of my life, and it is actually one of the things that motivated me to pursue medical school. I want to give people who are currently unable the chance to be active so that they can enjoy the outdoors, see the world, and lead themselves to a healthier life. Now as a member of the UVM College of Medicine running team, I’ve found a group that helps me stay active while also helping others increase their physical fitness and overall well-being.
Written by Stefan Wheat '18 My father and I woke at 4:30 each morning to the sound of a loudspeaker on our neighbor’s roof announcing the call to prayer. We would read by the light of our headlamps before rising with the sun for our morning exercise routine, ending it with a breakfast of fresh fruit. Then, we would walk down the street to the Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI) clinic in Sukadana, Indonesian headquarters for Health in Harmony, a conservation-medicine NGO based out of Portland, Oregon.