Playing the Long Game: A Medical Student’s Appreciation of Endurance Athletics

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.

Mindfulness in Medical School: Living Fuller and More Present Lives

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.

Supporting Cancer Rehabilitation through Running the Vermont City Marathon

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.

Forest People: Conservation & Medicine in Indonesia

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.

Why I am Serving as a University of Vermont Student Trustee

Written by Soraiya Thura '18 When I think of the University of Vermont, I think of a university that is at the forefront of innovation and entrepreneurship, with an ability to drive economic prosperity in the state. And since UVM is one of the oldest schools in the nation, this innovation is juxtaposed with the long-standing history and traditions of the university. I chose to apply for the position of UVM student trustee so that I could become a part of the exciting decisions that are being made at a time when the university is undergoing major developments.