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.

Celebrating the Diversity of Medical Students: The 2018 Class Historian

Written by Eric Schmidt '18 I would consider myself a social butterfly; I love attending a wide variety of school and extracurricular functions. I also enjoy documenting and reflecting on my own experiences through journaling and creating computer photo albums. So when I started my first year at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and learned more about the class historian position, I felt like I had found the perfect outlet for my creativity and passion.

Serving the Whole Patient: Exploring Integrative Health

Written by Sherilyn DeStefano '18 When I went to my first meeting of the Integrative Health Student Interest Group last fall at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, I’ll admit I was a little skeptical. Coming from a background of working in community/public health, I was drawn to the prospect of learning more about incorporating lifestyle changes into medical practice, but I was uncertain about some of the other aspects of Integrative Health. Aspects, that I, like others, felt might be a little too “out there” for me.