Bearing Witness to the Patient Experience

Flora LiuWritten by Flora Liu '21
During the past year, I have been a student in the Larner College of Medicine’s Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship at Central Vermont Medical Center. This gave me the opportunity to follow multiple patients through their illnesses and their journeys, getting to know them over the course of time. Some patients recovered quickly; others had multiple complications and took many months before they felt better. One patient in particular I will always remember. Read more

Dismantling Systemic Racism: Reflections on Medical Apartheid

Elise Prehoda, Sheridan Finnie, Mialovena ExumeWritten by Elise Prehoda '24, Sheridan Finnie '22 and Mialovena Exume '24
The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine is a medical student leadership group committed to identifying, disrupting, and dismantling systemic racism within our various communities, in particular, medical education. In January, the SJC Book Club met to discuss Harriet A. Washington's book, Medical Apartheid. Three members of SJC who partook in the conversation share their responses to prompts discussed during the meeting. Read more

Bystander or Advocate for Equity and Inclusion—Who Do You Choose to Be?

Diane Magrane, M.D.Written by Diane Magrane, M.D.
Each year, as we pause to celebrate individuals from diverse backgrounds that are underrepresented in our community and especially in our leadership, I am reminded of a great and persistent problem. What is it about the culture of academic medicine, about the culture of Larner College of Medicine, that makes it necessary to reward equity as exemplary practice? Read more