What We Know About Breast Cancer Today (that We Didn’t Know Ten Years Ago)

We sat down with Randy Holcombe, M.D., the new director of the University of Vermont Cancer Center and Marie Wood, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Familial Cancer Program at the University of Vermont Medical Center, to learn about the impact science has had on the screening, risk, prevention and treatment of breast cancer. 

The “Family History” Physicians Forget to Ask About: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome & Liberation Psychology

Ankrish Milne and Elise PrehodaWritten by Ankrish Milne '23 and Elise Prehoda '23
Is it possible that traumas endured centuries ago could impact both the mental and physical health of descendants today? And if so, why are we as medical students and healthcare professionals not talking about it? If this is the first time you are hearing about “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS),” the term likely elicits some discomfort. Read more

The Importance of Narrative Discussion in Anti-Racism Medical Education

Grace EisenbieglerWritten by Grace Eisenbiegler '23
There is power in narrative. ery day on in the hospital and the clinic. It is the stories from our patients that allow us to learn who they are, what environment they live in, and who supports them. The story of a patient’s life informs how we care for them and allows us to treat the human rather than the disease. Read more