From Culinary Medicine to Health Equity: The Top Blog Posts of 2018

Written by UVM Larner College of Medicine students and alums
As we begin 2019, the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine looks back at some of our most popular posts of the past year. From the benefits of culinary medicine to sage advice to first-year students to alums reporting back from residency, these posts highlight the diversity of experiences students bring to their work and their future careers as physicians. Here are the top five posts of 2018

What Really Prepared Me for the Practice of Medicine

Written by Molly Markowitz '18 I recently found myself in the midst of my first rotation of medical school, outpatient internal medicine. Excited, and honestly a little terrified, would have described my state of mind as my preceptor asked me to see my first patient by myself. As I stood in front of the patient room and prepared to knock, I told myself, “This is it, it’s really happening! All of my hard work over the years was to get to this moment.” Yet, I had a sense that I had done this before. I know now that what had really prepared me most for that moment had not taken place in medical school or even college, but back in my hometown, in Maine.

10 Characteristics to Help You Succeed in Medical School

Written by Cary Jewkes, director of medical student admissions at the University of Vermont College of Medicine
You’ve been working for a long time—years and years—to get to this point. It’s easy to get lost in the tangle of medical school applications and expectations, and trying to figure out an answer to the question, “What do they want?” But before you go any further, take a moment—breathe—and think about something else for a few minutes.

My Interview Day at UVM: How I Survived & Even had Fun

Written by Katelyn Donaldson '19 Walking into the University of Vermont College of Medicine on a snowy Vermont winter morning as a medical school applicant, I was instantly overwhelmed by the sea of interviewees. I had already been to a number of medical school interviews, but none of them had as many applicants. Everyone I met during the pre-interview day breakfast seemed so friendly and impressive. How was I ever going to stand out?

Interview Day from the Other Side of the Table: What I Learned from Prospective Med Students

Written by Sabrina Bedell '16 This year, I had the opportunity to interview prospective medical students when they visit the University of Vermont College of Medicine for the ever-important “Interview Day.” As a third-year medical student on a team of faculty, staff and students who conducted what are called Multiple Mini Interviews – a new format that allows applicants to meet with different interviewers, spending seven minutes at a time with each person – I learned a great deal about the interview process, and even more about myself.