“Go Out and Heal Some Folks”

By Robert Macauley, M.D.
During the Commencement Ceremony for the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine on May 20, Robert Macauley, M.D., stepped away from the podium to deliver a more intimate address to the Class of 2018. He told a story from the night before his first day of residency, when he was stopped by a police officer whose wise advice would stick with him for decades.

Commencement 2018: Medical School as a Musical

Written by Gayathri Prabhakar, M.D.'18
Now, reflecting back on the past four years, there are definitely song lyrics I could use to describe the different phases of our journey and a few lessons I have learned along the way that I’d like to share with you. I’ve also mentioned to a few of you that I used to sing in a previous life, so here’s your chance to hear that too. Bear with me.

Guest Blog Post: 2017 Commencement Class Speaker

Written by Dylan Devlin, M.D.'17
I’ve always wanted to speak at a graduation but have always been passed over by some…valedictorian. I was thrilled to accept, but after doing so I realized that speaking at this graduation would be no small task. As members of the Class of 2017 know, we just might be the greatest class to have ever graduated…at any time…in any field…on any planet. I began to crumble under the pressure knowing that if I disappointed my classmates, I would be disappointing all of humanity.

Guest Blog Post: Commencement Address 2016

Written by Rochelle Dicker, M.D.'95 University of Vermont College of Medicine Class of 2016, family, friends, fellow alumni, community: It is a great privilege to address you this afternoon and to come back to my alma mater - the seventh oldest medical school in the country - a medical school that has never sacrificed the heart and soul of the country doctor while maintaining aptitude and cutting edge progress.

Guest Blog Post: 2016 Commencement Class Speaker

Written by Megan Wetzel '16 An idiom I frequently heard used for motivation during my education was: “The light at the end of the tunnel.” Organic chemistry, medical school applications and interviews, and board exams – I diligently chased that flitting light in the distance. So, imagine my shock and horror when I realized that in medicine there is no real “ending.” Rather, one tunnel promptly leads into the next.