What Kind of Doctors are we Going to Be?

Eli GoldbergWritten by Eli Goldberg, M.D.'20
We’re graduating into a moment where nothing is predictable, and no one knows quite what to expect. This year, the normal uncertainty of starting residency seems to be amplified a hundredfold. As young doctors we’ll be facing things we’ve never faced before – at the same time as the entire medical system faces something it’s never faced before. Read more...

Larner Responds: Fourth Year Student Return to ED as Nurse

Jack DubuqueWritten by Jack Dubuque '21
Before entering medical school, I worked for eight years as a registered nurse in the emergency department at UVM Medical Center, finally hanging up my nursing scrubs at the start of my clerkship year at the Larner College of Medicine. I did not expect to return to my roots, but as the COVID-19 pandemic began to upend the lives of everyone in our community, I started to explore how I could help. Read more...

Larner Responds: An EMT During COVID-19

Nathan Dow '23Written by Nathan Dow '23
Many universities across the country have a student-run emergency medical service, ranging from students first responding on bikes to transporting patients on ambulances. The University of Vermont is a rarity in that it is one of the few universities in the country that fields an undergraduate-run, 911 ambulance operating at the Advanced Life Support (ALS) level. After joining at the beginning of my sophomore year, I was hooked. Read more...

Notes from the Front Line: Family Medicine Adapts

Megan MalgeriWritten by Megan Malgeri, M.D.'12
Coronavirus has certainly changed the way that I practice medicine. I work in family medicine, at a clinic that is the teaching site for family medicine residents. We are one of the busiest primary care clinics in Vermont - learners, preceptors administrators, providers and patients are always moving through our doors. Once the COVID-19 pandemic reached Vermont, this process of providing care and teaching needed to change, and rapidly. Read more...

Larner Responds: The Power to be Superheroes

Coronavirus SuperheroesWritten by Maggie Carey '22
It was mid-afternoon on a sunny day when I heard the excited shouts of children in the neighbors’ yard.  From my bedroom window, I could see parents hugging one another and chatting as their kids started a spirited game of freeze-tag.  It was as pure and picturesque as a party could be – except for the crushing reality that we were in the middle of a pandemic. Read more...