Pushing Boundaries: Students Develop a Novel Approach to Surgical Markings

Written by Zach Ehret '20
I’ve always wondered what it would be like to stand in front of the Sharks on Shark Tank. For those who don’t know, it’s the hit TV show where budding entrepreneurs can pitch their ideas to potential high caliber investors, the Sharks. Given that I am in medical school, it seems a plausible way to get there is to steer my creativity towards something innovative within the healthcare field.

Honoring Our Anatomical Donors through the Convocation of Thanks

Written by Elizabeth McLeod '20
The Larner College of Medicine Class of 2020 recently honored those who have chosen to make the ultimate gift, the gift of anatomical donation, at the annual Convocation of Thanks (COT) ceremony. As a newly minted first year medical student, there was nothing I had anticipated more than learning about the human body first-hand in Gross Anatomy. This course is a revered rite of passage for all medical students.

Striving to Create Community in Honor of Dr. Larner

Written by Emily Vayda '20
As an alumnus of the University of Vermont, and now a first year student at the Larner College of Medicine, it is easy to see Dr. Robert Larner as an outstanding role model. There is never a day that we do not see the impact that Dr. Larner has on our futures as physicians. During team-based learning, doctoring skills, and the newly developed point of care ultrasound course, we see the direct contributions of Dr. Larner’s generous giving.

Stoking Students’ Curiosity in Medicine and Healthcare

Written by Arjun Patel '20, Megan Kawasaki '20
& Michael Nilo '20

The Med Mentors Career Exploration Day, an annual spring event at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, gives local high school students the opportunity to “try out” health care careers through hands-on experiences with medical students and professionals. This year’s event on April 1 was attended by students from a variety of local schools.

Weighing the Costs: Why Investing in Preventative Health Matters

Written by Anna Lidofsky '20 I have a friend at the Vermont Department of Health who studies unintentional injuries and violence as a leading cause of morbidity. She was talking to me the other day about how there is a tendency to overlook the importance of preventative health measures, likely because such policies are the victim of their own success. No one gives the Centers for Disease Control a pat on the back for preventing a seasonal flu outbreak. I am reminded of her wise words as I consider the new Congress and Administration’s aim to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a policy under which 30 million Americans are insured. I feel it is my duty to join others in taking a stand to support the policies I think will protect the health care needs of our patients.