Launching the American Public Health Association Student Interest Group

Written by Carolyn Payne '18
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is developing a presence at The University of Vermont (UVM). In January, a group of medical students founded the American Public Health Association Student Interest Group (APHA SIG) at the Larner College of Medicine. This was an important step towards ensuring the engagement of Vermont students in community education, political advocacy, and state and national public health initiatives.

A Look Back: Top Five Posts from the Larner College of Medicine Blog

Next week, the Larner College of Medicine welcomes the Class of 2021 to campus. As we begin another academic year, we wanted to take the opportunity to look back at the past year of writing from our students, and revisit some of the most popular blog posts. The top five most-viewed posts showcase the diversity of our students, as well as the energy and enthusiasm they bring to the field of medicine.

Book Review: “Dreamland,” the Opioid Epidemic 101

Written by Kenyon Bolton '18
Every medical library should have a table of recommended books. After a day of study, I often linger by the one at my school, wishing that I had more time for a good read. I recently picked up a recommendation and didn’t let go. The author’s name was familiar and the praise for the book was compelling, but most of all it was the subtitle that drew me in: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.

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.

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.