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A Day in the Life of a Fourth Year Medical Student: The Road to Match Day

Written by Laurie Griesinger ’17
Laurie Griesinger ’17, a native of South Bend, Indiana, hit the residency interview trail this year, with her sights set on a residency in pathology. Like thousands of her peers, she has interviewed in locations across the country in the months leading up to Match Day on March 17. No two journeys are alike, however. . In the Q&A that follows, Griesinger shares some of the things she learned about herself, as well as some practical advice about parking garages and what to make sure to have in your purse, all gleaned during her months of travel and interviewing. Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Fourth Year Medical Student: A focus on LGBT-inclusive Education

Written by Nicholas Bonenfant ’17
All fourth year students at the UVM Larner College of Medicine are required to complete either a teaching month or a scholarly project, both to reinforce foundational sciences and to encourage the development of students as physician-scholars. For this scholarly project, Nicholas Bonenfant ’17 has been working with Michael Upton, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry, to develop a series of educational eModules and presentations on topics related to LGBTQ health issues. He will be matching into pediatrics on Match Day, March 17. Read more in a Q & A with Bonenfant. Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Fourth Year Medical Student: Surgery at Walter Reed

Written by Bridget Colgan ’17
As a member of the U.S. Army, Bridget Colgan ’17 has a different match experience than many of her peers. She applied to both the military Joint Service Graduate Medical Education Selection Board (JSGMESB) and the civilian Electronic Residency Application Service, with a goal of matching at a military institution in the specialty of her choice. Although she learned of her match earlier than her peers, she will reveal the location during Match Day here at the Larner College of Medicine on March 17. Read more in a Q&A with Colgan. Continue reading

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The Whirlwind of Fourth Year: Lessons Learned After a Successful Match

Written by Yun-Yun K. Chen ’16
On March 18, I opened my green envelope in front of cheering classmates and friends at the UVM College of Medicine Match Day celebration, and found out where I am headed for the next step in my medical training. First up is Baltimore for a preliminary medicine year, and then Brigham and Women’s Hospital for anesthesiology. I couldn’t be happier! Having just survived the months of studying, preparation and travel that went into that moment I found out my match, this is a perfect time for new fourth-year medical students to pick our brains. Continue reading

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The Whirlwind of Fourth Year: Matching in Emergency Medicine

Written by Matthew Jordan ’16
The fourth year of medical school is amazingly terrifying. By the time you begin the senior year of medical school, which happens here at the University of Vermont at little earlier than most med schools thanks to the Vermont Integrated Curriculum (VIC), it is time to make the decision on what you plan to do for the rest of your medical career. Some people know what they want to do long before this time. Others, like me, had it narrowed down to a specialty or two in the middle of third year and made the choice soon after. Continue reading