My First Year as a Resident: A Sense of Shared Purpose

Written by Bryce Bludevich, M.D.'17
Almost every resident and attending will tell you that nothing prepares you for your first day of residency. I will tell you the same thing, but that said I have to admit that the Larner College of Medicine prepared me as well as possible. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the residents and attendings at the University of Vermont Medical Center, I felt ready to start my intern year at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

Becoming a Better Teacher: My Year as a Simulation Fellow

Written by D. George Ormond, M.D., surgery resident at Danbury Hospital
After two years of surgical residency, I knew I had to become a better teacher. The title “doctor” originates via old French from the Latin, docere, meaning “teach,” and my instructor responsibilities were ever increasing. Also, as my seniority within the residency grew, I would be responsible for developing and implementing a resident learning curriculum, and the recent designation of Western Connecticut Health Network as a branch campus of the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine ensures a steady supply of young, intelligent minds to mold.

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.

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.

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.