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...

Notes from the Front Line: Flexibility & Courage in the ED

Joseph RaveraWritten by Joseph Ravera, M.D.'10
Flexibility is a must for any emergency physician. We never know what the next ambulance is going to bring.  The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us into a new paradigm. Instead of seeing pediatric patients, I’m in an outdoor screening area trying to treat low-risk individuals who may have COVID -19 in an effort to keep the ED as sterile as possible.Read more...

Invigorating and Hopeful: Lessons from a Medical Student’s First Mentor  

Written by Dale Stafford, M.D.'81
In reflecting on the Doctoring in Vermont course, in a few words, I find it refreshing, invigorating and hopeful.  It is such a pleasure spending time with the students who are so eager and excited to see, talk to and touch “real patients” after all the “book” learning they’re doing and have done. 
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