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Patrick Clarke’s Match Day 2022 Speech: “Building a Community – Medical School During the Time of COVID”

On Friday, March 18, 2022, UVM Larner College of Medicine Class of 2022 medical students celebrated Match Day in the UVM Davis Center’s Grand Maple Ballroom.

As is customary at Larner, the class’s Student Council President, Patrick Clarke, spoke in front of classmates, family, and friends before envelopes containing students’ residency match information were handed out.

Photo collage of Dr. Yves Dubief, Dr. Emily Bruce, and Dr. Benjamin Lee

COVID-19, Omicron, Masking, & More: We Asked 3 Experts to Weigh-In

It’s been 25+ months since SARS-CoV-2 began its march across the globe and in the time since, multiple variants have arisen that have posed enormous challenges to both medical and public health responses. Most recently, Omicron has once again completely altered the pandemic landscape.

The speed with which Omicron rose to prominence, rapidly overtaking the Delta variant, prompted a series of new questions, like why it is so much more transmissible than previous variants? And how can individuals continue to protect themselves against symptomatic infection, severe  illness, and death?

Recently, we asked a group of experts at the University of Vermont (UVM) to answer some of these questions for us.