Global Health Student Interest Group helps Students Prepare for Experiences Abroad

Written by Taylor Goller ’16
Since starting school last fall it’s been amazing to me how willing, and even eager, so many students are to add more commitments and responsibilities on top of the already rigorous academic course load. In many ways, I think the student interest groups and other organizations help to balance the unfortunate monotony of the classroom and to maintain perspective on the ultimate goals of medical education, namely the support of humanity.

At the Forefront of Medical Education: The AAMC National Meeting

Written by Priyanka Chilakamarri ’16
7:00AM. The city of Philadelphia was slowly waking up to its morning bustle as we approached the expansive convention center. A green banner triumphantly displayed “Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)” across the hall while our name badges on the table below announced “The University of Vermont College of Medicine.” We were finally here, in a sea of prim suits and intermingling conversations, representing our school in a national forum of ideas.

Growing Mustaches (and Shaving Them Off) for a Good Cause

Written by Ayse Celebioglu ’17
Med student Murtaza Bharmal created a UVM MoSpace team page through which individuals could donate money to members or the team as a whole to support them in the process of growing out their mustaches. All the funds would be donated to an official global charity that supports men’s health programs combating prostate and testicular cancer as well as mental health challenges. After seeing the team page in the Class of 2017 Facebook group, I posted asking if I could make donations for the men to NOT grow their mustaches out. When Jon Hernandez jokingly replied that for every $100 I raised, I could shave someone’s mustache off, a new movement was born.