Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Posts regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion in science, medicine, education, and community written by faculty, staff, medical students, and graduate students at the UVM Larner College of Medicine. Topics frequently covered include race and racism, implicit bias, gender and sexuality, ability, and life experiences.

Women Who Made History at Larner & Beyond

In honor of all women who made and continue to make history in the fields of science and medicine and the 2022 theme of Women’s History Month, “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” we’re highlighting four women who made history as alumni of and chairs and physicians at the UVM College of Medicine (now, the UVM Larner College of Medicine).

Kiana Heredia poses in a black dress with her medical student white coat slung over her should after her class's White Coat Ceremony in 2021. Clipped to the pocket of her white coat is a medical student ID badge.

Pre-Med Science Classes Pushed Me Away from Being a Doctor; the Art and Humanism of Medicine Brought Me Back

Kiana Heredia is a medical student in the Class of 2024 at the UVM Larner College of Medicine. As an undergraduate pre-medical student slogging through basic science courses in physics, chemistry, and more, Heredia found herself questioning her career choice. In this blog post, Heredia describes that experience and what eventually led her back to a career in medicine.

Celebrating the Year of the Tiger

In this post, medical student members of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association at the Larner College of Medicine—Karena Nguyen, Dennis Dea, Jiayi Luo, William Hsu, and Megan Zhou—write about the importance of celebrating Lunar New Year, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and increased violence against Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.