Graduate Education

Posts about graduate education in the United States, globally, and at the UVM Larner College of Medicine by graduate students, postdocs, staff, faculty, and alumni at UVM Larner Med. Topics frequently covered include the graduate school journey, advice for incoming and current graduate students, and more.

Graduate School is Tough. But You Can Do It! Here’s How

Many grad students are tempted to choose a lab based on focal research topic, at the expense of a mentor and environment that meets their needs. I cannot overstate how much your mentor and lab environment will affect your daily life and future career. They can be the difference between a good and bad day and they are the primary contributors to your development as an early scientist.
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The Importance of Science Communication

Science is interdisciplinary; important findings typically involve a combination of several fields coming together. Think of the intersection of artificial intelligence and neuroscience: Machine learning is becoming increasingly important to findings within the field of neuroscience and science communication is an important driver of this collaboration. Alternatively, science communication is imperative when introducing innovative and novel research to audiences without a science background. Proper communication of science is what yields comprehensive and robust science policy that impacts public health and plays a role in funding allocations for future research.

COVID-19 Testing as an Army Medical Officer

As a medical service officer in the New Hampshire National Guard, I knew it was only a matter of time before I’d be called up to help combat the COVID-19 threat. In those early days of the pandemic, there were many needs in my home state, whether it was setting up alternative care sites, delivering PPE to nursing homes, or assembling food care packages for families. Although I’ve been pursuing a master’s of medical science degree at UVM and anticipate graduating in the summer of 2021, I knew I’d be ready to serve.