First-Year

Posts that are topical for incoming or current first-year medical students.

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U-MOO, I-MOO, WeAll-MOO

The UVM-Med Outdoor Orientation, or U-MOO, is an optional camping trip offered to incoming first-year students at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. In this post, medical student Jake Ermolovich reflects on his experience as a leader of the trip in August 2021.

Criminal Records as a Metric in Medical Student Admissions

The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine community proactively grapples with the most equitable ways to accomplish our mission “to engage with our communities to benefit Vermont and the world.” I am privileged to attend a school that fosters and elevates key discussions, such as a recent discussion around how our college can more effectively recruit persons taking action to seek a more just world – a conversation that was heavily influenced by the mass arrest of protestors using their first amendment rights to advocate for racial justice and condemn police brutality.
The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine community proactively grapples with the most equitable ways to accomplish our mission “to engage with our communities to benefit Vermont and the world.” I am privileged to attend a school that fosters and elevates key discussions. Read more…