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

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Remolding Trauma & Pain: A Reflection on Psychiatry

Jake Ermolovich is a Class of 2024 medical student at the UVM Larner College of Medicine. Having recently finished a clinical clerkship rotation in psychiatry, he wrote a reflection about the six weeks he spent at Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital in Plattsburgh, New York and the lessons he will take from it into his future rotations.

Bearing Witness to the Patient Experience

Flora LiuWritten by Flora Liu ’21
During the past year, I have been a student in the Larner College of Medicine’s Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship at Central Vermont Medical Center. This gave me the opportunity to follow multiple patients through their illnesses and their journeys, getting to know them over the course of time. Some patients recovered quickly; others had multiple complications and took many months before they felt better. One patient in particular I will always remember. Read more

Journeying on the Global Health Pathway: Honoring My Families

My name is Victor M. Abraham II. I will be heading to the Dominican Republic this summer through the Global Health Program at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. I have been interested in global health since I was very young.
My mother is an internal medicine physician who graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in 1991. Born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, she fled her home country as a child due to the authoritarian regime and sought refuge in America. Soon after her arrival, her father died in a car accident, leaving her mother a widow and the sole caregiver for her, her three brothers, and her ill mother. My mother fought through great hardship to eventually become a physician. Read more…