Medical Student Life

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. The purpose of the trip – organized by current students – is to facilitate a welcoming experience and a chance to socialize while exploring the wilderness of Vermont. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to be one of the current students who volunteered to help with this trip.
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Looking Up, Looking Forward: A Reflection on Ramadan 2021

Mohamad HamzeWritten by Mohamad Hamze ’24
Each year, as the Islamic holy month of Ramadan draws to a close, Muslims around the world turn their sights to the moon. In the lunar calendar, a new moon signifies the conclusion of the preceding month and the start of the next, so as the moon wanes in the sky in the last few nights of the month, we often take time to reflect on the month of Ramadan that is passing us by and look ahead to the first day of the month of Shawwal, called Eid al-Fitr. Read more

“Our Calling is to Care for One Another:” Celebrating the Class of 2023

n January 28, 2021, the UVM Larner College of Medicine celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2023 as they finished the first level of the Vermont Integrated Curriculum. The online Foundations Celebration also recognized the faculty and staff who have supported them. Student Council representative Vinh Le ‘23 delivered the Foundations Celebration speech, highlighting the students’ collective accomplishments over the past 18 months of their medical school careers.
What a privilege it is today to celebrate a major milestone. We’ve reached the end of our Foundations curriculum, and we’re at last ready to begin the clinical portion of our medical school journey. As we prepare to begin this next stage, let’s take a moment to reflect on how far we’ve come. Over the past 18 months, we as a class have attended hundreds of sessions, conquered 49 TBLs, taken 306 readiness quizzes, and completed 34 major exams. Read more…