Category Archives: Health

Summer Medical Mentorship Program Provides an Inside Scoop About Applying to and Succeeding in Medical School

Imagine getting the opportunity to ask a first-year medical school student what med school is really like. That’s just what Program Director & Professor of Biochemistry, Paula Tracy, PhD is hoping students do. UVM’s Medical School Mentorship & Enrichment Program, a 4-week program starting in June, is designed to help prospective medical students truly experience medical […]

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A Master of Medical Science Changed Everything for Kristina Valentine

Kristina Valentine feels confident about her future, thanks to UVM’s Medical Science Degree Program. The first-year UVM Larner College of Medicine student, who wants to pursue a career in family medicine, has almost completed a full year of medical school. “It’s been better than I expected and more manageable than I thought,” says Valentine, who […]

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UVM Alumna Helps Vermont Communities Get Healthy

Ask Megan Resnick what she loves most about her work in public health and she’ll tell you it’s the ability to create positive change. Since earning her Master of Public Health from UVM in 2016, she now works for OneCare Vermont, a statewide Accountable Care Organization, as a population health analyst. Over the past few […]

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5 of the Fastest-Growing Public Health Careers

As the U.S. population ages, the healthcare industry is expected to have the fastest employment growth and add the most jobs between now and 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That’s good news for those exploring a rewarding career in public health. UVM offers an online Master of Public Health degree […]

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Why Data-Driven Management Produces Better Results in Health Care

Effective leaders and managers lead by fact, not opinion. Still, it’s all too common for executives, senior administrators and middle managers to use their gut instinct to make decisions, rather than examining key data to inform their decisions about processes, goals or strategies, according to organizational excellence expert Kathy Letendre. “A data-driven manager can understand—using […]

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A Holistic Approach to Health Using Medical Cannabis

Hillary Woodson Gaskins, MD is a team player in her patients’ lives. As founder and owner of the Virgin Islands Center for Integrative Medicine in St. Thomas, Gaskins’ mission is to serve, empower and partner with patients on the path to wellness, transformation and wholeness. “I try to help enlighten patients and go beyond pharmaceuticals,” […]

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UVM Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program Lays a Solid Foundation for Student Success

Going back to school after completing a degree in History and Science at Harvard University, wasn’t necessarily in Zachary Osborn’s plans. But he stumbled upon an interest in medicine while researching a topic for his capstone project his senior year and that created the turn of events which led Zach to pursue a career in […]

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Personalized Career Coaching Guides Master of Public Health Students Toward Success

Imagine having an advocate in your corner to help you polish up your resume, prepare for a job interview, refine an outstanding cover letter, connect to career mentors, and build an attention-getting LinkedIn profile as you advance along your career path. That’s exactly what currently enrolled students and Alumni of UVM’s Certificates of Graduate Study […]

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Medical Mentorship Program Helps Medical Students Prepare for Revised MCAT

Originally published on March 17, 2016. Updated March 27, 2019 The University of Vermont offers a four-week Medical School Mentorship and Enrichment Summer Program to help prepare students for the new Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The revised MCAT is designed to place greater emphasis on critical thinking and cover additional content. In addition to […]

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Using a Public Health Approach in Physical Therapy

The best part of Mariana Wingood’s job has always been helping patients return to their everyday lives. She has spent most of her career being a full-time physical therapist at UVM Medical Center’s Fanny Allen campus in Colchester, providing care to patients who have suffered a fall or illness and helps them get them back […]

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