College of Medicine

Outside of the Classroom Learning Adds to Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Experience

Creating the strongest candidacy for medical or health profession school is what UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical program is all about. One way that UVM’s program supports students in their quest to build a strong application is through numerous outside-the-classroom learning opportunities. Students are invited and encouraged to take advantage of unique hands-on clinics, discussions lead by […]

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Preparing for Med School through UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program

There isn’t necessarily just one path to medical school. Sure, you may plan to focus your undergraduate studies in a bachelor’s of science and narrow in on the key science curriculum in order to gain admission to med school. But what if you pursued a bachelor’s degree in arts, didn’t have the science background and […]

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Meet UVM’s Public Health Advising Team: Vika Pleshakova

By Kate Whitney Vika Pleshakova, M.Ed., has been serving students at the University of Vermont for 16 years. Currently a Senior Enrollment and Retention Advisor, her first role at UVM was one of keeping track of intakes and student inquiries and she gradually moved toward her current role. “I’m a lifelong learner myself,” Pleshakova said. […]

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Former Emergency Medicine Doctor Looks to a Future in Cannabis

Cannabis helped Valerie Hepburn recover from knee surgery. It also helped her reimagine her career. The former emergency medicine doctor, who became interested in integrative and functional medicine later on, turned to cannabis after suffering from arthritis and undergoing a bilateral knee replacement. She found cannabis more effective than the opioids she was prescribed after […]

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End of Life Doula Training: Connecting with Patients and Embracing Grief

For Cheri Rigby, to grieve is to grow. When Rigby lost her father, brother, and mother over nine years, she felt consumed by grief. After her mother died, she enrolled in the UVM End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate Program in 2018. “When I started the end-of-life doula program, it was very much for my personal need […]

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UVM’s Post-Bacc Premed Program Helped Anna Chamby Prepare for Med School

The possibility of a career in medicine first crossed Anna Chamby’s mind back in middle school. In sixth grade, she became interested in human biology. As she went through high school and college, her curiosity only grew. “I started to figure out that medicine was this perfect blend of understanding the science of the human […]

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Three Questions with UVM’s Larner College of Medicine Associate Dean for Public Health and Health Policy Dr. Jan Carney

The role of Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., was recently expanded to associate dean for public health and health policy and senior advisor to the dean at the Larner College of Medicine. Larner Medicine caught up with her for a quick chat about her past and current work in public health. Dr. Carney is currently the […]

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Epidemiologist and Data Expert Vicki Hart Joins UVM Public Health Program

Vicki Hart believes in the power of data. In the field of public health and epidemiology, she believes that quality data can provide an accurate picture of the world and help shape important policy measures. “There are so many questions and so much misinformation out there about health and health policy, and the only way […]

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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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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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