UVM College of Medicine

Building Healthy Communities by Way of UVM’s Online Master of Public Health Program 

Shirley Callaghan took a break from studies while continuing her established career as a medical lab scientist when her son was born in 2001. After graduating from Concordia University’s School of Community and Public Affairs in Montreal, Callaghan knew she wanted to earn her master’s degree eventually. Once she began looking for an online program, she came across the UVM Master of Public […]

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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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Hadley Warner Pursues a Physician Assistant Career to Better Connect with Patients

Spending time in Patagonia and other remote parts of the world left Hadley Warner wanting to know more about wilderness medicine. While receiving her EMT and wilderness certifications from the National Outdoor Leadership School, Warner wanted to dig deeper into the how and why of the human body. Her pursuit of more information led her […]

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How to Design Public Health Research Surveys

Surveys are one of the cornerstones of public health research. Depending on whether questions are conducted by phone, mail, online, or in person, public health surveys can be cost-effective, convenient, and generate high response rates. However, survey efforts can also encounter problems if there is a lack of adequate planning and development of a specific […]

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An End-of-Life Doula Guides Loved Ones through Death and Grief

-UVM’s End of Life Doula Certificate Program teaches caregivers how to support the dying as well as families and friends. When Kelly Coffey’s childhood friend lay dying in the hospital, she used her end-of-life skills to provide comfort and support. Coffey, who works as a staff assistant in the Employee and Family Assistance Program at […]

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How the Master of Medical Science Degree Prepared Nate Dow for Medical School

Nate Dow will head to medical school this fall at the UVM Larner College of Medicine. The UVM alumnus, who earned his undergraduate degree in biological science in 2014, enrolled in UVM’s Master of Medical Science Degree program (MMS) after deciding he wanted to pursue a career in medicine. Dow, who is from West Newbury, […]

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UVM’s End-of-Life Doula and Palliative Care Programs Create Community Event About Care Conversations and Options

Having a conversation about death and dying isn’t typical dinner table chat. But if you ask Kimberly Paul, it probably should be. Paul, author of Bridging the Gap, Life Lessons from the Dying, is traveling around the U.S. in her RV to encourage people to have the hard conversations about the end of life, because […]

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Healing the Mind and Body with Cannabis

Gyan Devi suffered from debilitating migraines that traditional medicine couldn’t treat effectively. She experienced serotonin poisoning and reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS), a disease characterized by a weeks-long course of thunderclap headaches, sometimes focal neurologic signs and occasionally seizures. Her condition left her sick in bed for days at a time and even in a […]

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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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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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