UVM College of Medicine

UVM Summer Academy Health and Medicine Course Takes In-depth Look at COVID-19

For high school students interested in exploring health care, this summer’s Health and Medicine course will be more timely than ever, with a specific focus on COVID-19. The Health and Medicine course offers high school students access to public health experts, global health, genomics, general medicine, and nursing who have been on the front lines of […]

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An Artist in Medicine Learns the Power of Palliative Care

If you asked Maisie Ogata five years ago about her future plans, she would have talked about working for an artist or studying in an MFA program. Back then, applying to medical school wasn’t on her radar. After graduating in 2014 from Middlebury College, where she studied studio art, Ogata explored her options for graduate […]

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How an Educator Became an Advocate for Medical Cannabis

Kelly Goldberg first learned about the healing power of medical cannabis after experiencing back pain in her early 20s. Goldberg, who lives in Deerfield, Illinois, played varsity softball in high school. When she was a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she began feeling the physical after-effects from her years as a […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Helps Student Solidify Her Decision to Pursue Research and Medicine

Gina Demilt’s passion for research led her to a behind-the-scenes position for a COVID-19 vaccine trial at the UVM Medical Center. The UVM Medical Center and Vaccine Testing Center at the UVM Larner College of Medicine are taking part in a Phase 3 trial for a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and manufactured by […]

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A Former Advertising Professional Reinvents Herself to Become an End-of-Life Doula

Peg Ehrlinger worked in advertising for 25 years before making a significant career shift. At the age of 47, soon after the 2008 Great Recession hit, she returned to school to become a physical therapy assistant. After earning her degree, she went on to work in various care settings, including assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, […]

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Trevor McDonald Pivots from Math to Marketing to Medical School

Trevor McDonald studied math in college and worked in digital marketing before realizing that practicing medicine was what he wanted all along. After graduating from college in 2015, he returned to school in 2017 when he enrolled in UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program. Two years after completing the program, McDonald is now a medical student at […]

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Susan Hewlings Builds a Solid Foundation in the Science and Medicine of Cannabis

Science sparked Susan Hewlings’ interest in cannabis. Hewlings, PhD, RN, is a scientist and consultant in the dietary supplement, CBD, and cannabis industries. Ten years ago, when friends who were opening dispensaries and seeking her advice and recommendations, she began exploring the science of it all. “It’s evolved over the years,” says Hewlings, who is […]

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Psychologist Explores the Mental Health Benefits of Cannabis

Vicki Anderson, a licensed clinical psychologist from Newbury, New Hampshire, wants to take a deeper dive into the mental health benefits of cannabis. Anderson completed in UVM’s Cannabis Science and Medicine Professional Certificate last year. She returned to UVM in 2020 for the UVM Cannabis Plant Biology Professional Certificate, an eight-week online program that covers cannabis […]

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Alumna Finds a Sense of Purpose in the Field of Public Health

A medical anthropology course was Ariel Carter’s first introduction to public health. Learning how health and illness are shaped, experienced, and understood in light of global, historical, and political forces opened Carter’s eyes to population health. The UVM alumna, who graduated in 2014 with a degree in biology and anthropology, was unsure about her career […]

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UVM Program Helps Dispensary in Michigan Set the Bar High

A new cannabis dispensary in Michigan is setting itself apart from the competition. Lisa Profera, M.D, medical director of Apothecare Ann Arbor, recently completed UVM’s Cannabis Science and Medicine Professional Certificate in order to provide the best level of care to her patients. “As a physician, I wanted to know what is the evidence-based medicine […]

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