Ford Barnet, Admissions Counselor for the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, will be on campus to discuss preparing for veterinary school, the Tufts admissions process, opportunities available to Tufts students, their DVM program, and other available graduate degrees. Participation is encouraged, so please come with questions. To familiarize yourself with the opportunities at Tufts please review their website at www.tufts.edu/vet. Get lunch at Ross and bring it with you for the info session.

Wednesday, October 1 12:00-1:00 pm in Ross Dining Commons B11

REMINDER: There are TWO meetings scheduled for ALL Health Professions Students:

For juniors and seniors: Tuesday, September 30: The mysteries of applying to professional schools through Middlebury will be deciphered. Join Arlinda Wickland, Director of Health Professions and Mary Lothrop, the Assistant Director of Health Professions & STEM at 6:30 pm in McCardell Bicentennical Hall, Room 104.

For first- and second-year students: Tuesday, October 8: Come meet with Mary Lothrop, Assistant Director of Health Professions & STEM Advising and Arlinda Wickland, Director of Health Professions. All students new to pre-med/health careers track should attend this information session. If you are thinking about pursuing a career in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, Physician Assistant, or other health profession, come learn how a successful application takes more than just good grades in biology. Learn how to explore your interests. Our preference is for students to attend the information session before meeting with Mary Lothrop.

The info session will be at 6:30 pm in McCardell Bicentennical Hall, Room 104.

 

This internship offers students the opportunity to see what life might look like if they choose a career in medicine. Students and their assigned physician preceptor will work out a schedule for the student to shadow the physician based on the physician’s work schedule and student availability.

Students will have the opportunity to observe the physicians performing their duties as well as speak with physicians about topics of interest. This relationship forms the core of the internship experience and will provide the student with the opportunity to explore issues that may be of interest to them such as medical school, physician lifestyle, and the stresses and rewards of being a physician.

Additionally, students will have the opportunity to go on rotations in other departments including surgery, emergency care, labor and delivery and radiology among others.

This is a highly competitive internship, but students can reapply every year after the freshman year . . . for more details, go to http://www.middlebury.edu/studentlife/eia/internships/winter and click on the green title “What is the Porter Hospital internship?”

We just wanted to alert you of this great seminar- in two weeks.  Laura Vandenberg is a brilliant speaker, and she will also include the political, social, and health policy issues that plague the field of endocrine disruption. She won’t disappoint!

Poster.Hormones to Endocrine Disruptors

We’d like to encourage you to join the AAMC’s student aid and loan repayment program, FIRST for Medical Education, on October 1, from 3-4pm ET for a live Twitter chat.  FIRST staff will be tweeting from @AAMCFIRST, and answering questions about paying for medical school, managing a student loan portfolio, and repaying student loans.

They look forward to answering any and all questions about financing medical school. Join the conversation by searching #MedEdFinance on Twitter and adding that tag to your tweets.

For more information on FIRST (Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools) for Medical Education, please visit https://www.aamc.org/students/advisors/first-advisors/ and join them for the Twitter chat. Questions can be directed to Julie Gilbert at jgilbert@aamc.org.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Hannah Benz to the Middlebury Health Professions Advising Team!

Hannah Benz, M.D. joined the Health Professions Committee in 2012, and in 2014 began working with Arlinda Wickland and Mary Lothrop in the Health Professions/STEM Programs. Trained in Internal Medicine, Hannah has had an unconventional medical career having worked at a major teaching hospital, seen patients at a free health clinic, served as a Town Health Officer, and taught diagnostic skills to first year medical students. She earned an A.B. in Biochemistry at Columbia University, and an M.D. at Harvard Medical School.

Hannah Benz, M.D.

REMINDER: There are TWO meetings scheduled for ALL Health Professions Students:

For juniors and seniors: Tuesday, September 30: The mysteries of applying to professional schools through Middlebury will be deciphered. Join Arlinda Wickland, Director of Health Professions and Mary Lothrop, the Assistant Director of Health Professions & STEM at 6:30 pm in McCardell Bicentennical Hall, Room 104.

For first- and second-year students: Tuesday, October 8: Come meet with Mary Lothrop, Assistant Director of Health Professions & STEM Advising and Arlinda Wickland, Director of Health Professions. All students new to pre-med/health careers track should attend this information session. If you are thinking about pursuing a career in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, Physician Assistant, or other health profession, come learn how a successful application takes more than just good grades in biology. Learn how to explore your interests. Our preference is for students to attend the information session before meeting with Mary Lothrop.

The info session will be at 6:30 pm in McCardell Bicentennical Hall, Room 104.

Middlebury College Health Professions staff and students participated in the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday, May 25th. Participants enjoyed training together and supporting each other on race day. We hope to do additional team-based events in the coming year and hope you’ll join us!

The 2014 HP Marathon Team: Laura Reilly Nelson ’16, Becky Quesnel (CCI Operations Manager), Linnea Burnham ’15,  and Mary Lothrop (Assistant Director, Health Professions & STEM Advising)

Do you have a desire to help to make your community a more just and safe place to live?  Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer experience?  Do you believe that a community can’t be safe until the women and children who live in it are safe?  WomenSafe, an Addison County nonprofit organization, works to prevent, address and end dating, domestic, intimate-partner and sexual violence and we are now accepting applications for our Annual Volunteer Training!  This comprehensive and dynamic training opportunity is scheduled to start on Tuesday September 23rd, and we are encouraging community members to apply now!  Participants will acquire all the tools needed to: provide direct service over WomenSafe’s 24-hour hotline, at court hearings and in the WomenSafe office; work in our Supervised Visitation Program; coordinate public awareness and community outreach events; provide childcare or perform administrative assistance tasks.  Space is limited; for more information or an application packet, call WomenSafe: 388-9180, email: info@womensafe.net or visit the website www.womensafe.net.

The Open Door serves as a free medical clinic serving uninsured and under insured low income individuals in Addison County and provides essential medical care to individuals of many backgrounds. General volunteers for the Open Door Clinic will help with tasks such as intake at their Clinic Nights. Medical Interpreter Volunteers are needed to facilitate communication for the approximately 30% of patients who are Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients.

General Volunteer Training: September 27th 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Bi-Hall Rm. 219

Medical Interpreter Training: September 27th 10:00 – 4:30 p.m. Bi-Hall Rm. 219

Interested? Contact Chris Kokubo, ckokubo@opendoormidd.org, to receive a volunteer application and more information.

  • CCI Health Professions

    Contact Us / Advising

    Arlinda A. Wickland, Director, Health Professions ext 2455 CCI Offices, Adirondack House 111

    Mary Lothrop, Assistant Director, Health Professions & STEM Advising ext 5077 CCI Offices, Adirondack House 112

    Nicole Veilleux, Administrative Coordinator ext 2455 CCI Offices, Adirondack House 102

    Professor Roger Sandwick, Health Professions Committee Co-Chair ext 3496 McCardell Bicentennial Hall 451