2. UVM INFO SHEET INTERVIEW DAY

KNOW AAMC CORE PERSONAL COMPETENCIES
UVM
• The goal is to assess the readiness for medical school through the lens of the core personal competencies identified by the AAMC
• These competences include ethical responsibility, a capacity for improvement, cultural competence, and adaptability
TO DO RESERACH:
Practice interview questions
School’s website
SDN
MMI Sample Questions online
Reread application and secondary
HIGHLY RANKED, WELL KNOWN FOR IT’S INTEGRATED CURRICULUM, AN HONOR
BURLINGTON, VERMONT
7TH OLDEST MEDICAL SCHOOL
UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER is the primary teaching hospital
(AKA: Fletcher Allen Health Center) in Burlington
• Affiliated with 4 teaching hospitals
• Long standing affiliation with MAINE MEDICAL CENTER in Portland, Maine (But ended?)
• 3 NEW HOSPITALS TOOK PLACE OF MMC –
o DANBURY HOSPITAL in Danbury, Connecticut
o EASTERN MAINE MEDICAL CENTER in Bangor, Maine
o ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL in West Palm Beach, Florida
VERMONT INTEGRATED CURRICULUM (VIC)
• Both traditional, subject based and more contemporary, organ/system-based components
• First 18 months are devoted to basic and clinical science
• Rest of 4-year program is clinical clerkships
• Web-based
• Virtual reality models
• Streaming audio and video
• VIC IS SEPARATED INTO 3 LEVELS
1. LEVEL 1 – FOUNDATIONS – focused on basic and clinical sciences for 18 months
Leadership development
PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH
2. LEVEL 2 – CLINICAL CLERKSHIPS – 12 months rotating through clinical clerkships at the University of Vermont Medical Center (teaching hospital) and other affiliated hospitals
8 clerkships
4-wk longitudinal Bridge Clerkship
3. LEVEL 3 – ADVANCED INTEGRATION – students continue rotating through clinical clerkships and internships
DESIGN YOUR OWN ROTATION – GO WHERE YOU WANT
CLINICAL TRAINING WITH SIM LAB
OFFICE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
• Campus leader to ensure diversity and inclusion in the education
• Training and workshops
GREEN INITIATIVES
SCHEDULE
1. Meet with faculty, staff and students
2. Circuit of interviewers
3. Teamwork and communication skills
4. VIC
5. Tour of Med School and University of Vermont Medical Center
6. Lunch with students and Alum – QUESTIONS
MY QUESTIONS
1. ASK ABOUT THE VIC VERMONT INTEGRATED CURRICULUM – EARLY ADVANTAGE
a. The 3 Levels – Foundations of basic and clinical science
b. Clinical clerkships at teaching hospital University of Vermont Medical Center
c. Advanced Integration – clinical clerkships and internships
2. OFFICE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
CAN I PARTICIPATE
a. Cultural competence education
b. Can I participate in workshops and training
c. What have they talked about in training and workshops?
d. Who has come in as a guest lecturer?
e. What community celebrations have there been?
4. How successful were residency matches?
8. PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH IN LEVEL 1 FOUNDATIONS OF VIC?
a. WHAT ARE THE PUBLIC HEALTH PROJECTS!!!! – Community Engagement
b. In Vermont Communities, allow students to apply principles to need of community
11. IS THERE A MENTOR/ADVISOR SYSTEM!!!
12. ARE STUDENTS INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY SERVICE?
LONGITUDINAL INTEGRATED CLERKSHIP
• 12 month program 2017-2018 for class of 2019 at same time as traditional clerkships
• 12 students in primary care practices
• THE DIFFERENCE: students will meet clerkship objectives in a longitudinal manner rather than in traditional block schedule
• MUST HAVE INTEREST IN RURAL MEDICINE
• COMMUNITY
Website Links

UVM Admissions Format

UVM MEDICINE HOMEPAGE

MOCK QUESTIONS UVM

More Website Links

ESSENTIAL TIPS

THE ART OF GETTING ADMITTED

50 CLASSIC QUESTIONS

ATTIRE

UVM – MMI Style
9 people, 6 minute interviews
They do not review your application prior to meeting you
Scored based on how you answer scenario
Core Personal Competencies of AAMC
Ethical Responsibility
Capacity for Improvement
Cultural Competence
Adaptability
TIPS
SHOW THE STRENGTHS YOU HAVE IN AS MANY AREAS AS POSSIBLE
More details, no generic answers
Show who you are as a person
Be yourself and confident in who you are
University of Vermont Medicine (UVM) Basics
LOCATED: Burlington
Between Lake Champlain and Green Mountains
On the UVM campus
Next to medical center
UVM means Universitas Viridis Montis – University of the Green Mountains
COMMUNITY
• Actively engaging with community*
• Foster a culture of collaboration and partnership***
o Encouraging and supportive
OFFICE OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
• Vision – educate diverse group of dedicated physicians* DIVERSITY
• LOVE THAT THERE’S AN OFFICE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, WOULD LOVE TO BE A PART OF IT!!!
o Promoting inclusion in medical community
o To provide culturally competence education
o Got excited about this, this is exactly what I’ve been doing and want to continue to do!!!
o Professional development workshops
o Lecturers and celebrations to inspire!!!
GREEN INITIATIVES
• Green initiatives – medical waste, GREENEST MEDICAL ORG IN COUNTRY!
Clinical simulation laboratory
• sounds like it will be extremely helpful in learning patient care
o *Debriefing session – time to reflect on simulation and what they were thinking throughout each process!!!
o Body part models
o Standardized patients?! – insane!!
o Understanding each other’s priorities between patients and doctors, may have different perspectives on the situation
Medical Center
• Faculty physicians provide patient care at the UVM medical center
• Teaching hospital partner The University of Vermont Medical Center
Research
• To bring hope to patients with research** I’ve done that
• Research to improve patients’ lives*
Other
• Award-winning integrated curriculum
• 7th oldest medical school in US
• Advance quality and accessibility of patient care
UVM Format
1) MMI – 9 stations, 6 min each
2) Teamwork activity – assessed on ability to work in team to accomplish goal, COMMUNICATION, TEAMWORK, SOCIAL SKILLS
UVM QUESTIONS:
Who are you?
Tell me about experience X.
What is a book you recently read?
Tell me about your experience with the Maori?
A problem in health care delivery and how can we fix it.
Insurance coverage gap
Health disparities
Homeless vulnerable populations
Open more clinics
MY QUESTIONS FOR THEM
Ask about faculty
internships
research opportunities

Get access to
knowledge base

MOney Back
Guarantee
No Hidden
Charges
Unlimited
Knowledge base
Become a Member