Celebrating 20 Years of Community Rounds at The UVM Medical Center and the University of Vermont

The Community Rounds Program – launched by The University of Vermont Medical Center and the University of Vermont in 1993 – celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013. This video takes a peek behind the scenes during the November 2012 session, following participants as they shadow providers, move through the Clinical Simulation Laboratory, meet with leaders at UVM Medical Center and UVM, and talk about their experiences during their two-day immersion into Vermont's academic medical center.

 

About the Community Rounds Program

Since 1993, The UVM Medical Center and the University of Vermont have sponsored Community Rounds, an intensive two-day program designed for community leaders who formulate, implement, report on, or have a strong interest in health policy and health care delivery in Vermont. With close to 500 leaders participating since the mid-1990s, this program has proven to be a valuable tool for educating community leaders on the value of Vermont's academic medical center.

Community Rounds interns have the opportunity to learn first-hand about our health care delivery system and see how the missions of patient care, education and research are integrated throughout The UVM Medical Center, the UVM College of Medicine and the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Community Rounds is also an opportunity for health care providers, educators and researchers to hear interns' concerns about the issues they see when looking at health care in Vermont today.

What Interns Should Expect

Over the course of two business days, each intern will have approximately 20 hours of interaction, including:

  • An orientation with leadership from The UVM Medical Center, the UVM College of Medicine, and the UVM College of Nursing & Health Sciences;
  • Clinical rotations with UVM Medical Center providers, which may include time in the operating room, palliative care service, emergency department, primary care offices, and specialty care offices such as neurology and radiation oncology;
  • A research session with basic and clinical scientists at the UVM College of Medicine, looking at the latest biomedical advances in cancer, neuroscience, cardiovascular disease and more;
  • A medical education rotation, showcasing the UVM College of Medicine admissions process, the Vermont Integrated Curriculum, and how UVM prepares physicians for the challenges of medicine in the 21st century; and
  • A session with the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences, exploring its education, research, and care missions.

Testimonials

Read the blog post by local entrepreneur and businessman, Peter Asch, who writes on his experience with Community Rounds: A Letter to Susie About My Day at the Hospital.

Our Brochure

Click the image below to view our latest brochure and learn more about the Community Rounds Internship Program at The UVM Medical Center and the University of Vermont, including a sample agenda.