Graduation launches much needed physicians into the workforce

LEARNING THROUGH THE COVID-19 PANDEMI C. THANKS FOR JOINING US AT 10 O-CLO. CK I’M LIZ STRZEPA. TODAY, THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT LARNER COLLEGE OF ME DICINE HELD THEIR CEREMONY AT FULL CAPACITY FOR THE ÁFIRST TIMEá IN THREE YEARS. NBC5’S KRYSTIN RAE SPOKE WITH SOME OF THE GRADUAT ES ABOUT áWHY THEY’RE ENTERING THIS FIELD. Sot: Dean Richard Page MD: UVM Larner College of Medicine <"NEVER HAVE WE BEEN IN MORE NEED OF GOOD DOCTORS JOINING THE PHYSIAN IC WORKFORCE, AND THIS IS AN EMTRENDOUS CLASS."> FRANCIS MTUKE- IS ABOUT TO START HIS RESIDENCY IN ANESTH – FOLLOWING IN HIS MOTHER’S FOOTSTEPS BY CHOOSING A CAREER IN THE MEDICAL FIELD. Sot: Francis Mtu ke “Em-Too-Kay” MD: Larner College of Medicine in <"SHE CAME FROM A HUMBLE VILLAGE IN ZIMBABWE, MOV ED TO THE STATES BY HERSELF. STARTED OFF AS A NANNY IN NEW YORK, FOUND HER WAY TO TEXAS, WORKED HER WAY FROM BEING A NURSING ASSISTANT ALL THWAY E UP TO BEING A NURSE. THROUGHOUT TH AT TIME, ALL OF THAT WAS DONE FOR ME. "> NOW- MTUKE WANTS TO GIVE BACK WHAT WAS GIVEN TO HIM. BY SHOWING OTHER PEOPLE, INCLUDINYOG UNG BOYS OF COLOR, THAT THEY TOO CAN BE A DOCTOR ONE DAY Sot: Francis Mtu ke “Em-Too-Kay” M. .D SHOES. PEOPLE THAT MAY NOT KNOW WHAT THEY’RE WANTING TO DO, WHAT TH’REYE GOING TO DO … BEING ABLE TO POTENTIALLY WORK ON SOMEONE AND THEN HAVE THEM BE LIKE WOW, YOU’VE PROVIDED ME SOME SENSE OF DIRECTION. ” > HE JOINS THE 118 OTHER PHYSICIANS GRADUATING FROM UVM’S LARNER COLLEGE OF MEDICINE. ACRDCOING TO THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEG BE-Y 2034- THE US WILL HAVE A DEFICIENCY OF UP TO 124,000 PHYSIAICNS. UNKNOWNS OF THE PANDEMIC IN IT’S EARLIEST STAGES. Sot: Dn eaRichard Page MD: UVM Larner College of Medicine <"VERY QUICKLY, WE REINSTATED CLINICAL ROTATIONS WITH THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT THAT WE NEED MORE DOCTORS. AND ESPECIALLY WITH THE PANDEMIC GOING ON, AND DIFFICULTY IN TERMS OF PHYSICIANS WELLNESS AND THE PHYSICIAN WORKFORCE. NWEEED TO GET MORE DOCTORS OUT THERE. "> ESSEX VERMONT NATIVE ALEXA PIUS, ABOUT TO START RESIDENCY AT STAMFORD IN ORTHOPEDICS, HOPES SHE CAN RETURN BACK HOME TO SERVE PEOPLE IN HER HOME-STATE WHEN PEN WHE SHE’s” “MD: U LVMarner college of medicine <" I LOVE ORTHOPEDI CS BECAUSE YOU CAN HAVE SUCH A POSITIVE IMPACT IN SOMEBODY'S LIFE AND FIX PROBLEMS THAT YOU KN, OW ALLOW PEOPLE TO GET BACK INTO DOING WHAT THEY LOVE. ACCEPT SEN. AN INVITATION TO THE GRADUATION CEREMONY- ASKING ALL MEDIC AL GRADUATES TO KEEP HELPING OTHERS, EASING PAIN AN

UVM Larner College of Medicine Graduation launches much needed physicians into the workforce

The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine held their first traditional graduation ceremony Sunday at full capacity for the first time in three years. “Never have we been in more need of good doctors joining the physician workforce, and this is a tremendous class,” says Dean Richard Page MD of Larner College of Medicine. Francis Mtuke, is about to start his residency in anesthesiology, following in his mother’s footsteps by choosing a career in the medical field. “She came from a humble village in Zimbabwe, moved to the states by herself. Started off as a nanny in new York, found her way to Texas, worked her way from being a nursing assistant all the way up to being a nurse. Throughout that time, all of that was done for me, ”he says. Now, Mtuke wants to give back what was given to him by showing other people, including young boys of color, that they too can be a doctor one day. “I want to be able to help people in my shoes. People that may not know what they want to do, what they’re going to do… being able to potentially work on someone and then have them be like wow, you’ve provided me some sense of direction, ”says Mtuke. He joins the 118 other physicians graduating from UVM’s Larner College of Medicine.He and his classmates navigated learning, during the unknowns of the pandemic in its earliest stages. “Very quickly, we reinstated clinical rotations with the acknowledgment that we need more doctors. And especially with the pandemic going on, and especially with the difficulty in terms of physicians wellness and the physician workforce. We need to get more doctors out there, ”says Dean Richard Page MD Essex Vermont native, Alexa Pius, is about to start residency at Stamford in orthopedics. She hopes she can return back home to serve people in her home-state when she’s completed. ”I love orthopedics because you can have such a positive impact in somebody’s life and fix problems that you know, allow people to get back into doing what they love, ”says Pius. Late. Bernie Sanders, accepting an invitation to the graduation ceremony, asked all medical graduates to keep helping others, easing pain and saving lives at the core of their mission.

The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine held their first traditional graduation ceremony Sunday at full capacity for the first time in three years.

“Never have we been in more need of good doctors joining the physician workforce, and this is a tremendous class,” says Dean Richard Page MD of Larner College of Medicine.

Francis Mtuke, is about to start his residency in anesthesiology, following in his mother’s footsteps by choosing a career in the medical field.
“She came from a humble village in Zimbabwe, moved to the states by herself. Started off as a nanny in new York, found her way to Texas, worked her way from being a nursing assistant all the way up to being a nurse. Throughout that time, all of that was done for me, ”he says.

Now, Mtuke wants to give back what was given to him by showing other people, including young boys of color, that they too can be a doctor one day.

“I want to be able to help people in my shoes. People that may not know what they’re wanting to do, what they’re going to do… be able to potentially work on someone and then have them be like wow, you ‘ve provided me some sense of direction, ”says Mtuke.

He joins the 118 other physicians graduating from UVM’s Larner College of Medicine.
He and his classmates navigated learning, during the unknowns of the pandemic in its earliest stages.

“Very quickly, we reinstated clinical rotations with the acknowledgment that we need more doctors. And especially with the pandemic going on, and especially with the difficulty in terms of physicians wellness and the physician workforce. We need to get more doctors out there, ”says Dean Richard Page MD

Essex Vermont native, Alexa Pius, is about to start residency at Stamford in orthopedics. She hopes she can return back home to serve people in her home-state when she’s completed.

“I love orthopedics because you can have such a positive impact in somebody’s life and fix problems that you know, allow people to get back into doing what they love,” says Pius.

Late. Bernie Sanders, accepting an invitation to the graduation ceremony, asked all medical graduates to keep helping others, easing pain and saving lives at the core of their mission.

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