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MD Candidate, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine Class of 2022
Emerson Wheeler is a third-year medical student at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, founder of the Alliance of Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses in Medicine, and Accessibility Coordinator for the Medical Student Pride Alliance. Previously, he studied kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, conducting research on the effects of physical activity on pediatric concentration, memory, and academic performance. His interests include psychiatry, palliative care, LGBTQ health, narrative medicine, pediatrics, and physician advocacy. Outside of the hospital, he can be found swimming in Lake Champlain, taking pictures of the beautiful Vermont landscape, writing stories and poems, doing puzzles, and baking sweet treats.