Established in 1822, the University ofVermont College
of Medicine has a long-standing approach to medical
education that reinforces the centrality of the doctorpatient relationship, and the caring values of medicine.
The college offers students early access to broad clinical experience, a firm grounding in the basic sciences,
access to research facilities, and an emphasis on community service.
4-year modern. Level one: Extending over 18 months,
this segment seeks to have students develop a fundamental understanding of health and illness. Level two:
Clinical clerkships progressively improve the skills of
students through daily care of patients. The clerkships
provide structured experience and didactic instruction
within different medical specialties, in both ambulatory
and hospital environments. Interdisciplinary sessions
contribute to development of technical skills and competency in physician-patient decision-making. Level three:
During the 15 months, the student applies prior competencies to the supervised management of patients and to
the teaching of peers, patients, and more junior students.
Minority admissions: The College of Medicine is committed to increasing cultural diversity in the academic
community. Other degree programs: The MD-PhD
program is designed to train future physician-scientists
through a curriculum that integrates clinical care with
Applicants must have completed at least 3 years of
undergraduate study, but a baccalaureate degree is
strongly encouraged. An applicant’s undergraduate
studies must include the basic premedical science
courses. A course in biochemistry or molecular genetics is also recommended. Students are encouraged to
secure a broad and balanced educational background.
College work must demonstrate intellectual drive,
independent thinking, curiosity, and self-discipline.
Applicants should seek out opportunities to develop
oral and written communication skills. Successful
applicants often have demonstrated service to the
community. Highly qualified students are accepted
from Vermont, and a number of Maine applicants are
offered seats through the Maine Access Program.
Approximately 60% of the student body come from
Students are regularly evaluated, and are required to
satisfactorily pass each course and clerkship, and to fulfill the requirements of the Advanced Integration year.
Comprehensive examinations are required to be taken
at appropriate intervals. Students must take and pass
the USMLE Step I and Step II, prior to January 1 of the
year of graduation.
Teaching: There is a 3-building medical college complex; a 562-bed teaching hospital (FletcherAllen Health
Care), and 9 affiliated hospitals. Other: Research facilities are located within the medical school complex and
off campus. Library: Medical students use the Dana
Medical Library to study in and to conduct research.
Housing: On-campus choices include UVM’s married
apartments and residence halls. Group houses or shared
apartments in walking or biking distance from school
are popular off-campus choices.