University of Vermont College of Medicine

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University of Vermont College of Medicine
University of Vermont College of Medicine logo.png
Established 1822[1]
Type Public university
Dean Frederick C. Morin III, M.D.
Academic staff 1,986[2]
Admin. staff 447[2]


  • 58% women[2]
  • 32% in-state[2]
Location Burlington, Vermont, U.S.
Campus Burlington (urban)
Colors Green and gold          
Affiliations Fletcher Allen Health Care, Maine Medical Center

The University of Vermont College of Medicine is an American medical school located in Burlington, Vermont and associated with the University of Vermont (UVM). Established in 1822, it is the nation's seventh oldest medical school. The primary teaching hospital for the UVM College of Medicine is University of Vermont Medical Center formally known as Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

The UVM College of Medicine offers both MD}. In 2007, there were 431 medical and 23 MD/PhD students enrolled.[2] Each class contains approximately 110 students; the entering class of 2015 contains 112 students.[3]

The school's medical curriculum is known as the "Vermont Integrated Curriculum". It has both traditional, subject-based and more contemporary, organ/system-based components. The first 18 months of the curriculum are devoted to basic and clinical science; the remainder of the four-year program largely consists of clinical clerkships.

The institution is one of the ten most-selective medical schools in the United States, with an acceptance rate of 4.0% annually.[4]


The UVM College of Medicine offers MD degree into which it enrolls approximately 115 students annually.

According to the institution, the UVM College of Medicine offers an "integrated" medical curriculum. This curriculum, known as the "Vermont Integrated Curriculum", or "VIC", is separated into three levels.[5] Level one/foundations is focused on basic and clinical sciences and lasts 18 months. Level two/clinical clerkships is a 12-month period spent rotating through various clinical clerkships at Fletcher Allen Health Care and other affiliated hospitals. In level three/advanced integration, students continue rotating through clinical clerkships and acting internships with additional responsibilities.


The UVM College of Medicine is highly ranked among American medical schools. For 2010, The University of Vermont College of Medicine was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as 4th on the "Top Medical Schools — Primary Care" list and 8th on the "Top Medical Schools — Rural Medicine" list.[6][7]


The UVM College of Medicine is affiliated with four teaching hospitals, with the primary affiliate being Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont. A long-standing affiliation with Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine began in the late 1970s[8] but ended in February 2011.[9] Three new hospitals took the place of MMC: Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut, Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine, and St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida.[10]


  1. ^ "Our History – About Fletcher Allen – Fletcher Allen Health Care". Fletcher Allen Health Care. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "UVM College of Medicine — Admissions — Get the Facts". University of Vermont College of Medicine. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  3. ^ "University Communications : University of Vermont". Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  4. ^ 10 Medical Schools With the Lowest Acceptance Rates. US News. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.
  5. ^ "Vermont Integrated Curriculum". UVM College of Medicine. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  6. ^ "Top Medical Schools — Primary Care". America's Best Graduate Schools 2010. U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2009-04-08. [dead link]
  7. ^ University Communications : University of Vermont. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.
  8. ^ Edward Neuert. "The Maine Ingredient" (PDF). The View. Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  9. ^ "Maine Medical Center and Tufts create medical school program". Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  10. ^ "St. Mary’s Medical Center Launches University of Vermont College of Medicine Medical Student Education Program". Retrieved 2010-02-03. 

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