Robert Larner College of Medicine
|University of Vermont|
|Dean||Frederick C. Morin III|
|Location||Burlington, Vermont, U.S.|
|Colors||Green and Gold
|Affiliations||University of Vermont Medical Center|
The Robert Larner 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 Larner College of Medicine is the University of Vermont Medical Center (formerly known as Fletcher Allen Health Care) in Burlington.
The Larner College of Medicine is an allopathic medical school that offers both MD and PhD degrees. In 2007, there were 431 medical and 23 MD/PhD students enrolled. The entering class of 2020 contains 120 students.
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.
The Larner College of Medicine offers a Doctor of Medicine degree program into which it enrolls approximately 115 students annually.
According to the institution, the Larner College of Medicine offers an "integrated" medical curriculum. This curriculum, known as the "Vermont Integrated Curriculum", or "VIC", is separated into three levels. 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 The University of Vermont Medical Center and other affiliated hospitals. In level three/advanced integration, students continue rotating through clinical clerkships and acting internships with additional responsibilities.
The Larner 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.
The Larner College of Medicine is affiliated with four teaching hospitals, with the primary affiliate being the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. A long-standing affiliation with Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine began in the late 1970s but ended in February 2011. 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.
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