About The Larner College of Medicine

Larner College of Medicine Building

Founded in 1822, The Larner College of Medicine is the seventh oldest medical school in the nation.

The historic 2016 gift from Class of 1942 graduate Dr. Robert Larner and his wife, Helen, has further strengthened the College's efforts to provide a medical education that is second to none. Recent initiatives include digitizing the entire curriculum, creating new innovative classrooms that facilitate active learning, building an enhanced simulation center to help students learn clinical skills, and the recruitment of an endowed Professor of Medical Education to lead the Teaching Academy.


  • Vermont ranks 1st in the nation in active patient care primary care physicians per capita, and 5th in all physicians per capita (AAMC State Physician Workforce Data Book, 2019)

  • The Larner College of Medicine ranked 8th for Rural Medicine education (US News & World Report, 2016)

  • Admissions is highly selective, from a pool of 6,759 applicants, Larner College of Medicine enrolled 124 students in the class of 2024. 


Clinical Partners

Clinical partnerships allow medical students to benefit from diverse inpatient, outpatient and community settings. Adjacently located to our campus, The UVM Medical Center is one of the many The UVM Health Network partners, along with Nuvance Health, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Hudson Headwaters Health Network, and St. Mary's Medical Center.


As Vermont's only research university, UVM is an economic engine for the entire state, and the Larner College of Medicine plays a substantial role in creating a significant return on the state's investment. It is estimated that the total economic impact of the Larner College of Medicine exceeds $400 million annually in Vermont, directly and indirectly supporting over 2,600 jobs in the state.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our goal is to create an environment that supports the education of physician and scientists who will go on to serve, contribute to and thrive in a multicultural local and global community.  


Located in Burlington, Vermont, the campus sits between the shores of Lake Champlain and the slopes of the Green Mountains. The Larner College of Medicine is on the main University of Vermont campus and is adjacent to the UVM Medical Center, our main clinical teaching partner.

Mission Statement

The mission of the UVM Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont is to educate a diverse group of dedicated physicians and biomedical scientists to serve across all the disciplines of medicine; to bring hope to patients by advancing medical knowledge through research; to integrate education and research to advance the quality and accessibility of patient care; and to engage with our communities to benefit Vermont and the world.