20211008_Whitecoat-0147We encourage students to have a broad and balanced educational background during their undergraduate years. In addition to courses in the sciences, recommended areas of study include: literature, mathematics, behavioral sciences, history, philosophy and the arts. 



Bachelor's Degree

An earned bachelor's degree in any discipline from an institution accredited by the National Committee of Regional Accrediting Agencies in the U.S. or Canada is required for all students matriculating to The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont. 

This would include community colleges, junior colleges, and online coursework. High school advanced placement courses will be accepted only if credit appears on the college transcript and the AMCAS transcript portion of the application.

Typically, course requirements need to be taken within the United States or Canada. 


An applicant's undergraduate studies must include the coursework listed in the box to the right. We also strongly recommend one course in biochemistry or molecular genetics. If your learning institution has a specific sequence of courses, make a note of this on your secondary application under additional comments. 

All required courses must be competed prior to matriculation of the year you plan to matriculate. Official transcripts must be received after the grade is available.


The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required of all applicants. For the 2024-2025 application cycle, we will accept tests taken between January 1, 2021, and September 30, 2024.

We operate on a rolling admissions basis. It is therefore beneficial for all applicants to submit completed application materials, including MCAT scores, by September 1, 2024.

Letters of Recommendation

The Larner College of Medicine participates in the AMCAS letter writer service and letters must be submitted through the letter writer portal. The letters should critically evaluate your academic ability, strengths, and weaknesses, motivation for medicine, maturity, and special attributes or assets.

We require a committee letter or a letter packet if your college or university provides it. These collective letters count as one letter in AMCAS and meet the entire requirement.

If your school does not have an advisor or committee, you must provide three letters as follows:

  • Two letters from professors in the sciences with whom you have taken classes, and
  • One letter from a non-science professor with whom you have taken a class.

If you are not able to provide the letters listed above, you may provide three academic or professional letters from people who know you well.

We will accept up to six (6) letters of recommendation from you. 

CASPer Test

We require all applicants to complete CASPer (Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics).  Completion of CASPer is mandatory to receive an invitation to interview. Only the CASPer exam is required.

Technical Standards

Medical Student Handbook Policy 300.00: Technical Standards for Admission, Advancement, and Graduation states "minimum technical standards must be met for admission, advancement and graduation"; thus, all entering students must be familiar with the Larner College of Medicine's technical standards.


Vermont Residency

The University of Vermont Registrar's office determines residency for tuition purposes. You can review their requirements and get an application on their web page or by calling them at 802.656.8515. Forms must be printed, completed and mailed directly to the Register's Office at the address provided. Please submit your Vermont Residency Application between January 1 and April 1 of the year you plan to matriculate.

Non-Vermont Residents

The Larner College of Medicine welcomes applications from non-Vermont residents. We only consider applications from U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, students with DACA status, refugees or asylees. Canadian citizens may apply if they have either U.S. permanent residency or dual citizenship. DACA students are not eligible for traditional U.S. educational funding--including federal loans and, therefore, accepted DACA students must be prepared to absorb the cost of medical education.  The UVM Larner College of Medicine does not provide any full-tuition scholarship or institutional loans to cover the full cost of attendance. 


Transfers - We do not accept transfer students into our integrated curriculum. 

Tours - For admitted students, you are welcome to email our office at least a week before your visit and we can schedule a tour with a student ambassador. For prospective students and waitlisted students, you are welcome to stop by our office when you are in town (M-F 8 am - 3 pm) and get a map for a self-guided tour of the campus.

From the Dean

Dean Richard Page in a green tie and grey suitI am pleased that you are interested in a medical career and learning more about The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont. The College has a rich tradition of providing innovative medical education as well as outstanding research and patient care. Please explore our website to learn more and contact us for additional information.

Dr. Richard L. Page


8 credits (6 credits of lecture and 2 credits of lab) OR 1 year in each of the following subjects:

Required SubjectsMeets the Requirement
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • General Biology
  • Genetics
  • Histology
  • Microbiology
  • Nervous System
  • Upper-level Zoology
General Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
Organic Chemistry Biochemistry can be substituted for four of the eight credits
  • General Physics
  • Physical Chemistry may be substituted depending on the material covered

Recommended Classes: Biochemistry, Genetics, Biostatistics, Anatomy, Physiology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Behavioral Science, English, and Humanity 

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