First Steps

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From the Interim Associate Dean for Admissions

Welcome to Admissions for The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont! Here you will find all the information you need to begin your application process. You will also find the names and contact information for our Admissions team. We are happy to assist you in the process.

How do I know if the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine is the right school for me?

At the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, we are looking for students from diverse backgrounds and experiences who exemplify the values summarized in our professionalism statement.

We evaluate all candidates individually to identify applicants who will fulfill the mission of the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine to train a future physician workforce reflective of the diversity of the population it serves. We employ a holistic admissions process and evaluate candidates not only on the merits of their academic performance, but also on their breadth and depth of experience, community involvement, leadership and communication skills. Characteristics of students who thrive at our medical school include teamwork skills, self-awareness, resiliency, adaptability, ethical responsibility and capacity for improvement.

The admissions process is the start of a journey.

We understand that the application process can be long and arduous, and we are here to assist you along the way. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

We wish you all the best in the application process!

Nathalie Feldman, M.D.

Interim Associate Dean for Admissions

Mission Statement

To identify, select and recruit a diverse group of academically accomplished students whose attributes and experiences indicate that they will be kind, compassionate physicians, educators and/or scientific investigators dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities locally and worldwide.

To accomplish our mission, the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine (UVMLCOM) admissions procedures ensure that the admissions committee is composed of a diverse and broadly representative cohort of faculty, students, and community members. Each candidate’s file is reviewed using a holistic approach to evaluate applicant attributes in the broader context of their life experiences. These attributes include academic excellence; personal characteristics such as intellectual curiosity, oral communication, ethical responsibility, capacity for improvement, reliability, adaptability, cultural humility, leadership, teamwork, service to others; accomplishments in research; and contribution to diversity (gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio‐economic background, mental and physical abilities, geographic origin). The committee places special emphasis on understanding how each individual applicant’s unique life experience has contributed to the pursuit of their goal of entering the field of medicine. Our process is guided by our values of professionalism, which include integrity, cultural humility, social responsibility, altruism, compassion, accountability, kindness and respect.

Am I ready for a career in Medicine?

To help you determine your readiness, you can use the Core Personal Competencies for Entering Medical Students developed by the American Associate of Medical Colleges (AAMC).

While going through each of these competencies, ask yourself:  Can I give several examples of the knowledge and skills I have learned and how I have applied my knowledge for EACH competency?

Your responses will help you assess your readiness to apply to medical school and identify the areas for further development. If you are ready, we encourage you to apply to UVM!

Visit the Association of American Medical Colleges Core Competencies page here >> 

 

We're here to help!

Jewkes_Cary_H_001 Cary Jewkes M.Ed.

Director of Medical Student Admissions

(802) 656-9292

 

Mcelhinney Elizabeth_H (002)Liz McElhinney, M.Ed.

Director of Pre-Matriculation Programs

(802) 656-8535


Eva WiltonEva Wilton

Admissions Coordinator 

(802) 656-2154

 

Katarina HeadshotKatarina Khosravi

Admissions Coordinator

(802) 656-5726

 


 

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