Admitted Students - Class of 2021

To enroll at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, all students must complete the matriculation requirements listed below using the interactive requirements checklist in Oasis, the Online Access to Student Information and Scheduling System. You will receive an automated email with a link to OASIS in the spring, once your user account is created.

All items are due no later than July 1*. However, it is strongly recommended that you submit your completed immunization form to the Center for Health & Wellbeing by mid-May.  Upon review, it is not unusual for the Health Center to determine additional action is needed on your part before your status is considered in compliance.

* For students admitted after July 1, submit all requirements within 30 days of acceptance. Please contact the Office of Medical Student Education with any questions or concerns.

Matriculation Requirements

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Familiarize Yourself with the Larner College of Medicine Medical Student Handbook

 

Students must agree to abide by the Medical Student Handbook.

Students are asked to complete a Student Handbook attestation as part of their OASIS Pre-Matriculation Checklist.

The University of Vermont established specific requirements for all members of University community. These University policies connect the University's mission to individual conduct, institutionalize impartial expectations, support compliance with laws and regulation, mitigate institutional risk, and enhance productivity and efficiency in university operations. The Larner College of Medicine Student Handbook contains the policies, guidelines, and rules and regulations that govern the expected roles and responsibilities of each students.Office of Medical Student Education

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Review Immunization Requirements & Submit Proof of Immunization

 

Students must provide documentation of immunization for and/or immunity from communicable diseases and comply with all Larner College of Medicine requirements for working in a health care environment as is outlined in the Student Handbook.

 

Completed forms, signed by your medical provider, should be submitted directly to Student Health Services at the Center for Health and Wellbeing (425 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT 05401).

 

Once you have submitted your form and completed the check attestation stating that you did so, be sure to monitor your Academic History in OASIS for confirmation that your status has been deemed "complete".  The status of your reviewed records is not located within the checklist.  You will find it in your Academic History.

In compliance with Center for Disease Control's (CDC) recommended vaccination for healthcare providers, these requirements are designed to protect patients and students alike. Because students interact with their first patient on the first day of enrollment at the Larner College of Medicine it is essential that this requirement be fulfilled prior to arrival on campus.

 

Additionally, The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the US Department of Education-recognized authority for the accreditation of medical education programs leading to the MD degree, mandates that all medical schools follow accepted guidelines in determining immunization requirements for its medical students.  Moreover, according to a 2005 study, The prediction of professional behaviour by David Stern et al., a student's ability to meet immunization requirements can provide the university with a context-bound outcome to begin measuring student professionalism.

 

Policy 670.10: Immunizations and Other Health Information, in the Medical Student Handbook, provides an in-depth overview of this requirement.

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Final Transcripts

 

Students must provide evidence of graduation from all degree-granting institutions that were ongoing at the time of admission. Please request that your final official transcript from the degree-granting institution be sent to the Admissions Office.

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the US Department of Education-recognized authority for the accreditation of medical education programs leading to the MD degree, mandates that all medical schools ensure that any student accepted for admission demonstrates academic achievements, completion of relevant prior coursework, and other relevant characteristics comparable to those of the medical students in the class that they join. Additionally, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) guidelines state that transcripts from previously attended institutions are a necessary component of a student's academic record.

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802.656.2154

Submit Proof of Health Insurance

 

Health insurance coverage is mandatory for students. We encourage you to explore your options for health insurance through the university plan or via Vermont Health Connect based on your individual circumstances. Open enrollment for the university health plans begins in early June 2017. This process must be completed online via the website where our FAQ section is also made available.

 

The University of Vermont requires all medical students to have health insurance. The purpose of this University policy is to ensure that all full-time UVM students are sufficiently covered by health insurance in case of illness or injury, and to make sure they do not suffer financial hardship as a result of inadequate/nonexistent coverage. Additionally, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the US Department of Education-recognized authority for the accreditation of medical education programs leading to the MD degree, mandates that all medical schools ensure that health insurance is available to each medical student and his/her dependents.Student Insurance Office

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Valid Driver's License and Access to a Car

Students must attest that they have and will maintain a valid driver's license and access to a car while enrolled as a UVM medical student.

Travel to clinical sites is a requirement of the Larner College of Medicine curriculum. This is required in coursework that begins in the first weeks of enrollment.Admissions Office

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Review LCOM Disability Insurance Policy & complete the Disability Insurance Enrollment Form

 

The enrollment form is embedded within the policy. Students must specify insurance beneficiary information.

All students are automatically enrolled in the Larner College of Medicine long-term disability and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance plan. In order to ensure coverage under this benefit, students must specify the name of the person or persons to receive insurance proceeds. To read more about the Larner College of Medicine disability insurance, including a summary of benefits, please review Policy 840.00, in the Medical Student Handbook.  This requirement may not be waived--even if you have additional coverage.

 

Additionally, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the US Department of Education recognized authority for the accreditation of medical education programs leading to the MD degree, mandates that all medical schools ensure that each medical student has access to disability insurance.

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Technical Standards for Admission, Advancement, and Graduation Policy Attestation: Students must affirm that they can meet the Larner College of Medicine Technical Standards for Admissions, Advancement, and Graduation Policy, with or without reasonable accommodation.
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the US Department of Education-recognized authority for the accreditation of medical education programs leading to the MD degree, mandates that all medical schools develop and publish technical standards for the admission, retention, and graduation of applicants or medical students with disabilities, in accordance with legal requirements. Policy 300.00, in the Medical Student Handbook 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.Admissions Office

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Complete Part 1 of the HAVEN Online Program/Course (Launches at 12pm, on June 01)

 

Prior to completing the training, you must activate your UVM Net ID to establish your UVM email account; you use your UVM Credentials to access the training. When you enter the training, you must select "Medical Student" from the drop-down menu--not first-year student.  (First-year student refers to undergraduate freshman.)

The HAVEN Program uses evidenced-based research to teach students about sexual misconduct. Whether you encounter misconduct or not, HAVEN will help empower you to make informed choices. Over 500,000 students across the country complete these courses each year, and all LCOM Students are required to complete the training.

Part 1 must be completed by the July 1 deadline. Part 2 is completed 45 days after Part 1 (15-minute post-training survey), and it should be completed by 5pm, on September 5 (after the three-day holiday weekend). Students only need to complete the HAVEN Training as part of their pre-matriculation requirements; they do not need to complete the AlcoholEDU course.
To maintain compliance with federal statutes (Title IX and the Clery Act), the University of Vermont requires every incoming student to take the Haven online educational program, which uses evidence-based research to teach students about sexual misconduct. Whether you encounter misconduct or not, Haven will help empower you to make informed choices. This training is to help ensure we are all contributing to a safer and more positive learning environment.Office of Medical Student Education

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Additional OASIS Matriculation Checklist Items

 

Once granted access to the OASIS Pre-Matriculation Checklist, students must complete the following additional items within OASIS prior to matriculation:

  • Student Lockers Policy Attestation: Students must attest that they have reviewed and agree to abide by the provisions of the Larner College of Medicine Student Lockers Policy.
  • Clicker Policy Attestation: Students must attest that they have reviewed and agree to abide by the provisions of the Student Clickers: Foundations Policy.
  • Enter [and maintain] up-to-date contact information including current phone number and emergency contact information in Banner via your myUVM portaL.
  • Confirm Academic History Files are Reviewed:  Confirm that you have reviewed your Academic History files in Oasis, ensuring that:          

     

    * the information about your home town/state
       and previous degrees is accurate;

    * you have provided requested information
       regarding the pronunciation of your name;

    * if you have ever been issued a M#/user
       account from FAHC/UVMMC, you have supplied
       this number.

    Please also indicate if you have dietary restrictions and related notes to assist event planners.
The Office of Medical Student Education endeavors to avoid making public errors when your name is announced during ceremonies at the Larner College of Medicine, beginning with the White Coat Celebration, in the first year.

In addition to being listed in various ceremony programs (such as Commencement), your home town/state/country are used by the University to report aggregate data, as required by federal, state, and accreditation agencies.

 

And finally, all entering students are issued UVM Medical Center credentials to access the Patient Record and Information Systems Management (PRISM) software during the first month of the curriculum. We request details about previously issued credentials because it is important from the account management standpoint of the Internet Security Team at the Medical Center to avoid duplicate account creation.
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OASIS Instructions

You will receive an automated email with a link to OASIS in the spring, once your user account is created.  Go to OASIS (Online Access to Student Information and Scheduling), choose “Web Service,” and enter your University of Vermont credentials. Once in, select the current academic year and click on two links listed under “Announcements” to: (1) complete the Requirements Checklist, and (2) update your Academic History file. Please reference the Step-by-Step Matriculation Requirements Instructions for more information.

 


 

Additional Things to Do Before You Arrive...

Below is a list of additional items that you should consider addressing  BEFORE you arrive on campus for orientation. Please continue to check this website for updates throughout the summer!

Items to CompleteWhy is this Important?Due DateQuestions?
Complete the Little/Big Sib Questionnaire
UVM NetID required.
This questionnaire helps Student Council and the Little/Big Sib Committee make compatible mentor matches between incoming students and upper classmen. The Big Sib/Little Sib Program is a great way to find answers to your questions, connect with an upper classman, start school with a friend, and have a peer mentor for your first year of medical school. Shortly after your orientation week, Wellness will host a luncheon for Big Sibs and Little Sibs, and during the school year, Big Sibs will be on campus to help you navigate all the twists and turns of M1.July 1LCOM Student Council
Complete AAMC Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ)
The AAMC MSQ Service will send you instructions on how to complete the MSQ.
The AAMC administers the Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ) annually to all first-year medical students. The Web-based questionnaire asks first-year medical students to share their thoughts on a variety of topics, such as: pre-medical experiences; medical school selection processes; future career interests; and educational debts and financing. Student responses to the MSQ are analyzed and then reported, in aggregate, to each participating medical school. This feedback helps medical schools fine-tune their educational programs to fit the needs of their students.Sept. 1AAMC MSQ Service

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Research and Apply for Student Financial Aid

Many medical students need financial aid to help cover their medical tuition/fees and living expenses.  It is important to start this process early since there can be many steps. For information to get started, please visit the Student Financial Services Information for Medical Students webpage. Your billing notification from UVM is sent to your UVM e-mail account during the month of July for the fall semester and in December for the spring semester. If your financial aid award acceptance is completed by the billing date, your aid will be reflected on your bill as "pending" financial aid.

Prior to arrivalStudent Financial Services

802.656.3137
Review the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Know your rights. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.
The Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act requires institutions to notify students of their rights under FERPA. Additionally, the Standards of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the US Department of Education-recognized authority for the accreditation of medical education programs leading to the MD degree, reinforce this regulation.Prior to arrival1.800.872.5327 (voice)

Individuals who use TDD may use the Federal Relay Service.
Consider obtaining Parking Permits
If you plan to bring a car to campus, you must obtain your parking permit prior to Orientation.
Permits are required to park on campus whether you are commuting or living on campus. Parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week using a system of warnings, citations, and/or removal of vehicles by towing.Prior to arrivalVisit Website
Obtain UVMStudent ID
While we will provide you time during orientation to obtain your student ID card, you are welcome to obtain this prior to orientation. Please visit the UVM CATcard Service Center website for instructions on how to obtain your card.
CATcard is the official identification card for students, faculty and staff at the University of Vermont. It functions for dining, library and fitness access, as well as a CCTA bus pass. Additionally, it provides privileged swipe access to different areas on campus and UVM debit card (Cat$cratch) access.Prior to arrival, or during orientationUVM CATcard Service Center
Complete "Health History Form"
All new incoming students should complete a "Health History Form" upon matriculation.
If you visit the Student Health Services (SHS) for immunizations, allergy injections, well visits, acute care visits, etc., this form will assist clinical staff in diagnosing and caring for you as a patient.Prior to being seen at the Center for Health & WellbeingStudent Health Services
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Did you change your name?
To help us ensure all of our systems are preset with your new name when you arrive, please process a name-change form as soon as possible.  The earlier you process the name change, the more convenient the process is for you; the process is more involved once accounts are established.  Accounts are established in early July.
You may request a change of name or ID at any time (prior or during your time at LCOM).

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