Community Service

Serving the world we live in is a vitally important mission of The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont. The College is a key partner with state leaders in finding solutions for the issues that affect patients, populations and policy, and many of our programs serve as national and global models of excellence. 


Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni

Faculty, staff, students and alumni participate in community projects. Students are integral community members right from the start, with community engagement ranging from assisting with Vermont refugee resettlement to serving as mentors for the high school MedQuest program.

A Community Curriculum

In addition to providing a solid foundation in basic health science knowledge and clinical skills, the Vermont Integrated Curriculum (VIC) integrates programs in leadership skills, professional development, research and teaching skills. As advocates for equality and the civil and health care rights of our population, our curriculum has been developed with a cutting-edge health care approach to meet the needs of the LGBTQ—lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, gender-neutral and gender nonconforming communities.

Public Health Projects respond to health needs identified by local community agencies. A required course, students are mentored by both College of Medicine faculty and community agency staff. The students apply the principles and science of public health while working to improve the health of the community. Agencies overwhelmingly agree that projects benefit people served by their organization.

Global Citizen

Our faculty, residents and students participate in global health initiatives in multiple programs around the world, and we are pleased to host our international colleagues here in the U.S.

Community-Driven Alumni

Community engagement doesn’t stop at graduation. The Service to Medicine and Community Award is presented to alumni in recognition of their outstanding record of community service not directly related to medical practice.

Community Medical School

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Community Medical School is a series of evening medical science lectures led by UVM/The University of Vermont Medical Center faculty experts.

All Future Community Medical School events have been postponed until a later date.


Videos

 Lecture Series Videos

Vermont Area Health Education Centers

(AHEC) – in collaboration with partners, improves access to health care through its focus on workforce development. 

AHEC work includes: support for pipeline programs in health careers awareness and exploration for Vermont youth; support for and engagement of health professions students at the University of Vermont and residents at the University of Vermont Medical Center; and support to help recruit and retain an adequate supply and distribution of healthcare professionals in Vermont.


Community Resources

Community Spotlight

  • A Matter of Trust: Bringing Vaccine Education to New American Communities
    One of the most alarming realizations of the past year has been the clear link between structural racism in the U.S. and the racial and ethnic health disparities that have led to a disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color. Thanks to the collaboration of numerous partners in Vermont, members of the New American community are getting the education they need to make informed decisions about their health and the COVID-19 vaccine.

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