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.