About the Program
Students will find strong commitment to excellent patient care, award-winning teaching and a notably diverse patient population at the UVM Connecticut campus at the Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN). This campus environment blends the best of traditional academic medical centers with community health care.
The campus is a base for the last two years of clerkship and advanced integration electives. Students spend the clinical year completing rotations that include surgery, inpatient medicine, ambulatory medicine, family medicine, neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry and ob-gyn at this dynamic, student-centered location that offers some distinct characteristics and opportunities. The WCHN curriculum shares the same basic structure of the curriculum as the main campus, with an intentional focus on community, public health and global health.
The Global Health Program through the Larner College of Medicine/Western Connecticut Health Network sends students, trainees and seasoned practitioners to work, teach and learn in partner health facilities in Zimbabwe, Uganda, The Dominican Republic, Vietnam, and Russia. The program design is to improve the delivery of healthcare, healthcare education and healthcare research in our partner locations. Physicians and educators from our partner sites visit WCHN to further their training and to participate in on-going Global Health-related research. Our Global Health Program is an active member of Consortium of Universities for Global Health.