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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.

Education Resources

  • Medical libraries at both Danbury and Norwalk Hospitals offer evidence-based resources to drive learning and decision-making. The libraries provide support through their permanent holdings, their access to on-line resources and the engaged librarians who are active partners in our activities.

Hear from our students:

Eric Schmidt
Eric Schmidt, Class of 2018

These sites offer a wide diversity of patients as well as providers that enhance my medical education at UVM. Skill sets that will serve me well in the future include becoming competent with a video language translator system and exposure to a variety of healthcare systems. Importantly, I’ve had a lot of fun living in and exploring Connecticut in my free time.

Paige Wood

Paige Wood, Class of 2019
The Connecticut campus provided a welcoming learning environment. The friendly and engaged faculty were excited to work with medical students. The patient population is diverse and I was provided with many opportunities to interact with patients from many different cultural and language backgrounds which further enriched my education. 

About the Campus at Western Connecticut Health Network

The WCHN serves a population of approximately 600,000 in 28 communities in the area of Connecticut spanning from coastal Norwalk in the south to the rolling hills of New Milford and Danbury to the north. Norwalk Hospital and Danbury Hospital are the main teaching hospitals with Danbury being the hub of our Global Health Program. The patients served represent a remarkable cross-section of economic, ethnic, racial and linguistic backgrounds. Easy access to New York City and the surrounding area makes this a cosmopolitan setting in which to live, work and play.

The UVM Connecticut Campus is particularly appealing for those who are interested in community health, public health, and/or global health. Proximity to the New York City metropolitan area and the Hudson River Valley makes it an exciting environment culturally and historically.

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Learn more about the Connecticut Campus

UVM Connecticut Campus students will live in the area while they complete their seven core clinical clerkships and as a base for their fourth year “Advanced Integration” course work. The Advance Integration experience includes both required and elective clinical and didactic course work, that can be undertaken in a variety of settings in Connecticut, Vermont or at medical centers throughout the country.

Clinical training in a diverse population with a focus on global & community health

Norwalk Hospital

Norwalk Hospital

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Danbury Hospital

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