The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine
at the University of Vermont
Second to None
On September 23, 2016 the University of Vermont board of trustees announced the University of Vermont College of Medicine's new name, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont in honor of the countless contributions and long-time support of the alumnus Robert Larner, M.D. The new name is the first time in the United States that a medical school has been named to honor an alumnus physician and donor.
Dr. Larner, a native Vermonter, received both his bachelor's and M.D. degrees from UVM, in 1939 and 1942 respectively. Dr. Larner and his wife Helen have graciously supported a number of medical education initiatives at UVM beginning with the Larner Endowment and Student Loan Fund established in 1985.
The Larners' generosity will allow the College to unquestionably fulfill Dr. Larner's vision and directive: for the College to provide what he describes as "a medical education second to none."