Clinical Sites

UVM Larner College of Medicine students gain clinical experience at a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings and locations.

UVM Larner College of MedicineVermont Campus

Students based at the Vermont Campus will enter a clinical lottery for the discipline specific rotations or may choose to apply for the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship. The Vermont Campus locations range from college-towns to rural both in Vermont and New York to West Palm Beach’s ethnically diverse patient population.

Clinical sites 

UVM Health NetworkThe University of Vermont Health Network serves Vermont and northern New York through six hospital locations: The University of Vermont Medical Center, Central Vermont Medical Center, Porter Medical Center, Alice Hyde Medical Center, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, Elizabethtown Community Hospital. 

The University of Vermont Medical Center is a regional resource and referral center for Vermont and northeastern New York that logs more than one million patient visits each year. The University of Vermont Medical Center comprises of a tertiary-level referral medical center hospital, a large multi-specialty outpatient clinic, and 22 satellite facilities including primary care locations. Clerkship rotations include Surgery, Inpatient Medicine, Ambulatory Medicine, Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Ob-Gyn.

St. Mary's LogoSt. Mary's Medical Center, located in West Palm Beach Florida, is a 464-bed hospital with 2,400 employees and physicians, and offers a broad spectrum of outstanding medical care, including an acclaimed pediatric program and services at their Children's Hospital. Other quality services include trauma, stroke, orthopedics and obstetrics. Clerkship rotations include Pediatrics, Ob-Gyn. Housing is provided.

Vermont Campus Opportunity

Students may choose to apply for the 12-month Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship where they are embedded in primary care clinics and participate in providing comprehensive care to their patients, including wellness, acute care, and chronic care. 

Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship site: Hudson Headwaters LIC

Hudson Headwaters Health Network, not-for-profit system of community health centers, is headquartered in Queensbury, New York, and serves the Adirondack/Lake George/Glens Falls area in upstate New York. 

The Network includes 17 different health centers providing acute health care, seven subacute and acute rehabilitation centers, and at Glens Falls Hospital with approximately 377,000 patient visits annually. The primary care clinics are designated as level 3 Patient Centered Medical Homes.

Connecticut Campus

Western Connecticut Health NetworkStudents based at the Connecticut Campus  will complete all clerkships at the Western Connecticut Health Network’s Danbury and Norwalk locations. 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.

Clinical Sites
  • Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital located in Danbury, CT. Danbury provides centers of excellence in cardiovascular services, cancer, weight loss surgery, orthopedic and spine care, digestive disorders and radiology. Clerkship rotations include Surgery, Inpatient Medicine, Ambulatory Medicine, Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Ob-Gyn. Housing is provided.
  • Norwalk Hospital is a 328-bed, not-for-profit, acute care community teaching hospital that serves a population of 250,000 in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut. Norwalk has more than 500 physicians on active medical staff, many of whom trained at the nation's leading medical schools and hospitals, and 2,000 dedicated health professionals and support personnel. The hospital has a wide range of clinical programs anchored by six signature services: Cancer, Cardiovascular, Digestive Diseases, Emergency Care, Orthopedics/Neurospine, and Women's and Children's Services.

Connecticut Campus Opportunity Global Health

The Connecticut campus is the home of the Global Health Program. Fourth-year students may choose to apply to the Global Health Program for an elective Advanced Integration experience in one of our five locations: Dominican Republic, Russia, Uganda, Vietnam or Zimbabwe. 

These established sites allow engagement in the cultural and educational exchange that characterizes global health. The electives are entirely subsidized, and participants are chosen through an interviewing process.

How it works:

All students are based in Burlington, Vermont, for the 18-month Vermont Integrated Curriculum, Level 1 – Foundations section. 

Students select either Vermont Campus or Connecticut Campus for their base for Level 2 – Clinical Clerkships and Level 3 -  Advanced Integration. Students are mentored by Larner faculty members at all clinical locations and are provided opportunities for building professional, collegial communities.

The Clinical Clerkship year is designed to build on competencies acquired in Level 1 -Foundations to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for clinical care and decision-making in a variety of medical settings. The Vermont Campus and the Connecticut Campus are the two locations to complete clerkship education. 

Both campus environments blend the best of traditional academic medical centers with community health care. The year is composed of multiple clerkships which provide clinical experiences supported by structured educational programs.  All clerkships will be completed under the supervision of Larner College of Medicine faculty. 

The Advanced Integration level encompasses activities that enhance the student’s clinical skills and knowledge of basic and clinical science, and elective activities that allow the student to shape his or her own professional development.