Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students @UVM LCOM

Welcome to the UVMLCOM community! The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont places your health, safety, and academic success as our highest priority. With this in mind, UVM requires every new incoming student to take the Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students (SAPG) program. The program uses evidenced-based research to teach students about sexual misconduct. Whether you encounter misconduct or not, SAPG will help empower you to make informed choices.

Over 500,000 students across the country complete these courses each year.

To fulfill the requirement:

Part I

Complete the SAPG course ONLINE. Students access the SAPG Training via the myUVM Portal (using their UVM NetID and Password).

This should take less than one hour to complete. The course ends with an exam and a survey.

Class of 2023 SAPG Training Update: Our Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students (SAPG) program vendor informed us in late-May that they are migrating the training to a new delivery tool, “Foundry.” This will delay our initially-established launched date of June 01 for this pre-matriculation checklist item. We hope to launch the training by July 01, per communications from our vendor. This means that incoming students will not be held accountable for the SAPG training as part of the checklist requirements that are due July 01. However, all medical students are required to complete this important training as a member of our medical community. We will remain in communication regarding the newly established deadline once we receive confirmation the migration is complete. Thank you so much for your patience. We wish you every success in completing your requirements and look forward to officially welcoming you to the Larner College of Medicine, this August. Please do not hesitate to reach out to contact Medical Student Services with any questions.

Part II (OPTIONAL - this is evaluation/research data for the training developers)

You will be prompted to complete a follow-up to SAPG 45 days after you complete Part 1; this follow-up will take approximately 15 minutes.

Part III - Course-Debriefing Session

The Office of Medical Student Education has scheduled debriefing sessions during the Fall Semester, as part of the Class of 2023 PCR Curriculum:

  • Tuesday, September 24, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (for Thursday PCR groups)
  • Thursday, September 26, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (for Tuesday PCR groups)

These sessions give students a safe and confidential space to process and discuss what you learned or thought during and after taking the online training course.

Other Important Information:

  • You will need Internet access and audio capabilities.
  • To avoid technical issues, please use any major web browser released within the previous two years.
  • You may take the course(s) in multiple sittings.
    • Note: Should your internet session time out or get interrupted, the course will resume where you left off when you sign back into the system.
  • The courses may include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure students’ attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential; the school will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual students’ answers.
  • Should you experience problems, technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the “Help” link within the course.

Technical problems

If you are having technical issues with the SAPG online course you should contact the Online Technical Support Center by clicking the “HELP” button located in the upper right-hand corner of every screen (in the drop-down menu when you click your name). The Technical Support Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You may also explore this Troubleshooting document

If you have problems with your UVM email address or password call the UVM Help Desk at 802-656-2604.

Resources at UVM

Counseling & Psychiatry Services
(802) 656-3340

Women's Center
(802) 656-7892

Victim's Advocate
(802) 656-7892

Hope Works
(802) 863-1236

Women Helping Battered Women
(802) 658-1996

Students of Concern Resources @UVM
If there is a potential for danger to self or others, Campus Police at 802-656-3473 (on campus) or 911 (off-campus) should be called immediately.

Departmental Contacts:

Office of Medical Student Education