Student Affairs

Student Affairs provides support, information and services that guide and assist students throughout their medical education experience. For an overview of our policies and procedures, view the Student Handbook.


Academic Success

UVM utilizes a multi-level approach for academic support programs, with course directors, peers, faculty advisors, and specialized external resources all supporting the academic needs of students.

Student Wellness 

Medical students often find themselves stressed by academic challenges, high standards and career choice dilemmas. UVM recognizes that personal wellness plays an integral role in medical student success.

Career Planning

Advisors and mentors play an essential role in guiding students through medical school, and many resources are available to help with choosing a career in medicine.

Awards and Honors

The Larner College of Medicine, along with the University of Vermont and teaching hospital partner The University of Vermont Medical Center, recognize achievements not only in scholarship but also in the demonstration of professionalism, humanism, compassion and attributes that best exemplify outstanding physicians, teachers and citizens.

Clinical Experiences

Starting in the first year, medical students receive hands-on clinical training to acquire the skills necessary to become practice-ready physicians. These skills are introduced during the student's first venture into the medical school curriculum and then taught and evaluated during all four years of their medical school experience.

Student Financial Services

Our services for students begin with prospective students and continue on to help our Alumni as they enter their residencies and beyond. We advise students on all aspects of their student aid including financing their medical education, debt management matters, and financial literacy.

Dr. Christa Zehle

Message from Dr. Zehle

"The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont has a reputation of attracting bright, talented, and motivated students from all over the country. I am so excited that they have chosen to become a part of our medical community and I look forward to working with them throughout their medical education. The Larner College of Medicine is committed to providing our students with a supportive academic environment to help them be successful in becoming a physician."

Dr. Christa Zehle, Associate Dean for Students

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