Pathology Dual Master's Degree

Policy 1020.00

Policy Statement

The Pathology and Laboratory Science Department offers a one-year fellowship position for medical students who have completed the Clerkship Level. Successful completion of the Pathology Student Fellowship and of related Graduate College coursework will culminate in the award of a master’s degree in Pathology from the University of Vermont Graduate College.

Policy Elaboration

During the fellowship, the student is on a leave of absence from the Larner College of Medicine (LCOM) and enrolled in the Graduate College, deferring much of the Advanced Integration Level of their medical studies for one year. At the conclusion of the fellowship, the student reenters the LCOM Vermont Integrated Curriculum (VIC), joining the next graduating class.

The student fellows receive a stipend and have student loans deferred during the fellowship year. The tuition at the UVM Graduate College is paid for by the Department of Pathology.

For more information refer to the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine’s Pathology Medical Student Fellowship webpage.

Applicability of the Policy

Clerkship and Advanced Integration Level Students

Related Larner College of Medicine Policies

Related University of Vermont Policies

Not Applicable

Related Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Standard(s)

  • 6.5 Elective Opportunities
  • 9.9 Student Advancement and Appeal Process


  • 7/16/2013 Policy Adopted/Affirmed [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 12/8/2015 Policy Revised [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 3/17/2020 Reformatted [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 9/20/2022 Policy Revised [Medical Curriculum Committee]

Policy Oversight

Associate/Assistant Dean for Students (Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Department)

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