Child Psychiatry Statement:


The goal of the UVMMC Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program is to provide comprehensive training using the Vermont Family-Based Approach (VFBA), a unique method of delivery focuses on the entire family, and utilizes evidence-based interventions in health promotion.  While fellows work in a largely university-based setting in a small/rural community, we also have close partnerships with community-based systems.  There is a strong emphasis on public health and graduates of the program will have a keen understanding on how emotional and behavioral health are central in overall health.  Fellows work in a team setting in delivery of care that includes Wellness Coaches, Focused Family Coaches (therapists), Family-Based Psychiatrists, and providers in the community.  This approach is utilized in a variety of settings, including acute inpatient, outpatient, and through consultative work in the hospital and community.  Fellows have to opportunity to work within systems that have resources ranging from quite limited to abundant, and to determine how to effectively utilize them.  Opportunities for advocacy, leadership, quality improvement, teaching, and research are plentiful and the small size of our state allows for potential interaction with state policy makers.  Graduates of the program are prepared to work in a variety of settings and have gone on to work in academic, community-based, private practice, and consultative roles, in addition to developing programs in other locations.  The residency program strives to attract fellows from diverse backgrounds to provide culturally competent care as well as to effectively advocate and support those who may be underrepresented or marginalized.

Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families Mission Statement:

Through the use of health promotion, prevention, and intelligent intervention we strive to use the Family Based Approach with a long term goal of helping the well remain illness free, preventing at risk children from developing psychiatric illness and intervening comprehensively on behalf of the children and families challenged by emotional or behavioral disorders.

UVMMC Mission Statement:

Working together, we improve people's lives.

Mission Summary

Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education, and research in a caring environment.

UVM LCOM Mission Statement:
Mission Statement

Our mission at The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont is to educate a diverse group of dedicated physicians and biomedical scientists to serve across all disciplines of medicine; to bring hope to patients by advancing medical knowledge through research; to integrate education and research to advance the quality and accessibility of patient care; and to engage with our communities to benefit Vermont and the world.

Statement of Values
  • We respect the dignity of all individuals and are responsive to their physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs and cultural diversity.
  • We are just and prudent stewards of limited natural and financial resources.
  • We foster a climate which encourages both those receiving and providing care to make responsible choices.
  • We strive for excellence in quality and care and seek to continuously learn and improve.
  • We acknowledge a partnership with the community to ensure the best possible care at the right time, in the right place, and by the right provider.
  • We are caring and compassionate to each other and to those we serve.
  • We communicate openly and honestly with the community we serve.
Second to None

Founded in 1822, The Larner College of Medicine is the seventh oldest medical school in the nation.

With the September 2016 historic gift announcement from Dr. Robert Larner and his wife, Helen, the college will continue building a medical education that is second to none. Recent initiatives include digitizing the entire curriculum, creating new innovative classrooms that facilitate active learning, building an enhanced simulation center to help students learn clinical skills, and the recruitment of an endowed Professor of Medical Education to lead the Teaching Academy.

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  • Vermont ranks 1st in the nation in primary care physicians per capita and 6th in all physicians per capita (AAMC State Physician Workforce Data Book, 2015)
  • The Larner College of Medicine ranked 8th for Rural Medicine education (US News & World Report, 2016)
  • Admissions is highly selective, from a pool of 5,857 applicants, Larner College of Medicine enrolled 119 students in the class of 2022. 
Clinical Partners
Clinical partnerships allow medical students to benefit from diverse inpatient, outpatient and community settings. Adjacently located to our campus, The UVM Medical Center is one of the many The UVM Health Network partners, along with Western Connecticut Health Network, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Hudson Headwaters Health Network, and St. Mary's Medical Center.

As Vermont's only research university, UVM is an economic engine for the entire state, and the Larner College of Medicine plays a substantial role in creating a significant return on the state's investment. It is estimated that the total economic impact of the Larner College of Medicine exceeds $400 million annually in Vermont, directly and indirectly supporting over 2,600 jobs in the state.

Diversity & Inclusion
Our goal is to create an environment that supports the education of physician and scientists who will go on to serve, contribute to and thrive in a multicultural local and global community.  

Located in Burlington, Vermont, the campus sits between the shores of Lake Champlain and the slopes of the Green Mountains. The Larner College of Medicine is on the main University of Vermont campus and is adjacent to the UVM Medical Center, our main clinical teaching partner.