Premedical Enhancement (PEP) Program

The Premedical Enhancement Program (PEP) is a formalized mentoring program sponsored by The Larner College of Medicine Office of Primary Care and the UVM Honors College to offer academically qualified students opportunities to develop a clear understanding of the day-to-day realities of medical practice. PEP students who complete the three-year program requirements will be invited to interview at The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont and will receive special consideration for admission.

Graduation photo of Hannah Woodruff

Hannah Woodruff, of Essex Vermont, graduated from the University of Vermont in 2016 where she majored in
neuroscience, along with six other students who were in the Premedical Enhancement Program (PEP) for three years.  She is also the great-great-granddaughter of Ellen Hamilton, the first woman to attend UVM back in 1871!

Graduation photo of Hira Haq

Hira Haq, of Essex, Vermont graduated from the University of Vermont in 2016 with a biology/chemistry major.  One of seven Premedical Enhancement program (PEP) students in the Class of 2016, she received the Miser Leadership Award at graduation, given to a student that is dedicated to all that they apply themselves to both inside and outside the classroom.  They are a change agent, and their leadership and commitment to service makes a difference in the lives they touch.  She received the Outstanding Achievement Award as a sophomore.



Suture, Vital Signs and Hemorrhage Clinics: Co-sponsored by Vermont AHEC and the U.S. Army, suture, vital signs and hemorrhage clinics introduce UVM undergraduates to medicine through hands-on experiences.

For dates, registration, and more information, contact:

Laurie McLean
Program Coordinator

Vermont AHEC Health Care Workforce Recruitment and Networking Day

Approximately 35 health care organizations participate in this annual fall event at the University of Vermont to foster connections between health care organizations and health professions students, medical residents and fellows. The event provides a forum to discuss career opportunities, clinical rotations, and community-based projects.

See the Events & Calendar page for the date of this year's event.

Internships and Projects

The College Student Health Internship Program (C-SHIP) is for students enrolled in post-secondary education with intent to pursue a career in health care. Internships may be paid, 100 hours maximum, and can be completed over a summer, or summer and fall. Placements are with organizations or agencies with which we have partnerships, and can include medical, social and human services, veterinary, nutrition or exercise science, nursing, geriatrics, pharmacy, and other healthcare related fields. Positions are competitive and currently are located in Windsor, Windham, Bennington, and Rutland Counties.

For more information, contact the Southern VT AHEC at 802-885-2126.