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About the Program

The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine's campus at Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) is ideal for students who have an independent spirit and an eagerness to learn clinical medicine in an environment that blends the best of traditional academic medical centers with the “real world” aspects of community health care. 

The Connecticut campus is the setting for thirty-five students during the last two years of clinical training. Students will complete clinical rotations that include surgery, inpatient medicine, ambulatory medicine, family medicine, neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry and ob-gyn at this dynamic, student-centered location that offers some distinct characteristics and opportunities. The WCHN curriculum shares the same basic structure of the curriculum as the main campus, with an intentional focus on community, public health and global health.

At the heart of the program is the WCHN/UVM Global Health Program, based at Danbury Hospital. While in Connecticut, students will interact with visiting medical students and physicians from our sister organizations in Zimbabwe, Uganda, Russia, Vietnam and the Dominican Republic.

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Hear from our students:

Eric Schmidt
Eric Schmidt, Class of 2018

These sites offer a wide diversity of patients as well as providers that enhance my medical education at UVM. Skill sets that will serve me well in the future include becoming competent with a video language translator system and exposure to a variety of healthcare systems. Importantly, I’ve had a lot of fun living in and exploring Connecticut in my free time.

Paige Wood

Paige Wood, Class of 2019
The Connecticut campus provided a welcoming learning environment. The friendly and engaged faculty were excited to work with medical students. The patient population is diverse and I was provided with many opportunities to interact with patients from many different cultural and language backgrounds which further enriched my education. 

About the Campus at Western Connecticut Health Network

The WCHN serves a population of approximately 600,000 in 28 communities in the area of Connecticut spanning from coastal Norwalk in the south to the rolling hills of New Milford and Danbury to the north. Norwalk Hospital and Danbury Hospital are the main teaching hospitals with Danbury being the hub of our Global Health Program. The patients served represent a remarkable cross-section of economic, ethnic, racial and linguistic backgrounds. Easy access to New York City and the surrounding area makes this a cosmopolitan setting in which to live, work and play.

The WCHN Clinical Branch Campus is particularly appealing for those who are interested in community health, public health, and/or global health. Proximity to the New York City metropolitan area and the Hudson River Valley makes it an exciting environment culturally and historically.

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Clinical training in a diverse population with a focus on global & community health


Norwalk Hospital

Norwalk Hospital

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Danbury Hospital