Message from the Program Director

Dr. Richard Bounds

After many years of work and preparation, our Emergency Medicine Residency Program has finally become a reality. Our first residents received a warm welcome in July of 2019. We are now mentoring Emergency Medicine residents to become outstanding clinicians who will find joy and meaning in their work and in their lives. 

Richard Bounds, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Program Director, Emergency Medicine
Fellowship Director, Medical Education Fellowship
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

Our Mission:

The University of Vermont Emergency Medicine residency community commits to growth and mastery in emergency medicine from a core of humility and integrity while embracing the beauty of our surroundings and the humanity of our patients.

Prospective Residents:

We will be accepting applications to join our program each year in September through ERAS. Our interview season runs from October through January on a rolling invitation basis.

Three essential components make UVM the ideal emergency medicine program:

Prominent Academic Medical Center

The UVM Medical Center provides a top-notch academic “home” for our training program, providing you with outstanding teaching and access to incredible research opportunities. This tertiary referral Level 1 Trauma center serves Vermont and northeastern New York, and, as the front door, our ED provides exposure to very high acuity and complexity.

Training Across the Entire Resource Spectrum 

Here at UVM, through our wilderness medicine and global health opportunities, you will develop the skills and confidence to provide care in austere, resource-limited environments. You will become comfortable with point-of-care ultrasound, regional anesthesia, and many other bedside diagnostic and treatment modalities. Our rural and community EM experiences will teach you to practice independent of consultants, and make rapid decisions, including when transfer is indicated. These experiences will truly prepare you to work in any setting. 

Amazing Location

We feel there is no better place to live and work than Burlington, Vermont. If you love the outdoors, whether it’s snow-covered mountain peaks, beautiful Lake Champlain, technical singletrack, or a competitive race scene, this is the place for you! The Burlington area provides a unique “small town” feel, while simultaneously offering incredible food, music, and a culture of wellness. Our faculty, and really everyone you will work with, is passionate about creating balance, having fun outlets, and living healthy lives.