Quality patient care; quality educational programs; advancement of the family medicine specialty

The Department of Family Medicine is an academic and clinical department with an evidence-oriented mission that includes clinical care across the family spectrum, community engagement, clinically relevant research and scholarship, and outstanding education for medical students, residents, and providers across Vermont.



The University and The University of Vermont Medical Center's Family Medicine Health Care Service support the only such residency program in Vermont, working with six residents per year in a three-year training program. Read more


Medical Students

Our academic faculty team introduces students to Family Medicine's diverse career offerings and encourages students to pursue scholarly endeavors to enhance their education. Read more


Board Certified Family Physicians

The Department of Family Medicine is seeking board certified/eligible family physicians to join the full-time faculty. View job description (PDF).

Family Medicine Highlights:

Diana Barnard, MD was awarded the 2020 Service to Medicine and Community Award! Well deserved, Diana!!

Thomas Peterson, MD was named Morris Goldman '29, MD '32 Professor of Family Medicine. Congratulations, Tom on this incredible honor! (8/2020)

Diana Barnard, MD was promoted to Associate Professor! Congratulations, Diana! (7/2020)

Laura McCray, MD, MSCE was promoted to Professor! Congratulations, Laura! (7/2020)

John King, MD, MPH was named Associate Dean for Continuing Medical and Interprofessional Education. Congratulations, John!! (7/2020)

Martha Seagrave, PA-C, BSN was named the Director of Doctoring in Vermont! Congratulations, Martha! (1/2020)

Steve Berns, MD was named as an Emerging Leader in Hospice and Palliative Medicine by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Congratulations, Steve! (10/2019) 

Steve Berns, MD was named the Director of Professionalism, Communication, and Reflection (PCR). Congratulations, Steve!! (10/2019)