About The Larner College of Medicine

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 the 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.

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 5,975 applicants, Larner College of Medicine enrolled 117 students in the class of 2020. 


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.

Research

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.  

Location

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.