About the college
Founded in 1822, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine is the seventh oldest medical school in the nation. In 2016, a gift from Class of 1942 graduate Dr. Robert Larner and his wife, Helen, strengthened the College's efforts to provide a medical education that is second to none. Initiatives included digitizing the curriculum, creating
innovative classrooms to 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.
- Vermont ranks 1st in the nation in active patient care primary care physicians per capita, and 5th in all physicians per capita (AAMC State Physician Workforce Data Book, 2019)
- The Larner College of Medicine ranked 3rd for Most Diverse Medical School (US News & World Report, 2022)
- Admission is highly selective. From a pool of 8,814 applicants, Larner College of Medicine enrolled 124 students in the class of 2026.
Class of 2026 admitted student statistics:
- 124 admitted students
- 29% are from Vermont
- 23% from populations under-represented in medicine
- 19% identify as LGBTQA