Clinical Rotations

Health professionals reviewing a patient scan imageThe Vermont AHEC Program provides UVM students and UVMMC residents and fellows with services while they are off-campus in clinical rotations in Vermont. Students, residents, and fellows eligible for AHEC services must be in one of the following disciplines: Dental residents, Medical students, residents in Family Practice, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellows. The Regional AHECs can provide information on local communities and more. The Regional AHECs are incredible resources, so make sure to contact them when you go out on your rotation.

Please contact the Northern VT AHEC, located in St. Johnsbury, if you will be in Caledonia, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, or Washington counties; UVM AHEC Program, if you will be in Chittenden county, or Southern VT AHEC, in Springfield, if you will be in Addison, Bennington, Rutland, Windham, or Windsor counties.

Vermont County Profiles for Medical and Health Sciences Students/Residents/Fellows

Vermont County Profiles were created and are updated periodically to provide health professions students and medical residents with an overview of Vermont communities where they may complete rotations or community-based projects.

In order to fully understand a population, it is essential to understand the community in which they live. These profiles will provide a community context for clinical rotations in practices and projects outside the home base of the academic medical center.

The PDF link above this section (in bold type) contains the complete booklet with a state overview and all counties described. The Vermont County Profiles Statewide Introduction PDF link below this paragraph offers an overview of Vermont with health-related information. County-specific links follow the statewide overview. We suggest using the statewide overview with the county where a rotation or community-based project will be completed.

The following PDFs are the section-by-section/county-specific subsets of the Vermont County Profiles for Medical and Health Sciences Students/Residents - ALL COUNTIES document above.

Resident/Fellow Housing

Physician Placement Services

The University of Vermont Medical Center residents and fellows seeking to practice in Vermont, in any specialty, have access to the AHEC Physician Placement Professional, Jennifer Savage. Placement services include: letting residents/fellows know where the physician openings are in their specialty; connecting them to the appropriate contact for the opening; and letting them know about national and state educational loan repayment opportunities for primary care positions. The University of Vermont Medical Center residents and fellows interested in practicing in Vermont should contact:

Jennifer Gaudreau
Physician Placement Professional

Educational Loan Repayment Program

The Vermont Educational Loan Repayment Program for Healthcare Professionals, funded by the State of Vermont through the Department of Health, is administered by the Larner College of Medicine Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program. The goal of this program is to ensure a stable and adequate supply of healthcare practitioners to meet the health care needs of Vermonters.

Who may be eligible?

  • Primary Care Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Nurse Educator/Faculty

View the Educational Loan Repayment Program page for information about eligibility and application requirements.

National Health Service Corps (NHSC)

The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program offers the following health providers the opportunity to have their student loans repaid for serving communities in need:

  • Primary care medical
  • Dental
  • Mental and behavioral health

To learn more visit:

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the PSLF Program.

To learn more visit:

Other Resources 

To learn about various scholarship and loan repayment programs click here.