The Block Clerkship
The Block Clerkship takes place over a 12‐month period and includes practical exposure to several clinical areas: Surgery, Inpatient and Outpatient Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Both campus environments blend the best of traditional academic medical centers with community health care. Larner College of Medicine faculty supervise all clerkships.
The Block Clerkship is set up on a traditional rotation with bridge weeks between specialties that include instruction in a variety of specialized topics and skills, which include patient safety, palliative care, global health, complementary & alternative medicine, and pharmacology. This curriculum structure appeals to students who thrive in traditional educational settings, enjoy direct instruction, value the opportunity to focus on one specialty at a time, and are interested in working with a large number of different patients. You may do your Block Clerkship in one of two clinical sites in Vermont or Connecticut:
Larner College of Medicine, Vermont Campus
The University of Vermont Medical Center—UVM’s primary teaching clinical partner located next to the Larner College of Medicine campus—is a regional resource and referral center for Vermont and northeastern New York that logs more than one million patient visits each year. The medical center is comprised of a tertiary‐level referral medical center hospital, a large multi‐specialty outpatient clinic, and 22 satellite facilities including primary care locations.
The University of Vermont Health Network member hospitals are located throughout Vermont and upstate New York: Alice Hyde Medical Center, Central Vermont Medical Center, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, Elizabethtown Community Hospital, and Porter Medical Center.
Larner College of Medicine, Connecticut Campus
Danbury Hospital is a 371‐bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital located in Danbury, CT. Danbury provides centers of excellence in cardiovascular services, cancer, weight loss surgery, orthopedic and spine care, digestive disorders and radiology.
Norwalk Hospital is a 328‐bed, not‐for‐profit, acute care community teaching hospital that serves a population of 250,000 in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut. The hospital has a wide range of clinical programs anchored by six signature services: cancer, cardiovascular, digestive diseases, emergency care, orthopedics/neurospine, and women’s and children’s services. The Connecticut campus also hosts our Global Health Program for an elective Advanced Integration experience in one of our five locations: Dominican Republic, Russia, Uganda, Vietnam or Zimbabwe.