Frymoyer Scholars Program

Through the Frymoyer Scholars Program, the John W. and Nan P. Frymoyer Fund for Medical Education supports physicians and nurses who are actively engaged in teaching University of Vermont medical and nursing students and who embody the best qualities of the clinician teacher. The program is an investment in outstanding medical education and promotes teaching that emphasizes the art of interprofessional collaborative patient care.

Individuals selected as Frymoyer Scholars are awarded up to $25,000 a year for two years to develop innovative educational products or programs and/or to improve their teaching skills and in turn the relationship between clinician and patient. These funds should be used to complete a project or take courses in faculty development/bedside teaching that might not otherwise be done due to lack of funding. For more information, please contact the Teaching Academy at

The Frymoyer Scholars Program Call for Proposals for 2025 will open in December.


2024 Frymoyer Scholars Program Recipient

Whitney Calkins, MD; Christina Vollbrecht; Alyssa Tenney; Molly Hurd; Sarah Krumholz
Department of Family Medicine
A Multimodal Approach to Bridging Gaps in Nutrition Education: A Culinary Medicine Experience


About the Frymoyer Fund

The Frymoyer Fund pays tribute to the deep legacy of the late John Frymoyer, M.D., dean of UVM’s College of Medicine from 1991 to 1999, and his wife Nan, a community health nurse who had a strong interest in patient advocacy. The fund was established in 2000 through generous donations from J. Warren and Lois McClure, the Frymoyers, and many others who wanted to honor John and Nan, including the Larner College of Medicine Alumni Association.

Click here to see 24 Years of Frymoyer Scholars