Our Mission:

The University of Vermont Emergency Medicine residency community commits to growth and mastery in emergency medicine from a core of humility and integrity while embracing the beauty of our surroundings and the humanity of our patients.

Prospective Residents:

We will be accepting applications to join our program each year in September through ERAS. Our interview season runs from October through January on a rolling invitation basis.

Three essential components make UVM the ideal emergency medicine program:

Prominent Academic Medical Center

The UVM Medical Center provides a world-class academic home for our residency training program.  Our academic core faculty are nationally awarded teachers, expert clinicians, and have diverse research interests across more than 14 subspecialities within emergency medicine.  The medical center serves a catchment area of thousands of square miles and is the referral center for nine regional hospitals, and our residents are at the forefront of caring for our region's most seriously ill and injured individuals.

Training Across the Entire Resource Spectrum 

Here at UVM, through our wilderness medicine, rural medicine, and global health opportunities, you will develop the skills and confidence to provide care in austere, resource-limited environments. Over 90% of our core teaching faculty will work alongside you at our community and rural hospitals, ensuring that you learn to master decision making in resource-limited settings with confidence.  You will be fully supported as you navigate transferring patients, perform lifesaving procedures without any consultant backup, and gain skills that will allow you to work anywhere in the world. 

Amazing Location

We feel there is no better place to live and work than Burlington, Vermont.  From the snowy peaks of the Green Mountains to a sunny day spent on Lake Champlain, we are never more than a short drive away from incredible restorative outdoor adventures.  Burlington is also home to a significant refugee population, and has a breadth of socioeconomic diversity that ensures our residents grow into globally minded, culturally competent, and socially aware emergency physicians.  We encourage you to visit anytime—please let us know how we can help you experience the splendor that our family calls home!


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Message from the Program Director


Dr. Richard BoundsBuilding a new EM residency program in such a supportive environment has been the opportunity of a lifetime. Our EM Residency Program launched in 2019, and has been a huge success. All twelve graduates from our first two classes landed their #1 choice for fellowship or practice location, and we could not be more proud of them! As a new program, we continue to build and adapt in response to our residents' feedback, and they are helping us to build the best program possible. Our growing faculty group strives to mentor our residents to become outstanding clinicians who will find joy and meaning in their work and in their lives. 

Richard Bounds, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
Fellowship Director, Medical Education Fellowship
Division Chief of Education, Department of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor, Larner College of Medicine