Clinical Sites

UVM Larner College of Medicine students gain clinical experience at a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings and locations.

UVM Larner College of MedicineVermont Campus

Students based at the Vermont Campus will enter a clinical lottery for the discipline specific rotations or may choose to apply for the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship. The Vermont Campus locations range from college-towns to rural both in Vermont and New York to West Palm Beach’s ethnically diverse patient population. Clinical sites: 

Clinical sites 

UVM Health NetworkThe University of Vermont Health Network serves Vermont and northern New York through six hospital locations: The University of Vermont Medical Center, Alice Hyde Medical Center, Central Vermont Medical Center, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, Elizabethtown Community Hospital and Porter Medical Center,  

The University of Vermont Medical Center is a regional resource and referral center for Vermont and northeastern New York that logs more than one million patient visits each year. The University of Vermont Medical Center comprises of a tertiary-level referral medical center hospital, a large multi-specialty outpatient clinic, and 22 satellite facilities including primary care locations. 

Traditional clerkship rotations include Surgery, Inpatient Medicine, Ambulatory Medicine, Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Ob-Gyn. Note: Central Vermont Medical Center is a Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship site (see Vermont Campus Opportunity for more information). 


Vermont Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship

Students may choose to apply for the 12-month Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship where they are embedded in primary care clinics and participate in providing comprehensive care to their patients, including wellness, acute care, and chronic care. Students will have opportunities to participate in community-based initiatives that focus on population health.  Hudson Headwaters LIC

  • UVM Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) is a hub for regional health care delivery. The 122 licensed bed hospital serves a population of 66,000, and employs nearly 1,400 people. More than 25,000 patients are seen annually in CVMC's Emergency Department and more than 164,000 outpatient visits including over 3,000 outpatient surgeries are provided. The Medical Center has a medical staff of nearly 135 physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants representing a wide range of primary and specialty services.
  • Hudson Headwaters Health Network, not-for-profit system of community health centers, is headquartered in Queensbury, New York, and serves the Adirondack/Lake George/Glens Falls area in upstate New York. 

  • The Network includes 17 different health centers providing acute health care, seven subacute and acute rehabilitation centers, and at Glens Falls Hospital, and Moses Ludington Hospital with approximately 377,000 patient visits annually. The primary care clinics are designated as level 3 Patient Centered Medical Homes.

Connecticut Campus

Nuvance HealthStudents based at the Connecticut Campus will complete most clerkships at the Western Connecticut Health Network’s Danbury and Norwalk locations. The patients served represent a remarkable cross-section of economic, ethnic, racial and linguistic backgrounds. Easy access to New York City and the surrounding area makes this a cosmopolitan setting in which to live, work and play.

Clinical Sites
  • 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. Clerkship rotations include Surgery, Inpatient Medicine, Ambulatory Medicine, Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Ob-Gyn.  
  • 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. Norwalk has more than 500 physicians on active medical staff, many of whom trained at the nation's leading medical schools and hospitals, and 2,000 dedicated health professionals and support personnel. 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.

Connecticut Campus Opportunity Global Health

Fourth-year students may choose to apply to the Global Health Program for an elective Advanced Integration experience in one of our five locations: Dominican Republic, Russia, Uganda, Vietnam or Zimbabwe. 

These established sites allow engagement in the cultural and educational exchange that characterizes global health. The electives are entirely subsidized, and participants are chosen through an interviewing process.

First-year students at either the Vermont or Connecticut campus may apply for a summer Global Health elective between their first and second year of medical school. 

How it works:

All students are based in Burlington, Vermont, for the 18-month Vermont Integrated Curriculum, Level 1 – Foundations section. 

Students select either Vermont Campus or Connecticut Campus for their base for Level 2 – Clinical Clerkships and Level 3 -  Advanced Integration. Students are mentored by Larner faculty members at all clinical locations and are provided opportunities for building professional, collegial communities.

The Clinical Clerkship year is designed to build on competencies acquired in Level 1 -Foundations to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for clinical care and decision-making in a variety of medical settings. The Vermont Campus and the Connecticut Campus are the two locations to complete clerkship education. 

Both campus environments blend the best of traditional academic medical centers with community health care. The year is composed of multiple clerkships which provide clinical experiences supported by structured educational programs.  All clerkships will be completed under the supervision of Larner College of Medicine faculty. 

The Advanced Integration level encompasses activities that enhance the student’s clinical skills and knowledge of basic and clinical science, and elective activities that allow the student to shape their own professional development.