University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, USA

The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine (formerly the University of Vermont College of Medicine) is an American medical school located in Burlington, Vermont and associated with the University of Vermont (UVM). Established in 1822, it is the nation’s seventh oldest medical school. The primary teaching hospital for the Larner College of Medicine is the University of Vermont Medical Center (formerly known as Fletcher Allen Health Care) in Burlington.

The Larner College of Medicine is an allopathic medical school that offers both MD and PhD degrees. In 2007, there were 431 medical and 23 MD/PhD students enrolled. The entering class of 2020 contains 120 students.

The school’s medical curriculum is known as the “Vermont Integrated Curriculum”. It has traditional, subject-based and more contemporary, organ/system-based components. The first 18 months of the curriculum are devoted to basic and clinical science; the remainder of the four-year program largely consists of clinical clerkships.

The institution is one of the ten most-selective medical schools in the United States, with an acceptance rate of 4.0% annually.

The Larner College of Medicine offers a Doctor of Medicine degree program into which it enrolls approximately 115 students annually.

According to the institution, the Larner College of Medicine offers an “integrated” medical curriculum. This curriculum, known as the “Vermont Integrated Curriculum”, or “VIC”, is separated into three levels. Level one/foundations are focused on basic and clinical sciences and lasts 18 months. Level two/clinical clerkships are a 12-month period spent rotating through various clinical clerkships at The University of Vermont Medical Center and other affiliated hospitals. In level three/advanced integration, students continue rotating through clinical clerkships and acting internships with additional responsibilities.

The Larner College of Medicine is highly ranked among American medical schools. For 2010, The University of Vermont College of Medicine was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as 4th on the “Top Medical Schools — Primary Care” list and 8th on the “Top Medical Schools — Rural Medicine” list.


Founded in 1822, The Larner College of Medicine is the seventh oldest medical school in the nation.

With the September 2016 historic gift announcement from Dr. Robert Larner and his wife, Helen, the college will continue building a medical education that is second to none. Recent initiatives include digitizing the entire curriculum, creating new innovative classrooms that facilitate active learning, building an enhanced simulation center to help students learn clinical skills, and the recruitment of an endowed Professor of Medical Education to lead the Teaching Academy.


  • Vermont ranks 1st in the nation in primary care physicians per capita and 6th in all physicians per capita (AAMC State Physician Workforce Data Book, 2015)
  • The Larner College of Medicine ranked 8th for Rural Medicine education (US News & World Report, 2016)
  • Admissions is highly selective, from a pool of 5,857 applicants, Larner College of Medicine enrolled 119 students in the class of 2021.

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