University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Medical Student Admissions

Class of 2019 Medical Student Orientation

lecture classroom We are so excited that you'll soon be joining us here at the UVM College of Medicine. We want to congratulate you on your admission to the Class of 2019 and wish you a happy and successful four years here. This is a wonderful medical school with an excellent faculty and students who are both talented and congenial. We all welcome you as colleagues.

We know that getting ready to go to medical school can seem like a daunting endeavor so we've created this website to assist you as you prepare to come to Burlington.

Starting medical school is a very exciting time and we at the Office of Medical Student Education strive to provide a quality orientation program that gets you familiar with our campus and with our community. The week-long Orientation program is coordinated by the Office of Medical Student Education and begins on Monday, August 10 and runs through August 14. Orientation is an essential part of your successful transition to medical school, is a credit-bearing course; therefore, attendance for the entire orientation is essential and mandatory.

Check-in will begin at 8:00 AM in the Given Courtyard and the Orientation program immediately follows in the Sullivan Classroom. Please be sure to check this web page for any updates!

By participating in Orientation we hope you will:

  • Become acquainted with each other and with some students from classes ahead of you
  • Meet many of the faculty and staff
  • Become more familiar with the curriculum
  • Learn about important campus resources available to you
  • Develop an understanding your college's academic expectations
  • Learn more about financial services
  • Provide you with the technology and training to be successful
  • Have fun!

Student dress should be business casual for Orientation. You can read more about what entails "business casual attire" in our handout. You will be instructed on clothing for specific activities on August 13th and 14th.

We know you will have many questions! Please review the information on this site and do not hesitate to contact the Office of Medical Student Education. Please review the following as they become available:

Amanda Mahony profile photoCourse Coordinator
Amanda Mahony
VIC Coordinator
(802) 656-9739

Message from Dr. Christa Zehle, Associate Dean for Students and Orientation Course Director

photo of Dr. Zehle

On behalf of the Office of Medical Student Education, I would like to congratulate you and welcome you to the University of Vermont College of Medicine. I am so excited that you have chosen to become a part of our UVM medical community, a community that I also joined as a student, then as a faculty member, and now as your Associate Dean for Students. Read more >>

Matriculation Requirements


To enroll at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, you MUST complete all matriculation requirements prior to orientation.

Got Questions?


We know that as you prepare for school you will have many questions---from housing concerns to financial aid, to preparing to get settled in Vermont.

Be sure to check out the answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) about Orientation and pre-matriculation requirements, medical school, life in Burlington, etc.

Please do not hesitate to contact us so we can assist you! We have numerous departments ready to support you throughout your pre-matriculation process.

Last modified September 03 2015 02:41 PM