Quality of Life
At UVM, we encourage our students to find a balance between working hard and relaxing. Our location on campus of the state's flagship university in one of the country's "most liveable cities" provides students with a wealth of educational and recreational opportunities.
"It's people who make a place what it is. UVM is a friendly place that has people who work and play hard while emphasizing and investing in having balanced lives."
Our students have very diverse interests both inside and outside of the classroom, ranging from playing music in local clubs and rock climbing to club sports and, of course, taking advantage of the winter recreational opportunities Vermont has to offer. Medical students also have access to a wealth of UVM campus facilities and events including:
- Davis Student Center offers great food and even better coffee.
- Gutterson Athletic Campus - a short walk from the medical school, which offers a fitness center, swimming pool, ice rink, climbing wall, tennis and squash courts, basketball courts, and more. (Take a campus photo tour).
- Intramural sports are popular among UVM College of Medicine students, and teams have gone on to win championships in several sports. Students are also involved in national organizations including AMWA (American Medical Women's Association) and AMSA (American Medical Student Association).
Burlington Fast Facts
As the state's educational, medical, financial and cultural epicenter, Burlington is Vermont's prized city. This city is known and revered for its arts, healthy lifestyle, outdoor options and safety.
- 220 miles northwest of Boston, 285 miles north of New York City and 100 miles southeast of Montreal
- Located on Lake Champlain and between the Green and Adirondack Mountains, the city boasts breathtaking views of each
- Largest city in Vermont, with a city population of about 40,000; 150,000 people in the greater Burlington area
- Lake Champlain is the sixth largest freshwater lake in the U.S. (after the five great lakes)
- Waterfront park, public boathouse and numerous sand beaches
- Seven-mile lakeside bikepath for walkers, bladers, runners and cyclists
- 3 sand beaches
- 17 religions represented by their houses of worship (including a mosque, several synagogues, Friends (Quaker) meeting house, church of Christ Scientist, Buddhist center, Catholic church, and others)
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