University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Office of Primary Care and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program

FreemanMedicalScholars

The Freeman Medical Scholars Program

Purpose - To meet the needs of Vermonters by assisting University of Vermont medical students who matriculated at the College of Medicine in the classes of 2001-2012, to become Vermont doctors, especially in rural and underserved areas.

In 2000 the Freeman Foundation and Family began a scholarship program at the University of Vermont College of Medicine which has proven to be a lasting investment in health care for the state of Vermont. For over a decade, scholarships were provided to hundreds of UVM College of Medicine students who promised to return to practice in Vermont. The final group of Freeman Scholar medical students graduated in May 2012. See a complete list of Freeman Medical Scholars (PDF).

The investment made by the Freeman Medical Scholars Program is paying off. Currently, 120 Freeman Medical Scholars are in practice serving Vermonters. Our AHEC Freeman Physician Placement Specialist, Melissa Liebig, connects with Freeman Medical Scholars still in training to learn of their practice interests and then matches them to the practices in Vermont where they are needed.

Freeman Medical Scholars can learn about current Practice Openings in Vermont by contacting Melissa Liebig at 800-442-3531.

The Freeman Foundation Legacy Medical Scholarship Program has been established in honor of the Freeman Foundation and Family and aims to continue the legacy of their philanthropy at the University of Vermont in providing resources to recruit and retain the most capable and compassionate physicians to serve the health care needs of Vermonters. To learn more click here: Freeman Foundation Legacy Medical Scholarship Program

The partners supporting the Freeman Medical Scholars Program include VT AHEC Program Office, Northeastern VT AHEC, Champlain Valley AHEC, and Southern VT AHEC.

Please direct questions about the Freeman Medical Scholars Program to:

Melissa Liebig, MA
AHEC Freeman Physician Placement Specialist
melissa.liebig@uvm.edu
Phone: 800.442.3531

Last modified November 03 2014 04:07 PM