University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Physician Careers


Academic Excellence — Research, Education and Service

on roundsAlong with providing world-class clinical care, our physician faculty are fully engaged in the missions of educating health care professionals and advancing medical knowledge through basic, clinical and translational research.

Nationally Recognized Curriculum

Our innovative medical curriculum is nationally recognized for its unique approach to integration and use of technology. In addition to supporting over 1.1 million annual patient visits, physician faculty teach and mentor more than 450 medical students and 312 residents and fellows who are completing specialty training in 16 residency programs and 23 different fellowships.

Our collaborative environment facilitates cross-disciplinary effort and led to $85 million in extramural research awards during the 2013-2014 federal funding cycle—an increase of 20% from 2013. This amount represents 280 research awards and accounts for 63.6% of all extramural research funds received at the University of Vermont. Of these funds, $57.4 million, or 70.6%, were awarded to clinical departments. In addition, the University of Vermont Medical Center Office of Clinical Trials Research received an additional $3.6 million in support of 49 new and 127 active clinical trials.

Lewis First"Educating these future physicians is critically important for Vermont and the nation, and working with medical students and residents is one of the most rewarding parts of my job."

Lewis First, M.D., M.S.
Professor and Chair
Department of Pediatrics

Chief of Pediatrics Vermont Children's Hospital

Research Leads the Way

Across the Main Campus and throughout the region, researchers in each of the 15 academic departments are discovering new knowledge about disease and wellness. In addition, well-funded collaborative programs in areas such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, lung disease, neurobiology, immunobiology and infectious disease bring together researchers from across many disciplines to address some of the most challenging issues in health care today.

Clinical Simulation Laboratory

In 2011, the UVM Medical Center, College of Medicine, and College of Nursing and Health Sciences partnered to launch the UVM Clinical Simulation Laboratory. Since then, the Sim Lab has played a central role in training medical professionals at all levels, including in our community and throughout the region. Simulation training was a critical component in a rigorous strategy that led to sustainable reductions in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in The UVM Medical Center's intensive care units as well as other hospital infection rates.

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