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.

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 290 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 a record $93 million in extramural research awards in 2010. More than 75% of this funding is from federal sources and has been increasingly difficult to garner. Yet funding has grown 35% over the last three years in this very competitive environment, a testament to the effort of our faculty and the quality of their research.

Across the medical center campus and throughout the region, researchers in each of the 16 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, and immunobiology and infectious disease bring together researchers from across many disciplines to address some of the most challenging issues in health care today.

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

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