University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Family Medicine

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Medical Student Education Program

Martha SeagraveMessage from the Director

The Department of Family Medicine and our faculty and staff are dedicated to excellence in medical student education. We have an enthusiastic team of academic faculty who introduce students to the diversity offered by a career in family medicine and encourage students to pursue scholarly endeavors to enhance their education. Our community faculty provide students with clinical experiences demonstrating the privilege and enjoyment gained from developing continuity relationships with patients and providing comprehensive care throughout the lifespan.

Family Medicine faculty are actively involved in all four years of medical student education at the University of Vermont.

Martha Seagrave, PA-C
Director of Medical Student Education Program

Foundations—The Pre-Clinical Years

Family Medicine faculty lead and assist in teaching throughout the foundations level integrating clinical medicine into basic science.

  • Teach basic clinical skills and interviewing skills
  • Group mentors for Professionalism, Communication, & Reflection Course and Medical Student Leadership Groups.
  • Direct and teach Generations, a course encompassing the life cycle.
  • Students are taught by our community faculty physicians in their offices in Doctoring in Vermont.
  • Many family physicians share their vast experience in the Faces of Family Medicine elective series.

Clerkship—Specialty Based Clinical Experiences

Many of our committed teachers also participate in the required Family Medicine Clerkship. The clerkship emphasizes the acquisition of skills and knowledge related to the care of patients in the outpatient setting. The Clerkship operates in Vermont, Connecticut and Maine. Family Medicine physicians care for a diverse group of patients of all ages on a longitudinal basis providing acute care, chronic disease management, prevention, health maintenance and education. Students will examine the role of the Family Physician, both in leading the patient-centered medical home and within the complex health care system as a whole. During their rotations, students collaborate with their host communities to complete Community Health Improvement Projects and study from a national on-line curriculum designed by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Advanced Integration—Senior Year Programs

Senior students can choose among 11 different Family Medicine courses, including the extremely popular Acting Internship in Family Medicine at Fletcher Allen Health Care.

Electives Outpatient Opportunities
Ecosystems and Change Residency sites
Global Health Rural Health Centers
Palliative Care Global Health
Scholarly Projects Underserved settings
Lactation Management Sports Medicine

Scholarly Activities

Students can choose to become active researchers with faculty guidance during each of the four years of medical school.

Family Medicine Interest Group

Students with interest in careers in Family Medicine can join the Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG):

  • Leadership opportunities
  • Faculty advising
  • Faces of Family Medicine Elective series
  • Social events including the FM Welcome Picnic
  • Local, regional, and national meetings
  • Procedure workshops with FM faculty
  • Residency guidance

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