Medical Student Education
Message from Dr. Zehle
"The University Of Vermont College Of Medicine has a reputation of attracting bright, talented, and motivated students from all over the country. I am so excited that they have chosen to become a part of our medical community and I look forward to working with them throughout their medical education. The College of Medicine is committed to providing our students with a supportive academic environment to help them be successful in becoming a physician."
— Dr. Christa Zehle, Associate Dean for Students, College of Medicine
Student Affairs provides support, information and services that guide and assist students throughout their medical education experience. View Student Handbook (pdf).
UVM utilizes a multi-level approach for academic support programs, with course directors, peers, faculty advisors, and specialized external resources all supporting the academic needs of students.
Advisors and mentors play an essential role in guiding students through medical school, and many resources are available to help with choosing a career in medicine.
Starting in the first year, medical students receive hands-on clinical training to acquire the skills necessary to become practice-ready physicians. These skills are introduced during the studentís first venture into the medical school curriculum and then taught and evaluated during all four years of their medical school experience.
The Learning Communities system provides comprehensive support to all medical students within a structured system that addresses academic progress, facilitates career advising, promotes personal wellness and is fully integrated within the medical curriculum.
Our services for students begin with prospective students and continue on to help our Alumni as they enter their residencies and beyond. We advise students on all aspects of their student aid including financing their medical education, debt management matters, and financial literacy.
Student life is more than exams, classes and patients. We encourage our students to stay healthy, get involved, learn more about Vermont, and be active both educationally and recreationally on and off campus.
We recognize that personal wellness plays an integral role in medical student success, and help students learn to manage the stress of academic challenges, high standards and career choice dilemmas.
Last modified March 22 2013 05:07 PM