University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Medical Student Education


Medical Student Events & Traditions

Becoming a doctor takes a lot of hard work and commitment. But there are many special events and rites of passage along the way. The UVM College of Medicine community takes time to celebrate student achievement.

  • Orientation, Welcome Class of 2017!
    Class of 2018 Orientation is scheduled for August 11-15, 2014.

  • White Coat Ceremony
    The annual White Coat Ceremony will be held on October 18, 2013, at 2:00 pm in Ira Allen Chappel.

  • Commencement
    The final awarding of the M.D. degree is the most dramatic passage of our medical students from laypersons to physicians, and the College celebrates the tremendous growth that takes place in professional skills and attitudes during the medical school years. The class of 2014 will receive their diplomas on Sunday, May 18, 2014.

  • Awards
    The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Gold Humanism awards are given annually to students. Most of these are recognized on Honors Night and recognized again at graduation.