University of Vermont

Application Services, Summer Research Programs, Local Resources and More

Application services

Association of American Medical Colleges Application Services (AMCAS)
c/o Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
2450 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20037-1123
e-mail: amcas@aamc.org

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service
5550 Friendship Blvd., S, Suite 310
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7231

American Association of Dental Schools Application Service
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036-2212
Tel: 202-667-9433
e-mail: adea@adea.org

Local Service and Health Organizations

This is a small sample; contact Career Service's pre-health advisor for many more opportunities.

Summer research programs

Professional health links

Post-baccalaureate pre-med programs

Medical schools admitting UVM students

  • Albany Medical School
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Columbia University
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/Chicago Medical School
  • Dartmouth Medical School
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Florida State University College of Medicine
  • George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Science
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Jefferson Medical College
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Loyola University Chicago/Stritch School of Medicine
  • Medical College of Georgia
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • McGill University Faculty of Medicine
  • New York Medical College
  • Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • State University of NY - Downstate Brooklyn
  • State University of NY - Buffalo
  • State University of NY - Stony Brook
  • State University of NY - Upstate Syracuse
  • Temple University School of Medicine
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • UMDNJ--New Jersey Medical School
  • University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Med School
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • University of Utah School of Medicine
  • University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Bastyr University - Naturopathic Medicine

Premedical enhancement program

What is the Premedical Enhancement Program (PEP)?
  1. In addition to the academic and extra-curricular opportunities available to all University of Vermont premedical students, a select group of highly qualified first year premedical students will be offered the opportunity to apply for admission to the Premedical Enhancement Program [PEP].
  2. The PEP Coordinator in the College of Medicine will assign each selected student to a practicing physician-mentor who will introduce the concepts of patient care and practice management through regularly scheduled office-based experiences. The PEP Coordinator will provide oversight of these activities and guide the students. On a monthly basis, students will receive listings about special educational offerings at the College of Medicine and the Academic Medical Center. Students must attend four clinical sessions with their mentors each semester, two academic medical seminars of their choice, and prepare an evaluation at the completion of each semester.
  3. Students apply to the program after their first semester at UVM. Students learn the outcome of the process in the early summer. Each year no more than 10 UVM students receive acceptance into this program.
  4. Students who successfully complete the PEP requirements during their ensuing undergraduate years, and meet the MCAT expectations of the College of Medicine, can apply to the UVM College of Medicine in their junior year and gain access to an interview. The final admission decision for each applicant rests with the Admissions Committee of the College of Medicine.
Eligibility requirements
  • First-year University of Vermont student
  • GPA of 3.30 (or above) at end of first semester.
  • Must have taken one semester of Biology (BIO 1 or BCOR 11), Chemistry (CHEM 31 or 36), or Mathematics 19 (or higher) and received a grade of B or better.
Application materials include
  • Resume including relevant health/community volunteer experience.
  • Current copy of your UVM Transcript (non-official)
  • Two letters of recommendation. One must be from a UVM faculty member. The second may be from a high school teacher, another UVM faculty member, or your advisor. Please note that these must be academic recommendations.
    Recommendations may be addressed to: Selection Committee-PEP and sent to the Honors College address listed below.
  • Two statements, answering the following two questions: (125 word maximum each)
    1. Why are you considering medicine as a career?
    2. What have you done so far to prepare yourself for a career in medicine?
Deadlines

Completed applications must be submitted no later than February 10, and mailed or hand delivered to:
Premed Enhancement Program
Honors College - UVM
50 University Heights - North
Burlington, VT 05405
Applicants will learn whether they have been accepted by June 30 (unsuccessful applicants will also be notified).

Acceptance/continuation procedures and criteria

A Committee consisting of faculty from the College of Medicine, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Honors College and the College of Arts and Sciences, and a representative from the Career Services Office will screen applications. This process will result in a selection of potential candidates who will interview with this Committee. In addition to an excellent application, the Committee considers interview performance and second-semester grades when evaluating applicants.

Acceptance protocol
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher at the end of their first two semesters at UVM. An applicant’s math and science GPA must also be at least 3.50. Applicants must take at least one math or science course in the second semester to remain eligible for selection.
  • Applicants must have Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and/or Physics (BCMP) grades of B or higher. Students will grades of B- or lower in their BCMP courses may not gain acceptance to the program.
  • The Committee bases selection decisions on the quality of the application, overall and science/math GPA after two full semesters at UVM, and the interview with the committee.
Continuation in PEP
  • Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.50 as measured at the end of each academic year.
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 in all Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and/or Physics courses [BCMP] at the end of each academic year. Grades of B- or lower in BCMP courses are cause for dismissal from the program. Failure to take any science or math classes is grounds for dismissal from the PEP.
  • Students must successfully participate in the full mentoring program, attend the medical seminars, attend PEP activities, and submit the required evaluations.
Early consideration for the University of Vermont College of Medicine
Eligibility requirements
  • Applicants must maintain good academic standing in the Premedical Enhancement Program (PEP).
  • Applicants for early consideration will apply with AMCAS at the completion of their junior year, and must carry at least a 3.50 GPA in both sciences (BCMP) and overall coursework.
  • Science courses required for admission to the College of Medicine include one year or eight credits in each of the following areas: Biology, General Chemistry, Physics, and Organic Chemistry. A year of laboratory must be included with each of these four prerequisites.
  • Applicants for early consideration must have completed all of the science pre-requisites prior to applying. Advanced Placement course work may be used for one semester of the required coursework. Applicants must have at least a B in all of the required science coursework.
  • Applicants must take the MCAT by September of their senior year, and score a minimum of 10 in all three subtests (Verbal, Physical Science, and Biological Science), and a minimum rating of “O” on the Writing Sample.
  • Applicants will interview with the College of Medicine Admissions Committee during their senior year. Admissions decisions will be made in a timely manner by the College of Medicine and communicated to PEP candidates. Accepted applicants must continue to carry at least a 3.50 GPA throughout their remaining semesters or they may be denied admission to UVM COM.
  • Accepted applicants may defer their matriculation for one year if approved by the College of Medicine.
  • Non-accepted early consideration PEP applicants may be cycled into the traditional applicant pool of UVM’s College of Medicine for consideration.

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