UVM Summer Academy

Health & Medicine Program

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UVM Summer Academy is an outstanding, academically challenging 4-week program (2 weeks on-campus, 2 weeks online) for high school students who have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and are interested in exploring healthcare and medicine as a field of study. Our Summer Academy programming, which is offered in partnership with the top ranked UVM Larner College of Medicine, features world-class faculty, a vibrant campus community, and introduces students to the fascinating world of modern medicine though hands-on learning labs, lectures, demonstrations, and hospital visits.

With unparalleled faculty support, students will discover their interests, develop an understanding of potential medical career paths, and receive an experience that will set them apart when applying to college. What’s more, students who successfully complete the program will earn 3 UVM college credits.

2017 Dates

UVM Summer Academy is a hybrid program with 2 weeks of on campus work and 2 weeks of online work:

July 9: Residential students move into the residential hall.

July 10 – 14:  MTWTF, 9:00am – 5:00pm First week of on campus course portion

July 15 – 16: Weekend activities for Residential students

July 17 – 20: MTWT, 9:00am – 5:00pm: Second week of on campus course portion

July 21: Residential students move out of the residential hall.

July 22 – Aug 4: Online portion of the course.

Students are required to complete both the on campus and online portions of the program to be successful.


Who Should Apply

UVM Summer Precollege Programs are open to high school students who have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade who are interested in health and medicine and are capable of successfully completing a 3 credit college level course taught by one of UVM’s many distinguished faculty.

During the application process, we require Parent/Guardian approval to ensure that the student is ready and able to participate in the UVM Summer Academy.

 Program eligibility:

  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • OR granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status
  • GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Personal Statement: Write 2-3 sentences about how this course fits in to your future success.
  • Parent approval: Your parent will receive an email to complete an online form confirming your participation.

How the UVM Summer Academy Program Works

7All students will participate in the class they are registered for during the day. Academically based extracurricular activities such as workshops on college writing, presentations about college admissions, and panel discussions about specific college level skills will be offered in the evenings.

Residential Summer Academy students will:

Commuter Summer Academy students will:

UVM Summer Academy students are evaluated by the same academic standards and procedures as UVM undergraduate students. Completed college credit courses will result in an official college grade and will be added to the student’s University of Vermont transcript.