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 2018!
    Class of 2018 Orientation was August 11, 2014 - August 15, 2014.

  • White Coat Ceremony
    The annual White Coat Ceremony will be held on November 14, 2014, at 2:30 pm in Ira Allen Chapel.

  • Commencement
    The final awarding of the M.D. degree, at the University of Vermont College of Medicine Commencement Ceremony, 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 received their diplomas on Sunday, May 18, 2014.

  • Awards
    The American Medical Association (AMA), the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society, and the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) awards are given annually to students. Most of these are recognized on Honor's Night and recognized again at the University of Vermont College of Medicine Commencement Ceremony.

UVM COM Events Calendar