The Pre-Med Advisor supports students and alums in their undergraduate and post-graduate journey to medical or dental school.

About Pre-Med Advising

While the Health Professions Interest Group provides support and resources on everything from recommended coursework and gaining experience to preparing application materials for professional programs, the Pre-Med Advisor (housed in the Career Center) offers proactive advising to support pre-health students in becoming confident candidates with exceptional applications who make smart decisions about when and where to apply to graduate and professional schools.

UVM does not offer a pre-med major. As you choose your course of study, you should consult our page on choosing a major and course recommendations. All students who wish to attend medical or dental school are encouraged to reflect on and document their academic, volunteer, and shadowing experiences through the Health Professions Portfolio+ (HPP+) process.

Where do UVM graduates go?

Over the last five years, the acceptance rate for UVM graduates who are first-time applicants to medical school is 54%, compared to the national average of 41%.

Learn more about our innovative application support on our Application Process Overview webpage.

Our students attend a wide range of dental schools, osteopathic and allopathic medical schools, including:

Allopathic (MD) medical schools:

Between 2018 and 2020:

  • 55% of accepted candidates matriculated at Larner College of Medicine at UVM
  • Medical schools where 2 or more UVM candidates matriculated:
    • University of Massachusetts (4)
    • SUNY Upstate College of Medicine (3)
    • Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (2)
    • Medical College of Wisconsin (2)
    • University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2)
    • University of Connecticut (1 MD, 1 MD-PhD)
  • Medical schools where 1 UVM student matriculated:
    • Boston University (MD-PhD)
    • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    • Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
    • Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
    • Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
    • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    • New York Medical College
    • Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
    • Rush University Medical College
    • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    • San Juan Bautista School of Medicine (Puerto Rico)
    • Sidney Kimmel Medical College – Thomas Jefferson University
    • TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine
    • Texas A&M (Engineering & Medicine option)
    • Tufts University School of Medicine
    • Tulane University School of Medicine
    • University of Colorado School of Medicine
    • University of Maryland
    • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    • Wake Forest School of Medicine
    • Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    • Yale University (MD-PhD)

Dental schools:


  • Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University
  • Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
  • University of Maryland School of Dentistry
  • University of New England College of Dental Medicine


  • Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
  • Rutgers Schools of Dnetal Medicine
  • Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College
  • University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry

Osteopathic (DO) medical schools:

  • University of New England College of Dental Medicine
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • West Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pacific Northwest University College of Medicine
  • Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Schedule an Appointment

Students and alums can schedule an appointment to speak with the Pre-Med Advisor by logging into Handshake and requesting an appointment.

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