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University of Vermont College of Medicine

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

We encourage students with a broad and balanced educational background during their undergraduate years. Work must demonstrate intellectual drive, independent thinking, curiosity, and self-discipline. We seek in applicants the same humanistic qualities and attitudes we consider essential in a physician: integrity, a respect for others choices and rights, compassion, empathy, and personal insight.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Dr. Janice Gallant
Application fee  $95
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
November 5 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  2
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered  Yes
Early decision application period  June 1 (Begins)
August 15 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date  October 1
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.69
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  31 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
10 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
Required undergraduate course work
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry
general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  N/A
Combined college/M.D. program offered  No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women's health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum?  Frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice?  Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.4:1
Full-time faculty  639
Part-time faculty  39
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  63
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  0
Full-time faculty in clinical program  576
Part-time faculty in clinical program  39

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $47.7
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  170
Principal investigators (PIs)  97
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  137

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Danbury Hospital
Eastern Maine Medical Center
Fletcher Allen Health Care
St. Mary's Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

The curriculum contains 3 levels. Level 1 students acquire fundamental, clinically relevant scientific knowledge, and begin to develop foundational clinical skills and professional identity formation. Level 2 immerses students in the principles and practices of clinical medicine. Level 3 provides increased patient care responsibility and individually tailored preparation for specialty practice.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  110
Step 1: Percent passing  95%
Step 1: Average score  223
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  124
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  99%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  238

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  N/A
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  N/A
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  N/A

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  40
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.2
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $47.7
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $74.66

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  60
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.4
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  40.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.69
MCAT total score  31
Acceptance rate  4.8%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.4:1
Total medical school enrollment  450

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Marie Johnson
Financial aid phone  (802) 656-5700



Full-time: $30,940 (in-state)
Full-time: $54,160 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $1,957
Room and board  $9,618
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $183,171

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  85%
Students receiving loans  76%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  79%
Students receiving work study  0%



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