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Building the Future of Health Care

Each year, nearly 6,000 students apply for just 114 seats in the first-year class at the UVM College of Medicine. Applicants are drawn by our reputation for clinical excellence combined with a humanistic approach that values collaboration, collegiality and compassion. 

We are moving mountains for patients… by educating dedicated physicians and biomedical scientists to serve across all the disciplines of medicine… by bringing hope through research that advances medical knowledge… by integrating education and research to improve the quality and accessibility of patient care… and by engaging with communities to benefit Vermont and the world. By supporting the College of Medicine through The Campaign for The University of Vermont, you can be a partner in this life-changing work. Join us.

For Students: $56 million

  • Medical Student Aid: $35 million. In 2014, our students’ average debt of $178,055 put them above the national average of $167,763 for public medical schools. By supporting scholarships, you ensure that the college will be able to compete for the best students, and that those students will continue to seek careers in less-lucrative primary care medicine. You will also make it possible for low- to middle-income Vermonters to continue to enroll here.
  • Fellowships and Graduate Student Support: $21 million. The College of Medicine plays a pivotal role in developing the careers of new physicians who wish to pursue specialty fellowships and doctoral students interested in research careers. Through the campaign, you can help us create fellowships that will attract the best candidates, which in turn will build the strength and reputation of new and emerging programs like cardiovascular medicine and the Vermont Cancer Center.

For Faculty: $53 million

Although our faculty have been remarkably successful at garnering external funding, federal research dollars continue to decline. To attract and keep the best faculty for these programs, increase recognition for their achievements, and encourage collaboration with other disciplines and departments, the college will create more endowed professorships, chairs and director positions. Among these will be positions that advance two major areas where we have great leadership potential: medical education and health care policy and delivery.

For Research and Innovation: $9 million

With work that ranges from studying cancer at the molecular level to saving patients in their critical first hours after a stroke, physicians and biomedical scientists at the College of Medicine are creating new knowledge about disease and wellness at every level. Additional program support will advance this work. One specific area of focus is neuroscience and health behavior, specifically investigating relationships between personal behaviors and risk for chronic disease and premature death.