Welcome to The Larner College of Medicine

Entrance to the Larner College of Medicine

About the College

Founded in 1822, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine is the seventh oldest medical school in the nation. In 2016, a gift from Class of 1942 graduate Dr. Robert Larner and his wife, Helen, strengthened the College's efforts to provide a medical education that is second to none. Initiatives included digitizing the curriculum, creating innovative classrooms to facilitate active learning, building an enhanced simulation center to help students learn clinical skills, and the recruitment of an endowed Professor of Medical Education to lead the Teaching Academy.

  • Vermont ranks 1st in the nation in active patient care primary care physicians per capita, and 5th in all physicians per capita (AAMC State Physician Workforce Data Book, 2019)
  • The Larner College of Medicine ranked 3rd for Most Diverse Medical School (US News & World Report, 2022)
  • Admission is highly selective. From a pool of 8,814 applicants, Larner College of Medicine enrolled 124 students in the class of 2026.

Class of 2027 admitted student statistics: 

  • 124 admitted students
  • 26% are from Vermont
  • 24% from populations underrepresented in medicine
  • 24% identify as LGBTQA


2027 Applicant statistics:

  • From 26 states
  • Two Canadian Provinces
  • Average age: 25
  • 8569 total applicants

Class of 2027  stats - 124 students, 26% Vermonters, 24% underrepresented in medicine, 24% LGBTQA Identified

Mission Statement

The mission of the UVM Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont is to educate a diverse group of dedicated physicians and biomedical scientists to serve across all the disciplines of medicine; to bring hope to patients by advancing medical knowledge through research; to integrate education and research to advance the quality and accessibility of patient care; and to engage with our communities to benefit Vermont and the world.

Vision 2025: A Unified Strategic Plan for the Larner College of Medicine

Larner Milestones

A timeline project looking back on
200 Years of Medical School Excellence

Other Resources

Clinical Partners

Our clinical partnerships allow medical students to benefit from diverse inpatient, outpatient and community settings. Adjacently located to our campus, The UVM Medical Center is one of the many The UVM Health Network partners, along with Nuvance HealthEastern Maine Medical CenterHudson Headwaters Health Network, and St. Mary's Medical Center.


As Vermont's only research university, UVM is an economic engine for the entire state, and the Larner College of Medicine plays a substantial role in creating a significant return on the state's investment. Research at the UVM Larner College of Medicine takes place across 15 departments, including Cancer, Cardiovascular, Health Services Research and Education, Immunobiology & Infectious Disease, Neuroscience, and Pulmonary & Environmental Disease. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our goal is to create an environment that supports the education of physician and scientists who will go on to serve, contribute to and thrive in a multicultural local and global community. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) leads, collaborates, educates, and supports students, staff, and faculty in fostering a culture of inclusion and equity.  


Located in Burlington, Vermont, our campus is situated between the shores of Lake Champlain and the slopes of the Green Mountains. The Larner College of Medicine is on the main University of Vermont campus and is adjacent to the UVM Medical Center, our main clinical teaching partner. Learn more about the area and how to find us..