Look at Larner

Students gather at the Look at Larner 2022 event

What is Look at Larner?

Look at Larner is a two-day program that is held at the Larner College of Medicine. The program is based on student-led outreach, and aims to serve applicants to medical school who are underrepresented in the profession of medicine. The programming provides an opportunity for participants candidates to shadow a medical student, tour the facilities, attend an admissions forum, receive hands on experience in our clinical simulation lab, meet and hear from our current students, and explore the Burlington area! 

Who can apply?

Rising college juniors through postgraduate students and career changers are encouraged to apply. We welcome students from all backgrounds, and the program aims to support those from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds who are applying to medical school. The AAMC defines Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) as racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population. We are expanding this definition to include sexual minorities, those identifying as transgender or non-binary, and individuals from financially disadvantaged backgrounds.

How do I apply?

Check back in late Spring for details about applying for 2024.

Who can I contact with questions or concerns?

If your question isn't covered below or you have further concerns, feel free to contact this year's Look at Larner program leaders with any questions or concerns by emailing lookatlarner@gmail.com.


Our 2023 Look at Larner student leaders

Larner Student Leaders collage

Top: Ainu Rattu

Bottom: Shani Legore (L), Shrey Patel (R)

The UVM Campus experience: discover more about Burlington, Vermont and Western Connecticut.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Will housing be provided? 

Yes; you will be placed with and hosted by a current medical student at Larner.

Am I responsible for my travel? 

You will be responsible for traveling from your location to Burlington, Vermont. Please let us know if cost will be a barrier for you!

What kinds of activities does the program include? 

Meeting with mentors, participating in medical simulations, visiting parts of the medical school including the anatomy lab, interacting with the admissions team, attending educational workshops, and much more.

What are the benefits of the program? 

You will meet mentors and educators who represent a diverse set of backgrounds and professions, and have the chance to jumpstart your application to medical school.

Are there any academic requirements to qualify for the program?

There are no academic requirements besides either being enrolled in an undergraduate degree program or having earned an undergraduate degree