20211008_Whitecoat-0147We encourage students to have a broad and balanced educational background during their undergraduate years. In addition to courses in the sciences, recommended areas of study include: literature, mathematics, behavioral sciences, history, philosophy and the arts. College work must demonstrate intellectual drive, independent thinking, curiosity and self-discipline.


Bachelor's Degree

An earned bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by the National Committee of Regional Accrediting Agencies in the U.S. or Canada is required for all students matriculating to The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont.


An applicant's undergraduate studies must include the coursework listed. We also strongly recommend one course in biochemistry or molecular genetics. If your learning institution has a specific sequence of courses, make a note of this on your secondary application.

All courses should be completed by July 1 of the year you plan to matriculate. Official transcripts must be received after the grade is available and no later than July 1. Failure to document completion by this date may result in the rescinding of any acceptance or waitlist status.


The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required of all applicants. For the 2022-2023 application cycle, with matriculation in 2023, we will accept MCATs taken after January 1, 2019.

We operate on a rolling admissions basis. It is therefore beneficial for all applicants to submit completed application materials, including MCAT scores, by September 1, 2022.

Our interview calendar, however, extends from late August through March. Should circumstances dictate delays in MCAT completion, we will honor MCAT scores received to us as late as January 1, 2023.

Learning Institutions

We accept courses from institutions accredited by the National Committee of Regional Accrediting Agencies in the U.S. or Canada. This would include community colleges, junior colleges, and online coursework. High school advanced placement courses will be accepted only if credit appears on the college transcript and the AMCAS transcript portion of the application.

Typically, any undergraduate course requirements need to be taken within the United States. However, if you have completed a graduate course in the U.S. and the final transcript indicated you have already been given credit for these non-U.S. courses, we are able to accept those. Please indicate this on your supplemental application and send a copy of your transcript to

Letters of Recommendation

The Larner College of Medicine participates in the AMCAS letter service and all letters should go through them.

We require a committee letter or a letter packet if your college or university provides it. These collective letters count as one letter in AMCAS and meet the entire requirement.

If your school does not have an advisor or committee, you must provide three letters as follows:

  • Two letters from professors in the sciences with whom you have taken classes, and
  • One additional letter from a non-science professor with whom you have taken a class.

You can provide up to six (6) letters in total with your AMCAS application.

If you need to request a waiver, please send an email to before submitting your supplemental application with full details regarding your college or university and graduation date.

Vermont Residency

The University of Vermont Registrar's office determines residency for tuition purposes. You can review their requirements and get an application on their web page or by calling them at 802.656.8515. Forms must be printed, completed and mailed directly to the Register's Office at the address provided. Please submit your application between January 1 and April 1 of the year you plan to matriculate. Once completed, they will notify us of your in-state or out-of-state status.

Non-Vermont Residents

The Larner College of Medicine welcomes applications from non-Vermont residents.  However, we can only accept applications from U.S. citizens, permanent residents, students with DACA status, refugees or asylees. DACA students are not eligible for traditional U.S. educational funding--including federal loans and, therefore, accepted DACA students must be prepared to absorb the cost of medical education.  The UVM Larner College of Medicine is unable to provide a full-tuition scholarship or institutional loans to cover the full cost of attendance. 


Tours - For admitted students, you are welcome to email our office at least three days before your visit and we can schedule a tour with a student ambassador. For prospective students and waitlisted students, you are welcome to stop by our office when you are in town (M-F 8 am - 3 pm) and get a map for a self-guided tour of the campus. 

Transfers - Because of UVM’s very low attrition rate and the unique features of its integrated curriculum, we do not have any slots available for advanced standing in the classes.

Shadowing - Shadowing opportunities may be available through the University of Vermont Medical Center.

From the Dean

Dean Richard Page in a green tie and grey suitI am pleased that you are interested in a medical career and learning more about The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont. The College has a rich tradition of providing innovative medical education as well as outstanding research and patient care. Please explore our website to learn more and contact us for additional information.

Dr. Richard L. Page


8 credits (6 credits of lecture and 2 credits of lab) OR 1 year in each of the following subjects:

Required SubjectsMeets the Requirement
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • General Biology
  • Genetics
  • Histology
  • Microbiology
  • Nervous System
  • Upper-level Zoology
General Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
Organic Chemistry Biochemistry can be substituted for four of the eight credits


  • General Physics
  • Physical Chemistry may be substituted depending on the material covered

Recommended Classes: Biochemistry, Genetics, Biostatistics, Anatomy, Physiology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Behavioral Science, English, and Humanity 

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