About the Program
Students will find strong commitment to excellent patient care, award-winning teaching and a notably diverse patient population at the UVM clinical branch campus at the Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN). This campus environment blends the best of traditional academic medical centers with community health care in a diverse setting.
The campus is a base for the last two years of clerkship and advanced integration electives. Students spend the clinical year completing rotations that include surgery, inpatient medicine, ambulatory medicine, family medicine, neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry and ob-gyn at this dynamic, student-centered location that offers some distinct characteristics and opportunities. The WCHN curriculum shares the same basic structure of the curriculum as the main campus, with an intentional focus on community, public health and global health.
At the heart of the program is the WCHN/UVM Global Health Program, based at Danbury Hospital. While in Connecticut, students will interact with visiting medical students and physicians from our sister organizations in Zimbabwe, Uganda, Russia, Vietnam and the Dominican Republic.