Clinical Branch Campus

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Joaquin Reategui, Class of 2024

Choosing the Connecticut campus as my clerkship site has been an essential part of my medical education. Through the sites in Danbury and Norwalk, I have been exposed to a wide diversity of patients from underrepresented groups and medical professionals willing to teach. Specifically, I've had the chance to serve low-income Hispanic and Brazilian communities where I could bridge the gap in care through a common language. These opportunities, as well as the wide array of options for food, travel, and connections with other medical students, have made the CT campus the best choice for me.

Clinical training in a diverse population with a focus on global & community health

About the Program

The Global Health Program is a partnership with Nuvance Health that centers on international partnerships in sites around the world. The program focuses on improving patient care and medical education through cooperation and the exchange of ideas. By exposing students to different health care systems and socioeconomic structures, the program aims to give an understanding of the challenges in providing and improving patient care in our partnership countries. 

The program serves a population of approximately 940,000 in 28 communities in the area of Connecticut, from coastal Norwalk in the south to the rolling hills of New Milford and Danbury to the north. Norwalk Hospital and Danbury Hospital are the main teaching hospitals, with Danbury being the hub of the Global Health Program. The patients served represent a remarkable cross-section of economic, ethnic, racial and linguistic backgrounds. Easy access to New York City and the surrounding area makes this a cosmopolitan setting to live, work and play. 

Students will find strong commitment to excellent patient care, award-winning teaching, and a notably diverse patient population at the UVM Connecticut campus. This campus environment blends the best of traditional academic medical centers with community health care and serves as the site for the clerkship and advanced integration years. Connecticut campus students benefit from the same educational structure and learning goals as the Vermont campus, and they have successfully matched into their desired specialties over the length of this partnership. 

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Learn more about the Connecticut Campus

UVM Connecticut Campus students will live in the area while they complete their seven core clinical clerkships, and the campus serves as a base for their fourth year “Advanced Integration” course work. The Advanced Integration experience includes both required and elective clinical and didactic course work that can be undertaken in a variety of settings in Connecticut, Vermont or at medical centers throughout the country. 

Education Resources

  • Medical libraries at both Danbury and Norwalk Hospitals offer evidence-based resources to drive learning and decision-making. The libraries provide support through their permanent holdings, their access to on-line resources and the engaged librarians who are active partners in our activities.