How to Apply
Please see the Course Catalog. Please contact the appropriate specialty coordinator about availability.
Visiting students may apply for a maximum of 8 weeks of electives at the Larner College of Medicine.
The Visiting Student Application package, including all supporting information, is available in pdf format.
Please read all material carefully and fill out the application and immunization form* completely before submitting your application. Please submit all materials together in one package. Incomplete applications will be returned. Materials must be mailed; faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
Please note that we do not hold spots for visiting students in advance of receiving a completed application package.
Your application packet must include the following:
- Application fillable form
- AAMC standard immunization form
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
- Proof of personal health insurance
- Proof of malpractice/liability coverage
- Application fee(s) - $50 USD check or money order made payable to University of Vermont
- Personal photo
- Evaluation form if required
- HIPAA compliance confirmation**
- Copy of CV (please include dates and number of weeks of core clerkships)
- Copy of your medical school transcript
- A copy of your USMLE Step 1 score report, or a letter from your school certifying your score
*Please fill out the AAMC Standardized Immunization Form and have it signed by your health care provider. Immunization attachments and lab reports will not be accepted in place of the immunization form. Include additional information only when necessary or requested.
All students taking electives at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont/The University of Vermont Medical Center must complete HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) training. Many visiting students will already have completed HIPAA training, sometimes several times. If you have completed training within a year of the start date of the elective, you may forward, with your application, a photocopy of your completion certificate or a letter (on institutional letterhead) from your Dean or HIPAA administrator stating that you are HIPAA compliant. This information will be kept in your file and a copy will be forwarded to the Risk Management Department at The University of Vermont Medical Center. All other students will be required to complete a short, web-based HIPAA tutorial upon arriving for the elective.
The visiting elective year at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont is May to February. Visiting students are not accepted for March or April of any year. Complete applications for electives must be received at least 2 months prior to the elective start date. Applications for AIs should be received at least 3 to 4 months prior to the elective start date to facilitate the creation of call schedules. Last minute applications will not be accepted and will be returned.
Electives at the Larner College of Medicine are scheduled in 4 week blocks. For ease of scheduling, visiting students are encouraged to conform to this schedule.
If you have questions about information that is not covered here please contact the Visiting Student Electives Coordinator.