Vermont Integrated Curriculum

The Vermont Integrated Curriculum (VIC) fully integrates primary education in the basic sciences with a solid foundation in basic health science knowledge and clinical skills. Also included are programs in leadership skills, professional development, research and teaching skills.

An Integrated Approach

The exponential increase in scientific knowledge translates to increased opportunities to prevent disease and develop new therapies. It also means that medical students must build not only a solid understanding of medical knowledge as it stands today, but also a firm foundation for a lifetime of learning.

The Larner College of Medicine requires successful completion of three levels of study before the Doctor of Medicine is awarded. The curriculum is continually updated based on innovation and evaluation by students and faculty members; however, the basic concept of developing outstanding practitioners remains constant.

Highlights of the VIC

The VIC is divided into three levels of increasing complexity and breadth of study. Instruction progresses from being teacher-directed to being student-directed, encouraging graduates to develop strong life-long learning habits.

level1bigLevel 1 - Foundations
  • Integrates basic and clinical sciences
  • Incorporates leadership development
  • Provides opportunities to engage in public health research
level2bigLevel 2 - Clinical Clerkship
  • Teaches basic principles of clinical medicine, including primary and preventive care
  • Offers diverse clinical settings with traditional block clerkships in Vermont and the CT Clinical Brand Campus. See Clinical Sites for more information.
ackermanbigLevel 3 - Advanced Integration
  • Provides additional responsibilities for patient care through clinical electives
  • Students also fulfill a requirement for scholarly work in teaching or research
For unique clerkship options, see the Clinical Branch Campus.