The UVM Larner College of Medicine honors student excellence through Graduation with Honors and two national honor societies, the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Society and the Gold Humanism Society.

Alpha Omega Alpha

The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society is composed of fourth-year medical students who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, research, professionalism, service to the school and community and clinical acumen. Distinguished faculty members are also eligible for election into AOA as Honorary Members. Visit the national Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Gold Humanism Honor Society

The purpose of the Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter is to recognize those students who have demonstrated outstanding personal/interpersonal characteristics in their interactions with fellow students/teachers/staff and/or patients and their families. The selection of students for this honor is obtained from students within the class using a peer evaluation survey and from members of our faculty and staff. Visit the national Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

Aequitas Health Honor Society

Aequitas Health was formed in 2021 to recognize a society of fellows dedicated to engaging in work rooted in improving health equity, anti-racism, and community engagement. The inaugural chapter was formed at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine in 2021. The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine (LCOM) Chapter was formed in 2023. At LCOM, Aequitas Fellows are students, trainees, and fellows who are committed to addressing health disparities in their communities and center anti-racism in their efforts.  

Medical Student Awards

  • Awards Selected and Awarded by the College: More than 30 awards to medical students and faculty are presented for achievement in academics and demonstration of excellence in medical.
  • Awards Selected and Awarded by Class: These awards, voted on by medical students, recognize excellence in teaching, support and commitment to the attributes of professionalism, humanism, compassion and attributes that exemplify the best physicians, teachers and citizens.
  • Other Awards