Linkages

One of the many benefits of attending the University of Vermont for your Post-Baccalaureate Premedical education is that you can take advantage of linkage agreements when it comes time to apply to health professional school. Linkage agreements are contracts between the University of Vermont and other health professional school programs that provide students in the program with a supportive and often expedited pathway for admissions into those institutions.

As a UVM Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program student, you are guaranteed an interview with schools on our linkage agreement list, provided you meet the professional school guidelines and have a certain GPA in your Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program. You’ll work closely with your advisor to help assess your qualifications for the linked medical programs and determine the best time to apply.

While many of our students choose to take advantage of linkage agreements, we also have a large number of students who apply to health professional schools that are not on our linkage agreement list. We’ll support you through your application process and guide you in making the decision that best aligns with your educational and professional goals.

Please note: Linkage agreement availability is at the sole discretion of the admitting institutions and is subject to change or cancellation without notice.  There is no guarantee that any linkage agreement will be available for the entire duration of your program.

Linkage Agreement

University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

The UVM Larner College of Medicine Office of Admissions agrees to provide an interview for students who have completed the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical program at UVM and seek admission to Larner College of Medicine. To be guaranteed an interview under this agreement, students must have a combined BCMP and GPA of 3.5 or higher in the PBPM program. Students are also required to meet all other criteria for admission, which includes the following:

Additional requirements include:

  • Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate degree program or higher at an institution accredited by the National Committee of Regional Accrediting Agencies in the U.S. or Canada
  • Cumulative BCPM (biology, chemistry, math, and physics) and GPA of 3.5 or higher in the PBPM program
  • The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required of all applicants. For the 2021-2022 application cycle, with matriculation in 2022, we will accept MCATs taken after January 1, 2018. An MCAT score of at least 509 is required for an automatic interview.
  • No pending charges or finding of violation of University Policy
  • Be a US citizen, permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or have DACA status

University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS)

The Department of Nursing and the Physical Therapy Program within the CNHS agree to interview certain students who have completed the PBPM program at UVM, and have completed an application, for admission to the Doctor of Nursing Practice, the Doctorate program in Physical Therapy, and the Occupational Therapy Doctorate.

To be interviewed for the Doctor of Nursing Practice, students must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher in the PBPM program and meet all other minimum criteria for admission to the CNHS Doctoral programs.

To be interviewed for the Doctor of Physical Therapy, students must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher in the PBPM program and meet all other minimum criteria for admission to the CNHS Doctoral programs, which include:

  • Graduated from the an accredited baccalaureate degree program or higher
  • Completion of the Graduate Record Examination-combined score in accordance with CNHS requirements for each program here (GRE waived for those with master’s degree or higher).

To be interviewed for the Occupational Therapy Doctorate, students must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher in the PBPM program and meet all other minimum criteria for admission to the CNHS Doctoral programs, which include:

  • Graduated from the an accredited baccalaureate degree program or higher
  • Completion of the Graduate Record Examination-combined score in accordance with CNHS requirements for each program here (GRE waived for those with master’s degree or higher).