Student Testimonials

At the University of Vermont, each of our Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical students has a unique story to tell.  What will your story be?

Allopathic Medical (MD) and Osteopathic Medical (DO) Track

I’m pursuing what I want to be doing. Location is a big thing for me – I like being really close to the mountains.  I think being on campus is like a special part of the program.  You study in the library and the hospital’s right there, it’s very motivating and inspiring. If it’s one of those things that you really want to do, go and do it.  Don’t be afraid. 
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Michael N., Currently Enrolled

I chose UVM because of its close relationship with the teaching hospital and medical school. Through UVM, I had the chance to interact with physicians and volunteer in the hospital. It was vital for me to see and understand compassionate medicine in action. Most importantly, professors at UVM are very accessible outside of lecture hours and are eager to assist students when necessary.
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Christopher W., Currently Enrolled

I chose UVM for a few reasons. First, the program offered a flexible format where I could take all of the required courses in the time frame that made the most sense for me. Second, its location is incredible! Once enrolled, I was pleased to discover that while UVM is a large, public university, the environment is one where professors are approachable and invested in their students’ success. Another unique thing about UVM is that the undergraduate college, medical school, research labs, and hospital are all on the same campus. This meant that I could study in the medical library after class and be at work in the Emergency Department or in the research lab in a matter of minutes. 
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Anna R., 2019 Post-Baccalaureate Graduate

Physician Assistant Track

I chose UVM’s Post-Bacc Pre-Med program because of the access to the medical center and ability to network with experienced medical professionals. It’s my goal to become a Physician Assistant with a joint degree in global medicine. Through the connections made at UVM, I have great opportunities to work with health organizations in Uganda before applying to PA school.
Heather C., Currently Enrolled

I knew my GPA wasn’t great, and I didn’t have the classes I needed for med school. UVM has a PA track, and it was the best option for going to PA school. I’m learning about all kinds of medicines and working with infectious disease experts, physicians, and physician assistants I’ve met so many different types of people that I would not have met anywhere else.
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Gina D., Currently Enrolled

Dental Track

Great reputation, beautiful location, brought me back to UVM.  I wanted to be immersed in a dedicated program, reputable program and that’s why I chose to pursue a Post-Bacc.  We all have this career goal of helping people heal and the rigor that comes with that, so it has really been a supportive community.
Stella S., 2020 Post-Baccalaureate Graduate

The program is an awesome, collaborative environment. The education you get is thorough and really prepares you for the MCAT/DAT. Teachers even teach test taking tricks for standardized exams during their lectures! The location of Burlington VT also gives you opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities in your free time! Some of my highlights are the fact that the teachers were ALWAYS available for extra help and the friends I made were ALWAYS willing to help / provide study companionship. Whatever you need to do to make yourself a more competitive applicant, you can do it at UVM.
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Saloni M., 2017 Post-Baccalaureate Graduate

Veterinarian Track

I had a love of Vermont before I ever even moved there and really, really wanted to go live in Vermont. UVM was a great program. I liked the flexibility. A lot of other programs were more rigid, whereas at UVM I could make my own way. I worked at least part through the Post-Bacc program, which was fantastic and necessary for me and I think gave me a lot of experience.
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Sarah E, 2019 Post-Baccalaureate Alumna

Accepted into UVM’s Larner College of Medicine

I feel that UVM prepared me for medical school with the shorter and more intense nature of my post-bacc. Because of the flexibility of the program, I was able to complete all of my prerequisites in one year. The condensed nature of my post-bacc mimicked the rigors of medical school and taught me how to manage a demanding academic schedule. Additionally, all of the pre-medical classes at UVM created a very solid foundation that I have been able to build upon since entering medical school. The professors are passionate about what they teach, are great teachers and made my time in the post-bacc program very enjoyable.
Elizabeth Kelly, 2021
First year student at Robert Larner College of Medicine

When I began the UVM Post-Bacc Pre-Med (PBPM) program, I had no prior pre-medical science experience but was steadfast in my mission to learn more about the impact of adverse childhood experiences and health outcomes. After my time in the PBPM program, I completed all the necessary pre-medical requirements to apply and gain admission to medical school. I left the program with a clearer mission of service, guided by an invigorated knowledge of the pre-medical sciences, which has served as a much-needed foundation when starting my first year of medical school.
Jasmine Bazinet-Phillips, 2021 
First year student at Robert Larner College of Medicine

Are you a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical grad who would like to share a story with us?  Contact  learn@uvm.edu