Student Testimonials

At the University of Vermont, each of our Post-Baccalaureate Premedical 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.  Hear more from Michael.
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. Click here to read more about Christopher.
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 incredible and very 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. 
Anna R., 2019 Post-Baccalaureate Graduate

UVM’s PBPM program allows students to personalize their schedules to best fit their needs, something that has been very helpful to me given my academic and professional background. This, in addition to the Larner COM linkage, was a big draw for me. Having the UVM Medical Center right on campus helped influence my decision, and has proven to be extremely valuable. Burlington is also a fantastic place to live while studying, a year-round city that offers many opportunities for both work and fun.
Trevor M., 2019 Post-Baccalaureate Graduate

Physician Assistant Track

I chose UVM’s Post Bac PreMed 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 chose UVM PBPM because I was looking for a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program that was well established and geared towards giving their students the skills necessary to get into competitive medical programs and excel once there. I was able to complete all of my science prerequisites for PA school in one year. The program prepared me for the rigorous schedule and intensive learning of PA school by giving me a solid foundation in the sciences. Now that I am currently in PA school, I can say that I am grateful for the UVM PBPM program for setting me up to succeed!
Hadley W., 2018 Post-Baccalaureate Graduate

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 PostBacc.  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. Hear more of what Saloni has to say about the program.
Saloni M., 2017 Post-Baccalaureate Graduate

Veterinarian Track

“When comparing the UVM Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Vet program to other programs, UVM stood out. Living in Burlington was wonderful and I benefited from a small peer group, flexible schedule, supportive faculty, and unique research projects.  I also was able to take advantage of the Summer CREAM program caring for Holstein cows on a working Farm.  I found the Animal Sciences Department to be a valuable resource.  I was recently accepted to Cornell University’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.”
Artemis S, 2016 Post-Baccalaureate Alumna

Accepted into UVM’s Larner College of Medicine

“UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program is unparalleled because of the multitude of opportunities for research and patient care right on your doorstep. Having a hospital on campus is incredibly rare to find, and I was able to be a part of more patient care experiences because I could walk right to the hospital from any of my classes.”
Joy B, 2016 Post-Baccalaureate Alumna

Are you a Post-Baccalaureate Premedical grad who would like to share a story with us? Contact us here.