Medical Education

Posts about medical education in the United States, globally, and at the UVM Larner College of Medicine written by faculty, staff, medical students, and alumni at UVM Larner Med.

Topics frequently covered include the medical school journey, advice for incoming medical students or applicants, curriculum advances over the years, and more.

Visit our affiliated blog – Global Health Diaries for reflections from the Global Health Program at UVM Larner Med and the Western Connecticut Health Network, part of Nuvance Health at

Alex Cohen, wearing a medical student white coat, poses outside with four family member. Cohen is second from the right.

Education & Connection: The Patient-First Approach to Healthcare

Helping people can often feel like an overwhelming and impossible task—how can I possibly help everyone?  Since I’ve been in medical school that statement has evolved and grown to become more closely aligned with what I believe the job of a physician truly is—educating patients and their families. Through education, physicians can support patients by empowering them to be their own advocates.

UVM Larner Med medical student Caitlin Early poses against a light stone masonry wall. Early wears a aubergine sweater.

Where to Apply? How to Decide Which Medical School(s) are Right for You.

On April 19, between 11:00 am – 8:00 pm ET, the UVM Larner College of Medicine will host a virtual “booth” at the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Virtual Medical School Fair. Per the AAMC event website, the fair “enables aspiring applicants and premeds…to connect with medical schools and admissions experts from around the U.S. and Canada.” 

In this post, Caitlin Early, a Larner Class of 2025 medical student reflects on how she used the AAMC virtual fair and other tools to support her research and decision-making process when applying to medical school.