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The Family Medicine Residency Program at the UVM Medical Center and University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine emphasizes the cornerstones of Family Medicine:

  • providing top-quality comprehensive health care for patients of all ages
  • promoting health maintenance for individuals, families and communities 
  • preparing Family Doctors for practice in all settings

The program is designed to develop the personal and professional skills you need as a family physician. Your clinical training is complemented by academic and research opportunities to give you the confidence and expertise you'll need for your continuing growth within family medicine.

Program Goals

Train competent, compassionate, full-spectrum Family Medicine Physicians who can practice in diverse practice settings. 

Develop Family Physicians who are prepared for the future, as well as attuned to population health and quality of care. 

Develop longitudinal relationships through humanism and connection- key elements of our relationships with patients and each other- the “heart” of UVM Family Medicine. 

Message from the Program Director

Welcome to the University of Vermont Family Medicine Residency!  As program director, I am proud of the wonderful team of residents and faculty here at our training program. We have been training Family Physicians since 1972 and have a strong track record of developing full-spectrum Family Doctors who practice in diverse settings in the region and beyond.  

Where Big Meets Small

UVM Family Medicine has the “best of both worlds,” including inpatient training at our University-Based Academic Health Center and outpatient training at our resident continuity clinic in rural Milton, Vermont. This bridge of Academics and Community Family Medicine lends itself to graduates who are well-qualified to practice comprehensive Family Medicine, including:
  • Inpatient and outpatient care of children and adults
  • Acute and chronic care
  • Preventative medicine and behavioral counseling
  • Care across multiple settings- including home visits and nursing home care
  • Palliative and end of life care
  • Office-based procedures and ultrasound

Program Strengths

University of Vermont Family Medicine is unique among Family Medicine programs nationally in that we also provides additional training in:
  • Addiction medicine and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Family Planning and termination
  • Family Medicine Obstetrics
Some clinical training highlights include:
  • A hospital-to home discharge clinic with comprehensive resources, developed by the residents
  • A Family Medicine Chronic Disease training clinic- important family medicine topics applied to your own patient panel 
  • Resident Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) clinic 
  • Family medicine- run urgent care, dental clinic, and palliative care service
  • Elective opportunities including a funded and structured global health rotation

Life in Vermont

Lake Champlain

While UVM Medical Center provides the ideal environment for your professional and academic pursuits, Vermont offers limitless possibilities for your recreational pursuits. Burlington is equal parts small city and big town, and is consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the country. It’s a thriving place where cultural and recreational opportunities abound, where you can be a part of a close-knit community, and where young families can truly feel at home. From the slopes of the Green Mountains to the east to stunning shores of Lake Champlain to the west, there’s no shortage of ways to get outside and enjoy the best of Vermont. In short, it’s truly a unique and inspiring place to live, work, learn and grow. Learn more

Laura McCray, M.D., M.S.C.E., Residency Program Director

Laura McCray, M.D., M.S.C.E.

Residency Program Director