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

  • providing top-quality comprehensive health care for patients of all ages
  • managing patients in any setting
  • promoting health maintenance for individuals, families and communities

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

  • To provide you with the knowledge and skills to be an excellent family physician in any setting.
  • To incorporate biological, psychological, social, economic and cultural perspectives into the care of your patients.
  • To maximize your ability to positively influence the health of your community.
  • To create a learning environment with the curricular flexibility and support you need to reach your full potential as a family physician, individual, and community member.

Our family medicine residency program works to provide an environment that is rich in resources, role models, encouragement, and guidance and has a distinguished record of graduating excellent family doctors. Our residents have readily passed their Board examinations and quickly establish themselves as successful practitioners. Approximately half of our graduates have chosen to practice in Vermont; the rest are located throughout the United States and Canada.

The University of Vermont College of Medicine and UVM Medical Center established the family medicine residency program in 1972. The Program fulfills all requirements of the American Board of Family Medicine and has been fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education since 1975. The Family Medicine Residency Program is at full capacity with 18 residents.

During the program's first year, you will begin to develop your own office practice. This component of the family medicine residency includes managing patients in prepaid health plans, as well as privately insured, Medicare, and Medicaid patients. As you progress through the program, the care of ambulatory patients becomes more and more important. As a family medicine resident, you will also benefit from excellent training on inpatient services in all major specialties, and on inpatient family medicine rotations. Our relationships with other University departments are excellent, and family medicine residents are valued by the residents and attending physicians of other services.

The Program has its own dedicated inpatient family medicine service run by residents and family medicine faculty.

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

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