Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
University of Vermont Internal Medicine Residency
The University of Vermont Department of Medicine offers three Internal Medicine residency training programs through its primary teaching hospital, Fletcher Allen Health Care:
Our clinical care and teaching are highly patient-centered. Our approach to educating residents and providing them with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in their professional careers is highly resident-centered.
While our primary goal is comprehensive internal medicine education that will enable the resident to become the most competent and confident internist possible, the internal medicine residency program is curriculum-based, with education reigning supreme over service and the needs of the resident trumping the needs of the program or institution.
We believe that the most significant difference between undergraduate medical education and graduate medical education is our opportunity, indeed our obligation, to foster the development of critical thinking skills – to properly balance resident autonomy with adequate supervision in ways that foster independent decision making. In doing so such a philosophy must embrace an approach that is evidence-based, incorporates patient preference, and operates within a biopsychosocial context.
Nationally Recognized Faculty Dedicated to Your Education
In helping our residents achieve their full potential, our nationally recognized faculty place teaching high on their agenda, are both collegial and approachable to residents, and serve enthusiastically in the roles of career and research mentor. The academic faculty within our medical center, in addition to the primary care and specialty physicians practicing within the entire state, have made Vermont a nationally admired health care reform laboratory where high-quality, thoughtful clinical care is consistently provided in a cost-efficient, personalized manner.
Completion of this internal medicine residency program consistently provides the flexibility and preparation needed to pursue diverse career paths, whether this be in general internal medicine (ambulatory or hospital-based), subspecialty practice, or academic medicine including clinician/investigator and clinician/educator roles.
Therefore, if you are interested in a university-based internal medicine residency program that encourages close working relationships between resident colleagues and approachable faculty, operates within a tertiary academic medical center that also serves as the community resource for a large county, is curriculum-based and humane in its service requirements, and focuses on the educational philosophy I’ve described above, then I invite you to continue exploring the internal medicine residency web site to learn more about your potential involvement in our clinical, educational, and scholarly activities.
Mark A. Levine MD, FACP Professor of Medicine
Associate Chair for Education and Residency Director
Department of Medicine
University of Vermont
Immediate Past Governor, Vermont Chapter American College of Physicians