University of Vermont Internal Medicine Residency

Welcome from the Program Director

The University of Vermont Department of Medicine offers three Internal Medicine residency training programs through its primary teaching hospital, The University of Vermont Medical Center:

347215gme_contactus_button5.jpgOur 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.

Our primary goal is comprehensive Internal Medicine education that will enable the resident to become a competent and confident internist, through an Internal Medicine residency program that places an emphasis on education over service and pays careful attention to individual resident needs. 

We believe that the most significant difference between undergraduate medical education and graduate medical education is our opportunity to foster the development of critical thinking skills – to properly balance resident autonomy with adequate supervision in ways that promote independent decision making. In addition, such a philosophy must embrace an approach that combines evidence, cost and patient values and preferences in our clinical decisions. 

In helping our residents achieve their full potential our nationally recognized faculty place teaching at the top of 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, has made Vermont a nationally admired healthcare reform leader 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 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 community and focuses on the education, then I invite you to continue exploring our Internal Medicine residency website to learn more about your potential involvement in our clinical, educational, and scholarly activities.


Mark E.Pasanen, MD, FACP
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Governor, Vermont Chapter American College of Physicians