Larner at The University of Vermont Secondary Application

Larner at The University of Vermont Secondary Essay Prompts

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Prompts have been updated June 2023. (Older essays, if available are below)



  • The Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont recognizes that diversity extends beyond chosen and unchosen identities and encompasses the entirety of an individual’s experiences. Diverse environments can promote growth and provide an opportunity to reflect on preconceptions or biases. Reflect on a time you learned something from someone or a group of people who are unlike yourself. (500 words)
  • Please reflect on a difficult and challenging non-academic experience you have faced. Include a description of the stressful event, how you dealt with it and what you have learned about others and yourself through this process. (500 words)


  • Please use this box to describe how the COVID19 pandemic may have adversely impacted your application. (150 words)
  • Additional Comments (300 words)

Primary Deadline: Usually around Nov 15th
Secondary Deadline
: Usually around Dec 15th
Secondary Fee: $125
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
Casper Required: Yes
PREview Required: No
Screens Applications: No
Accepts Application Updates: No

Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont Mission:

Our mission at The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont is to educate a diverse group of dedicated physicians and biomedical scientists to serve across all the disciplines of medicine; to bring hope to patients by advancing medical knowledge through research; to integrate education and research to advance the quality and accessibility of patient care; and to engage with our communities to benefit Vermont and the world.