The University of Vermont College of Medicine

The MSP at UVM is one of the original programs funded by the KTGF. At UVM, the program falls within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry. The program at UVM attempts to remain true to the core principles of the program: mentored, clinical experiences for students to introduce them to the field of child and adolescent psychiatry in hopes of instilling interest to become a child and adolescent psychiatrist. Pursuant to this goal, UVM supports research programs and clinical experiences for students. The program also holds monthly lunches and other events. There are currently 49 students in the UVM program, eight of whom have indicated a clear preference towards psychiatry or child psychiatry.

Official Program Name

Donald J. Cohen Medical Student Training Program at the University of Vermont
Program Director Robert Althoff, MD, PhD # of students: 25+
Admin. Assistant LaTasha Magee # of faculty: 5-10
Program Dates October – June



5-10 mentors

3-5 students per mentor

1-5 hours of mentorship monthly


Outpatient child psychiatry

Juvenile Rehabilitation Center


Camp R & R - a 1-week summer camp for children in care of the state

Multiple opportunities within the child psychiatry division