The University of Vermont (UVM) was chartered in 1791 in Burlington and started holding undergraduate courses in 1802, at which time there were 5 medical schools in the United States: the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia; 1765), Columbia University (New York, NY; 1767), Harvard University (Boston, Mass; 1782), Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH; 1798), and Transylvania University (Lexington, Ky; 1799). An MD degree was not considered essential, and most physicians trained by the apprentice method.
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