Major Initiatives

The VMS Education & Research Foundation

Helping Physicians Help Patients and Communities

The Vermont Medical Society Education and Research Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit public benefit corporation organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. The mission of the VMS Foundation is to advance the public good by supporting education, improvement and evaluation in the field of health. 

The unifying theme of the Foundation’s current project portfolio is improving things that matter to patients within the cost constraints of meaningful episodes of care.  Current projects target the replacement of low value care with high value innovation, utilizing:

  • Sophisticated analytics defining problems and meaningful measures of success;
  • Rigorous quality improvement science testing change and codifying success; and
  • Leadership skill development for practitioners passionate about influencing local and state policy.

The Vermont Medical Society created the Foundation as a distinct entity with its own governance structure in order to separate its traditional advocacy role from the Foundation’s goal of promoting the health of all Vermonters through physician leadership, professionalism and shared-decision making.

Leadership Updates

The Vermont Medical Society Foundation hosted a physician leadership conference February 6th that aimed to... Read More

The Vermont Medical Society Education and Research Foundation has been awarded a $150,000 grant from The... Read More

At the request of the Vermont Department of Health and with support from the Centers for Disease Control... Read More