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Categorical Track

The categorical residency training program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock provides residents with a comprehensive and thorough education in internal medicine.

The goal of the categorical residency training program is threefold:

  • To train internists to care for the sickest, most complex patients across a wide spectrum of disease
  • To provide the best training possible in general internal medicine, which is the foundation upon which all subspecialties are built
  • To train internists to be lifelong learners who are able to expand their range of competencies as the face of medicine changes

The categorical program offers 15 PGY-1 positions each year. Because of its relatively modest size, the program affords residents an opportunity to get to know one another very well over the three years of training. Equally important is the opportunity residents have to develop relationships with faculty within the Department of Medicine and throughout Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

Categorical residents develop confidence with inpatient care during the residency. At the same time, they build a strong framework for outpatient medicine. These themes—a collegial learning environment and comprehensive training—are intricately woven into the curriculum, the evaluation process and the support systems that are the foundation of the training program.

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