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Welcome from the Program Leadership

Thank you for your interest in our program. As a psychiatry residency program set in a tertiary medical center in rural New Hampshire, we believe we offer an ideal setting to train and live. It was this unique balance of an academic powerhouse set in rural New England that drew many of us to Dartmouth. The Upper Valley is a great place to live, regardless of your interests. Home to Dartmouth College, amenities usually restricted to larger cities are easily accessible, such as fine dining, art museums, music, theater, division 1 athletics, and more. If you love the outdoors, look no further; hiking, skiing, swimming holes, and lakes, are all on your doorstep.

The Dartmouth Hitchcock residency program offers a collegial and collaborative environment that promotes professional and personal growth. We offer a broad range of clinical training opportunities across several sites, including a tertiary medical center, state hospital, VA medical center, and community mental health centers. We offer advanced neuroscience and interventional psychiatry opportunities, such as ECT and TMS, while also emphasizing the importance of psychotherapy. Our faculty are both distinguished and accessible, offering close mentorship and a clear love of teaching.

We are sorry that we cannot show you our program in person this year, but we hope you take the time to review our website. Please do not hesitate to be in touch with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Gillian, Julie and Chris

  • Gillian Sowden, MD
    Gillian Sowden, MD
  • Julie Frew, MD
    Julie Frew, MD
  • Chris Finn, MD
    Chris Finn, MD

Welcome from the Chair

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

Training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock is a rich opportunity to learn and grow. As a resident here, you will dive into psychiatry, surrounded by others who are committed to helping you gain expertise in this endlessly interesting and important field. The learning flows from our patients, our skilled, kind, enthusiastic faculty members, and from your remarkable fellow residents.

Our psychiatric residents come with talent then build on it to become strong clinicians and educators. All trainees are also introduced to translational psychiatric research and also to quality improvement leadership. Those who become intrigued have many opportunities to build their skills and experience in these areas.

Since we care about people who develop or live with psychiatric illnesses, your training really matters to us - our graduates spread out across the country improving lives over the decades that follow graduation.

We are delighted you are joining us in this important work and look forward meeting you.

William C. Torrey, MD

Professor and Interim Chair of Psychiatry

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