For Prospective Residents

We hope that our website will give you a glimpse of the educational experience we provide while highlighting the beautiful, rural environment in which we provide it.

Having spent over 20 collective years working at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, we have an insider's perspective on the strengths of the institution and the program. We feel the greatest strength lies in the attitudes and interactions between the residents, faculty, and staff.

Prospective candidates consistently tell us how surprised they are at how well people here interact compared to other training programs. Our residents and faculty work hard but also have the luxury of a beautiful surrounding area in which to achieve a good work-life balance. The program self-selects for individuals with intelligence and work ethic who also value balance, family, and outdoor activities. 

Diversity and inclusion

The Department of Medicine shares Dartmouth Health's commitment to diversity and inclusion. We understand that diversity fosters innovation and creates a welcoming and inclusive environment for our patients, colleagues, residents, fellows, and our community. We are committed to building and maintaining a community that recognizes the value of human diversity in all its forms.

Please review the links below for more information on ongoing efforts to address diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in our communities.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center tour

Learning at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Do not let the rural environment fool you. Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is a 450-bed quaternary care facility with a catchment area of over 1.5 million patients. You will train with highly sub-specialized surgical staff in a residency encumbered by few fellowships.

We have high standards for performance and will help you to achieve your goals in surgery.

You will have an opportunity after your second or third year to perform basic science, clinical or outcomes research and achieve a Masters in health care delivery or public health.

Our trainees match into competitive fellowships in:

  • Cardiac and thoracic surgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Vascular surgery

Those who opt for general surgery practice feel well trained to do so after their 5 clinical years here. Our board passage rate has been excellent and all residents sitting for their oral and written boards have passed on their first attempt in the last 4 years. We have a well-defined didactic and simulation curriculum. 

We hope our website offers information that will be useful to you in your search for a general surgery training program. We are committed to providing a quality educational experience with expectations for excellence in an environment that fosters and values outside interests and family life.

Best of luck in your interview process.

Kari Rosenkranz, MD
Program Director

David J. Mancini, MD
Associate Program Director