Chief Resident Welcome

Charles Bettag, MD

Charlie Bettag

When I was looking for residency programs, I knew there were three things that I was most interested in: great training, a supportive environment, and lots to do outside the hospital. I have found all this and more at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center! The training is top notch, with enthusiastic and supportive faculty to help you become the doctor you want to be. I am grateful for the close relationships I’ve been able to form with faculty, mentors, and co-residents over the course of my training. And there’s a ton to do in the Upper Valley, from hiking to biking, skiing to eating, and everything in between. I am never bored on the weekends! 
I grew up in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and ventured south along the Lake Michigan shoreline to Marquette University for undergrad. From there, I went to Creighton University for medical school. When not in the hospital, I enjoy spending time with my wife and almost two year old son. (The best hiking buddy I could ask for!) I also enjoy playing basketball, playing guitar, traveling, and watching my beloved (though usually not very good...) Chicago Bears.
I am a graduate of the Primary Care Track, and after chief residency, I am excited to work as a primary care doctor. Please reach out if you have any questions at all about the program, and I wish you all the best this recruiting season!

Phil Palmer, MD

Phil Palmer

Even before I showed up for my interview, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center was an adventure. The day I was supposed to fly from Texas to New England, it snowed…in Texas! Luckily, I was able to fly standby to a connecting city and from there to New Hampshire. I am so happy I made the interview because Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center proved to be exactly what I was looking for in a program. In my time here, I have had the opportunity to work with residents and faculty that have been dedicated to our growth both as physicians and people. At Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, I have been given the freedom to become the type of physician I most want to be in an environment that has felt like a new home.
I grew up in Fort Worth, TX, before spending some time in Baltimore, MD. I studied religion and ethics as well as dance at Middlebury College before heading to Tulsa, OK to teach 2nd grade for a couple of years after graduation. From there, I returned to Texas to pursue medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In my free time, I enjoy hiking and explore nature (we have so many options up here), team sports (volleyball, baseball, frisbee), supporting Dallas sports, reading, and movies.
I am an alumnus of the Primary Care Track and the Medical Education Pathway. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have about these.

Looking forward to meeting all of you!

Sherry Wu, MD

Sherry Wu

A symphony of birdsong. The sweet smell of dew on fresh grass and wildflowers. Rolling hills of green as far as the eye can see. A hospital inconspicuously nestled among the trees. Welcome to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
For the last 7 years, I have felt lucky to call the Upper Valley home. Through the ups and downs of medical school and residency, I have been inspired and uplifted by the community of kind, intelligent, and thoughtful faculty and peers I work with every day. A hidden gem, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is a busy academic, tertiary care center where I have found myself well supported while becoming the best physician I can be. I could not have imagined a better place to train.
I studied Biomedical Engineering and Applied Math at Harvard College before moving to New Hampshire to attend medical school at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. I am a graduate of the Primary Care Track here at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Although born and raised in Massachusetts, my love for hiking was born early on in family road trips to the White Mountains. I also enjoy spending my free time playing the violin, running, drawing, and frolicking with my dog.
I wish you all the best of luck in this next chapter of your training and hope to meet you soon! Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions about the program or life in the Upper Valley!