Overview

Academic excellence in a rural setting

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Aerial view of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock campus
  • Broad mix of inpatient, outpatient, and consultative experiences
  • Case Mix Index equivalent to urban centers
  • Dedicated research time in PGY-1 with flexible research time in PGY-2 and 3
  • Training at both a University Hospital and Veteran's Affairs Health System

Focus on health care delivery science, quality improvement, and high-value health care

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Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
  • Direct resident involvement in Quality Improvement projects in all settings and sites
  • PGY-3 Business of Medicine rotation focusing on the finances of medical practice, high-value health care, and quality improvement
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt training for all residents beginning in PGY-1
  • The Leadership and Preventative Medicine Residency Program, utilizing the resources of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, which strives to develop physicians capable of leading change
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Patient Exam

Primary care track focusing on rural-based primary care delivery

  • Dedicated Ambulatory blocks with didactics
  • Integrated Primary Care Track with balanced inpatient and outpatient experiences
  • 6 Months of Community Health rotations where residents gain broad experience in the delivery of care in rural settings

A focus on leadership and teaching skills

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Joanne Conroy
Joanne Conroy, MD, Chief Executive Officer and President, Dartmouth Health
  • Dedicated FIRE (Formal Instruction in Resident Education) PGY-2 rotation focusing on teaching skills, feedback, and self improvement
  • Extensive student teaching opportunities as Geisel School of Medicine students rotate on the medical services at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and the VA
  • Medical Educator pathway available

Outstanding success in fellowship placements and career development

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Medical Group
  • Extensive and personalized career development overall years of residency training
  • Highly successful fellowship placement in all IM subspecialties in the last 5 years

A healthy balance of hard work and an active lifestyle

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Mount Washington Summit
  • A living environment that is conducive to quality family living and an active lifestyle
  • Dartmouth College attracts a variety of cultural activities, including theater, film, art, and a wide array of sporting events
  • Hiking the Appalachian Trail, kayaking down the Connecticut River, and cross country and downhill skiing are a few activities a mere 15 minute drive away