Academic excellence in a rural setting

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

Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
  • Direct resident involvement in Quality Improvement projects in all settings and sites
  • 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
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

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
  • A coaching program to support residents and help them develop career goals aligned with their values
  • 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

Medical Group

A healthy balance of hard work and an active lifestyle

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, mountain biking on purpose built trails and cross country and downhill skiing are a few activities a mere 15 minute drive away