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Academic excellence in a rural setting

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



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

  • Six sigma Yellow Belt training for all residents beginning in PGY-1
  • 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
  • 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



Primary care track focusing on rural-based primary care delivery

  • 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
  • Dedicated Ambulatory blocks with didactics



WeinsteinA focus on leadership and teaching Skills

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




DH CathOutstanding success in fellowship placements and career development

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



LifestyleA healthy balance of hard work and an active lifestyle

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