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Research Path

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is proud to sponsor a Research Pathway for residents interested in a career combining clinical practice and bi-directional translational research.

This pathway conforms with the ABIM's requirements, and combines a two-year medicine residency, three-year post-doctoral research fellowship, and a one- to two-year subspecialty fellowship. Only Dartmouth-Hitchcock PGY-1 & 2 Internal Medicine residents with MD/PhD combined degrees or MD's with considerable research experience and achievement will be considered for this track.

The Section of Cardiovascular Medicine's areas of research emphasis include angiogenesis research, cardiology clinical research, cardiovascular imaging, cardiac epidemiology, outcomes and decision analysis, therapeutic catheterization and devices, echocardiography, and electrophysiology. Multidisciplinary research centers include the Angiogenesis Research Center, the Cardiology Clinical Research Unit, and the Dartmouth Advanced Imaging Center. Dartmouth-Hitchcock is a member of the New England Regional Cardiac Network.

The institution supports the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of 39 federally designated National Cancer Centers, and has ongoing research trials in the following areas: Brain, Breast, Bone Marrow Transplant, Gastrointestinal, Gynecologic, Head and Neck, Lung, Lymphoma/Leukemia, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Pediatric, Prostate/Genitourinary, Radiation Oncology, Sarcoma, and Surgical Clinical Trials.

The Section of Gastroenterology includes centers of excellence in inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal and motility disorders, hepatopancreaticobiliary disease, and complex endoscopy. Endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic surgical repair of reflux disease, and video capsule endoscopy are all used both therapeutically and for research purposes.

Dartmouth College adds additional resources to the research experiences available to our Internal Medicine residents. Many Dartmouth-Hitchcock faculty have dual appointments at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth College and have agreed to serve as mentors for residents in this program. A full array of research infrastructure is available, including programs in Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Genetics, Immunology and Microbiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Physiology. Support services including statistical and information technology are available both at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and at Dartmouth.

For further information regarding this track, please contact our Program Administrator.

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