Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency (LPMR)

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency (LPMR) is a two-year program completed in conjunction with an approved Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinical residency or fellowship.

Our LPMR program is a unique program in quality improvement, leadership, and population health for residents and fellows already training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Our program allows you to obtain a Master's in Public Health (MPH) degree from The Dartmouth Institute (TDI), lead a practicum focused on improving care, and be able to sit for Boards in Preventive Medicine.

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Program aims

  • To improve the technical, service, and cost excellence of care for patients and populations
  • To provide academic, clinical leadership application, and practicum experiences in preventive medicine to our learners, working in conjunction with existing clinical residency and fellowship programs

Our mission

To attract and develop physicians capable of leading the change and improvement of the systems where people and health care meet. In conjunction with existing clinical residency and fellowship programs, participants' academic, applied leadership and practicum experiences in preventive medicine will focus on measuring outcomes and improving the technical, service and cost excellence of care of patients and populations.

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Since July 2003, Dartmouth-Hitchcock has partnered with TDI and developed the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency to offer residents and fellows a means, in Dr. Paul Batalden's words, "to gain further knowledge and skills in the measurement of outcomes and the leadership of change and improvement in health care systems." The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice - formerly the Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences (CECS) - has gained a national and international reputation since its establishment in 1989. Dr. Batalden was recruited by the CECS to develop knowledge and leadership for the improvement of health care systems that result in cost-effective, patient-centered quality care on both the national and international levels.