About the Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency (LPMR)

The Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency (LPMR) is the first of its kind in the nation.

It is offered jointly by The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Residents will earn a masters in public health (MPH) degree and have the opportunity to translate this knowledge into improving the process of care for a subpopulation of patients.

Core competencies of LPMR

  • Leadership—including design and redesign—of small systems in health care
  • Measurement of illness burden in individuals and populations
  • Measurement of the outcomes of health service interventions
  • Leadership of change for improvement of quality, value, and safety of health care of individuals and of populations
  • Reflection on personal professional practice and integration into ongoing personal and professional development

Key components of LPMR

Combination programs

The program is offered in conjunction with the existing clinical residency and fellowship programs in:

Length of LPMR

For Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center residency programs, LPMR is an additional 2 years to the “home” specialty program. For Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center fellowships, LPMR usually adds 1 additional year. Residents will receive individual mentoring by designated department coaches, who will also help in the identification, formulation, and completion of a practicum project.