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About the Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency (LPMR)

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock 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. Residents will earn a masters in public health (MPH) degree and have the opportunity to translate this knowledge into improving a 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 D-H residency programs, Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency (LPMR) is an additional 2 years to the “home” specialty program. For D-H 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.

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