Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center offers a unique program in quality improvement, leadership and population health for residents and fellows already training at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. This program allows residents and fellows to obtain a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) degree from The Dartmouth Institute, lead a practicum focused on improving care, and be able to sit for Boards in Preventive Medicine.
This program can be completed in conjunction with a Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship with one additional year of training. The program requirements will be woven into the fellowship time.
The program has three major components:
- Academic: Participants are enrolled in The Dartmouth Institute's MPH program, which focuses on the science of quality improvement. All participants receive a full tuition waiver and continue to be paid at their appropriate PGY level.
- Clinical: Participants continue to spend a portion of their time practicing clinical medicine from their home program.
- Practicum: Participants develop a quality improvement project, learning to identify a gap in care and how to measure and improve that gap. Participants create a team and lead the process of improvement, measuring outcomes, managing conflict, and scientifically disseminating results.
If you are interested in more information on this program, please visit the Leadership and Preventive Medicine Residency website.