Program Director's welcome
Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Neurology Residency Program!
The Neurology Residency Program at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is a premier residency program striving to develop future leaders in the field of neurology. Our vision is to train excellent clinicians with the knowledge, skills, and compassion to deliver the highest quality patient care in a fast-moving, quality-driven, and research-based environment. Our goal is to combine clinical neurology excellence, a wide depth and breadth of research experience and opportunity, and one-on-one mentorship with our neurology faculty to help develop the well-rounded neurologists that will lead health care. We are deeply committed to providing a rich learning environment for our residents.
The Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center neurology residency program at is a four-year categorical program in neurology. This residency has changed its structure to a fully Categorical Program starting in June 2022. Our program works closely with the Department of Internal Medicine to schedule our residents required medicine experience. We also expanded our program in June 2022 and now admit 5 residents annually to the program. Our neurology residents see an incredible breadth of clinical cases, both in the inpatient realm as well as the entire spectrum of outpatient subspecialty fields, further reinforcing the knowledge and expertise that will allow them to be outstanding future clinicians and academic leaders. They also have the opportunity to supervise and teach other residents and Geisel school of Medicine at Dartmouth College medical students, to build and reinforce their skills in medical education.
The Neurology Program at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is uniquely situated in an academic, tertiary care medical center located in a rural environment. Our program was ranked 2nd on the Doximity Residency Navigator for rural training in 2020. Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics care for 3 million people in Northern New England and has Case Mix Index (a measure of the acuity of illness in Medicare patients) equivalent to academic urban tertiary care centers. Residents will enjoy the beautiful Upper Valley and northern New England region in which they will live during training. Quality of life is excellent here with abundant outdoor activities and world class cultural activities both in the community and through the proximity of Dartmouth College.
Our residents have a track record of going on to exceptional fellowship programs after residency. Our graduates are well-prepared to take and pass the Neurology Board exam after they graduate. We have a 100% pass rate for first-time test takers over the past 3 years. We are also proud that our graduates are able to pursue their chosen fellowships to propel them to the next stage of their careers.
Our main goals for the training program are to provide:
- Excellent clinical training in the practice of neurology
- Opportunities to develop skills in continuous quality improvement in health care
- Opportunities to take part in clinical or neurosciences research that suits individual resident career goals
Mary S. Feldman, DO
Program Director, Neurology Residency Program
Andrew D. Smith III, MD
Associate Program Director, Neurology Residency Program