The Dartmouth-Hitchcock neurosurgical residency has been an approved training program since its inception in 1947 by Dr. Henry Heyl, later the editor of the Journal of Neurosurgery. Sited at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the nation's fourth oldest, and at the campus of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the program enjoys state-of-the-art facilities within the enviable setting of a New England university community.
With a mission to provide the highest level of academic and clinical teaching, the program has proudly graduated neurosurgeons who have been successful across a wide range of endeavors. The seven-year curriculum is designed to expose residents to the full breath of neurosurgery, and provide ample support for investigative work. Past graduates have gone on to successful practice in both academic and private settings, held leadership positions in organized neurosurgery, and have made significant contributions towards the field's advancement.