Resident Life

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, New Hampshire’s only level 1 trauma center, is situated in an ideal environment. A perfect place to train and live.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is located in Lebanon, New Hampshire, alongside the Connecticut River, which defines the border with Vermont. Voted a top small town in the nation by, "Lebanon offers residents natural amenities and fulfilling life experiences that you just won’t find in big cities. Lebanon's visual appeal, strong economy and educational system, affordable housing, and civic engagement make it the top small town in the country."

Working at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Interior View of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Lebanon is next door to the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, New Hampshire; 2 hours northwest of Boston; 5 hours north of New York City and 3 hours south of Montreal, Quebec. It is accessible via Interstates 89 and 91; airports in Manchester, New Hampshire, Lebanon, New Hampshire, and Burlington, Vermont; and by bus and Amtrak rail service to White River Junction, Vermont.

The Upper Valley offers a wide range of year-round outdoor recreational activities as well as diverse social, cultural, and artistic communities. Situated near the Appalachian Trail, the area is renowned for its skiing in New Hampshire and Vermont, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking. In addition to Dartmouth's Hopkins Center for the Arts, leading venues for the performing arts include the Lebanon Opera House and the Northern Stage Company. The Upper Valley is also host to a wide variety of restaurants.

2023 Ophthalmology Residents at the Resident Retreat
The 2023 Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Ophthalmology Resident Retreat. (Left to right: Mark Travor, Grant Schultheis, Cong Phan, Andrew Catomeris, Divy Mehra).

Residents come here to embrace the quality of life the Upper Valley offers. After a challenging day in the clinic, it is convenient not to battle traffic on the ride home to a quiet residential neighborhood. Biking lanes can be found on most major streets. Running trails surround the Medical Center. In the winter, informal snowshoeing trails appear in the many wooded areas of the Upper Valley with groomed trails found on the Dartmouth College Golf Course and many surrounding towns.

Life in the Upper Valley

Aerial View of Dartmouth

The Upper Connecticut River Valley area of central New Hampshire and Vermont includes the towns of Hanover and Lebanon, New Hampshire. Known as "The Upper Valley," this region attracts people from around the world for its scenic beauty.

The Upper Valley area offers a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities for people of all ages.

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