Program Introduction for Interviewing Orthopaedic Surgery Residents

Welcome to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

We have everything that you would expect a major academic center to have, from inpatient wards, outpatient clinics, to a cardiac Cath lab. Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is a beautiful institution and provides a welcoming collegial atmosphere.

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Program information

Our Orthopaedic Residency program strives to develop excellent clinicians by emphasizing consistent patient advocacy and nourishing intellectual curiosity and honesty, all within a comprehensive clinical and research ancillary support system.

The program's atmosphere is collegial but rigorous, based on close interpersonal relationships between faculty and residents. The program strives to develop a concerned and competent orthopaedic surgeon capable of confidently pursuing a satisfying practice in general orthopaedics, as well as developing the strong cognitive and clinical foundation required for pursuing subspecialty fellowship training.

Faculty

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Working at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

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Interior View of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Conferences

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Research and program opportunities

Residents learn by doing, and at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, residents do real research. Myriad sources of research data are available, and a large support network is in place to help make a study happen. Learn more about Orthopaedic Surgery Residency research opportunities: 

Current residents

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Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency (LPMR)

  • Builds on TDI strengths in outcomes research, improvement, population health and institutional commitment to quality, safety, and value
  • MPH degree from TDI – tuition paid by program!
  • Opportunity to lead change and improvement at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  • 2 month governmental public health experience
  • Dedicated faculty coach; teaching opportunities; unique multi-specialty resident, fellow and faculty group
  • May incorporate research in 1 year of program (3 + 1)
    • continue clinical work
    • moonlighting allowed
  • Graduates are in demand and employers are very interested in their mix of clinical skills plus improvement and change knowledge and experience
  • Visit the LPMR web page, email tina.c.foster@hitchcock.org or contact an alum to learn more!

Orientation, simulation and skills labs

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Patient Safety Training Center

We have a Patient Safety Training Center, also known as the "Sim Center."

There are skills labs, including suturing, laparoscopic and robotics training. 

Match communication code of conduct

We follow the NRMP guidelines for the Match process. We will not contact you but are happy to hear from you and to answer questions you may have that are not answered during the application and interview process.

Contact us

Phone: 603-653-6014
penny.a.atherton@hitchcock.org (Program Coordinator)
Marcus P. Coe, MD, MS (Program Director)

Life in the Upper Valley

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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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