Welcome from the Program Director
Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Orthopaedic Residency program continues to be an evolving educational experience that is unique in New England.
Deliberately avoiding the trappings and rigid formalities of a "traditional" university academic training program, Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Orthopaedic Residency functions in a particularly rich academic environment. Dartmouth College is one of the most highly regarded educational institutions in the country, and serves as an intellectual model for the residency program.
The need to know more about the practice of orthopaedics has never been more urgent. Unchecked medical costs are driven by many new procedures that have not undergone rigorous scientific investigation as to their effectiveness. Physicians can barely keep pace with the latest medical research much less perform it themselves. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Orthopaedics aspires to attract and develop orthopaedic physicians capable of leading change and improving the systems where people and health care meet.
Charles F. Carr, MD