Appointment Requirements

Following the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), the program submits a request for residency appointment to the Graduate Medical Education (GME) office. A written letter of agreement outlining the terms and conditions of appointment to the residency program is mailed to the new resident with new employment forms by GME.

The ability to be accepted and appointed for training is contingent upon the applicant meeting the following appointment requirements:

  • Attend GME Orientation (dates determined annually)
  • Attend Pathology Orientation (usually begins June 26)
  • Consent to a criminal background check.
  • Meet eligibility requirements to obtain and maintain a training license in the State of New Hampshire.
  • Non‐citizens must have Permanent Resident Status, current Employment Authorization Card or be eligible to obtain an appropriate visa no later than the date of hire.
  • Sign a GME at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Agreement of Appointment / Employment Contract.
  • Submit proof of successful graduation from medical school.
  • Submit to a pre‐employment drug and alcohol screening.
  • Submit to health examination and supplementary test(s), which includes tests for drug and/or alcohol abuse, and receive the required immunizations in compliance with the sponsored program hospital’s policy and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. It must be determined that the applicant is insufficient physical and mental condition to perform the essential functions of appointment. The results of all examinations shall be provided to the Hospital’s Employee Occupational Health Services.
  • Successful passage of Institutional Net Learning Modules required for employment.
  • Supply proof of Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification (Foreign medical graduates only).
  • Updated United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)/Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) results, if applicable.