Quality of Life

The "Upper Valley" along the Vermont/New Hampshire border is a collection of little-known small towns featuring the New England we all look for. You will find beauty, nature, adventure, art–and even what Forbes magazine called "the best gelato in America."

About the Upper Valley

The Upper Valley offers small-town life with lots of 4 season outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and canoeing, kayaking, and cross-country skiing. Cultural opportunities, great food and unique shopping are all available in the area. Visit our section Life in the Upper Valley for a detailed guide.

Mountain Scene

Why I chose Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Urology

“I love that Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center offers all benefits of a major academic institution without the hassles of traffic, parking, and high cost of living. My co-residents are all wonderful people with amazing stories and hobbies (Ask Chris O about his dog!) and the faculty are invested in us and our success. I’m glad to be a part of this wonderful community!

Robin Djang, Class of 2021
Urology Residency Chief Resident Graduation

“I chose Dartmouth Urology for the mix of operative experiences (Academic, Private, Community, and VA) and the opportunity to participate in boundless urologic research.

Mike Rezaee, Class of 2022
Urology Team members paddle boarding

“We love the small and close knit feeling of training at Dartmouth and feel lucky to get the benefits of training at an academic medical center but can also enjoy a rural and adventurous life outside of work.

Chris Ortengren, Class of 2023
Urology team skiing

“I was drawn in by the breadth of procedures and the ability to make profound and lasting changes to patient’s quality of life (and also the robots and lasers). I’ve truly loved settling down in the Upper Valley. There’s endless outdoor recreation in the summer and winter, and there’s always something going on in downtown Lebanon.

Chris Robertson, Class of 2024
Urology Residency Canoe Trip

“At Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center I am exposed to a broad range of Urological care, and what I like the most about this program is the supportiveness among residents and collegial relationship with faculty.

Jeff Wu, Class of 2024