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About the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

The Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, founded in 1797, strives to improve the lives of the people it serves: students, patients, and local and global communities. The School builds healthier communities through innovations in research, education, and patient care. As one of America's top medical schools, the Geisel School of Medicine is committed to creating new generations of diverse leaders who will help solve our most vexing challenges in healthcare.

Our Five Guiding Principles
Create Leaders and Leadership
Students and Faculty First
Revitalize Education and Research
Reach Out and Connect Diverse People & Ideas
We Win Together as a Team

A History of Firsts
The Geisel School of Medicine—the fourth oldest medical school in the nation—has produced many firsts and advancements in education, research and medical practice, including:

Leaders in education, research & health delivery

By the Numbers:
Students: 360 medical students, and 340 masters and PhD students

Faculty: 2,180 clinical and research faculty

Alumni: 4,891 medical school alumni; and 2,980 residency alumni

MD student admissions acceptance rate: 6%

Faculty/student ratio: 2.6 faculty members for every one student

Research funding: $140 million (2013)