Commitments, Policies, and Resources From the Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Geisel School of Medicine Diversity Mission

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (Geisel) believes a diverse and inclusive community of students, fellows, residents, faculty and staff enhances our missions of providing exceptional education, advancing biomedical discovery and improving health locally, nationally, and globally. Dartmouth recognizes diversity as relating to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. In addition, Geisel recognizes diversity includes differences in socioeconomic background and other less easily defined measures that comprise the rich breadth of human experiences, talents and attributes. Geisel strives to encompass a wide spectrum of values, tenets, interests and viewpoints in the belief that a diverse and inclusive community is essential to fostering excellence in education, research, health care delivery and the workplace.

Administrative Support

The Dean's Office supports efforts for Diversity and Inclusion through:

Pipeline Programs for Undergraduate Medical Education

The Geisel School of Medicine supports three pipeline programs (Southern Illinois University's MEDPREP postbaccalaureate program; Xavier University of Louisiana; Middlebury College's Posse Program) that seek to enhance the diversity of the applicant pool.

Geisel Medical Student Organizations Related to Diversity & Inclusion

Annual/Ongoing Programs

Faculty Hiring and Search Committees

Other Support for Enhancing Faculty and Staff Diversity and Inclusion

  • Individuals should contact the Dean of Faculty Affairs, as the Geisel Dean's Office has either individually or in concert with Dartmouth-Hitchcock and/or the Dartmouth College Provost Office provided resources for:
    • hiring diverse faculty and staff;
    • consultation through organizations such as Harvard Pilgrim's Culture InSight.
  • K-Next: This program seeks senior level postdoctoral scholars and early career physician/scientists who will be supported through mentored K award mechanisms with the expectation that successful candidates will transition to an Assistant Professor faculty position following completion of the award. Although the program is not restricted, priority is being given to applicants who fulfill our goal of enhancing representation of under-represented groups on the faculty at Geisel.
  • Fellowships for ELAM (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine); support provided by Geisel and Dartmouth-Hitchcock
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar, support provided from the Provost's Office
  • Geisel, Arts & Sciences and IDE have worked together to set up Dual Career Resources to facilitate finding employment opportunities for partners/spouses of faculty candidates.