About the new Geisel School of Medicine shield
The Geisel School of Medicine has also introduced a new shield to serve as the symbol of the medical school. The shield was created with the help and input of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni, based on elements and symbols they felt best described the medical school and its mission, Dartmouth, and the region.
Elements of the Shield:
- 1797 is the year the medical school was founded,
- the book represents students and the pursuit of knowledge,
- the Rod of Asclepius, an ancient Greek symbol of healing and medicine,
- the Lone Pine is an important symbol and speaks to the heritage of Dartmouth,
- the water represents healing and the environment, as well as the Connecticut River which runs through the heart of the region.
Together, these symbols represent the education, research and patient care missions of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, as well as our foundation as one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative medical schools.
Shield Requests & Downloads
Students at the Geisel School of Medicine should contact the Office of Student Affairs to obtain copies of the logo.
Others requesting Geisel School of Medicine logo files should fill out the Logo Request Form.
When ordering letterhead and business cards from Dartmouth Printing and Mailing Services or any outside vendor, it is recommended that faculty and staff use approved designs, which will be provided on this site shortly.