The Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program at Geisel

We graduate the complete physician—one who excels in the basic sciences, delivers outstanding clinical care, discovers and shares new knowledge, and works to improve systems of healthcare delivery.

  • Our curriculum builds the practice of medicine on a foundation of basic science
  • We develop outstanding clinical skills through experiential learning that spans all four years of training. Geisel students are trained in compassionate, patient- and family-centered care that addresses the “whole” patient.
  • Community service is an integral part of the medical student experience and our students participate in a remarkable array of opportunities to serve our communities.
  • In 2015, we are introducing an expanded Health Care Delivery Science and Population Health course that will span the first two years of the medical curriculum.  Just as biomedical and clinical science courses build proficiency in addressing the clinical challenges of individual patients, this new course will develop in students the knowledge and capabilities to address issues that compromise the health of communities and populations, and to tackle problems that reduce the effectiveness and value of healthcare services.
  • Our students learn in and are part of a strong, supportive community.


Admissions-landing_page-rev-4“I feel like they (Geisel) find out what your interests are, get to know you, and then find opportunities targeted to what you want to do—which I feel makes it a very individualized medical school.”

~Mildred Lopez Pineiro, Class of 2015

Admissions-landing_page-rev-5“I really liked Geisel. The size of the class is really small compared to a lot of the other schools so you really get close to people, and there is a really strong sense of community because it’s just a smaller town.”

~Andrew Huang, Class of 2018

Med Blog:  Geisel Students Share their Experiences

Learning on the Fly
Paul Holzer '18 writes about how (previously) underappreciated parts of his medical training prepared him to help a fellow passenger with a dangerous mid-flight medical emergency. Read more

Minnesota Indian Health Service Spring Break Trip
tumblr_o4wpuqRvYP1vot8d2o1_1280This year, 15 first-year Geisel MD students and 2 TDI students embarked on a journey to Minnesota for spring break. We spent time in Minneapolis with the urban Indian Community and visited four different reservations across northern Minnesota. The trip gave us a glimpse into Indian history, culture, and health. You can read more about our spring break Indian Health Service trip on our blog. Read more

Urban Health Scholars Spring Break 2016 – New Orleans
Five members of Geisel's Urban Health Scholars (Aaron Briggs, Sarah Ghabbour, Courtney Hanlon, Timothy Harris, Spencer McFarlane) returned to New Orleans for the annual spring break immersion trip. Read more about their experiences with NOLA's unique communities in their trip report... Read more