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

Urban Health Scholars 2015 Fall Immersion Trip
Earlier this fall, the Urban Health Scholars of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth organized an immersion trip to Boston. The goal of these immersion trips is to gain a better understanding of the unique challenges faced by each of these communities. Read more about the group's experiences in Boston. Read more

Witnessing My First Death
First-year med student Emmanuel Aryee writes about his experience spending time with a patient in their final hours. Read more

“Una Sonrisa Para Todos” – A Smile For Everyone
First-year medical student Adrianna Stanley writes about her experience working with the Free to Smile Foundation in Guatemala, where the group helped to put smiles on the faces of many children and their families. Read more