Dartmouth has a long tradition of academic excellence, a reputation for especially close faculty/student interactions, and a strong sense of community that enriches the educational experience of our students. The opportunity to study in a close community, combined with hands-on experience in a variety of clinical settings, allows for personal growth and inspired learning.
Along with courses in the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, students train in laboratories with many of the country's best scientists. Labs tend to be small, allowing faculty to be accessible and provide close mentoring.
MD-PhD students are also provided with mentoring resources at different levels of their academic careers. Mentors include include physician-scientists on the Dartmouth faculty as well as current students.
Among Dartmouth's salient qualities is the diversity of its disciplines and students. Students may earn their doctoral degrees from any of the PhD degree granting programs offered, including the Thayer School of Engineering, the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program (encompassing the Departments of Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Genetics, and Microbiology/Immunology), the Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine (PEMM) (encompassing the Departments of Pharmacology/Toxicology and Physiology and Neurobiology), the Computer Science (Computational Biology) Program, Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Psychological and Brain Sciences (PBS), Chemistry, and the newest degree granting program, the Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences.
Dartmouth is a thriving community of faculty and students in which collaborative efforts prosper and where multi- and interdisciplinary programs offer a breadth of diverse opportunities and experiences.