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For Release: May 20, 2013
Contact: Derik Hertel, 603-650-1211 or derik.hertel@dartmouth.edu

Eight Students at Geisel School of Medicine Named New Hampshire-Vermont Schweitzer Fellows


Physician-humanitarian Albert Schweitzer

Hanover, N.H.—Congratulations to the eight students at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth who were named 2013-2014 New Hampshire-Vermont Schweitzer Fellows by the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, named for the famous physician-humanitarian.

As part of this prestigious program, Geisel's Schweitzer fellows will join the approximately 220 Schweitzer Fellows across the nation to partner with local community-based organizations to build yearlong, mentored service projects to improve the health of underserved populations.

"The Schweitzer Fellowship is a wonderful program and I'm very proud of our students who are following their passion for community service," said Wiley "Chip" Souba, MD, ScD, MBA, dean of the Geisel School of Medicine.

This year's Schweitzer Fellows from the Geisel School of Medicine are:

This year's class of Schweitzer Fellows will be inducted during the 100th anniversary year of the building of The Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon (known as French Equatorial Africa when the hospital was built in 1913). Today, the Albert Schweitzer Hospital continues to serve those in need of care, and it is a living monument to Dr. Schweitzer's commitment to service, peace, and his philosophy of Reverence for Life.

Upon completion of their Fellowship year, these Geisel students will become Schweitzer Fellows for Life—and join a vibrant network of nearly 2,700 individuals who are skilled in, and committed to, addressing the health needs of underserved people throughout their careers as professionals. Fellows for Life often report that ASF is integral to sustaining their commitment to serving those in need.

Read the full release and learn more about the Schweitzer Fellowship at www.schweitzerfellowship.org.

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, founded in 1797, strives to improve the lives of the communities it serves through excellence in learning, discovery, and healing. The nation's fourth-oldest medical school, the Geisel School of Medicine has been home to many firsts in medical education, research and practice, including the discovery of the mechanism for how light resets biological clocks, creating the first multispecialty intensive care unit, the first comprehensive examination of U.S. health care variations (The Dartmouth Atlas), and helping establish the first Center for Health Care Delivery Science, which launched in 2010. As one of America's top medical schools, Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine is committed to training new generations of diverse health care leaders who will help solve our most vexing challenges in health care.

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