One of the things that first-year medical student John Porter most appreciated about his experience thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail was its strong sense of community—something that also drew him to the Geisel School of Medicine.
At the much-anticipated annual Match Day event on Friday, March 17, 65 students at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine learned where they will pursue their next three to seven years of residency training after graduation.
Congratulations to the Class of 2017 on a fantastic Match Day! If you missed the live event, you can watch the video of the event here.
Geisel School of Medicine students, Alyssa Flores ‘19 and Ace St. John ’18, were among 30 medical students awarded “Looking to the Future” scholarships to attend the Society of Thoracic Surgeons annual national meeting. A goal of the scholarship is to mentor aspiring cardiothoracic surgeons.
Read article – Quotes Elliott Fisher, director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and professor of medicine and of community and family medicine, in an article that examines why the federal government should train more doctors. Fisher, who helped develop the accountable care organization model, said residency training “responds to the market.” Hospitals may be incentivized to fund training programs that perform profitable procedures, such as orthopedic surgery, whose doctors are not in short supply, Fisher said. There’s less financial incentive to invest in specialties like primary care, which are experiencing a shortage.
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth rose in the most recent U.S. News & World Report Best Medical School rankings.
There is an important association between eating fish and seafood with higher levels of mercury and being at a higher risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a preliminary study released this week.
Three Geisel School of Medicine faculty—Jocelyn Chertoff, MD, Petra Lewis, MBBS, and Nancy McNulty, MD (MED’95)—collectively received four awards from the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) for their contributions to the field of radiology.
In a briefing to the House Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, Geisel professor Lisa Marsch, PhD, Principal Investigator of the Northeast Node of the National Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network, presented data from her NIDA-funded New Hampshire Hot Spot Study on heroin and synthetic drug use.
Shawn O’Leary, director of the Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement at Geisel, has received the Holly Fell Sateia Award, one of four Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Awards given this year as part of the Dartmouth community’s month-long celebration honoring the life and legacy of the civil rights leader.