Nearly 140 students, residents, faculty, community preceptors, mid-level providers, and nurses attended an Educators’ Symposium hosted by Geisel and Dartmouth-Hitchcock on January 6-7 at DHMC in Lebanon.
Meeting for the first time at a Harvard Macy Institute course in early fall, two Geisel faculty with a shared interest in learning how to leverage the Web and social media to create learning networks, came together as part of a collegial think tank dedicated to harnessing new perspectives in practicing medicine and educating medical students.
Taryn Weinstein, Geisel’s new director of Student Affairs, says the school’s strong community helped ease her family’s transition from the busy New York City area earlier this year. “My role involves working in a variety of ways to help keep the students happy, healthy, and successful in all of their endeavors,” she says.
For theater actress and first-year Geisel med student Bianca Di Cocco, whether creating a bond between fellow actors and an audience, or between doctor and patient, the principles are the same—everything is interwoven.
Adapting to the necessity of arming medical students with capabilities beyond those of a conventional biomedical and clinical science curriculum, Geisel’s Patients and Populations course is the first step toward curricular change.
As the Dartmouth community and the nation celebrate Veteran’s Day 2016, several of our Geisel student veterans reflect on some of the most valuable lessons they learned while serving in the military and the impact of those experiences on their path to medicine.
Nationally ranked track athlete Brent Bates’ love of sports, and a fateful knee injury, led him to pursue a master’s research program in his home country of Canada before choosing the Geisel School of Medicine, where he plans to focus on sports medicine and orthopedic surgery.
Using the skills he honed during his first year at Geisel, David Leander ’19, made the case for integrating simulated electronic health records into medical education during Stanford Medical School’s Medicine X conference.
On Oct. 1, 2016, the Geisel School of Medicine’s Class of 2020 joined faculty, friends, and family for the school’s annual White Coat ceremony at Dartmouth’s Rollins Chapel, where they received words of encouragement and sage advice in addition to their new white coats.
Cassie Rendon, a Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and an Oglala Lakota, chose Geisel because of ample opportunities to work with the Native American population and Indian Health Services to achieve her goal of reducing Indian health disparities.