Frequently Asked Questions
I am an international student, can I apply for admission to Geisel?
Regardless of citizenship or residency status, any person can apply for admission to Geisel as long as s/he has met the premedical requirements: 3 years of college/university study at a US or Canadian post-secondary institution; demonstrated proficiency in written and spoken English; one year each of biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics; plus one-half year of calculus. Please click here for information about the admissions process.
Where are the Student Services and Diversity and Community Engagement offices located?
The offices are located on the Geisel campus in the Remsen Building, 3rd Floor Student Wing (see the Medical School maps).
How do I check on my Admissions application for the MD program?
Please phone the Geisel Admissions Office at 603-650-1505.
I want to be a visiting student and participate in electives. Where is the information?
Geisel welcomes inquiries regarding electives from 4th year medical students who attend LCME accredited medical schools. You will find information about the visiting student program at the Student Resources Web site . Also, our 4th year elective descriptions may be viewed at the Geisel Educational Programs site.
Do you accept international students for electives?
Elective offerings are primarily available only to students matriculated at Geisel School of Medicine. Year 4 students enrolled in other LCME (Liaison Committee on Medical Education) accredited schools will be considered, however, if space is available. There are no LCME accredited schools outside the U.S. or Canada.
Do you take visiting students for third year clerkships?
No, Geisel does not accept visiting medical students for third year clerkship.
How do I setup a new 4th year Geisel elective?
All information regarding establishing a new 4th year Geisel elective is on the Student Services & Diversity and Community Engagement website.
I'm a Geisel medical student who has changed some of my personal information - whom do I tell?
Please contact the Geisel Registrar's Office at 603-650-2248 if you are an enrolled student who has had a change in your mailing address, your name or your citizenship status. If your citizenship status has changed, you must also contact the International Office at 603-646-3474.
How do I reserve a room for an event or for studying?
Please contact Valerie Dutille at 650-2248 or blitz Geisel.email@example.com.
How can I check to see what my DSHIG covers? Where do I find answers to my questions on DSHIG?
Online information about Health Service programs can be found at www.dartmouth.edu/~health .
Important Health Service Phone Numbers (area code 603)
- Medical Records/Reception - 650-1400
- Medical Appointments - 650-1401
- Laboratory Results - 650-1400
- Nursing Department/Inpatient Unit - 650-1440
- Counseling and Human Development - 650-1442
- Health Resources Department - 650-1414
- Sports Medicine - 646-2472
- Insurance and Patient Accounts - 650-1438
What is the disability insurance program for medical students?
Geisel implemented a group disability insurance program for medical students in 1992. The stipulation for this group policy is that all students must participate in order to qualify for the low cost premiums of approximately $55/year. The Geisel Student Government voted to accept this stipulation of 100 percent student participation in order to attain the low group rate. A sub-committee of Student Government conducts a regular review of the disability insurance policy and carrier to be sure it is meeting the needs of our students. Each student is charged the appropriate annual premium fee on his/her Fall term student bill.
Coverage Details: The disability insurance policy is underwritten by Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Their phone number is 1-800-780-4685. You may contact them directly to obtain details about policy coverage.
How do I find housing if I am a matriculating Geisel student or a visiting student (sublet)?
For matriculating Geisel students:
- The Dartmouth College Rental Housing Office: publishes a list of local rentals currently available from third party landlords; contact 603-646-2446 or http://www.dartmouthre.com/
- The Valley News: the classified section of the local newspaper may be viewed at http://www.vnews.com/class/
- The Geisel Admissions Office; maintains a list of rental properties and information from medical students seeking roommates, contact 603-650-1505.
For visiting 4th year students:
- Geisel Office of Student Affairs: maintains a listing of Geisel students who are taking away rotations and wish to sublet their apartments, as well as employees who offer month-long sublets; contact 603-650-1509 or Geisel.firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I find child care?
Contact the Child Care Project (a regional clearinghouse of child care) at 603-646-3323 or 1-800-323-5446 (toll free in VT or NH only).
How do I send flowers to a Geisel medical student?
For year 1 or 2 Geisel medical students, please have flowers delivered to the Geisel Office of Student Services, 302 Remsen, Hanover, NH. The Student Services staff will contact the student when the flowers arrive.
For year 3 or 4 DMS medical students, first please be certain that the student is doing a rotation at DHMC and not away. Then, if at DHMC, have the flowers delivered there. The DHMC staff will contact the student when the flowers arrive.