Educate Complete Physicians

Teaching by Example

Over the course of a long career in cardiac surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, John Sanders Jr., MD, Dartmouth College Class of 1964, taught dozens of residents and interns about how patients’ bodies work. But after retiring as a surgeon, he took a different approach to teaching. Now, as a […]

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A Calling, Not a Job

“Listen to the patient. They’ll tell you what’s wrong with them,” says Diane Fountas, MD, paraphrasing a favorite quote from the famous physician Sir William Osler. That sentiment may seem quaint in an age of high-tech imaging and advanced diagnostic tests. But to Fountas, it still lies at the heart […]

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Caring Deeply for Patients—and Systems

  “The art of communicating deeply with the patient is fundamental to being a good physician,” says Roshini Pinto-Powell, MD, associate dean for student affairs. But while the doctor-patient relationship remains at the heart of medicine, physicians today must also work effectively within interprofessional teams, manage the health of diverse […]

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Partnership, Reciprocity, and Impact

“We’re focused on building long-lasting relationships with medically underserved communities in this country and abroad,” explains Lisa V. Adams, MD, director of the Center for Global Health Equity, associate dean for global health at Geisel, and director of global initiatives for Dartmouth College. “We often have as much to learn […]

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Center for Global Health Equity Inspires Alumni Support

Geisel’s Center for Global Health Equity builds long-term, reciprocal partnerships with medically underserved communities at home and abroad. That approach, championed by its director, Lisa V. Adams MED ’90, has inspired several alumni of the medical school to make generous gifts in support of the center. Experiential Learning Ophthalmologist Donald […]

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Making a Lasting Impact

Dr. Stu Hanson D ’59, MED ’60 was a young practicing pulmonologist in Minnesota in the 1970s when he came to an important realization. He could save more lives if he applied some of his time to public health efforts to reduce smoking than if he focused only on caring […]

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