Our Mission and Vision

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (Geisel) believes a diverse and inclusive community of students, residents, fellows, staff, and faculty enhances our mission of providing exceptional education, advances biomedical discovery, and fosters innovation to help tackle the most vexing challenges in health care.

Dartmouth recognizes diversity as relating to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Geisel also recognizes that diversity includes differences in socioeconomic background and other less easily defined measures that comprise the rich breadth of human experiences, talents and attributes.

Research clearly demonstrates that working and learning in an environment that is diverse in thought and perspective results in improvement in the educational quality and organizational outcomes at all levels and for people of all backgrounds. Our ability to enhance our understanding of health and disease, and to provide optimal care for the populations we serve, requires that we recruit, support, and retain students, trainees, faculty, and staff that encompass the full diversity of our population. Having this breadth of perspectives will allow us to:

  • educate students on best practices within a complex society;
  • seek innovative solutions in research and clinical care;
  • build bridges to the communities we serve both locally and globally; and
  • provide role models and mentors to future generations.

View the Geisel Diversity Plan.