Prospective Student UHS Alternative Spring Break

This is an extraordinary opportunity for prospective students interested in the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine to engage directly with our medical students to conduct service and outreach with the urban underserved. Selected applicants will have the cost of their flight and lodging covered through the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement.

Scholars Sha and Kenny with prospective MEDPREP student - Spring Break 2018

Dartmouth’s Urban Health Scholars have the exciting opportunity to explore New Orleans during our week-long spring break trip which takes place the third week of March each year. During the week, our group of first-year medical students have the opportunity to shadow Darrell Solet, MD, an alumnus of Dartmouth Medical School and SIU’s MEDPREP program. He is an amazing teacher and provides clinical shadowing experiences for each participant in cardiology. We also establish direct service opportunities where we learn about the health care needs and the social determinants of health of underserved patient communities in NOLA. As future physicians, through these direct experiences, we strive to raise our awareness and skill set to ultimately best serve the urban underserved. We also explore the deep culture and history of the city.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity to engage with our Urban Health Scholars on their spring break in New Orleans, check out past trip reports here. For additional information, please contact Shawn O’Leary, Urban Health Scholar Advisor, at 603.339.2686 or via email at

To apply, click here. Applications are due by Sunday, February 6th at 11:59 pm.