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Mary G Turco, EdD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations:
Principal, Scholarship Enhancement and Academic Professional Development, Department of Medicine
Fellow, Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education
Chair, Strategic Affairs Committee, Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education


EdD, Harvard University - Graduate School of Education
MALS, Dartmouth College
AB, Simmons College


Contact Information:

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Department of Medicine
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon NH 03756-0001

Office: DOM - Fifth Floor
Phone: 603-653-9049
Fax: 603-650-6122
Email: Mary.G.Turco@Dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests:

Health Professions Scholarship and Education Outcomes Research, Leadership and Professional Development, Global Health, Cultural and Gender Studies, US Education Policy

Courses Taught:

Leading in an Academic Health System, Course 3 in the D-H Breakthrough Leadership Program

Teaching with Simulation Instructors' Course in the D-H Simulation-Based Education and Research Center

Fundamentals of Medical Education Scholarship, e.g. Research Workshop, at SACME Annual Meetings

Geisel School of Medicine Student Leadership Elective

Dartmouth College Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Courses

Dartmouth College Women's and Gender Studies Courses including Independent Study Courses


Mary G. Turco, EdD is clinical associate professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) Medical Center in Hanover and Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA. Turco's areas of focus are scholarship enhancement, professional and leadership development, education outcomes research across the medical education continuum and health professions, and cultural and gender studies. She is a co-editor of the book Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Healthcare: Better Education, Better Patient Outcomes (Wolters Kluwer, 2018) to which she was also a contributor. She has published articles and chapters in various journals and books including Continuing Medical Education: Looking Back, Planning Ahead (Dartmouth College Press, Lebanon, NH, 2011).
From 2004 to 2014 she was director of the Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences and of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at D-H and Geisel. She has taught at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels at Dartmouth College and has been involved with many Dartmouth College, D-H, and Geisel global health initiatives including the Dartmouth Haiti Response (2010 Earthquake) and activities in Nicaragua, Tanzania, Russia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Turco is a Past-President and Fellow of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME). She currently serves as Chair of SACME's Strategic Affairs Committee. She has been involved in a variety of initiatives with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). She is a member of the AMEE International Association for Medical Education - Continuing Professional Development Committee's Special Interest Group to advance scholarly CME/CPD globally.

Selected Publications:


  • Rayburn, WF, Turco, MG, Davis DA (Editors) Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Healthcare: Better Education, Better Patient Outcomes. Wolter Kluwer Lippincott 2018

  • Turco, MG, McHugh, AT, Rothstein, RI Learning to Lead in an Academic Health System. Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Healthcare: Better Education, Better Patient Outcomes. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer. 2018: 323-352.

  • Turco, MG, Baron, RB Advancing Learning and Care in the Health Professions: Observations on the 2016 World Congress on CPD. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 36(Supplement 1):S4-S1,2016

  • Hess, D, Reed, V, Turco, M, Parboosingh, J, Bernstein, H Enhancing provider engagement in practice improvement. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions,35(1):71-79,2015