Welcome Message

Welcome to the Geisel School of Medicine Office of Undergraduate Medical Education! We are thrilled to introduce you to our close-knit, highly dedicated, and supportive community of faculty and medical education professionals. Our team is here to help you to reach your goals and succeed in your unique pathway to academic excellence in medicine.

The Office of Undergraduate Medical Education (OUME) is a central team that supports and collaborates with all offices and teams who create and deliver the Geisel medical education experience. As you peruse the links to our various offices and meet our team members, we hope you will enjoy learning about the broad range of services and opportunities available to you as you move forward on your path to becoming a physician. The teams that are part of Undergraduate Medical Education broadly include the Offices of:

Please take some time to explore the websites that highlight the excellent work of these teams. Each member of these offices will be instrumental in supporting you as you map out and achieve your career goals. We know that you will enjoy getting to know them during your time at Geisel!

It is our privilege to be a part of your educational journey, witnessing your extraordinary growth, as you make contributions to education, innovation, research, and scholarship. Our faculty and medical education professionals are committed to our goal of assuring that each of our graduates is well-prepared to address the evolving health needs of the patients and populations they will serve, with a broader goal of providing an educational experience that will empower Geisel graduates to attain health equity for our diverse patient populations, here at home and more globally.

As you embark on this very special educational journey with this community, we encourage you to be partners in your educational program. We value the input of our students and take great pride in the collaboration that exists in our policy development and program improvement. Our Geisel students are our colleagues from the time of matriculation, and we embrace the opportunity to share this time with you. There are many ways to engage; from participating in committee work, to seeking office for a myriad of student government and leadership roles, to leading and participating in ad hoc working groups. Join us as we learn and grow together, and share your ideas for quality improvement projects! Please take a look at our UME News link, to learn on a monthly basis about all that is new and exciting in the world of Geisel Undergraduate Medical Education; opportunities for engagement are frequently highlighted in this news publication.

Our core team in OUME is here for you, both on our Hanover campus and virtually, wherever you are in your studies, and whatever your needs might be. This team is here to help identify and break down barriers, support you in your professional development, help you find your voice, develop your career goals, and ease the predictable transitions and the unexpected hurdles that are part of professional development. We are driven by our passion to support you in your pursuit of excellence.

It's exciting to note that in 2022, our team is deeply engaged in both LCME reaccreditation. We are grateful to all our faculty, staff and students for their energy, enthusiasm and partnership in this work. We encourage members of our educational community to explore our LCME Updates Sharepoint site to learn about the great work that is ongoing here at Geisel, and importantly, to be inspired by the partnerships we have forged, as we continuously improve and work towards our institutional goals.

Please stop by to visit us in the Remsen building in Hanover or reach out to our team at Geisel.OUME@Dartmouth.edu.

Once again, welcome to Geisel! We look forward to meeting you and working with you.


Sonia Nagy Chimienti, MD FIDSA

Professor of Medicine

Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education