Welcome

Welcome to the MD-MBA Program at Dartmouth.

Two of the country’s most distinguished educational institutions, the Geisel School of Medicine and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, are offering a joint five-year (with option for six years) MD-MBA degree in medicine and management to prepare the healthcare leaders of the future. Both schools are noted for academic rigor, emphasis on teamwork, communication skills, and leadership development. These values–fostered by close relationships among classmates, faculty, and industry leaders–are maintained by loyal and influential alumni networks.

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, founded in 1797, is the fourth oldest medical school in the United States. Recognizing the changing complexities of modern medicine Geisel prepares students for complex ethical, moral, and technical decision-making with a curriculum that interweaves science, clinical skills, and technology.

Since the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth opened its doors in 1900, the educational approach has been both innovative and practical, based on building a strong foundation of general business management skills. Today its innovative curriculum combines integrated training in essential management competencies with hands-on experience in entrepreneurship and problem solving for real-world clients.

Together, the Geisel School of Medicine and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth offer students an opportunity to pursue a combined MD-MBA degree. In a time of rapid change in the structure and functioning of health care in this country, there is a growing need for leaders with backgrounds in both medicine and management. The two degrees may open pathways for careers in such diverse areas as management of a hospital complex, a health maintenance organization, a large practice, or a medical school. This training may provide the background for work in state, federal, or international health planning organizations. It may also prepare you to enter a leadership role in the pharmaceutical industry or with a biotechnology company.

Dartmouth has a long tradition of academic excellence and a reputation for close faculty-student interactions and a close sense of community that enriches the educational experience of our students.