Alex Thorngren, MS, EdD
Faculty Director
Dartmouth MPUS Fellowship
Associate Director

MD-PhD Program - The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

TDI PhD Program - The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI)

Instructor, Dept. of Medicine

For over 25 years, my work at Dartmouth has been a rewarding mixture of education, public health, and health care leadership. Advising, teaching, overseeing programs, and generally working with medical and graduate students at Dartmouth is built upon my educational background. My first steps toward a career in education began while earning my bachelor’s degree from Norwich University. Building on that foundation, I completed my M.S. in Evaluative Clinical Sciences/Health Care Leadership from Dartmouth College; and lastly, completed my Ed.D. in Education Leadership and Policy at the University of Vermont.

The breadth of my professional practices at Dartmouth continues to include teaching and mentoring a variety of students including MD-PhD and other graduate programs. Additionally, I have directed several health careers-oriented programs including, The Health Careers Institute at Dartmouth (HCID), and a small HHMI-funded public health fellowship program focused on providing science and health education to selected high schools in NH, as well as having managed the New Hampshire Public Health Training Center for a few years through the NH Area Health Education Center (AHEC).

Presently, one of the great joys of administering the MD-PhD Program at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth is working alongside the MPUS student directors and helping elevate undergraduate students each summer as they take another career step towards academic and clinical excellence.