STARTS 2018 presenters, judges, and participants.

The Next Generation of Surgeon Investigators: Surgical Trainees Answer Tough Questions Facing Surgeons and Patients

How do we define “competence” in surgical consultation? What factors lead to overuse of invasive screening tests in low-risk patients with bladder cancer? These were some of the questions asked by the fifteen young surgical investigators from the Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center at the sixth annual STARS (Surgical Trainees Advancing Research Symposium) event on April 12-13. Sponsored by the Department of Surgery, the two-day event promotes interest in surgical health services research among young and aspiring surgeons through a spirited but supportive competition.

A Bridge to Primary Care for Rural Patients

A Bridge to Primary Care for Rural Patients

Partnering with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Upper Valley Ambulance, second-year Geisel medical students Nick Valentini ’20 and Karissa LeClair ’20, created a novel solution to meeting the healthcare needs of rural patients.

Students at the home of Dartmouth and Geisel alum Dr. Angie Erdrich (front row on the right)

Minnesota Indian Health Service Trip 2018 Presentation April 3

This year, 23 first-year Geisel med students and five Dartmouth Institute students embarked on a journey to Minnesota and Wisconsin for spring break. Along with advisor Shawn O’Leary, the group spent time in Minneapolis with the urban Indian Community and visited five different reservations across northern Minnesota and one nation in Wisconsin. The trip gave students a glimpse into Indian history, culture, and health.

Lindsay Holdcroft '21 with the U12 girls' hockey team she coaches for the Hanover Hockey Association.

Student Spotlight: Lindsay Holdcroft ’21—Giving Back

First-year Geisel student Lindsay Holdcroft has been coaching youth girls’ hockey since finishing her career as a standout goalie for the Big Green in 2014. “It’s been a lot of fun teaching them skills and seeing them improve, and it’s been rewarding to see them develop and gain confidence in themselves, both on and off the ice,” she says.

Geisel Renews Partnership Agreement with Peruvian Hospital

Geisel Renews Partnership Agreement with Peruvian Hospital

Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine recently renewed its partnership agreement with Hospital Cayetano Heredia—a public university hospital in Lima, Peru, which serves as a national reference hospital in the country and is one of the leading clinical teaching and research institutions in Peru.

Patrick Tolosky '21 hiking in the mountains near Sacramento, California.

Patrick Tolosky ’21: Simple Pleasures

First-year Geisel medical student Patrick Tolosky believes empowerment through health and wellbeing can be an effective avenue toward breaking the cycle of poverty—it’s why he wants to become a physician.