How do you define compassion, how do you best teach it, and how do you practice it as a doctor-in-training? Khushboo Jhala (’16) has been exploring these questions through a project funded by the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare.
Dr. Jean-Luc Nkurikiyimfura explains how the Human Resources for Health program is helping to rebuild the country’s health-care system with the help of Geisel and other U.S. medical schools.
A new program pairs first- and second-year students from the Geisel School of Medicine with patients at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center—for the benefit of both.
Congratulations to the nine students at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth selected as 2014-2015 New Hampshire-Vermont Schweitzer Fellows by the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, named for the famous physician-humanitarian.
Address health inequities wherever they occur. That focus is key to the mission of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. In this video, Lisa Adams, MD, associate dean for global health at Geisel, speaks about the medical school’s commitment to underserved communities and its role in an increasingly interconnected world.
As a field of study, global health didn’t exist when Lisa V. Adams, MD ’90, was a Dartmouth medical student. After finding her own path, she is now using her more than 20 years of global health experience to help students coordinate international service-learning experiences through Geisel School of Medicine’s Center for Health Equity.
Geisel medical students and faculty help keep the Good Neighbor Health Clinic running, enabling local residents to obtain primary care.
A recent grant will bolster a longstanding partnership between Geisel and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania.
Mengyi Zha (’16) is already working to help China’s poor and homeless populations get the basic health services they need. “Growing up in Beijing, I was aware of the large number of poor and homeless people living in the streets but was taught to ignore them,” Zha recalls. “I felt it was my responsibility to speak for the voiceless and advocate for the ignored, but it wasn’t encouraged.”
On March 8, 2014, a group of Geisel students, residents and alumni faced-off against the University of Vermont medical school on the Dartmouth ice in Hanover for an annual hockey clash known as the Specimen Cup.