Giving in support of student scholarships feels good. Dr. Norman Payson (’73) can attest to that. The Geisel alumnus and his wife, Melinda, recently made a $1 million gift that brings their total giving to scholarships at Geisel to $3.5 million.
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Geisel medical students and faculty help keep the Good Neighbor Health Clinic running, enabling local residents to obtain primary care.
Meeting the Medical School’s educational mission requires more than exceptional opportunities in classrooms, clinics, and labs.
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.
Growing up in Nigeria, Geisel School of Medicine student Ayobami “Ayo” Olufadeji learned firsthand what it means to live in a community without enough doctors—and he’s committed to changing that.
If your idea of fun is watching your friends and colleagues jump into icy water for a good cause on a mid-winter afternoon, you won’t want to miss Geisel’s second annual Polar Plunge, Friday, February 7, at Occom Pond.
Dr. Holly Atkinson’s experiences in human rights work over the past 25 years have given her reason to be both deeply troubled and incredibly hopeful. Last week, at a symposium organized by the Geisel chapter of Physicians for Human Rights, she discussed both ends of the spectrum, from the worries that keep her up at night to the people who have inspired her.
From a patient’s bedside in Mexico, Rosa Hernandez saw her future as a healer. Discover more about this first-year medical student’s journey from Los Angeles to MIT to Clínica Guadalupana in Mexico to Geisel and Dartmouth.
As part of her Schweitzer Fellowship, Geisel student Ilda Bajraktari has created a program in which she leads older adults through a combination of aerobic, flexibility, and resistance training to help them stay fit, improve balance and prevent falls.