I am Marilyn Ndukwe, and I am honored to serve as the 2022-2023 Student Body President. It’s an exciting time at Geisel with the recent rollout of a five-year strategic plan. Initiatives to promote community building among students, faculty, staff, and the broader Upper Valley community are a highlight of the plan. These initiatives focus on cultivating a value-driven culture while maintaining academic excellence and producing leaders in research and healthcare.
We recognize that as student advocates, the Geisel Student Government (SG) plays a critical role in the success of the initiatives set forth. Therefore, this summer, the SG executive board hosted an inaugural mini retreat with senior leadership and deans across Geisel. We shared our goals and ideas for the school year and brainstormed areas where we could collaborate and align our goals.
This academic year, we will center our efforts on Collaboration and Engagement, Communication, Transparency, and (Rebuilding) Trust. We’ll work with the greater Dartmouth academic medical community—including our colleagues within Dartmouth Health, students in the Ph.D. program at Guarini, and alums—to expand community service research projects, advocacy work, and professional development and networking opportunities. Leveraging resources from various groups will diversify input, prevent duplication of efforts, and build a stronger community for us all.
In addition, we all acknowledged that by streamlining the dissemination of information across campus, we could improve communication and transparency between students and the administration. Therefore, we use this webpage as the centralized location for information and resources for students. The student representatives and I are also happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have, so do not hesitate to contact us.
I am looking forward to interacting with and serving you all this year.
Marilyn S. Ndukwe (she/her/hers)
Geisel School of Medicine | MD candidate 2023