About the Program
As part of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth's commitment to transform medical education and graduate the complete physician, we launched our 4-year, longitudinal coaching program in August 2019.
This program connects all incoming medical students with a faculty coach for the duration of their studies at Geisel, enabling students to build close rapport with their coaches, maintain consistent academic & professional support, and engage in numerous small group and individual coaching sessions. Students meet in small group coaching sessions every six weeks, focusing on broad topics like the medical school roadmap, professional identity formation, professional enculturation, and self-regulated learning. Then, in quarterly one-on-one coaching sessions students receive individualized support in building and reflecting on their goals, challenges, and experiences. Importantly, students drive these individual sessions and are able to schedule additional one-on-one sessions with their coaches as needed.
The result of this program is improved student support in long-term planning and decision making, professional identity development, and academics throughout their time at the Geisel School of Medicine. Our coaches also serve as a key linkage to the many other academic and support services at Geisel.
The Coaching Program is directed by Kimberly Gifford, MD.
|Coaches for Student Class of 2023|
|Brian Jones||MD, PhD||Pulmonary & Critical Care||Brian.Leslie.Jones@Dartmouth.edu|
|Colleen Kershaw||MD||Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases and International Health||Colleen.M.Kershaw@Dartmouth.edu|
|David Nierenberg||MD||Pharmacology and Toxicology||David.W.Nierenberg@Dartmouth.edu|
|Eric Holmgren||MD, DMD, FACS||Otolaryngology & Maxillofacial Surg.||Eric.P.Holmgren@Dartmouth.edu|
|Graham Atkins||MBChB, MRCP||Pulmonary & Critical Care||Graham.T.Atkins@Dartmouth.edu|
|Kelly Kieffer||MD||Internal Medicine||Kelly.A.Kieffer@Dartmouth.edu|
|Matt Mackwood||MD, MPH||Family Medicine||Matthew.Brian.Mackwood@Dartmouth.edu|
|Nancy Cochran||MD||Community and Family Med||Nancy.E.Cochran@Dartmouth.edu|
|Sarah Crockett||MD||Emergency Medicine||Sarah.Crockett@Dartmouth.edu|
|Coaches for Student Class of 2024|
|Kaveer Chatoorgoon||MD||Surgery, Pediatric||Kaveer.K.Chatoorgoon@Dartmouth.edu|
|Kimberly Gifford||MD||Pediatric Medicine||Kimberly.Gifford@dartmouth.edu|
|Judith Hills||MD||Palliative Medicine||Judith.M.Hills@Dartmouth.edu|
|Sarah Johansen||MD||Medicine/Emergency Medicine||Sarah.G.Johansen@Dartmouth.edu|
|John Moeller||MD, MHA, MS||Emergency Medicine||John.T.Moeller@Dartmouth.edu|
|David Peritz||MD||Cardiovascular Medicine||David.C.Peritz@Dartmouth.edu|
|Julia West||MD||Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine||Julia.C.West@Dartmouth.edu|
|Matthew Wilson||MD||Palliative Medicine||Matthew.M.Wilson@Dartmouth.edu|
|Diana Wu||MD||Family Medicine||Diana.Wu@Dartmouth.edu|
|Kimberly Youngren||MD||Pain Medicine||Kimberly.Youngren@Dartmouth.edu|
Interested in learning more about the coaching program or have questions?
Coaching Program Director
Kimberly Gifford, MD
Kern Program Director
Nick Ryan, MPA
Remsen Building, Room 306E
Hanover, NH 03775
Tel. (603) 650.1681
Fax (603) 650.1637
This program is one of Geisel's main efforts in its support of and membership in the Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine, which co-funds the program through a grant. A special thanks to the Kern Family Foundation for its support of this Coaching Program through their grant to the Kern National Network. The Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine was realized in partnership and with support from the Kern family, the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Family Foundation, and Steve and Shelagh Roell. Their support will help the Kern National Network expand and inspire additional partners with a shared vision for building a new foundation for medical education.