Mission and Competencies

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) Competencies

The UME Competencies are approved by the Medical Education Committee. The eight core competencies include:

  • Medical Science
  • Clinical Care
  • Population Health
  • Communication Skills
  • Personal, Professional, Leadership Development
  • Evaluation & Improvement in Medicine
  • Professionalism
  • Collaboration & Teamwork

Our Core Values & Mission Statements

Excellence. Teamwork. Communication. Diversity. Integrity. Innovation. Accountability.
Our values define how we live and work together as we create a compelling and sustainable future. We strive for excellence in all our endeavors and we hold in high regard the teamwork, communication and relationships that catalyze this distinctiveness. Diversity and inclusiveness are deeply respected values and are supported throughout the institution, for they greatly enrich our learning, clinical practice and service environments. Integrity is about character and honesty but also about honoring one's word. We continuously look for innovative ways to improve our research, education, and patient care efforts to best serve our diverse communities. We strive to create a culture of accountability that aligns goals and expectations and links rewards and recognition to high performance.

Geisel School of Medicine Diversity Mission

Our Mission, Vision and Values

Hippocratic Oath

We share with you below the Hippocratic Oath that is recited by Geisel graduates at the Class Day Ceremony (graduation). It should serve as a guide throughout your medical school training and professional career as to the personal and professional qualities expected of you.

I do solemnly swear, by whatever I hold most sacred, that I will be loyal to the profession of medicine and just and generous to its members. That I will lead my life and practice my art in uprightness and honor. That into whatsoever house I shall enter, it shall be for the good of the sick to the utmost of my power, holding myself far aloof from wrong, from corruption, from the tempting of others to vice. That I will exercise my art solely for the cure of my patients, and will give no drug, perform no operation, for a criminal purpose, even if solicited, far less suggest it. That whatsoever I shall see or hear of the lives of my patients which is not fitting to be spoken, I will keep inviolably secret. These things do I swear. And now, if I will be true to this, may prosperity and good repute be ever mine; the opposite, if I shall prove myself forsworn.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Note: Any reference to Nondiscrimination must be directed to https://policies.dartmouth.edu/policy/notice-nondiscrimination
Or visit the Bias Incident Reporting page.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 Policy