Student Groups

Interested in leading a new interest group? Contact David and Shruthi, VP’s of Professional Development.

Allies of Women in Medicine

Contact: sruthi.buddai.med@dartmouth.edu, alexandra.morgan.med@dartmouth.edu, casey.r.stein.med@dartmouth.edu, natalia.obrecht.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: The purpose of the Allies of Women in Medicine is to build community amongst and between medical students and female faculty members, creating opportunities of empowerment for all students to become allies supporting women in medicine. The foundation of our group is networking and mentoring events, discussion panels, and community service.

Anesthesiology Interest Group

Contact: tae.wuk.ko.med@dartmouth.edu, john.yin.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: We would like to promote and give students exposure to anesthesiology in first and second years. Through our events this year, we hope to elucidate the roles anesthesiologists play in the OR before, during, and after surgery. The faculty at DH have expressed an interest in recruiting more Geisel students to be a part of anesthesia in the future, and we hope to convince more students to pursue this area of specialty.

Association of Women Surgeons (AWS)

Contact: amanda.j.bastien.med@dartmouth.edu, jamie.a.hillas.med@dartmouth.edu, karissa.l.leclair.med@dartmouth.edu, sarah.y.bessen.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: The mission of the Association of Women Surgeons is to inspire, encourage and enable women surgeons to realize their professional and personal goals. Our goals are to promote professional growth and development, to enhance and facilitate interaction among women surgeons throughout the world, to foster an environment supportive of personal values and individual diversity, and to advance the highest standards of competence and ethical behavior.

Black Students at Geisel (BSG)

Contact: trenika.j.williams.med@Dartmouth.edu
Description: Black Students at Geisel is committed to enriching the diversity of thoughts, ideas, activities, and experiences within Geisel and the greater Dartmouth communities. We seek to build a strong sense of community and camaraderie among students of African descent at Geisel by organizing social events, activities surrounding equity and justice, and providing mentoring and networking opportunities with Black alumni and other groups from Dartmouth's professional and undergraduate schools. We also seek to increase awareness surrounding Black issues in America, empowering our allies, and working to bridge the gap between us and the Dartmouth community, while sharing the beauty of our culture with everyone around us. Ultimately, through celebration of our shared cultural affinity, we hope to develop a cohesive bond with fellow students of the Black Diaspora extending well beyond our years at Dartmouth.

Christian Medical and Dental Association

Contact: Arun Ponshunmugam arun.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: We aim to connect our faith in God and our vocation in medicine. We are a group focused on encouraging one another to grow in our faith and keep our faith central as we pursue medicine.

Dartmouth Ears

Contact: adelaide.r.tousley.gr@dartmouth.edu
Description: Dartmouth Ears is a volunteer program at DHMC The program pairs Dartmouth medical students with undergraduates to engage in patient visitation on the Medical Specialties floor (i.e. inpatient medicine) at DHMC. Volunteers provide company for patients who need to be at the hospital for one reason or another and who, sadly, often do not have anyone to see them. Some of these patients come from very far away and/or have no immediate family in the area. We seek to help these patients by hearing their stories, offering encouragement, and just being there.

Dermatones

Contact: julia.r.bender.stern.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: We are Geisel's a capella group and perform on and off campus.

Emergency Medicine Interest Group

Contact: elsa.lindgren.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: Our purpose is to expose pre-clinical students to the specialty of emergency medicine.

ENT Interest Group

Contact: peter.w.kahng.med@dartmouth.edu, christiaan.a.rees.gr@dartmouth.edu, aravind.s.ponukumati.med@dartmouth.edu, katherine.v.trinh.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: Otolaryngology is a fascinating field integrating both medical and surgical management of patients with diseases of the head and neck. Early exposure to this field is key to being successful with such a competitive match process. The goal of this group is to help provide information to students regarding the scope of ENT and the ways in which they can become involved and learn more about whether they are interested in the field!

Ethics Interest Group

Contact: raina.h.jain.med@dartmouth.edu, jamie.a.hillas.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: Our purpose is to invite students and faculty to join us in an open discussion on the ethical issues that practicing physicians face today. Ethical dilemmas exist in a wide scope of areas and fields; we hope to confront a few of these through panels/lunches throughout the year in order to facilitate conversations about topics that are not covered in our traditional medical school curriculum.

Family Medicine Interest Group

Contact: anna.s.bouck.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) serves to promote engagement and educational opportunities relating to family and community medicine at Dartmouth. FMIG encourages the exploration of family medicine as a career option, connects students with potential mentors in the field, and facilitates learning opportunities.

Geisel+

Contact: julia.f.litzky.gr@dartmouth.edu
Description: Our purpose is to provide MD/PhD students an opportunity to practice discussing and evaluating clinical cases during their graduate school years.

Global Health Scholars

Contact: alexandra.morgan.med@dartmouth.edu, adam.eddington.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: The Graphic Medicine Interest group aims to introduce students to the art of graphic medicine, which utilizes cartooning to communicate a variety of concepts that impact or are impacted by medicine.

Global Surgery Student Alliance

Contact: michael.c.nasr.med@dartmouth.edu, sara.e.ratican.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: Global surgery is a new focus emerging within the field of global health. Surgical procedures in low resource settings present different challenges than other efforts aimed at increasing access to healthcare. Our mission is to provide insight and offer opportunities to students interested in learning more about global surgery.

Graphic Medicine Interest group

Contact: james.d.doss.med@dartmouth.edu, adam.eddington.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: The Graphic Medicine Interest group aims to introduce students to the art of graphic medicine, which utilizes cartooning to communicate a variety of concepts that impact or are impacted by medicine.

Internal Medicine Interest Group

Contact: andrew.r.sheridan.med@dartmouth.edu, emily.m.masterson.med@dartmouth.edu, morgan.j.mackey.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: Our purpose is to hold events and activities to inform students about Internal Medicine as a specialty. Connect interested students with local internists for shadowing and mentorship. Coordinate with the American College of Physicians to promote student involvement in local and national events.

Interventional Radiology Interest Group

Contact: natalia.obrecht.med@dartmouth.edu, dylan.j.badin.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: The purpose of the IRIG is to expose students to the field of Interventional Radiology, provide support to students interested in pursuing a career in IR through events and contact with physicians in the field.

Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

Contact: carlos.d.aramayo.med@dartmouth.edu, laura.c.herrera.gomez.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: Our mission is to create an active community on the Geisel campus for Latinxs and Latinx allies. We want to provide a space for activism regarding issues in the Latinx community, as well as community service projects that benefit the greater population of New Hampshire. We strive for Latinx excellence in medicine, and work to facilitate mentorships with Latinx physicians, as well as to inspire younger members of the Dartmouth Latinx community to pursue careers in medicine.

Martial Arts and Self Defense Club

Contact: peter.anderson.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: We provide a safe and encouraging environment to learn about and practice martial arts. Particular emphasis will be placed on grappling disciplines such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and freestyle wrestling, which allow practitioners to physically control opponents without harming them. Martial arts are a great way to build strength, increase cardiovascular endurance and improve confidence!

Medical Students for Choice

Contact: kyra.l.bonasia.med@dartmouth.edu, meredith.b.ryan.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: MSFC is part of an international organization that aims to provide education and activism for reproductive rights and family planning. We host panels, movie showings, workshops, and other events to provide medical students with the background they need to counsel their patients on family planning options. We also organize a trip to the MSFC conference on family planning annually.

Military Medicine Interest Group

Contact: ryan.f.mcclellan.med@dartmouth.edu , cole.e.ogrydziak.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: Explore topics in military medicine and connect past, current, and future military members at Geisel.

Ob/Gyn Interest Group

Contact: kyra.l.bonasia.med@dartmouth.edu, christina.m.fleischer.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: To provide Geisel students with exposure to Ob-Gyn and resources for research and shadowing.

Oncology Interest Group

Contact: amanda.j.bastien.med@dartmouth.edu , mckenna.l.kelly.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: To introduce medical students to the field of Oncology, which is the model of multidisciplinary care. Oncologists have the chance to work in a field that continues to deliver new developments for patients, play an increasing leadership role in managing the cancer research and care team, and have the opportunity to form the most intense, personal relationships with patients.

Orthopedic Surgery Interest Group

Contact: qais.zai.med@dartmouth.edu, mackenzie.b.norman.med@dartmouth.edu, marcel.g.brown.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: The goal of the Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group is to provide opportunities for students to learn about the interesting specialty of orthopaedic surgery. We work closely with the orthopaedic department at DHMC to explore the specialty through lectures, cases, and simulations that allow interested students to better understand orthopaedics and gain exposure to faculty and residents.

Partners and Parents Group

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Description: The Geisel Partners & Parents Group is an organization established to assist partners of Geisel Medical School students in transitioning to the Upper Valley and providing a network of support. ANYONE who is a significant other or spouse of a Geisel student is considered a "Partner." We provide updates on events around campus and the Upper Valley, organizing social events throughout the year, and providing volunteer opportunities.

Pathology Student Interest Group

Contact: mckenna.l.kelly.med@dartmouth.edu, andrew.r.sheridan.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: The Pathology Student Interest Group will introduce members to various professionals in disparate subspecialties within Pathology, allowing them to ask questions, network, and develop an understanding of the role of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology in patient care. The objective of the Pathology Student Interest Group is to enhance the understanding of all future physicians and promote a network of interprofessional communication and mutual respect.

Pediatrics Interest Group

Contact: mckenna.l.kelly.med@dartmouth.edu, andrew.r.sheridan.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: The Pediatrics Interest Group is for medical students interested in pursuing or learning more about a career in pediatric medicine. Membership provides an opportunity to engage in skills workshops, informative presentations, mentorship/career planning, and child advocacy.

Physician for Human Rights (PHR) Geisel Chapter

Contact: nicolina.s.mascia.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: The Geisel student chapter of PHR is dedicated to advocacy and education about these issues, both domestically and internationally, and has focused this year on poverty alleviation, prisoner issues, primary care in the global underserved context, and homeless medicine.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Interest Group

Contact: nicolina.s.mascia.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: Our purpose it to teach students about plastic surgery with seminars and hands-on workshops, to allow students to begin to network with future colleagues and to understand the full spectrum of plastic surgery careers. Our goal is to help students find information about research projects and to bolster their understanding of the residency and match process. The group serves to foster education, opportunities, and collaboration among Geisel students exploring the field of plastic surgery.

Project Salud (formerly Migrant Health)

Contact: james.c.finora.med@dartmouth.edu, william.h.law.III.med@dartmouth.edu, stephanie.r.penix.med@dartmouth.ed
Description: Healthcare access for the underserved dairy farm worker population.

Psychiatry Student Interest Group

Contact: jordan.a.wong.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: The purpose of the psychiatry student interest group is to cultivate a sense of appreciation for mental health issues in healthcare. It also provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the field as well as advice for those intending to apply to psychiatry residencies in the future.

qMD

Contact: sylvia.m.a.guerra.med@dartmouth.edu, alexander.l.lindqwister.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: qMD is the Geisel School of Medicine's LGBTQQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, and ally) interest group. This organization supports the social and unique needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender medical students by providing a space to fellowship, discussing LGBTQQIA-relevant health issues, and providing tips to navigate the queer-friendly social opportunities available in the Upper Valley. The organization encourages a healthy dialogue about the intersections between sexual orientation, gender identity, the health care system, and our role as future medical practitioners.

Qmmunity

Contact: sand.mastrangelo.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming youth experience increased incidence of anxiety, depression, and dysphoria when compared to heterosexual, cis-gender youth. Qmmunity is a mentorship project that aims to strengthen the self-perception of rural queer youth through meaningful connections with Dartmouth graduate students. In doing so, Qmmunity will alter the life trajectories of LGBTQ+ and gender nonconforming youth by expanding their community impact and elevating their voices.

Radiology Interest Group

Contact: carlos.d.aramayo.med@dartmouth.edu, dylan.j.badin.med@dartmouth.edu, natalia.obrecht.med@dartmouth.edu, frank.zhang.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: The Radiology Interest Group seeks to provide opportunities for medical students to learn about the science and clinical applications of medical imaging and to foster interest in the field via radiologist-led lectures, demonstrations, and reviews.

Restorative Justice Panel

Contact: laura.j.cheng.med@dartmouth.edu , sarah.y.bessen.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: To serve, listen, and contribute as a community member in the Restorative Justice Panels at the Hartford Community Restorative Justice Center. The panels allow for direct community involvement in the resolution of criminal offenses. People directly affected by a crime have an opportunity to participate in a justice process where they can articulate their needs, ask questions, seek restorative actions and receive support from their community. Those responsible for a crime can learn about the harm, make amends, and build a positive connection with their community.

Social Hx @ Geisel

Contact: raina.h.jain.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: This would be a monthly lunchtime "lecture" series where 1-2 students and faculty members talk about seminal events in their lives, not necessarily related to medicine. We all have a tendency to forget that we had lives before medical school and will have lives after this, and also tend to be unaware of all the incredible things our classmates and mentors have accomplished. The hope is that we gain a greater appreciation for each other beyond medical school, and perhaps even build a more tightknit community.

Students for a National Health Program

Contact: karan.rai.med@dartmouth.edu, sarah.r.rosenstein.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP) is the student arm of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a single issue organization advocating for a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health program.

Student National Medical Association

Contact: frederick.a.burton.iii.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians. SNMA programs are designed to serve the health needs of underserved communities and communities of color. In addition, SNMA is dedicated both to ensuring that medical education and services are culturally sensitive to the needs of diverse populations and to increasing the number of African-American, Latino, and other students of color entering and completing medical school.

Trauma Informed Care

Contact: julia.f.litzky.gr@dartmouth.edu , mallory.n.perez.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: TIC's goal is to help medical students be comfortable caring for and interviewing patients who have experienced trauma, whether this be sexual assault, domestic violence, war-related violence, or other traumas. Additionally, we aim to help students identify trauma symptoms and understand the physiological and emotional effects of trauma.

Vascular Surgery Interest Group

Contact: camilo.j.martinez.med@dartmouth.edu
Description: To engage students in the field of vascular surgery by inviting faculty speakers, engaging in suture workshops, and educating students on a poorly represented field in the first two years of medical school.