As an academic health system, Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) has a three-pronged mission—patient care, clinical research and education. D-H supports this mission by offering students the opportunity to explore healthcare pathways, build upon their technical skills and contribute to ground-breaking research.
Opportunities available for students:
For students/minors, under 18 years old:
• Contact WRI@Hitchcock.org for more information about youth engagement opportunities
• Please visit the Youth Outreach and Employment Opportunities & High School Internship Page
Observation/ Job Shadowing: A one-time observation experience gives students the opportunity to accompany an employee during the normal course of their job responsibilities for career exploration or educational purposes. Typically observation experiences are no longer than one 8 hour shift.
Practicum: A hands-on opportunity for an individual to earn credit, supplement their formal education and develop the technical/professional skills associated with their course of study. Depending on the school, these experiences may also be referred to as an internship, externship or field experience. Practicum experiences are unpaid in exchange for the greater learning benefit to the student.
Unpaid, non-credit bearing (including research opportunities): Designed for undergraduate or graduate level students looking for a hands-on experience to complement their education and gain practical work experience. The work is performed for learning purposes only and the participant is the primary beneficiary.
• Students associated with Geisel School of Medicine: please refer to the course catalog for more information.
• For visiting students attending an LCME accredited school interested in rotating at Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock, please apply through the AAMC VLSO page.
International Medical School Students: At this time, Dartmouth-Hitchcock does not offer elective rotations for international medical school students. You may request participation in the Authorized Observer Program at a Dartmouth-Hitchcock facility by emailing the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a request form. Please note that GME may not be able to honor all requests if the requested department does not offer authorized observations.
GME Residents/Fellows from External Institutions: If you are interested in rotating at Dartmouth-Hitchcock as a Visiting Resident, please email the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office at email@example.com and include your name, visa status (if applicable), institution, PGY, specialty and details concerning your proposed rotation at least 120 days prior to proposed start date. Please note that the program/GME may not be able to honor all requests.