For Future Leaders in Health and Health Care
The Dartmouth Health Care Foundations program gives students the fundamental knowledge base to engage in current health care conversations and begin to lead change. Dartmouth develops essential skills for thought leaders in all aspects of public health, especially future professionals who deliver patient care, generate political agendas, design policies, and advocate for health equity. Aspiring physicians, clinicians, policy makers, global health workers and health care researchers will learn the foundational skills to bring depth to their understanding of health care domestically and overseas.
This program is open to all undergraduate students from any institution.
Summer 2018 Session Dates: July 9-13, 2018
The Health Care Foundations curriculum provides an entry point into understanding the most pressing issues facing health care today. This 1-week program allows students to work closely with experts in the field – both locally in person and globally via real-time, interactive video conferences. As you prepare to enter the health care realm or a graduate program, our faculty and researchers will help you think critically through health care debates with your peers and emerge with well-informed opinions. The program will give you a framework for analyzing the most pressing public health issues and help you begin to develop the skills you’ll need to improve care at the community and population levels. Our intention is to form deep relationships and support our students as they develop into health care leaders.
Tuition for the 1-week Health Care Foundations program is $2,500 and includes all learning materials, room and board at Dartmouth College from Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, 2018. Students are responsible for transportation to and from Dartmouth.
We accept applications from undergraduates who have completed their freshman year at the time of application, and from recent graduates with less than one year of work experience. Please see the application requirements below. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible to secure the program of their choice. A nonrefundable deposit of $250 is due upon acceptance.
- Online application including 2 essays
- A copy of your resume
- A copy of your transcript for the application, an official copy of your transcript upon enrollment
- One letter of recommendation from a faculty course director who taught a course in which you received credit
A limited number of tuition scholarships are available for the Dartmouth Health Care Foundations program. This includes application fee waivers. Please email us for more information.