'This was truly a unique experience and I met so many other individuals who encouraged me to pursue my dreams and set my goals high.'
'I didn't have much of a background in medical careers but meeting with different professionals really opened me up to new possibilities ... Not only did I make some new friends, but I also believe I changed as a person.'
'Some activities made you think critically and quickly, this gave me more confidence in myself. Having a staff like this, willing to share their knowledge of the health field, was truly a once in lifetime opportunity.'
'My week at Dartmouth with the HCID was the highlight of my summer! I gained invaluable insight into the wide expanse of health related careers.'
Health Careers Institute at Dartmouth
Information for 2015 program is now available.
The Health Careers Institute at Dartmouth provides incoming 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students with opportunities to explore health careers and, of course, have fun!
The primary purpose of the Health Careers Institute is to allow students to explore a wide range of career possibilities in the field of health care, while learning about important issues and topics in health care today.
Who Should Come?
Typical Health Careers Institute participants have expressed interest in working in health care and want to know more about clinical and non-clinical health careers and what to do next to help narrow their focus or pursue their dreams.
What the Health Careers Institute at Dartmouth Offers
Outstanding faculty. The faculty at the Health Careers Institute includes health care professionals from the Dartmouth community, as well as colleagues from other educational and health institutions.
Exploration. Students are provided the opportunity to ask questions and learn from professionals in various fields of health care. The areas range from health policy, direct health care (medicine, nursing, therapist, etc), to areas of health information technology and the health care of the future.
Learning activities. Classroom instruction, hands-on experiences at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, work with simulated patients, participate in team-based projects, and spend time with health professionals and students.