• '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.'


  • HCID Summer Camp

    '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

The Health Careers Institute at Dartmouth – 2017

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 2017 summer program is now full – the application for the 2018 summer program will be available in January 2018. Thank you for your interest!


The Health Careers Institute provides opportunities for high school students from New Hampshire and beyond to explore different areas of health care as a discipline. We do this through experiential and academic endeavors. These experiences include visiting clinical settings such as Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). Additionally, participants have many opportunities to converse with health care professionals including physicians, nurses, health care administrators, and research scientists.

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 around the country.
    Exploration. Students are provided the opportunity to ask questions and learn from professionals in various fields of health care. The areas range from public health, health policy, and direct health care (medicine, nursing, therapy, etc.), to areas of health information technology, and questions about what health care will look like in the future.

    Learning activities. Classroom instruction, team-based academic projects, hands-on experiences at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and other medical settings, work with simulated patients, and dialogue with current health professionals and health profession students are all part of the experience.
    College immersion. Participants will live in a college dorm and eat most of their meals at the college dining facility. Additionally, time is dedicated to teaching students about the college application, admissions, and student experience.

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