What a typical day is like
In the field and in the classroom
During the sessions there are opportunities to experience health care through visits to a number of health care settings including Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). These sites provide a variety of in-depth investigation of the setting as well as some hands-on experiences. A favorite is the Patient Safety Training Center at DHMC, where students can interact with medical professionals and simulated patients in real-life operating room and emergency situations.
Additionally, the Health Careers Institute at Dartmouth has guest speakers/demonstrations in the classroom mixed throughout the weeklong session.
The main dining hall at Dartmouth (The Class of 1953 Commons) is where most meals are eaten as a wide variety of food choices easily accommodates the equally wide variety of culinary preferences (i.e. vegetarian, etc.) and dietary restrictions (i.e. allergies, gluten free, etc.).
As additional meals are needed throughout the week when at a clinical site and such, these will be provided by HCID. These meals, like the dining hall, are covered by the cost of tuition, though some students often bring extra money to purchase snacks at the Farmer’s Market or in town during some of their free time.
Dartmouth College is located in the picturesque New England town of Hanover, NH. Shops and restaurants are located within a block of the Dartmouth Green. More information about Hanover, as well as photographs of the college and the town, can be found at on the Dartmouth College website.
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HCID PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Health Careers Institute at Dartmouth
37 Dewey Field Rd, Rm 205
Hanover, NH 03755-7253
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