Admitted Student Checklist: PhD
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MPH/MS/PhD Program Resources
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Incoming Student Survey due
MPH/MS/PhD Program Resources
Foundations Course (online)*
Summer Term Pre-Reqs
Quantitatively inclined PhD students are encouraged to attend an additional Orientation run by the Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (QBS) program – please email Courtney.L.Theroux@Dartmouth.edu for information.
*MPH/MS/PhD Program Resources Modules
In this entirely asynchronous course, students will work at their own pace through online modules. The course opens in Canvas on June 6, 2022 and students must complete about 18 hours of work by midnight on July 7. There are no intermediate deadlines for portions of the course. Modules will introduce students to essential resources and support, refresh academic skills, and explain expectations and policies. One module fulfills Dartmouth’s professional ethics requirement for all first-year graduate students.
The Foundations course is about 25 hours of work (0.25 units). Although there are no class sessions and students can choose when to do the work, there will be intermediate deadlines.
Each year the Dartmouth Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (QBS) Program runs bootcamps in programming and in mathematics/statistics. Students should expect to commit 5-6hrs per day. While this is generally not open to all programs, applications from non-QBS programs are considered. The bootcamps are geared toward QBS courses and will gradually move at a faster pace. The following are a list of pre-requisites for the bootcamps:
- Programming: comfortable with programming/scripting languages (procedural and Object Oriented, e.g in R or Python) and concepts (incl. algorithms, data structures)
- Math/Stats: calculus skills (including differentiation and integration of multivariable functions), linear and matrix algebra (including use of eigenvalues, eigenvectors, matrix inversion), basic probability and statistical concepts. •
- Recommendations for online training: EdX, DataCamp, Udacity, Khan Academy, Linked In, Lynda.com (this is not an exhaustive list).
TDI PhD students who are interested in developing a strong quantitative foundation for their studies should let Courtney Theroux (or other TDI PhD program administrator) know.
After you have confirmed your enrollment, a Dartmouth NetID and email will be generated for you. A confirmation email with this information will be sent to your email address that we have on file and have been corresponding with previously. Once you receive the confirmation email with this information, please follow the steps provided regarding setting a password for your account and enrolling in Duo - a second means of authenticating your identity for accessing campus systems.
Future communications will be delivered to your Dartmouth email before classes begin. Please claim your account as soon as possible.
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All Dartmouth College students are required to have health insurance that meets specific standards of coverage.
If you need the coverage provided by Dartmouth College’s Student Group Health Plan, you can simply skip this step and the plan’s premium will be billed to your student account.
If you have existing health insurance coverage and want to continue with that coverage, you MUST complete the online insurance waiver or you will automatically be enrolled in the Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan (DSGHP) and be required to pay the insurance premium. The waiver is due June 30 to avoid late fees. Instructions and form the waiver are at dartgo.org/studentinsurance.
Questions about the waiver or the Student Group Health Plan? Contact
Phone: 603-646-9438 or 603-646-9449
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM; Closed from 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: The DSGHP office is currently working remotely
Health insurance is covered by tuition.
Dartmouth College's Health Services is also called "Dick's House." All students are required to document that they have had specific immunizations. We urge you to complete the following steps with Dartmouth's health services as soon as possible by June 30:
1) Each student must provide a health care provider completed Dartmouth Graduate Immunization Form, or a copy of your immunization record obtained from your home doctor, prior school, or military.
2) Each student must provide a completed Tuberculosis Screening/Testing Form.
3) Each student must complete a series of Online Health Forms accessed through the 'Health Services Forms' link on your Banner account.
Please review the Graduate Student Requirements here for more information.
Use this checklist to prepare your computer: Dartmouth Institute Computing Requirements 2020-2021
Note that you must complete some steps before completing any pre-orientation assignments.
Dartmouth Real Estate Unfurnished Rentals:
Dartmouth College offers a variety of rental housing for students—all of our available rental listings are posted and applied for online: http://realestate.dartmouth.edu/dartmouth-rentals (search listings for Dartmouth College graduate students from the toggle buttons at the top of the page).
You can follow the Dartmouth Real Estate office on Twitter or Facebook to receive updates when we post new listings online. We post listings as they come available to us so new rentals can come up at any moment during the work week (Mon-Fri 8AM-4PM).
Looking for roommates? Connect with current students about housing, or team up with your new classmates!
Visit the Admitted Students Facebook group to connect with current students and incoming students about roommate opportunities.
Other Housing Options:
For a more extensive array of rental housing options, there are non-Dartmouth owned rentals. You can search the Upper Valley Rentals list: http://realestate.dartmouth.edu/upper-valley-rentals. These properties are managed independently and feature a wide variety of properties. Please reach out to the landlords and contacts on the listings directly with any questions or requests to view the property.
There is also Dartlist (http://www.dartlist.com/) which is Dartmouth’s version of Craigslist. If you look under Housing you can often find other rentals not listed elsewhere on here. There is Craigslist https://nh.craigslist.org/ and there are other local landlords such as Purcell Properties, Emerson Place, Timberwood Commons, and Stone Farm. You can also check with local realtors (such as Coldwell Banker Lifestyles and Four Seasons Sotheby’s) for any available rentals through their offices.
- Manchester-Boston Regional Airport: Manchester, N.H. (MHT) About 75 miles, or 1.5 hours driving time, from campus (Or take Greyhound bus service to Hanover/White River Junction (below)).
- Burlington International Airport: Burlington, VT (BTV) About 95 miles, or 1.7 hours driving time, from campus
- Logan International Airport: Boston, Mass. (BOS) About 120 miles, or 2.5 hours driving time, from campus (Or take the Dartmouth Coach bus service to Lebanon/Hanover (below)).
- Bradley International Airport: Hartford, Ct. (BDL) About 150 miles, or 2.5 hours driving time, from campus
- Lebanon Airport: Lebanon, N.H. (LEB) About 5 miles, or 15 minutes driving time, from campus. Please note that Lebanon is a smaller airport with services offered through Cape Air.
- Dartmouth Coach offers daily service between the Dartmouth Green and Boston's South Station and Logan Airport as well as the Yale Club in New York, adjacent to Grand Central Station
- Greyhound serves White River Junction, Vt. and some routes drop off at the Dartmouth Green.
From Boston, MA (about 2.5 hours) and Manchester, NH (about 1.5 hours)
Take I-93 north to I-89 north at Concord, NH. Get off I-89 at Exit 18 in Lebanon, NH, and bear right onto Route 120. Head north on Rt.120 into Hanover. Click here for the address to Six South in Hanover.
From New York (about 5 hours), southern New England and points south
Take I-95 north to I-91 north (or I-684 north and I-84 east to Hartford, Connecticut, then I-91 north). Take I-91 north to Exit 13 in Hanover, NH. Turn right and head straight into downtown Hanover. Click here for the address to Six South in Hanover.
From Burlington, VT (about 1.5 hours)
Take I-89 south to I-91 north (just past Exit 1). Take I-91 north to Exit 13 in Hanover, NH. Turn right and head straight into downtown Hanover. Click here for the address to Six South in Hanover.
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