For Future Leaders in Health and Health Care
Whether you are interested in working as a clinician, researcher, policy analyst, healthcare consultant, or advocate, Dartmouth Health Care Foundations will provide you with a strong foundation to become a creative and compassionate leader in health care.
Healthcare is facing unprecedented challenges that require a different method of developing expertise. The current approach continues to promote a crisis of cynicism and demoralization that begins in the introductory stages of pre-health education. Through a new approach to pre-health education, we seek to disrupt this trajectory.
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An innovative, liberal arts approach to pre-health education
During the week-long summer intensive program on the campus of Dartmouth College, students will grapple with questions of advocacy, explore empathy and the culture of biomedicine, and reflect on how humanistic approaches provide an orientation toward compassionate engagement and serve as a guard against cynicism and fatigue in the complex work of health care. Sessions are led by top Dartmouth faculty, global health leaders, and clinicians to explore linkages between the humanities, social sciences, public health, and medicine. The program is open to all undergraduate students or recent graduates from any institution. Learn more
We want to extend our sincere hope that all of you and your families are safe, healthy, and comfortable given the pandemic circumstances we are living in.
Dartmouth Campus will be closed for student access until September 1. So, we will not be able to welcome you to campus in person this year. Instead, scholars who are accepted into the program will be invited to join in an online format on and use our lens of how the humanities is even more crucial to health and healing in the COVID-era.
This online academic experience of Dartmouth Foundations Academic Day curriculum will be held on Monday, July 13, 2020.
All those accepted to the 2020 session will have their offer deferred to the July 2021 session of Dartmouth Health Care Foundations.
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