Welcome to the Internal Medicine Preliminary Internship

at Dartmouth-Hitchcock!

Congratulations on being selected for an interview at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center   Instead of an in person interview, our Interview Invitation website provides detailed information about our program.

We do not interview preliminary candidates.  We only consider those interviewed by our Advanced programs and review their interview findings to create our rank list.



Located in beautiful, rural New Hampshire, the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Dartmouth offers an outstanding training experience covering the full spectrum of care – inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and subspecialty care.  Our program balances rigorous clinical training caring for the area’s most complex patients, a nurturing academic environment to develop research projects, and a multidisciplinary quality improvement infrastructure to maximize patient safety and the patient experience with the exceptional lifestyle opportunities of our local area.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health New Hampshire’s only academic health system and the state’s largest private employer. D-HH serves a population of 1.9 million patients across northern New England and provides access to more than 1,800 providers in almost every area of medicine. Its flagship hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), in Lebanon, NH, was named in 2020 as the #1 hospital in New Hampshire eight years running by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in nine clinical specialties, procedures, and conditions.

The VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont, is the region's only inpatient VA facility north of Boston, serving approximately 75,000 veterans living in New Hampshire and Vermont. The WRJ VA is recognized as one of the highest rated VA facilities in the nation in terms of patient satisfaction.



Our first priority is to protect residents from exposure to COVID-19. 

We are proud that no resident has become infected while at work. 


Our institution has invested heavily in locally-sourced PPE such that we do not anticipate ever having a PPE shortage. 


Further, COVID positive patients are cohorted onto special floors and services and cared for by attendings alone, without residents. 


Our program’s bottom line is simple:

No resident is ever asked to provide patient care without adequate PPE.

Our second priority is to ensure resident social and educational well-being, along with excellent clinical training.

Educational conferences continue via video-conferencing, and telehealth has become a core component of our ambulatory activities.


Low prevalence of COVID cases means the hospital is open for all business, and our residents continue to enjoy elective experiences as well as core clinical rotations. 


The Resident Experience Committee has launched several initiatives to promote resident well-being, including events at our local drive-in, a Big Sibling program, and more.

At DHMC, our leadership team is heavily invested in the success of each and every one of our residents. Get to know Dr. Rothstein, our Department Chair, as well as Dr. Harley Friedman and Dr. Kent Powell, our Categorical and Primary Care Program Directors. 


Thank you for spending some time to get to know us and our program!

We have tried to carve out the information that preliminary interns have asked for in the past.  If you want more information about our program, feel free to visit our Categorical Residency website.

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