Welcome Letter

Karl Dietrich, MD, MPH, program director of the Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Health Family Medicine Residency

Welcome to the Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Health Family Medicine Residency!

We are excited to develop a Family Medicine Residency program that trains outstanding full-spectrum Family Physicians with unique skills to address the health needs of the Monadnock Region and beyond. We are currently applying for ACGME accreditation with the goal of welcoming our first class of six residents in the summer of 2024.
Our program is unique in its rural location and as the only residency training program at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH, a regional referral center within the world-class Dartmouth Health system. Residents will be the primary trainees in most clinical settings and will learn from the expertise of outstanding faculty and clinicians both in Family Medicine and in multiple specialty services. 

We are looking forward to moving into our beautiful new facility in 2023, serving as the residency home and our outpatient Family Medicine Practice site. Beyond robust outpatient training, we will offer excellent training opportunities in obstetrics, inpatient care, and procedural training, with additional emphasis on population health, care for LGBTQIA+ populations, and addiction medicine. 

Family Medicine is the foundation of a strong primary care workforce and will be a key to advancing the health of our patients and our community.   We are dedicated to training the next generation of physician leaders, and we hope you’ll join us! Please explore our website to learn more, and we look forward to hearing from you. 


Karl Dietrich, MD MPH