Curriculum Overview

Our curriculum is constructed to train future physicians who can provide comprehensive care for rural populations and includes strong training in a continuity practice, procedural skills, reproductive health, integrated behavioral health, and delivery of care across multiple settings (clinic, hospital, post-acute care). In line with the recent ACGME review committee revisions, residents will have 6 blocks of elective time over 3 years to allow each resident to shape their training to meet their career goals.

Cathy Schuman looks through a brochure with a resident

The PGY-1 year is divided into two-week foundational rotations that give learners consolidated experience with a service or clinical department. In areas like inpatient medicine and obstetrics, residents complete multiple rotations over the course of the year. Throughout the year, a consistent presence in the continuity clinic (Family & Community Care) is emphasized to help residents get to know their patient panels. The PGY-2 and PGY-3 years have a longitudinal structure with clinical experiences repeated at regular intervals over the course of the year with an ongoing emphasis on continuity clinic. Residents are eligible for up to 2 four-week away electives (1 in PGY-2, 1 in PGY-3) if they are meeting all other residency requirements.

The majority of clinical rotations will be at Cheshire Medical Center, with inpatient pediatrics and newborn nursery rotations at Dartmouth Health Children's. Additional elective opportunities at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) are also available.

Ashuelot park in Keene
Ashuelot Park can be found down a riverside trail leading from Cheshire Medical Center.