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Helping today’s students become tomorrow’s health care leaders

Students at the Geisel School of Medicine share a passion for improving the lives of others. Your gift will be a crucial assist in their journey.

Nick Perencevich D'69, MED'70 (center) teaches students how to suture during a class in January 2022.


of Geisel’s 400 MD students receive scholarship support


medical education debt for half of the graduating students in 2021


annual scholarship funding given by Geisel, but much more is needed


Generosity from donors not only lessens my educational debt but also empowers me to focus on achieving my full potential. I’m incredibly grateful and will remember this thoughtfulness when I have the opportunity to pay it forward in the future.”

Falen Demsas MED'22
is starting her career in vascular surgery as a resident at Massachusetts General Hospital
Falen Demsas MED'22

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Geisel Underrepresented Student Support

Joseph O'Donnell, MD, '71 Fund for Students

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Supporting medical student mental health

A generous gift from Patty Sacks and Doug Sacks helped launch the Healthy Students = Healthy Physicians program shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020. The next year, a substantial gift from Holly Andersen D’85 and Doug Hirsch D’85 bolstered the groundbreaking student mental health program.

Patty Sacks, MBA, LMSW (left) is a practicing social worker, a member of the Board of Trustees of the JED Foundation—an organization addressing suicide prevention and emotional health issues for college and high school students—and a member of the Geisel School of Medicine Board of Advisors. Her husband, Doug Sacks, is a Dartmouth College graduate (D’80), and the eldest of their three daughters, Olivia Sacks, attended Dartmouth College and Geisel (D’11, MED’20). Holly Andersen, MD, D’85 (right) is a practic

Advancing equity, unlocking opportunities

You can help create a more equitable and enriching learning environment by making a gift to the Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) Student Support Services Fund. Students from racial, ethnic, and other identity groups that are underrepresented and/or disadvantaged often face special challenges in medical school and graduate programs.

Two young men, both Geisel students, stand smiling in front of a colorful mural.

You can make dreams come true: Give to scholarships

Whatever sparks one’s passion for medicine, scholarships can turn dreams into reality. Four students tell their stories of why they want to be physicians.

Karissa LeClair, Geisel Class of '21, speaks in front of an ambulance.

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