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A Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Vol. 32, No. 4 Summer 2008


The Apprentices
Text by Laura Stephenson Carter and Vanessa Hurley
Photos by Lauren Wool

Dartmouth undergrads who are considering careers in science have a chance to "apprentice" themselves to mentors at DMS and actually sample the culture of life in a lab. Here is a look at several such pairings—through the eyes of two undergraduates who took on apprenticeships of a different sort.

So Can You
By William B. Toms, M.D., M.P.H.

Family physician Bill Toms has been listening for the stories his patients tell ever since he began tending to their aches, pains, and dying wishes. Now retired from Dartmouth- Hitchcock, he helps medical students use writing as a way to learn how to be a better doctor.

Help from on High
Story and illustrations by Chris Demarest

When things go awry—whether it's an accident on the highway or a heart attack at home—getting expert help, fast, can make all the difference. In a rural area, that often means calling an air rescue service.


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Rachael Labitt may be a mere first-year undergrad, but that didn't stop her from seeking a position with researcher Yolanda Sanchez. Labitt is one of many Dartmouth students who get to try science on for size in DMS labs. The cover photo is by Lauren Wool, who graduated from Dartmouth College just a few weeks ago.

Tumor suppressor gene has a dual role

Help from on High

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