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Vital Signs

From 'round the girdled Earth they've come

By Jennifer Durgin

The push pins indicate the home countries for new students in the programs below.

Dartmouth's alma mater posits that the institution retains a hold on its graduates no matter where they end up: "Though 'round the girdled Earth they roam, her spell on them remains," as the song famously puts it.

Spell: But this year's crop of incoming students at Dartmouth Medical School suggests that nowadays, Dartmouth casts a worldwide spell even before students have spent several years on the Hanover Plain.

Below are a few random statistics about this fall's 204 first-year students at DMS—including the countries they hail from.

The Medical School has four broad degree offerings—an M.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. program, two Ph.D. programs, and a health-policy program.

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