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The magazine of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Vol. 38, No. 2  •  Winter 2014


Formal attire required
By Susan Green

In an increasingly informal age, what does it mean to wear a white medical coat?

Building a strong foundation
By Matthew C. Wiencke

Leadership is not something people are born with, says Dean Chip Souba. It's a skill—one that the Medical School is working to ensure every graduate has.

The life and death of memories
By Susan Green

Our memories are integral to our personal identity, but we cannot take for granted that they will always be with us.

The Heretic in the lab
By Clifton Leaf

In this excerpt from his book The Truth in Small Doses, journalist Clifton Leaf discusses how the research of Geisel professor Michael Sporn changed his view of how best to battle cancer.

Notes from the Field
By Lori Ferguson

Geisel students provide care for those in need at the Good Neighbor Health Clinic in White River Junction, Vt.


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Leadership training is becoming a fundamental part of medical education.


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