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Dartmouth Cancer Scholars & Fellows

Dartmouth Cancer Scholars (DCS) is a selective program for undergraduate students from Dartmouth with demonstrated experience in cancer research or clinical oncology. The core of DCS is weekly meetings to discuss topics in cancer with experts from Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Geisel School of Medicine.

Topics and approaches vary from scientific or research driven perspectives to clinical, psychological, and financial aspects of research, treatment, prevention or education. The goal is expanding students’ interests and awareness of opportunities in oncology by broadening their understanding of cancer.

Upper-class students of all majors are considered for the program via applications administered through the Nathan Smith Society email list in September. Dartmouth students with a variety of experiences generate full and rich discussions and DCS encourages all students who have an interest in cancer to apply. DCS meets Monday 3:30 to 5:00 pm at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire during Fall, Winter and Spring terms. A free bus from campus provides convenient transportation to meetings.

Past participants are eligible to become Dartmouth Cancer Fellows, which is a program enabling individually-mentored experiences with investigators and oncologists.

Student Directorate


Yichen Zhang
Yichen Zhang '17

Edel Auh
Edel Auh '18

Matthew Jiang
Matthew Jiang '17