Frequently Asked Questions about Dartmouth Cancer Scholars and Fellows
- Can freshman apply?
These programs are only eligible for sophomores, juniors, and seniors, so unfortunately no you can not apply this year. We strongly encourage you to apply next year!
- I am off for one term this year, can I still participate?
The program is 3 terms in that it runs all year long (Fall, Winter, and Spring). If you are off for only one term but in Hanover for the other two, you would still be eligible to participate as we require a two term commitment.
- I am taking a Hanover FSP, can I still participate?
We require that you be on campus (either taking classes or on a Hanover FSP) for 2 of those terms to attend our weekly meetings.
- If I am off in the fall, when do I apply?
We will be only accepting applications in the fall for the entire year, so you can apply in the fall even if you are off.
- When are the weekly meetings?
Mondays from 3:30-5pm at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, which is at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC)
- How do I get to DHMC?
In order to arrive on time to our meetings, you will need to take the Advance Transit if you do not have a car. The Blue Route bus will drop you off between the East Entrance and the Cancer Center entrance (http://www.advancetransit.com/blueroute.htm).
- Who should apply for the Dartmouth Cancer Fellows?
Juniors and seniors who have previously been involved as a Dartmouth Cancer Scholar or who have research experience in oncology should consider applying for the Fellows program.
- I was already a Dartmouth Cancer Scholars, do I need to reapply?
Participation in the program for the following year will require you to re-apply. We have greatly enjoyed the involvement of each and every one of you in our program, and we strongly encourage all of you to apply to the Dartmouth Cancer Fellows if you have already been a Scholar.
- Do I have to be pre-med in order to apply?
No, we welcome people who are interested in the cancer field as a physician or a researcher. Our guest speakers include principal investigators from the labs as well as doctors, nurse, and more!