Welcome to the Nathan Smith Society


The Nathan Smith Society (NSS) is a Dartmouth student organization that serves all students interested in the health professions.


Attention ’25s!! 


Pre-Health Course Update

See the updated Fall Term 2021 Pre-Health Course Guide under the NSS Database Drop Down Menu

COVID-19 Notice

The NSS Shadowing Program is closed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Check back during the fall term for updates.

Nathan Smith Society 25’s Welcome Video


Geisel-NSS Student Conversations

Stay tuned soon for an announcement of the fall term 2021 Geisel-NSS Student Conversations Program.

Clinical Conversations

Clinical Conversations, a weekly virtual shadowing series in which DHMC physicians from a variety of specialties will discuss real patient cases from their practices with pre-health students. Click HERE to learn more about the program. Come back later in the term for updates.

Medicine and Justice Scholars Series

A student-led initiative created to bring about awareness and have conversations about racism, gender, sexuality, and discrimination in healthcare and health education. Often, these are hard topics to discuss, but it’s important to learn about these realities in order to create a more equitable healthcare community.

Clinical Shadowing Program for Dartmouth Undergraduates

We will hold a lottery for a small number of students to initiate the program.  We will restrict these students to the Classes of 2022 and 2023 (10 each) initially;  these two classes have been deprived of the program the longest and, being they have only 1 or 2 years remaining at Dartmouth,  their participation may be important as they look forward to their immediate prehealth plans in coming terms.   If things go well by mid-October, we plan to open it more widely to others in the Classes of 2022, 2023 and 2024, but will not include the Class of 2025 until the winter term.

Other Pre-Health Resources


An NSS column that seeks to expose pre-health students to the intersection of medicine, ethics, and humanism. By looking to relevant opinion pieces in leading medical journals and crafting bite-sized summaries of recent debates in these spheres, it is our hope to spark interest and discussion to foster a deeper understanding of medicine.

Pre-Vet Society

The Dartmouth Pre-Veterinarian Society is a student sub-organization within the Nathan Smith Society focused on serving students interested in careers in veterinarian medicine.

Pre Dental Society

The Dartmouth Pre-Dental Society is a student sub-organization within the Nathan Smith Society focused on serving students interested in careers in dental medicine.

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