The Nathan Smith Society

What is NSS?

The Nathan Smith Society (NSS) is a student organization that caters to students interested in the health professions. NSS works with our office to create wonderful events and opportunities for all Pre-Health students. NSS is lead by Dr. Lee Witters and the NSS student executive committee.

For more information, check out their website: Nathan Smith Society and sign up to the NSS listserv (instructions on how to do this are found on their website).

What does NSS offer?

A unique opportunity available to Dartmouth students is the Shadowing Program at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the White River Junction VA Hospital. Students are paired by lottery with physicians and other health care providers to participate in clinical activities ranging from the operating room to the birthing pavilion to the out-patient clinics.

In addition, NSS organizes a "Dinner with a Doc" series consisting of evening dinners and afternoon teas with Geisel Medical School faculty and other physicians. 

How is NSS different from HPP?

HPP is Dartmouth's official Pre-Health Advising Program that helps individualize Pre-Health course selections and timelines, personalize D-Plans, and assist with learning and study strategies in science courses. 

NSS is a student organization focused on organizing extracurricular activities for Pre-Health students.