HPP Staff

The Health Professions Program (HPP) is a team of permanent staff members, along with other professionals who serve as important adjunct consultants to the staff and students. If you have a question or would like to schedule an appointment with an advisor, please contact HPP at 603-646-3377 or HPP@dartmouth.edu. Feel free to reserve a timeslot during our weekly walk-in hours!

Sarah BergerSarah Berger, Senior Pre-Health Advisor, is available during weekly walk-in hours or by appointment. She addresses a range of topics from course planning, academic advising, extracurriculars, and personal development, and guides students and alumni through the actual application process to medical school and other health professions graduate programs. Additionally, she oversees the Pre-Health Mentor Corps and the Pathways to Medicine Program. To connect with Sarah, please contact the HPP office at 603-646-3377 or HPP@dartmouth.edu. You can also schedule an appointment via her Calendly.

Alicia Kehn PhotoAlicia Kehn, Senior Pre-Health Advisor, is available during walk-in hours and by appointment. She can speak with you about course planning, academic advising, extracurriculars, personal development, and the actual application process to medical school and other health professions graduate programs. Alicia served with AmeriCorps VISTA ('10) and loves to share her experience with candidates considering a gap year(s). To connect with Alicia, please contact the HPP office at 603-646-3377 or HPP@dartmouth.edu. You can also schedule an appointment via her Calendly.

Rae Stokes PhotoRae Stokes is HPP's Program Coordinator. She is typically the initial contact point for students and alumni who wish to meet an advisor. Rae maintains the advisors' calendars both for individual appointments and walk-in sessions. She works closely with applicants, staff, and faculty to complete the Composite Letter process. She is also involved in organizing HPP events and workshops and collaborating with other college offices and groups to develop outreach programs for pre-health students. To connect with Rae, please contact her at 603-646-3377 or by email.

DirectorDr. Michael Zegans is the HPP Faculty Director and has been on the faculty at Geisel Medical School since 1998, where he is a Professor of Surgery and of Microbiology and Immunology. He is currently the Section Chief of Ophthalmology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). He is both an active clinician and engaged in clinical and laboratory investigations of ocular infectious diseases. Please contact HPP@dartmouth.edu to connect with Dr. Zegans.

Additional Health Professions Contacts

Pre-Dental: Dr. Robert Keene and Dr. Tanner Wallace, faculty advisors

Pre-Health: Dr. Lee Witters, MD, faculty advisor for the Nathan Smith Society