Geisel has moved into the top 20 of medical schools nationally for primary care, now ranked 18th in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report's Best Medical Schools rankings.
Geisel is home to the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, best known for its groundbreaking Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care which has revealed important disparities in health care delivery quality and costs.
Nearly 400 graduate students are pursuing their advanced degrees and 100 postdocs are working at Geisel. More than 100 Dartmouth undergraduate students work with Geisel faculty members on research and scholarly experiences each year.
Geisel faculty members Bob Drake and Deborah Becker developed the groundbreaking international model, IPS Supported Employment, which helps improve the lives of individuals with serious mental illness. IPS is now used in all 50 states and several countries.
Ford von Reyn, Dartmouth medical school graduate and professor of medicine, developed DAR-901, the first new tuberculosis vaccine in 85 years shown to be effective against the disease. The TB vaccine developed in 1928 is effective only for the first 15 years of life; von Reyn's pioneering work on DAR-901 has shown to reduce rates of TB in HIV-infected patients.