This spring, Bay Area (California) MD/PhD candidates and graduates in the humanities and the social sciences are pleased to be hosting a NATION-WIDE gathering for social science and humanities MD/PhD students and graduates.
We welcome students, faculty, and graduates from all disciplines -- from economics to art. Our goal is to bring together motivated, curious, and innovative individuals who have carved a path in what is not always easy terrain. By bridging the gap between medical science and patient care through our interests in the humanities and social sciences, we seek to improve the well-being of our patients and the climate of medicine, and to work towards a more just and equitable society.
Our conference will be a forum for the presentation and discussion of research projects as well as a spring-board for further alliances between MD/PhDs across the country.
The conference will take place on May 14, 2005, in San Francisco, California. The program will consist of:
Talks by two keynote speakers: Leon Eisenberg -- Emeritus Professor and former Chair of Social Medicine at Harvard; Rafael Campo – award-winning poet and practicing physician at Harvard.
Break-out sessions to bring together those of us working on related issues and to serve as starting points for continued collaboration;
A career panel of MD/PhDs, who will introduce students to the many potential pathways available to individuals with a dual degree
If you are interested in participating, please reply to this announcement (reply e-mail address shown below) and include:
Your PhD discipline;
A brief description of your research interests (from 3 to 5 sentences) so that we can form appropriate interdisciplinary break-out sessions;
How to contact you.
Everyone will participate in break-out sessions: if you need proof of being accepted to the conference so that you can apply for travel funds, we will gladly provide a letter of acceptance.
It has been ten years since MD/PhD students in the social sciences and humanities last held a nationwide conference. We have created a format that maximizes opportunities to interact, to form a community of thinkers that has long been lacking.
Please join us in making this conference a grand and fruitful experience. We look forward to seeing you in the beautiful San Francisco bay area in May!
MD/PhD Conference Committee
Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
3333 California St. Suite 485
San Francisco, CA 94118-0850
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