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2013 Social Medicine Seminar


To all freshmen and sophomores interested in the social, cultural and political aspects of medicine and public health: The Center for Peace & Global Citizenship (CPGC) is again sponsoring a student-led Seminar on Social Medicine in the spring of 2013.


This non-credit seminar will give 12 students the opportunity to explore, along with a group of interested peers, a variety of cross-disciplinary perspectives on health and human rights, social medicine, public health and science & society. You will also develop a network in the Bi-Co community of colleagues interested in health. Topics covered will include: defining social medicine; bioethics; inequalities and structural violence impacting at-risk populations; cultural factors affecting health; global health; environment and population health, family planning; and action and activism.


Four students from the senior class - Jemma Benson, Susannah Butters, Makeda Carroll and Maia Freudenberger - will serve as seminar leaders with mentorship by Pre-Health Advisor Michele Taylor.  Students will meet six times during the spring semester (Sunday evenings: February 17 & 24, March 3 & 24, April 7 & 14). In addition to these sessions, the seminar will include an on-campus meeting with New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley scheduled for April 13 from 4-6:30 pm. (Alternate date is Saturday, April 20, 4-6:30) You must be free to meet with Dr. Farley on these dates to be admitted into the Seminar. A meeting with a family doctor practicing rural medicine in Mississippi is also a possibility.


If you are interested in participating in this seminar, please complete the information requested below in the form of an email to by 12:00 midnight on Sunday, February 3. Be sure to include “Social Medicine Seminar” in the subject line.

Participants will be informed of their acceptance by February 8. Seminar sessions will begin the week of February 17. Again, please note: you must commit to being available to meet with Dr. Farley on either April 13 or 20 to participate in this seminar.

Application for Social Medicine Seminar



Major/Intended Major:

Why are you interested in participating in the seminar? (Answer should not exceed half of a double-spaced page)

What do you feel is one of the most important issues facing health care today? Why? (Answer should not exceed one, double-spaced page)

Please list any volunteer or academic experience that you have related to health, health care or global health, along with specific subjects you might want to explore in the seminar.



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