Join us April 29-30, 2017.


The National Conference for Physician-Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities was founded in 2005 by a group of MD-PhD trainees in medical anthropology. These students imagined the biennial conference as an opportunity to revisit and reinvigorate our mission: to explore how the fields of anthropology, economics, epidemiology, ethics, health policy, history, sociology, and literature can advance the practice and public understanding of medicine. In the years since, MD-PhD trainees around the country have sustained this spirit of student leadership, organizing iterations of the conference at the University of California-San Francisco, University of Chicago, and the University of Pennsylvania.

From April 29-30, 2017, we are delighted to welcome the conference to Harvard Medical School. Join fellow MD/PhD trainees and faculty from across the nation and members of Harvard Medical School's Departments of Global Health and Social Medicine and Health Care Policy and Harvard University’s Departments of Anthropology and History of Science as we engage with the social, economic, and historical dimensions of medicine and public health.

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Abstract submission deadline: Feb 15, 2017


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