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MHS Annual Report 2022

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Welcome to Medicine, Health, and Society! MHS investigates the cultural, economic, demographic and biological factors that impact health. Drawing on courses in the medical sciences, humanities, and social sciences, this innovative interdisciplinary field of study transcends the traditional biomedical approach to understanding health and illness. MHS students learn to think critically about complex social issues that impact health, healthcare, and health policy.

The curriculum is designed to train students to meet emerging challenges in our healthcare system as well as changes in medical education. MHS is dedicated to training the next generation of national and international health leaders—from doctors and nurses to economists and policy makers.

To declare a major or minor in MHS, please fill out the Declaration of Major form and email it to Click here for more details. 


  • Sept. 20, 2022, 1:30-2:30pm, Furman Hall 114, Hot Topics in Medicine, Health, and Society Series: Doctors Write the Pandemic (and critics respond!) w/ Dr. Alex Jahngir and Dr. Wes Ely
  • Oct. 11, 2022, 12:00-1:00pm CST, “Individual Mandate: How Capitalism Keeps Us Sick” Register for Zoom link, MHS e-Colloquium w/ Abdullah Shihipar, Brown University, School of Public Health
  • Oct. 19, 2022, 12:00-2:00pm, Calhoun Portico, MHS Advising Pizza Party
  • Nov. 15, 2022, TBD, Hot Topics in Medicine, Health, and Society Series: The Politics of Covid and the Viral Underclass w/ Professor Steven Thrasher, a health journalist and writer