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Re: Recent graduate seeking advice about potential Ph.D. programs

Dear Elizabeth,

Congratulations on your degree! The History of Science Society lists programs in the history of science and many of these include a history of medicine component: https://hssonline.org/resources/graduate-programs-in-history-of-science/. You may also wish to visit the website of the American Association for the History of Medicine (an AHA affiliate) for more information: histmed.org.

Best of luck with your search.

Jay Malone

Re: Recent graduate seeking advice about potential Ph.D. programs

It's been a while since I evaluated graduate programs, but you might start by seeing where your favorite article and book authors are located, and whether they have graduate students. Remember it is possible to study the history of medicine in a "regular" or "mixed" department, if there are faculty already embedded there. I did a survey for AAHM's Graduate Section about a decade ago, and if I remember correctly, about half of us were training in Departments of History rather than in specialized institutes.

Re: Recent graduate seeking advice about potential Ph.D. programs

Hi Elizabeth,
While I'm in Comparative Literature myself, my advice in narrowing down graduate programs is this: find professors that you want to work with, or schools with particularly strong departments in your particular area of expertise. Are there academics out there who have published in your field, who do work that is similar to yours and whose guidance you would appreciate? If so, look at those schools. (Incidentally, since you mention studying a Philadelphia epidemic, the University of Pennsylvania may be a good choice for you; it has a very strong STS department).

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