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

Hello, Elizabeth,
You might consider contacting Lisa Smith, https://www.essex.ac.uk/people/smith62403/lisa-smith
She was on my doctoral committee (I did an interdisciplinary PhD in rhetoric & media studies, looking at H1N1 media discourse). Although she is based in the UK, she may have suggestions for you.
Best of luck in your program!
Tess Laidlaw

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

Hi Elizabeth, I'm a current PhD candidate at Stanford in hist of sci, not focusing on history of medicine but on natural history, fairly close in many regards. In terms of finding a school, look for profs/potential advisers who work on ideas that interest you. Do you have any advisers/letter writers from undergrad or your masters program that can make some connections for you? I'd recommend going to them for some further advice.

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.

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