Students and their education are integral to our mission at the Center for the History of Medicine, where we actively foster dialog in the medical humanities, mentor individuals, and provide hands-on opportunities in medical historical research. We encourage interested medical, graduate, and professional students to contact us to discuss opportunities to investigate and experience key elements of research in the medical humanities.

In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of the study of medical history, Dr. Markel is actively involved in supervising graduate students in doctoral and professional programs.  His graduate students are drawn from departments in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; the Ford School of Public Policy; the School of Public Health; and many other units. Courses may focus on the general history of medicine, the history of epidemics, and medicine in literature and the visual arts.

Interested medical students can explore the intersection of medical historical research and public health/medical policy through a Summer Biomedical Research Program. In this program, students conduct original research that tailors personal interests and expertise with ongoing research projects at the Center. The rewards are many, but surely one of the highest is to see their efforts recognized when completed projects are incorporated into original peer-reviewed journal articles stemming from the Center’s major research foci.

Interested students are encouraged to email the Center.