The Dartmouth Healthcare Foundations Society for Medical Humanities
The Dartmouth Healthcare Foundations Society for Medical Humanities is a community dedicated to applying concepts and methods from the humanities and social sciences to the most pressing issues in contemporary healthcare. Foundations Society members will have access to an international community of students pursuing a range of careers in healthcare, including clinical medicine, public health, research, and policy. Foundations Society members will learn from leaders in global health and faculty from the arts, humanities, and medical sciences to think holistically and creatively about healthcare using a humanistic approach.
As a part of the Foundations Society, you will have opportunities to meet monthly in facilitated discussions with a variety of faculty and students from around the world interested in healthcare, work through selected readings, and refine your perspectives on healthcare topics. We see this as an opportunity to support students in developing language and skills as they prepare to enter their healthcare careers.
Foundations Society members are invited to participate in monthly Foundations Conversations and the Eichler ’57 Foundations in Medicine and the Humanities Seminar Series hosted by Dr. Manish K. Mishra, M.D., M.P.H. and Prof. Elizabeth Carpenter-Song, Ph.D. at Dartmouth College.
Expectations for Society members.
Society members can receive verification of participation in the Society in the following activities during any one academic year beginning July 1 and ending June 30, though this is not a requirement for membership.
- Attend at least two Eric Eichler’57 Foundations in Medicine and Humanities Seminars. Each month, experts from the Arts, Sciences, Humanities, and global leaders will guide you to think holistically and creatively about healthcare using a humanistic approach.
- Attend at least one Foundations Conversations meeting. Foundations Conversations is a learning and professional development opportunity for our network of students and alumni, providing an opportunity to reflect upon and talk about recent Foundations events or pressing issues seen or heard around us.
Who should apply?
This unique learning opportunity is designed specifically for undergraduate, graduate students, or recent graduates pursuing careers in healthcare as clinical providers, public health practitioners, researchers, or advocates.
Apply to be a member of the Dartmouth Healthcare Foundations Society for Medical Humanities.
There is no deadline to apply; applications will be reviewed upon receipt.
Join us virtually at our monthly Eric Eichler ’57 Foundations in Medicine and Humanities Seminar Series!