Opportunities for elective study in the
history of medicine at Queen's include the following:
1. Phase IID Critical Enquiry
An eight-week research experience offered to all students at
the end of the second year of medical studies.
2. "Images of Doctors,
Lawyers and Nurses in Literature" (Law 570)
A group of approximately twenty medical students, law students,
and nursing students meet one night a week for a semester to
read and discuss short stories, poems, plays, and novels about
the practice of law, nursing, and medicine. Opportunities for
oral history and creative writing are also incorporated.
Offered winter 2008. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are
Medical Movie Madness
A history of medicine/history of film opportunity in which students
view and critique films about the practice of medicine. Sessions
usually run weekly for a month to six weeks once a semester and
are organized around themes, e.g. "Heroes and Villains",
"Madness in the Movies", "Medical Students",
"Hollywood and AIDS".
4. Clinical Clerkship Elective
Students have occasionally opted for a four to six week elective
in medical history at the beginning of their fourth year clinical
5. History of Medicine Field Trips (click
here for more info)
(students on the road in search
of the medical past)
6. History of Medicine
- PBL (Problem Based Learning)
Designed at the behest of the dynamic class of Meds 1998,
and offered only on request, a stand-alone elective. Students
select the topics of period, place, theme and then do the research
to report back weekly on their findings. Moderated by Duffin.
7. Hannah Summer Studentships
Students may enter a national competition for funding to complete
a summer studentship under supervision. For more information
go to Canadian Society for
the History of Medicine--studentships.