The National Conference for Physician-Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities was founded in 2005 by a group of MD-PhD trainees in medical anthropology. These students imagined the biennial conference as an opportunity to revisit and reinvigorate our mission: to explore how the fields of anthropology, economics, epidemiology, ethics, health policy, history, sociology, and literature can advance the practice and public understanding of medicine.

In the years since, MD-PhD trainees around the country have sustained this spirit of student leadership, organizing iterations of the conference at the University of California-San Francisco, University of Chicago, and the University of Pennsylvania. Our most recent conference was held at Harvard Medical School on April 29-30, 2017. Please see Our History for a record of our previous meetings.  

Our 2019 conference will be hosted by the University of Michigan. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months!

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2019 Meeting - UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Medical School


Check out our early-bird and standard registration rates for students and faculty, as well as information about our discounted nightly hotel rate

call for papers

Abstract submission will open in mid-October 2018. Stay tuned for more details!


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