History of Medicine Elective
Preceptor: David Oshinsky, PhD
This elective is a month-long course, meeting for 2.5 hours, 3 days per week, led by NYU Langone faculty and distinguished visiting scholars. Subjects will include Medicine and Science in History; Changing Concepts of Medical Evidence; the Historical Impact of Disease; Public Health in a Global Perspective; the History of Medical Specialties, such as Surgery and Psychiatry; and the History of Medicine in New York City. In addition, students may use this 4-week elective as the didactic component of their 12-week History of Medicine concentration.
Objectives of the Elective
To explore advanced topics in history of medicine, public health, and the impact of disease not covered in the regular medical school curriculum.
Key Responsibilities of the Student While on Elective
Regular attendance, extensive readings, and a series of short papers are required.
The class will be discussion format led by NYU Langone faculty and distinguished visiting scholars.
Method of Evaluation
Grading will be based on the quality of written assignments and class participation.
Months offered: Apr & Oct
Maximum enrollment per session: 25