Focus Groups


Focus groups are small groups that spend some time over the academic year looking at a specific area of medicine or health care that is of interest to its members. Bryn Mawr undergraduates and postbac students participate in focus groups and run them together. They bring in speakers and panels, organize brown-bag lunches with faculty whose research interests are related to those of the focus group, screen films and videos, and take trips in the Philadelphia area to medical facilities.

All Bryn Mawr undergraduate and postbac students are welcome to be members of any of the focus groups, and students can also be members of more than one group. If you have questions about the Focus Groups, contact the Health Professions Advising Office

Focus groups for the 2015-2016 academic year are listed below. 

Big Data/Personalized Medicine


Business and Medicine

Emergency and  Wilderness Medicine


Health Care and Politics/Policy

International Health

LGBTQ Health Issues

Narrative Medicine

Palliative Care



Public Health

Spanish Speaking in Medicine


Underserved Populations

Violent Conflicts in Medicine

Women's Health