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. The annual focus group sign-up and kickoff meeting is held during the first week of the fall semester.

Focus groups for the 2014-2015 academic year are listed below. Focus groups for the 2015-2016 academic year will be announced in early fall.


Allied Health Professions & Health Entrepreneurship



Emergency and  Wilderness Medicine


Health Care Policy and Management

Infectious Disease

Integrative Medicine

International Health

LGTBQ Health Issues



Public Health/ UnderservedPopulations

Sports Medicine

Substance Abuse

Women's Health

Veterinary Medicine