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.
The focus groups for the 2012 - 2013 academic year and their leaders are listed below.
|Dentistry||Grace Chung, Meghan Pandya, Kim Wiley|
|Doctor/Patient Relationships||Brittney Frankel, Alice Manos, Kira Neel|
|Emergency and Wilderness Medicine||Brianna Bakow, Kelley Collier|
|Ethics||Jessica Erickson, Madeline Kaufman, Taylor Purvis|
|Genetics||Emily Coleman, Maura Fahy|
|Health Care Policy and Politics||Preston Atteberry, Alex Bain, Adam Tapley|
|Health Economics/Business||Justin Grischkan, Elizabeth Hill, Anshul Parulkar|
|Infectious Disease||Hyelim Han, Ivana Wang, Christine Martin, Emily Matthewson|
|Integrative/Alternative Medicine||Sarah Bliss, Matt Heller, Jamie Schub|
|International Health||Roselyn Appenteng, Phillip Cohen, Megan Dayno, Rebecca Kim, Christine Martin, Julia Salinas|
|Oncology||Megan Guntrum, Peter Evans, Adam Johnson|
|Pediatrics||Diane Kim , Samantha Saludades, Katie Kinasz, Scott Weinreb|
|Preventative Medicine/Nutrition||Lila Flavin, Rachel Knight, George Moran|
|Manahil Siddiqi, Maggie Xiao, Andy Hyatt, Jonathan Peters, Mariel Pullman|
|Public Health/ UnderservedPopulations||Kristina Sandquist, Lakshmi Somasundaram, Elana Hayasaka, Kristen Kelly|
Religion & Spirituality in Medicine
|Christine Mitchell, Nicola Ross|
|Surgery||Wenyu Pan, Ben Gordon, Adi Segal|
|Veterinary Medicine||Terry Huh, Susan Sperling|
|Women's Health||Jessica Danielle Sisco, Rachel Shelley-Abrahamson, Alissa Cooper, Megan Hatch, Molly McCary|