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 from the 2013-2014 academic year.  Focus groups for the 2014-2015 academic year will be announced at the start of the fall semester.


Emergency and  Wilderness Medicine  
Health Care Policy and Management  
Infectious Disease  
Integrative Medicine  
International Health  
Medical Current Events  
Medical Journalism/Medical Writing  
Medicine and Biotechnology  
Narrative Medicine  
Preventative Medicine  


Public Health/ UnderservedPopulations  

Rural Medicine

Veterinary Medicine  
Women's Health