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  • Frequently Asked Questions | Medicine, Health and Society
    research projects in collaboration with faculty members This research culminates in the writing and presentation of a senior thesis Students who complete the program successfully will receive Honors or Highest Honors in Medicine Health and Society The program should substantially aid those intending to attend graduate or professional school Students apply to the honors program in spring semester junior year Medicine Health and Society offers students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor s and Master s degree in just five years of study through Vanderbilt s 4 1 BA MA program The MHS Master s degree in the Social Foundations of Health emphasizes health disparities interdisciplinary faculty student collaboration critical thinking research skills and social contexts of health through a topically and methodologically broad curriculum The program is aimed at students who want to gain research experience enhance their interdisciplinary training and generally strengthen their applications before entering medical or professional school Students begin graduate level courses in the second semester of their senior year Please see our Events schedule for lectures seminars and special events sponsored by the Center for Medicine Health and Society 6 Can students do independent study research and internships in MHS Yes Students may earn MHS credit for independent study research internships and service learning projects MHS 296 3850 Independent Study is a program of reading and or research to be selected in consultation with an adviser Internships and service learning combine practical training with academic research Under faculty supervision students gain experience in a broad range of public and private health related agencies Students interested in an independent study service learning or internship should discuss the project with their MHS adviser during the registration period Forms and project descriptions are due before the first day of class to Sheena Adams Avery in Calhoun 300 Students getting internship credit must also schedule a meeting with Dean Yollette Jones and get her approval MHS 296 3850 Independent Study is designed for students who wish to conduct research or a directed course of reading under the supervision of a faculty member The research may include an analysis of primary sources an analysis of secondary sources clinical research or laboratory research Keep in mind that even in the case of clinical or laboratory research the student s work must focus on the social and or cultural dimensions of health and or healthcare Students are required to submit a research product as part of their independent study The content of the product should be negotiated with the faculty supervisor A typical assignment is a research paper including 5 written pages per 1 credit hour To enroll in MHS 296 3850 complete the Independent Directed study form including the project description your signature and the signature of the faculty supervisor to Sheena Adams Avery in Calhoun 300 We will get the signature of the Director or DUGS of MHS MHS 293 a b 3880 3881 Internship is for students who wish to earn credit for an internship under the supervision

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  • Student Advisory Board | Medicine, Health and Society
    of 2016 Scott Blain Class of 2016 Catherine Brown Class of 2015 Jennifer Chen Class of 2016 Holly Haynes Class of 2015 Courtney Hyland Class of 2016 Diana Kumar Class of 2015 Ashely Mack Class of 2016 Katie Marrero Class of 2015 Emily Miller Class of 2015 Sara Mohamed Class of 2016 Devin Morris Class of 2016 Steven Papastefan Class of 2015 Cristina Petrovich Class of 2016 Danielle Serphos Class of 2016 Alex Sincere Class of 2015 Erica Tsai Class of 2015 Caroline Van Voorhis Class of 2016 Cyrus Yang Class of 2016 2013 14 Student Advisory Board Natasha Abdullah Class of 2014 Megan Anderson Class of 2014 Jeremy Baker Class of 2014 Max Brodsky Class of 2014 George Buchert Class of 2014 Tory Gentry Class of 2015 Sarah Greenberg Class of 2014 Julia Hagan Class of 2014 Bria Harris Class of 2014 Adesh Jain Class of 2014 Elizabeth Linton Class of 2014 Elina Nektalova Graduate Student Advisor Ashlin Philip Class of 2014 Laura Silverstein Class of 2014 2012 2013 Student Advisory Board Adesewa Adelekun Class of 2013 Courtney Fleming Class of 2013 Sarah Greenberg Class of 2014 Mary Kate Lintel Class of 2013 Elina Nektalova Class of 2013 Marwah Shahid Class of 2013 Ashley Stephens Class of 2013 2011 12 Student Advisory Board Temple Barkate Class of 2012 Tori Bates Class of 2012 Michael Cross Class of 2012 Nicole Liberio Class of 2012 Elizabeth Magdycz Class of 2012 Marisa Pinchas Class of 2012 Jackie Randle Class of 2012 Ethan Torpy Class of 2013 2010 11 Student Advisory Board Yvonne Carter Class of 2011 Katie Guess Class of 2011 Allison Gordon Class of 2011 Alexandria Lovelace Class of 2011 Ben Rudnick Class of 2011 Callie Wade Class of 2011 Akhila Yadalam Class of 2011 2009 10 Student Advisory Board David

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  • Honors Program | Medicine, Health and Society
    be your thesis advisor The letter of recommendation should be emailed separately by the faculty member Application available here We will review your application and make a decision within two weeks Students who are accepted into the honors track will enroll in MHS 297 4998 3 hours in the fall semester of their senior year and MHS 298 4999 3 hours in the spring semester Additional information is available from the Director of Medicine Health and Society Students accepted to the 2015 2016 MHS Honors Program Isabella Blair Ahrens Mindfullness Mediation Its Past Present and Future Implications for Medicine Advisor Gurjeet Birdee MD MPH Anna Grace Hill Financial Impact of Affordable Care Act on Publically Traded Hospital Management Organizations Advisor Martha Jones PhD Tara Keil Addressing the Health Disparity Gap for Adults with Developmental Disabilities Advisor Elisabeth Dykens PhD Vibhuti Krishna Advisor JuLeigh Petty PhD Colleen McNally Children and Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease An Analysis of Behavioral Problems and Possible Correlates Advisor Bruce Compass PhD Devin Morris Advisor JuLeigh Petty PhD Sarah Fine A Comparative View of Adolescent Autism in the United States and Israel Advisor Courtney Muse PhD Catherine Ross Implications in Academic Learning from Field Hockey Concussions in High School Girls A Systematic Review Advisor Melissa McPheeters PhD MPH Past Honors Student Theses Ali Byrne Early Screening of Autism The Role of Language Barriers in the Pediatrician Patient Relationship Advisor Blythe Corbett PhD Jacqueline Craine Gender inequalities of mental health in an Arab Islamic context Advisor Dominique Behague PhD Elizabeth Gardner Gilbert PTSD and Military Sexual Assault Advisor Kenneth MacLeish PhD Max Ofori Mental health and gun violence Advisor Jonathan Metzl MD PhD Hannah Packman Analysis of the fast food and tobacco industries Advisor Jamie Pope MS RD LDN Courtney Fleming 2013 Focus Group Methodology Through the Lens of a Type 2 Diabetes and Technology Study Advisor Trent Rosenbloom MD Brittney Johnson 2013 The Digital Mystique Advisor Jonathan Metzl MD PhD Alyssa Moore 2013 The Skinny on Obesogens From Stigma to Understanding Advisor Beth Conklin PhD Kacie Steinbrecher 2013 Framework for Childhood Obesity Intervention Programs for the Low Income Hispanic Population A Multifactorial Approach in a Primary Care Setting Advisor Lori Catanzaro PhD Mark Wells 2013 Medical Ethics in International Medicine A Pilot Research Project on French Speaking Africa Advisors Elizabeth Heitman PhD and JuLeigh Petty PhD Sima Hisham Baalbaki The Impact of the Elimination of Property Tax Exemption for Not for Profit Hospitals 2011 Advisor Larry Van Horn MPH MBA PhD Katie Girardi Advance Directives and Treatment Decisions for Patients Suffering From Severe Dementia Ethical Implications 2011 Advisor Russell McIntire PhD Katherine E Guess Do Level 1 Trauma Centers Address All Forms of Trauma 2011 Advisor Barbara Clinton MSW Deepa Joshi Characterization of Perinatal Substance Abuse in Campbell County Tennessee and Support Strategies for Paraprofessional 2011 Advisor Barbara Clinton MSW Thomas Frederick Byrd IV Resolving Healthcare Disparities in Breast Cancer Treatment and Outcomes A Multifactorial Approach 2010 Advisor Kevin T Seale PhD Katelyn Elizabeth Woodard The

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  • 4+1 Combined B.A./M.A. Program | Medicine, Health and Society
    to 6 hours of graduate coursework in their senior year 4 1 students complete the same requirements as students in the MA program Most 4 1 students engage in research service learning or internships in the summer between their 4th and 5th year Students are eligible for the summer research grants and tuition scholarships for MA thesis research 4 1 ELIGIBILITY Vanderbilt students with a GPA of 3 0 or higher Major in MHS and related disciplines No GRE scores are required 4 1 APPLICATION PROCESS Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis Application opens June 1 with a deadline of November 1 2015 Submit all application materials to MHS Vanderbilt edu Application materials include Petition to Apply to the Combined BA MA 4 1 Degree Program signed by your faculty advisor Statement of Purpose Research Statement that describes past research and or academic experience interests for graduate study and future plans following graduate school 1 2 pages One letter of recommendation from an MHS or MHS affiliated faculty member The letter of recommendation should be emailed separately by the faculty member Resume 4 1 SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID Students who are receiving scholarship or other forms of financial aid as a Vanderbilt undergraduate are advised that such aid applies in most cases only toward the completion of the Bachelor s degree or the first four years of their studies which may include taking some graduate courses during their senior year Students pursuing the 4 1 typically seek support for their fifth year of study through student loans and external funding Information about external funding opportunities is available through the Vanderbilt University Office of Honors Scholarships and Financial Aid Questions about the MHS 4 1 MA program Contact your MHS adviser or Dr JuLeigh Petty Assistant Director of MHS at

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  • Forms and Resources | Medicine, Health and Society
    in the U S South 2016 Schedule Hotel Information The Politics of Health 2013 Organizers Speakers Schedule Videos from the Conference Forms and Resources Declaration of Major Form Declaration of Minor Form MHS Student Info Form MHS Major Course Plan Checklist MHS Minor Course Plan Checklist Approved Course List Graduate Approved Course List Undergraduate Distribution AXLE MHS Approved Courses Course Variance Submission Form Independent Directed Study Courses MHS296 Application Form Internship MHS 293a b Application Form MHS Honors Program Application 2014 MHS 2012 Senior Assessment Spring 2013 Registration Checklist Petition to Apply to 4 1 Program Studying Abroad as a MHS Major Information Beyond Boundaries Award Nomination MHS Excellence in Writing Award Nomination Student Advisory Board Nomination 2014 15 Contact Information Director Jonathan M Metzl MD PhD 615 343 2504 Assistant Director JuLeigh Petty PhD 615 322 6725 Director of Undergraduate Studies Dominique Behague PhD 615 322 0919 Director of Advising Courtney Muse PhD Advising Hours Mondays 9 30am 10 30am Thursdays 10am 12pm 615 322 1764 Phone 615 343 0916 Email mhs vanderbilt edu On Campus 300 Calhoun Hall view map Quick Links 4 1 Internship opportunities MHS co hosts the Structural Competency Symposium at UCSF April 12th Undergraduate

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  • Current Undergraduate Courses | Medicine, Health and Society
    who earned credit for INDS 270a section 3 in spring 2010 or 218 in spring 2014 MHS 220 4050 Narrative Medicine Instructor Scott Pearson PhD As the field of medicine becomes increasingly technology driven and information rich doctors are finding it harder to listen to and respond to their patients As a result patients feel less understood and have begun to devalue the clinical experience In response to this dilemma medical schools are beginning to train students in the field of literature in programs known as Narrative Medicine The premise of such an approach is that through close attention to patients stories physicians will learn to appreciate the experiences of their patients In this course we will dissect the doctor patient relationship as illustrated by illness narratives and other literary works HCA MHS 222 3220 Healthcare Organizations MHS 225 3150 Death and Dying Instructor Joseph Fanning PhD How do we and should we understand and respond to death dying and bereavement in America This course explores our inheritance of attitudes vocabularies social practices and institutions that cultivate and constrain our actions and thoughts about death Influential texts and core concepts across a range of disciplines will be introduced and used to analyze and reflect on multiple mediations of death in contemporary society The class will combine theoretical readings lectures discussion analytical exercises and experiential components Students will also volunteer 20 25 hours at relevant agencies e g Alive Hospice and keep a journal analyzing their experiences in light of course materials themes and concepts P MHS 232 2230 Masculinity and Men s Health MHS 234 2330 Men s Health Research Instructor Derek Griffith PhD Concepts and theories of men s health Global and domestic issues Effect of men s social and economic advantages on health outcomes Strategies to improve men s health relationships between cultural values and health policy and cultural explanations that shape men s health campaigns No credit for students who earned credit for 290 section 14 in spring 2013 3 SBS MHS 235 3030 Community Health Research MHS 236 2410 HIV AIDS in Global Community MHS 237 2510 Responsible Caring MHS 240 2430 Social Capital and Health Instructor Lijun Song PhD Theoretical approaches to social capital and their applications to the social production of disease and illness Theoretical background of social capital the conceptualization and measurement of social capital and the multiple roles of social capital as a social antecedent of health Serves as repeat credit for students who completed 290 section 5 in spring 2010 and section 1 in spring 2011 3 SBS MHS 242 2240 Bionic Bodies Cultural Cyborgs Instructor Aimi Hamraie PhD Historical and cultural evolution of prosthetics artificial limbs and other assistive technologies Shifts in social views resulting from war economics and art and design Critical texts films art practices and technological advancements 3 HCA MHS 244 2320 Medicine Law and Society Instructor JuLeigh Petty PhD This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to major issues in medicine and law including the physician patient

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  • Graduate/4+1 | Medicine, Health and Society
    through two graduate programs The first open to current Vanderbilt undergraduates offers students the opportunity to earn both a bachelor s and master s degree in just five years of study through Vanderbilt s 4 1 BA MA program Our second program a two year M A degree is open to prospective students nationwide and emphasizes interdisciplinary research and critical perspectives on health and illness Both are aimed at students who want to gain research experience enhance their interdisciplinary training and strengthen their applications before entering medical or professional school or seeking entry to doctoral programs The center also offers a Certificate in Medicine Health and Society for graduate and professional students at Vanderbilt The M A in the Social Foundations of Health provides students with the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that future healthcare professionals require The field of contemporary health care is increasingly shaped by the realization that social environmental personal and structural factors are as essential as basic biological processes to understanding patient s illness and suffering Social and cultural aspects of illness and health are a growing component of pre health education Many of our M A students go on to professional degree programs in medicine law and public health Other recent graduates have accepted positions in research and healthcare consulting Prospective students apply to the two year M A program online through the Vanderbilt Graduate School MHS begins accepting applications for fall 2015 on September 1 and the final deadline for submission of all materials is January 15 2015 Applications for the 4 1 BA MA are due November 1 2015 and should be emailed to MHS Vanderbilt edu For a completed application to the 4 1 combined BA MA program click here Questions about the MHS M A program Contact your MHS adviser or Dr

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  • M.A. Program | Medicine, Health and Society
    study Requirements include the 3 hour core colloquium MHS 300 6100 an introduction to graduate level interdisciplinary work in medicine health and society drawing on the perspectives of anthropology economics history political science and policy studies philosophy religious studies and sociology Additional requirements include MHS 302 7100 Research Workshop MHS 301 Interdisciplinary Methods guided research or internship A contract of courses must be formally approved by the student s adviser and the MHS Director Requirements are the same for the two year MA degree and the 4 1 combined BA MA program Students in the BA MA 4 1 program must satisfy all requirements for both the BA degree and the MA degree There is no double counting of credits In order to complete the program in five years students should be in a position to complete most of the requirements for their undergraduate degree by the end of the first semester of the senior year It is expected that students who can devote themselves to the MHS program full time will complete their studies in three terms i e two semesters and one summer or three semesters However the length of the program will be flexible to accommodate the needs of different constituencies Students should meet with their faculty advisor to discuss their course plan Registration instructions and Registration Related Forms are available through Vanderbilt Graduate School Graduate students taking an independent study with a faculty member or requesting permission to receive graduate credit for an undergraduate level or professional course should complete and submit these forms by the first day of class Comprehensive Exam The MA requires a written examination tailored to the student s specific course of study requiring the student to integrate material from the different disciplines The MHS Director in consultation with the MHS Curricular

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