The Society of Apothecaries established the Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy in 1959 as a separate academic body with charitable status. Membership is open to any individuals or organisations with an interest in this specialist field.
The Faculty plays an increasingly important role in the education of both undergraduates and postgraduates, offering courses and examinations and appointing lecturers to medical schools. The Faculty is involved in a wide range of academic and social activities for both medical professionals and laypeople, awards academic prizes, and presents a programme of prestigious lectures throughout the year.
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Our annual courses in the The History of Medicine and The Philosophy of Medicine are now open for registration. Courses from October 2021 - June 2022, the courses will be a blend of in-person (government guidelines permitting) and online with pre or post-recorded materials and will be accessible after the course days.
All of our courses are open to both qualified professionals and those with an interest in the subject. These include short courses in the history of medicine, special study modules in the history and philosophy of medicine.
Course Director: Dr Anna Simmons, PhD, MChem
Dr Andrew N Papanikitas FRCGP, PhD
This course will be held online in the autumn 2021. Access will be available over two months with two Q&A sessions
This one day course and is open to anyone. The next course will be in 2022. You may view more on our YouTube channel - click here
Courses - Terms and conditions 2021-2022
Maccabaean Prize and Medal: Awarded for the best dissertation submitted for the Diploma in the History of Medicine examination.
The Osler Lecture is delivered to the student in the DHMSA Examination who gives the best Test Lecture and The Sydney Selwyn Lecture is offered to the student who performs best in the DPMSA examination
The Rose Prize: Presented jointly by the Society through the Faculty and the Royal College of General Practitioners for the most outstanding piece of original research relating to the history of British general practice.
Contact: Maria Ferran, Faculty ManagerTelephone: 020 7236 1189
Black Friars Lane
London EC4V 6EJ
020 7236 1189
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