Dear Graduate Students,
As you may have experienced, current medical and graduate education do not provide sufficient space for students to engage in important, difficult conversations over science and policies. To address this need, we have partnered with the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics to pilot a new initiative called “Fight Club.” Fight Club will serve as a space for students at UTHSCSA to learn how to engage in healthy inquiries on controversial topics in science, medicine, and policies.
We plan to begin Fight Club sessions, in-person, starting in January 2022. Sessions will be hosted on a monthly basis. For each session, a student facilitator will select an article, podcasts, etc. on a controversial topic and generate discussion questions. During Fight Club, the student facilitator will be given 15 minutes to briefly summarize the highlights of the article(s). The facilitator will then lead a discussion on the topic, which is expected to last roughly 1 hour.
High quality discussions take time to prepare, so we are looking now looking for spring Fight Club facilitators! If you would like to lead a session, please fill out this short form. If you are interested in facilitating but do not have a topic in mind yet, please still fill out the form – we can help you select and refine your topic!
Thank you for your time and we hope you will join our efforts!
Linh Pham (MS2)
Enrique Hernandez (MS1)