Osler Society at Western

Photo of students at Sep 8-2022 Osler Society Welcome meeting Osler Society meets monthly-- Join Us!


The Osler Society at Western facilitates exchange among medical students and faculty through their engagement with various themes in the history of medicine. Facilitated by the Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, this club is run by and for medical students and meets throughout the year.

Osler Society Co-Presidents for 2024-25

  • Wyatt Pickrell, Meds 2027 (London)
  • Maryam Othman, Meds 2027 (London)
  • Shirley Fan, Meds 2027 (London)
  • Vanessa Chen, Meds 2027 (Windsor)


Osler Society Meeting Schedule for 2024-25
* Light refreshments provided at meetings, held in HSA 041 unless otherwise stated


Coming Soon – check back in September 2024


Recent Meetings (with Photos)

April 25 

Osler Society's Field Trip

You’re invited!  Join us for a Medical History Rare Book Tour with Dr Paul Potter and examine 16th, 17th, and 18th century anatomical atlases!  How were medical students “learning” anatomy and what were anatomists “uncovering” over the centuries about the structures and systems of the body. 

When:  11:30 to 12:30 p.m. on Thurs, April 25, 2024
What:    Medical History Rare Book Tour led by Dr Paul Potter
Where:  Archives and Research Collections Centre (ARCC) in WL 140 – located on the main floor of the D.B. Weldon Library, Western

*** Adjournment to The Wave (UCC) for refreshments from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.


History of Medicine Rounds at Schulich Medicine

Likely early March, which features the history of medicine independent research projects. Learn More.

History of Medicine Days at University of Calgary

Likely mid-March, with an abstract deadline in January. Learn More.

Past Events

Learn more about Osler Society events from previous years.