Bow Tie Social ClubJohn P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine


The Bowtie Social Club is a medical history interest group who meets once a month to enjoy a presentation on some topic of medical history. Discussions are preceded by a light dinner buffet with wine and mingling. Our faculty sponsor is Dr. Michael Boyars who follows Dr. Jack Alperin's 15 years of mentorship with the club from 2007-2022. The atmosphere is relaxed among students and faculty and discussion is encouraged following the presentation. Previous topics have ranged from the Discovery and Application of the X-ray to Ignaz Semmelweis and Puerperal Sepsis just to name a few.

We'd like to invite you to attend our monthly BTSC gathering, traditionally held once a month from August through April at 6:00pm in the McGovern Academy's conference room, 8.206 Rebecca Sealy Hospital. Check the Academy calendar for specific dates.

The only requirement we have is that you must come clad in bowtie. If you don't have one, we encourage you to find a way of obtaining one, but if not, a few spares might be at hand. If you can't tie one, we'll show you how.

Please contact Austen Herron or Rhett Wilkerson for specific details or to reserve a bow tie (,

We look forward to seeing you!

Kind regards,

Austen Herron & Rhett Wilkerson   
The Bow Tie Social Club