Applications open for program focused toward women in medicine

December 16, 2015

Young women in high school and college interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering are invited to submit an application for a one-day, hands-on workshop at the University of New Mexico.

The Perry Initiative workshop will be held March 19 at the University of New Mexico. Students will hear from women leaders in the medical field and be able to perform mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments.

Participants should be females in grades 10 and up with an expressed interest in science, medicine and/or engineering. Deadline for application is Feb. 18. The application may be found at: http://perryinitiative.org/programs/student-online-application/

Additional information can be found at www.perryinitiative.org

The Perry Initiative’s mission is to increase the numbers of women in orthopaedic surgery and engineering through running hands-on outreach programs across the country for women students in high school, college, and medical school. Currently, women make up only 12 percent of the academic faculty in orthopaedics and 7 percent of practicing orthopaedists, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.