UConn Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is proud to host a series of workshops to inspire young women to become leaders in orthopedic surgery and engineering. Despite the increasing number of women entering medical and graduate school, women make up only 6.1% of fully accredited practicing orthopedic surgeons according to a 2014 survey by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Only 12.4% of the faculty at engineering schools are women, with that percentage being lower for mechanical engineering.
IWEM Half-Day Workshops
Our IWEM (Inspiring Women in Engineering and Medicine) workshops are half-day programs for female high school students that include hands-on mock orthopedic surgeries, case study presentations, and mentorship.
October 13, 2018
Workshop 1 – 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Workshop 2 – 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
We are not currently accepting applications for our IWEM workshops.
The Perry Program Full-Day Workshop
This full-day workshop is designed to inspire female high school students to be leaders in the exciting fields of orthopedic surgery and engineering. Mock orthopedic surgeries, case study presentations, and mentorship are included.
November 3, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.