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Women's Health Education Program Activities

WHEP Women's Health Seminar Series 2017

Women's Health Seminar Series

The Women's Health Seminar Series is a weekly series offered between October and February that is focused on the interests of first and second year medical students, but is open to all medical students.

Learn more about the Women's Health Seminar Series

Women's Health Lectures & Resource Sessions

The Women's Health Education Program is responsible for providing lectures and resource sessions on women's health topics to first through fourth year medical students. Topics covered in lectures include:

  • Orientation to Women's Health
  • Introduction to Women's Health & Sex and Gender Medicine
  • Personal Attitudes Towards Reproductive Options
  • Domestic Violence
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Diagnosis & Management of Victims of Assault
  • Eating Disorders
  • Role of Culture in Medical Education & Clinical Care
  • Women's Health & Prevention
  • Lesbian Health

Past Activities and Projects

WHEP initiated health education programs, and community-based projects that involved the participation of local community members. Some past projects include:

  • Listen, Little Sister – an innovative health education intervention designed by WHEP to decrease high risk behavior in preteens and teens by an all-day session with women and their daughters.
  • Menopause Education Tool – an interactive health education project with community input that evaluated the utility of menopause health risk awareness and developed an assessment tool.
  • An NIH (NHLBI/OWH) sponsored curricular dissemination program.
  • Philadelphia UJIMA –

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"The Women's Health Seminar Series is a fabulous way to bring up sex and gender differences in medicine that aren't often brought up elsewhere."
Michelle Orengo-McFarlane, Class of 2007