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
Sex and Gender Medicine Education and Resources
Sex and gender medicine topics are integrated into the MD Program curriculum during the following courses: Foundations of Patient Care; Longitudinal Community Care Practicum; Human Disease Systems; and Case-Based Learning. Among the topics included are:
- Introduction to sex and gender medicine
- Sex/gender differences in cardiac disease
- Sex/gender differences in the diagnosis and treatment of pain
- Sex/gender specific aspects of substance abuse
- Intimate partner violence
- Approach to the diagnosis and management of victims of sexual assault
- Eating disorders
- Cultural diversity
- Role of culture in medical education and clinical care
- Taking a sexual history
- LGBTQ health
More in-depth discussions and additional topics are provided in our course reserves, discussion board and seminar series.
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 – http://www.philadelphiaujima.com
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