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Women's Health Education Program

Students in the Women's Health Education program at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Drexel University College of Medicine's Women's Health Education Program (WHEP), part of the Department of Medicine, is one of six original National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. WHEP is committed to advocating for women's health issues in medicine. Our efforts are directed toward long- and short-term change, with the hope that the future physicians we train will view women's health as a fundamental element of medical care that is more than reproductive health.

Download the Women's Health Education Program info sheet [PDF]

Women's Health Seminar Series

The Women's Health Seminar Series is open to any students and faculty interested in attending. Typically held on select evenings (5:30-7 p.m.) at the Queen Lane Campus, each seminar is recorded to be available for all. Please join us!

WHEP Blog

IBD and Pregnancy
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Vape Nation: Could E-cigarettes Be as Harmful as Smoking?
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Afraid to Get Handsy? Enter the Womankin
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Check out these posts and more on our WHEP Blog.

Featured Scholar Project

Weighing the Evidence for Treating Obesity
In both societal and medical culture there is discrimination against overweight and obese individuals. Weight stigma stems from an uninformed understanding of how obesity develops. It presumes that obese individuals are lazy, unmotivated, and lack willpower to control their food intake – that they are undisciplined and less likely to adhere to treatment. Consequently, studies suggest that primary care providers may spend less time educating obese patients about their health, since they perceive it as a waste of time.

About the Women's Health Education Program

Our mission is to innovate, educate, advocate and integrate by preparing tomorrow's physicians for excellence in health care delivery to all women across the lifespan.

Our goal is to train medical students to be physicians who treat patients holistically and are active listeners who integrate new knowledge with clinical care.

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