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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!


Why Are Women More Predisposed to Autoimmune Conditions?
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Miscarriage: The Deafening Silence That Follows
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Honoring Marilyn J. Smith and the 35th Anniversary of ADWAS
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Intimate Partner Violence and the Role of the Healthcare Professional
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Breastfeeding Tips for New Breastfeeding Parents
Thursday, February 17, 2021

Quick! Cover His Eyes!
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Check out these posts and more on our WHEP Blog.

Featured Scholar Project

WHEP Scholar Clarissa O'Conor

The Perils of Race-Based Medicine
There is a long history of science and medicine being used to justify slavery and racism. Examples include the pathologization of escape attempts by enslaved people as a psychiatric diagnosis of "drapetomania," and the eugenics movement and its obsession with skull measurements to prove the racial superiority of white people. These beliefs persist today in the form of race used as a genetic and biological category. Race, however, is a social and political category designed for power and subjugation. Racial definitions have changed dramatically over the decades to suit this goal.

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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