Women's Health Education Program
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.
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!
Featured Scholar Project
On Surmounting the Barriers to HPV Vaccination: We Can Do Better
HPV infection causes cancers of the cervix, vagina and vulva in women, the oropharynx and anus in both sexes, and penile cancer in men. HPV vaccine coverage among U.S. adolescents has steadily increased since vaccine licensure but remains well below the 80% target set forth by the Healthy People 2020 initiative. A number of barriers have hindered increased coverage including: lack of a strong HCP recommendation to vaccinate, low acceptability of vaccination of males, sexualization of the vaccine and non-uniform timeline for vaccination administration.
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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