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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. We also strive to create an inclusive space for people of all gender identities, each of whom face unique challenges 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 and will view gender past the male-female binary that so many have been taught.

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. Please join us!

Featured Scholar Project

WHEP Scholar Priya Ramachandrula

The Role of Sex in Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death worldwide and as a result has garnered much attention in the form of research, clinical care and pharmaceutical trials. However, amidst all of this research lie several misconceptions and disparities in understanding the disease’s differences in men and women. For quite some time, sex and its role in coronary artery disease was not explored and was often clouded by the misconception that CAD affected males more than females.

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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