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. 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
Geographic Health Inequities in the Philippines: Rural vs. Urban Health
I volunteered with the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) during the summer of 2020 and was asked to create educational health campaigns for Barangay health workers (BHWs) to improve rural community health in the Cavite province. Through this experience, the significant health disparities between rural and urban regions of the Philippines were illuminated for me. They are considered to be the major weakness of the Filipino health care system.
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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