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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.

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

The Unhealthiness of Healthy Eating
Monday, December 16, 2019

PrEP Awareness Among People of Color
Monday, December 2, 2019

PrEP and STIs
Monday, November 25, 2019

Check out these posts and more on our WHEP Blog.

Featured Scholar Project

What Are the Risk Factors for Development of the Female Athlete Triad in Adolescent Female Athletes, and How Can Health Professionals Help?
Athletes are usually associated with healthy lifestyles and lower levels of obesity. So, it may come as a surprise that a potentially dangerous medical condition can affect athletes much more than the general population. In the 1990s, experts in sports medicine noticed a pattern of three medical abnormalities in young female athletes: low energy availability, decreased bone mineral density, and menstrual dysfunction. In 1992, the American College of Sports Medicine coined the disorder the “female athlete triad.”

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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