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.
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!
Featured Scholar Project
Gender Differences in Bariatric Surgery: Patient Characteristics, Outcomes, and Considerations
Bariatric surgery is an effective weight loss procedure that has become increasingly common in the past 20 years, but it is unfortunately still underutilized across genders. Because this procedure is related to body weight, its efficacy and outcomes are also inherently connected to patient behavior. Gender is strongly related to weight and it is therefore essential to consider in examining patient behavior in the context of weight loss surgery.
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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