Hands-On Science Program for Young Women Comes to Trinity, FL
The Perry Initiative will be holding an exciting, one-day program at Medical Center of Trinity which aims to get young women interested in pursuing careers in orthopaedic surgery and engineering. . The event is also sponsored by Medical Center of Trinity.
Women currently comprise only 7% of the surgeon and engineer workforce in orthopaedics. The event organizers believe that early exposure to these exciting, hands-on careers is key to boosting diversity and introducing fresh eyes and new perspectives to these life-changing fields.
Forty students have been selected from sixteen local high schools to attend this all-day program
They will perform surgical simulations to correct scoliosis deformity, fix a broken leg, and repair a rotator cuff. Throughout the day, they will learn from prominent women surgeons, engineers, and business women in the field of orthopaedics.
The Perry Initiative is a non-profit organization that holds outreach programs nationwide. This is the fifth annual event in the Trinity area.
The event will be from 9am-3:30pm on November 4, 2017 at the Medical Center of Trinity.