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September 20, 2017

Perry Outreach Program for High School Women: Apply Today!

By Tampa Bay Parenting

Nationwide, women only make up a small percentage of those in engineering or medicine. But don’t let that discourage you! The Medical Center of Trinity wants to encourage women to make a larger presence in these fields by partnering with the Perry Initiative.

Since 2012, the Medical Center of Trinity has hosted three successful Perry Outreach Programs, designed for young women to cultivate their interests in the fields of engineering and orthopaedic surgery. This year, on November 4th from 8:30am to 3:30pm, the Medical Center of Trinity will host the fourth Perry Outreach Program. The day long program is free and beneficial for any students interested in pursuing careers in the engineering or medical fields.

High school and college-aged women are encouraged to apply by October 4th. While the program is primarily designed for students in 10th through 12th grade, those in 9th grade or the first year of college are also welcome to apply. It’s a program that will augment your learning experience with a variety of activities and experiences.

Those selected for attendance can look forward to hearing from established women engineers and surgeons who will share their experience and advice. There will also be mock surgeries and experiments performed by the students themselves, including fracture plating, spinal fusion, rotator cuff repair, external fixation, intramedullary nail design and use, and knee ligament reconstruction.

Women who are selected to attend the program are enriched with hands-on experience and a deeper understanding of both fields focused on by the Perry Outreach Program. One attendee called it an “exceptional program that offers a potentially life-changing experience.”  Another said this was “one of the most motivational, educational and exciting programs” she had ever been to.

Women interested in medicine or engineering should take advantage of this wonderful program. It’s definitely an opportunity worth taking!

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